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  • Riding the Elephant

  • A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations
  • By: Craig Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Craig Ferguson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

From the comedian, actor, and former host of The Late Late Show comes an irreverent, lyrical memoir in essays featuring his signature wit. In the audiobook, there are some stories that are too graphic for television, too politically incorrect for social media, or too meditative for a stand-up comedy performance. Craig discusses his deep love for his native Scotland, examines his profound psychic change brought on by fatherhood, and looks at aging and mortality with a perspective that he was incapable of as a younger man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time well spent.

  • By Bonnie on 05-08-19

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 05-14-19

Listening to this book reminded me of how much I missed Ferguson's sense of humor

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 122,557
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 113,391
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 112,849

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Nonchalant comments about animal abuse

  • By Liesel Wallace on 06-11-19

Must Read

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

This book is a must read for anyone. It is smart, funny, touching and poignant.

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  • War Room

  • The Legacy of Bill Belichick and the Art of Building the Perfect Team
  • By: Michael Holley
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Bill Belichick is one of the titans of today's game of football. Now, sports commentator and best-selling author Michael Holley follows three NFL teams - the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, and Atlanta Falcons - from training camp 2010 through the Super Bowl and into the April draft, opening a new window into Belichick's influence on the game. This one-of-a-kind exploration takes football fans behind the scenes of the most popular sport in America, with unprecedented insider access to the head coaches, scouts, trainers, and players.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Michael holly book

  • By HF, Boston on 03-25-18

Poor narration

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-18

The content of the book is good, but is completely undermined by the poor narration. The Narrator mispronounced several names in the book multiple times, does not understand basic football concepts and misreads basic lines containing every day information.