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  • Wrong

  • By: Jana Aston
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803

I have a history of picking the wrong guy. Gay? Player? Momma's boy? Check, check and check. Now I can't stop fantasizing about one of the customers at the coffee shop I work at between classes. It's just a harmless crush, right? It's not like I ever see this guy outside of the coffee shop. It's not like I'm going to see him while attempting to get birth control at the student clinic. While wearing a paper gown. While sitting on an exam table. Because he's the doctor. Shoot. Me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ABSOLUTELY & POSITIVELY NOTHING 'WRONG' HERE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-23-17

Sophie Whines a lot.

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

Very cute story. The lead man is a little too good to be true. He's nearly what every woman wants. I imagined his rich life and everything perfectly. liked that part. Sophie whines a lot to seem relatable to the rest of us, the audience. But nah. Plus she gets a big ass inheritance...not relatable. Although the narrator, Erin, is super talented, producing both a male and female voice for all characters, it tripped me out. And after a while my mind wanted to think guys actually sound like that. Entertaining nonetheless.

  • Dirty Rocker Boys

  • By: Bobbie Brown
  • Narrated by: Bobbie Brown
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747

Who could forget the sexy "Cherry Pie" girl from hair metal band Warrant's infamous music video? Bobbie Brown became a bona fide vixen for her playful role as the object of lead singer Jani Lane's desires. With her windblown peroxide mane, seductive scarlet lips, and flirtatious curves, she epitomized every man's fantasy. But the wide-eyed Louisiana beauty queen's own dreams of making it big in Los Angeles were about to be derailed by her rock-and-roll lifestyle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasant surprise

  • By Gitanilla on 03-03-15

In a Pool of "Rockers"

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Really enjoyed listening to Bobbie Brown's story. I think its interesting how these rockstars who had everything were actually so mentally weak.

I liked the way Bobbie Brown read at a consistent pace. Sometimes it was a bit fast for me, but tolerable. I also appreciated the authenticity of her voice. She should consider narrating more books or cartoons.

Overall, this was the perfect book to listen to on a four-hour car drive. Kept me awake with all the dirty details.

  • Definition of Down

  • My Life with Ice T & the Birth of Hip Hop
  • By: Darlene Ortiz
  • Narrated by: Darlene Ortiz
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Darlene Ortiz was with Ice T for 17 years, beginning with his early days hustlin' on the streets and his subsequent rise to fame. In Definition of Down: My Life with Ice T & the Birth of Hip Hop, she tells how hip hop started, with intimate glimpses into their daily life and stories about their climb to the top and all the rappers who got their start in those times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely lady Cool Darlene!! (LL Cool D!!)

  • By Shanell on 02-18-17

Interesting Perspective

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Have to admit, I saw the movie New Jack City and grew interested in Ice-T. He's just kinda magnetic. Anyway I wanted to learn more about him. I know he was a rapper at some point, I've just never heard his music to be honest. But I've seen him on a few TV shows. I grew more intrigued when I saw online that he had a relationship with a Mexican American woman named Darlene. And as she said in her book, interracial relationships were rare or odd. So I wanted to learn more about Darlene and how she came to be a part of Ice-T's life. In conclusion, she seems like a really cool person and I am dissapointed that the relationship did not work out (fault of Ice-T). I wish her well.

  • Confessions of a Video Vixen

  • By: Karrine Steffans
  • Narrated by: Karrine Steffans
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 844
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 547

Confessions of a Video Vixen is the widely anticipated memoir of Karrine Steffans, the once-sought-after sexy siren who appeared in the music videos of multiplatinum hip hop artists such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly, and LL Cool J. A top-paid video dancer, Karrine transitioned to film when acclaimed director F. Gary Gray picked her to costar in his film A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It ishard to stop listening to this one

  • By Lito Da Critic on 07-11-05

She Told Her Truth

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I had been wanting to read this book since high school, but never got around to it. i finally had some free time this summer and thought I'd enlighten myself with some celebrity-related books.

Being 2018 now, I don't think Confessions of a Video Vixen is as shocking as it was when is was first released. Although we will never know the truth of what really happened between Karrine and all the men, many of the events she discussed is believable. None of the men mentioned have spoken out against Karrine or sued her for defamation so, I'm going to assume that's because they did have relations with her, even though the encounters my have been embellished.

If Karrine's personal story is true then I feel sorry for her childhood and adolescence. I wouldn't wish the kind of lifestyle she had for my children.

