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  • I.M.

  • A Memoir
  • By: Isaac Mizrahi
  • Narrated by: Isaac Mizrahi
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

This program is read by Isaac Mizrahi. In I.M., Isaac describes his numerous self-reinventions that landed him back to his first true calling of show business. He delves into his lifelong battles with his weight, insomnia, and depression. He tells what it was like to be an out gay man in a homophobic age and to witness the effects of the AIDS epidemic. In his elegant memoir, Isaac reveals not just the glamour of his years, but the grit beneath the glitz. Rich with memorable stories from in and out of the spotlight, I.M. illuminates deep emotional truths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better then I hoped !

  • By eric j ihms on 03-08-19

A must read in 2019!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

In this social media world we live in, where we compare our insides to others outsides, Isaac Mizrahi's memoir is what we need.
His truthful personal story of being born an outsider and his struggles to create his own life are heartening and inspiring and overall just make you feel less lonely and more human.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • BRAVE

  • By: Rose McGowan
  • Narrated by: Rose McGowan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

In a strange world where Rose McGowan was continually on display, stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. Rose escaped into the world of her mind, something she had done as a child, and into high-profile relationships. Every detail of her personal life became public, and the realities of an inherently sexist industry emerged with every script, role, public appearance, and magazine cover. The Hollywood machine packaged her as a sexualized bombshell, hijacking her image and identity and marketing them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rose is a MOST brave woman!

  • By Rhonda on 02-05-18

This book should be required reading for every young woman

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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: 02-09-18

Rose McGowan articulates everything you have been thinking and feeling but were too afraid to say out loud for fear of sounding angry or being dismissed as a feminist. Her observations and thoughts are right on target. I hope many women will read this book and that it will cause some much needed change.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • House of Names

  • By: Colm Tóibín
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Charlie Anson, Pippa Nixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 314

"I have been acquainted with the smell of death." So begins Clytemnestra's tale of her own life in ancient Mycenae, the legendary Greek city from which her husband, King Agamemnon, left when he set sail with his army for Troy. Clytemnestra rules Mycenae now, along with her new lover, Aegisthus, and together they plot the bloody murder of Agamemnon on the day of his return after nine years at war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Power. Control. Restraint.

  • By David on 06-27-17

A brilliant book!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

Where does House of Names rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Listening to, as opposed to reading this book, adds much to it. It is in the voices of Clytemnestra, Orestes and Elektra, each read by a different reader. And it is fitting to have a Greek legend read to you as it honors the ancient tradition of how the stories were told.

Any additional comments?

If you enjoyed The Master and The Testament of Mary, you will love The House of Names. Colm Toibin outdoes himself in this work. He combines his exceptional ability to imagine the life of legendary figures and make them human by giving them a voice, as well as leaving much to the imagination in what is said and what is unsaid, as in the relationship between Orestes and Leander.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Empty Family

  • Stories
  • By: Colm Toibin
  • Narrated by: Colm Toibin, Jeff Woodman, Alma Cuervo, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

In the captivating stories that make up The Empty Family, Colm Tibn delineates with a tender and unique sensibility, lives of unspoken or unconscious longing, of individuals often willingly cast adrift from their history. From the young Pakistani immigrant who seeks some kind of permanence in a strange town, to the Irish woman reluctantly returning to Dublin and discovering a city that refuses to acknowledge her long absence, each of Tibn's stories manage to contain whole worlds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Empty Family

  • By Jenn on 08-16-16

The Empty Family

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

Reviewed: 08-16-16

If you enjoy Colm Toibin's writing, you will love these short stories. They are the essence of what he writes about -- what is said, and what is unsaid.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful