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Barbara Hartle

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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 86,622
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78,837
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 78,386

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Love this book

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Reviewed: 12-21-18

Michelle writes and shares the most intimate things that make her much more than the first lady of the nation.

  • Unmasked

  • A Memoir
  • By: Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Narrated by: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Derek Perkins
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

One of the most successful and distinguished artists of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber has reigned over the musical theatre world for nearly five decades. The winner of numerous awards, including multiple Tonys and an Oscar, Lloyd Webber has enchanted millions worldwide with his music and numerous hit shows, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and School of Rock. In Unmasked, written in his own inimitable, quirky voice, the revered, award-winning composer takes stock of his achievements.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lost in the weeds

  • By Anonymous User on 07-03-18

Wonderful Read

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Reviewed: 10-23-18

I have been a fan of ALW's works as long as I can remember. It was great to finally get the back story on his life. His talent alone is phenomenal. I am glad I live during this period in time to witness this first hand.

  • In Pieces

  • By: Sally Field
  • Narrated by: Sally Field
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,738

In this intimate, haunting, literary memoir read by the author, an American icon tells her story for the first time, in her own gorgeous words - about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting Life Story of Sally Field's

  • By Doris Anna Wright on 09-20-18

Not the Flying Nun

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-23-18

I have watched Sally Field what seems my entire life, always a fan. I was more than surprised to find out what she was going thru, just to be able to work. Love her more and fully understand why she said "You really like me" at the Academy Awards. Yes, Sally... we do really like you.

  • Born with Teeth

  • A Memoir
  • By: Kate Mulgrew
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,903

Audie Award, Narration by Author, 2016. Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil", Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Memoir

  • By Jasmine on 07-23-15

Loved the book & Performance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I love the way that Kate read the book. Every character has a distinctive voice. It was a joy to listen to.

  • But Enough About Me

  • A Memoir
  • By: Burt Reynolds, Jon Winokur
  • Narrated by: Burt Reynolds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820

Burt Reynolds has been a Hollywood leading man for six decades, known for his legendary performances, sex-symbol status, and storied Hollywood romances. In his long career of stardom, during which he was number one at the box office for five years in a row, Reynolds has seen it all. But Enough About Me will tell his story through the people he's encountered on his amazing journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible life!

  • By Zeppy on 11-24-15

This book touched my heart

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Reviewed: 06-23-16

Would you consider the audio edition of But Enough About Me to be better than the print version?

Burt Reynolds in his writings of this book shares his deepest regrets, losses and loves. In many spots as he reads this himself, his voice cracks at referring to his loves and those he lost. He is very unguarded with his observations of himself and those around him. A true insight to the man.

  • Steve Jobs

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,689

Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting man

  • By Jeanne on 11-13-11

Incredible Man

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-16

If you could sum up Steve Jobs in three words, what would they be?

Steve Jobs is a perfect example of the genius/insanity line is weaved back and forth to create what we all use on a daily basis. It is thought Steve had Aspergers Syndrome. This explains his inability to think Inside the box and show compassion for those around him. Even mentally challenged can contribute enormous things to society. Steve Jobs did just that.

  • Papa Hemingway

  • By: A. E. Hotchner
  • Narrated by: Robert Stack
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Between 1948 and 1961, Ernest Hemingway and A. E. Hotchner traveled together, fished the waters off Cuba, hunted in Idaho, and ran with the bulls in Pamplona. Everywhere they went, they talked. For 14 years, Hotchner and Hemingway shared their thoughts and as Hemingway reminisced about his childhood, recalled the Paris literary scene of the 20s, and recounted the real events that lay behind his fiction, Hotchner took it all down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Drastically abridged

  • By Conrad Wesselhoeft on 11-29-12

Incredible Read

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Reviewed: 06-23-16

If you could sum up Papa Hemingway in three words, what would they be?

It is difficult for some to understand the genius behind his writings and why once he lost his ability to write ... he felt his life was over. Sad story .. but great read.

  • Go Big or Go Home

  • The Journey Toward the Dream
  • By: Scotty McCreery, Travis Thrasher
  • Narrated by: Scotty McCreery
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Go Big or Go Home narrates Scotty's journey from a kid imitating Elvis on the school bus to 30 million across America tuning in to see him win season 10 of American Idol. Now, as he completes his groundbreaking fourth album, Scotty shares a glimpse of where he came from and the impact his faith, family, and friends have had on a humbled guy who keeps asking, "Why me?" 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scotty has/is a truly amazing young man!

  • By Debbi on 05-05-16

Love it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Loved every minute of this book. Have been a huge fan since I first saw him on competition. A real God fearing man who is not afraid to show his soft side. Well Done Scotty!