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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 62,773
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57,292
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56,964

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
  • Great story - from a 54 yo white republican man

  • By Richard Sullivan on 12-22-18

really what goes on in the White House

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-19

an amazing book narrated by the author I was very appreciative of her time and effort to take to write this book. it's a very wide eye-opener of what goes on in the White House and what it takes to actually be the president and the type of people that Michelle Obama and Barack Obama really are. it's a must-read by everyone so they can understand what happens with your money and government and how the people that are in the White House treat your money as such. and all the hard work and dedication it takes to be the president and the First Lady. and their tireless efforts and great cause awareness of what is going on in America today and how they've handled themselves as they were president and first lady.

  • Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert, and Gabrielle Hamilton on 'How I Learned to Cook'

  • By: Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert, Gabrielle Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Michael Ruhlman
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Anthony Bourdain, Gabrielle Hamilton, and Eric Ripert are all well established, accomplished chefs; they share their early cooking experiences, what influenced their cooking styles, and what made them want to be chefs forever. Bourdain is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles, the author of the best-selling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, and the host of the popular Food Network series, A Cook's Tour.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not much more than an interview

  • By Tommy on 06-05-13

real look at the restaurant industry from professi

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-18

this is a great book of interviews at the armory in New York City that gives it inside of the restaurant industry and what's to be expected and where these people are at their time in their life. what is the great store to listen to enjoy you'll be sorely missed Anthony Bourdain.

  • Medium Raw

  • A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
  • By: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,122

In the 10 years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business and for Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw explores those changes, tracking Bourdain's strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood. Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly tender.

  • By Sparkly on 10-09-12

is a professional working chef he spoke the truth

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-18

is someone that's in the industry who have been in and out of industry for number of years the plainspoken truth of what he speak the great Insight every young budding Chef should read board of Bloody. books. Bon Appetit Bon Appetit!

  • Kitchen Confidential

  • Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
  • By: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,054

Last summer, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kitchen Confidential

  • By Holly on 02-20-03

For anyone

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-18

for all those would be shifts all those weekend warrior shows all those who want to enter the food sources from the perspective of a real living legend!

  • Robin

  • By: Dave Itzkoff
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502

From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations - all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed. But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams’ comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Robin...

  • By Leigh on 05-24-18

for fans of Robin Williams

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-18

this book is the Robin Williams fan club in admirers of Robin Williams and just curiosity of learning about his life and how complicated he was so sad will long be remembered and sorely missed but never forgotten. from a fan that never got to meet him.

  • Defining Moments in Black History

  • Reading Between the Lies
  • By: Dick Gregory
  • Narrated by: James Shippy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America. Defining Moments in Black History is an essential, no-holds-bar history lesson that will provoke, enlighten, and entertain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baba Gregory is an Awesome Teacher

  • By Terrance on 11-01-17

a black history lesson the real true

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-18

unbelievable history lesson of black history from someone that was there and lived it. a very very eye-opening phone history black history.

  • Around the Way Girl

  • A Memoir
  • By: Taraji P. Henson
  • Narrated by: Taraji P. Henson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,634
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,114
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,097

With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, yet is all Taraji, the screen actress writes of her families - the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of her father, a Vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life's challenges, and of her mother, who survived violence both in the home and on DC's volatile streets. Here, too, she opens up about her experiences as a single mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Around My way, Your Way & Every Woman's way

  • By Yolanda on 10-26-16

The real story of this honest lady in her life .

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-17

a real honest look in the Life and Times of who really Taraji p.henson is and wanted and inspires to be. it was a great joy and travel Journey on every word and especially that you took the time to narrate her own words and put in her heart and soul.

  • Waiting to Exhale

  • By: Terry McMillan
  • Narrated by: Terry McMillan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Waiting to Exhale is a masterful novel from a writer who has developed a special bond with her audience. Set in Phoenix, Arizona, it's a wise, funny, and resonant story about the friendship between four very different women who have one thing in common: they have not fared well with the men in their lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me

  • By Louie Crew Clay on 02-19-15

the memory for the first time

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-17

enjoying the book on audio first scene in the movie the movie was very enjoyable but the adaptation is from movies but the book itself is the real story.

  • Jump

  • Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance
  • By: Steve Harvey
  • Narrated by: Mike Hodge
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325

On January 13, 2016, at the close of a taping of Family Feud, Steve Harvey spontaneously began to speak. Not knowing that the cameras were still rolling, the $100 million host offered his studio audience insights into his own happiness and success. His staff, also moved by Steve's passionate words, shared the riveting six-minute video on social media. The clip immediately went viral, with more than 58 million views worldwide!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I wish Steve read it

  • By DPreciado on 12-06-16

the road map

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-16

an in-depth look at what it takes to be successful from Steve Harvey point of view is Journey

  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

  • By: Rebecca Wells
  • Narrated by: Judith Ivey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

When Vivi and Siddalee Walker, an unforgettable mother-daughter team, get into a savage fight over a New York Times article that refers to Vivi as a "tap-dancing child abuser", the fallout is felt from Louisiana to New York to Seattle. Siddalee, a successful theater director with a huge hit on her hands, panics and postpones her upcoming wedding to her lover and friend, Connor McGill. Vivi's intrepid gang of lifelong girlfriends, the Ya-Yas, sashay in and conspire to bring everyone back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Fabulous Dahlin'

  • By Pamela on 04-12-10

A look into the Life of a mother and dr.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-16

a coming-of-age story about a mother and a daughter and the different lives they lived and how the daughter had to become a mother to help with her mother.

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