Overall, the timeline of events was a bit confusing for me, but given the multiple people involved and frequent encounters, its as written as best as it can be. Karrine did an excellent job of putting emotion into her narration.

  • In Real Life

  • Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age
  • By: Nev Schulman
  • Narrated by: Nev Schulman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Nev Schulman is the host of the wildly popular TV series Catfish which investigates online relationships to determine whether they are based on truth or fiction (spoiler: it's almost always fiction).

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was thinking

  • By Melissa on 10-30-15

Nev, wow

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Proud to say that I actually bought this audiobook with money, not credits lol. As a loyal fan to the show, it was the right thing to do.

First of all, Nev narrated quite nicely with his animated, youthful voice. This made it easy to finish within two days in between chores.

I am impressed with how open and authentic Nev is when he gives us some background and history of his mischievous behavior, which is frequently shown in the Catfish series. I sincerely admire his will to stay positive, improve, and be a better person everyday.

The most important point I took from Nev's book is that having real experiences with people who are physically present is what makes memories true and meaningful. Peace.

  • 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

  • Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success
  • By: Amy Morin
  • Narrated by: Amy Morin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,239

Everyone knows that regular exercise and weight training lead to physical strength. But how do we strengthen ourselves mentally for the truly tough times? And what should we do when we face these challenges? Or as psychotherapist Amy Morin asks, what should we avoid when we encounter adversity? Through her years counseling others and her own experiences navigating personal loss, Morin realized it is often the habits we cannot break that are holding us back from true success and happiness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Starts Off Slow

  • By A. Yoshida on 05-22-17

Tame Your Emotions

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Amy Morin did an excellent job of pinpointing the weaknesses of bitter, jealous, and the "unsuccessful". This book has caused me to reevaluate myself and my emotions and to take responsibility for my actions. What I do in life and what I can accomplish is solely based on me and the outside factors don't completely decide my fate.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • All-American Murder

  • The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row
  • By: James Patterson, Alex Abramovich
  • Narrated by: Peter Coleman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660

He was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later a Super Bowl veteran. He was a star tight end on the league-dominant New England Patriots, who extended his contract for a record $40 million. Aaron Hernandez's every move as a professional athlete played out in the headlines, yet he led a secret life-one that ended in a maximum security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sadly, I had to stop listening...

  • By T. Migliaccio on 01-25-18

A Closer Look at Aaron Hdz

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

Overall, All-American Murder gave me some insight into the life of this seemingly low-key NFL star. As a watcher of the NFL I never realized how many secrets and criminal activities happen behind the scenes. The narration of the people depicted in this audiobook is top-notch.

  • Confessions of a Bad Teacher

  • The Shocking Truth from the Front Lines of American Public Education
  • By: John Owens
  • Narrated by: James Killavey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

An explosive new look at the pressures on today's teachers and the pitfalls of school reform, Confessions of a Bad Teacher presents a passionate appeal to save public schools, before it's too late. When John Owens left a lucrative job to teach English at a public school in New York City's South Bronx, he thought he could do some good. Faced with a flood of struggling students, Owens devised ingenious ways to engage every last one. But as his students began to thrive under his tutelage, Owens found himself increasingly mired in a broken educational system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Telling it like it is.

  • By Deanna on 08-07-16

Enjoyed every single chapter, metaphor, and pun.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

The narrator did an amazing job. Absolutely perfect narration to emphasize the sarcasm and humor in the absurdities of public education. THANK YOU Mr. Owens for putting into eloquent words, everything I have been through as a new teacher. I greatly appreciate every anecdotal detail.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Coreyography

  • By: Corey Feldman
  • Narrated by: Corey Feldman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,323

In this brave and moving memoir, Corey Feldman is revealing the truth about what his life was like behind the scenes: His is a past that included physical, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional family from which he was emancipated at age fifteen, three high-profile arrests for drug possession, a nine-month stint in rehab, and a long, slow crawl back to the top of the box office.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't like the Two Coreys, but liked this.

  • By ricketsj on 04-29-14

Authentic and Informative

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

Corey Feldman did an amazing job of narrating his own autobiography. I don't think listening to Coreyography would have been as effective if someone else read it. Corey's voice is so distinctive and engaging.

What I found most interesting was the descriptions of Corey's childhood and adolescence. The frequent exposure of drugs to child actors back then is alarming. The most upsetting relevation is how adults actually use the drugs to manipulate child actors. I'm just happy that Corey survived everything and is doing well despite the lack of support and guidance from his parents.

Reading/listening to Corey Feldman's book is way more revealing and appealing than any short news clip or web article that discusses him in the media.