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  • Going off Script

  • How I Survived a Crazy Childhood, Cancer, and Clooney's 32 On-Screen Rejections
  • By: Giuliana Rancic
  • Narrated by: Giuliana Rancic
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372

Giuliana Rancic is best known for interviewing A-listers on the red carpet and E! News, skewering their shocking style choices on Fashion Police, and giving viewers a front-row seat to her marriage and family life on her reality show, Giuliana & Bill. What fans may not know is that she learned English from Eddie Murphy, got her American citizenship so she could be a beauty queen, and used to have a bad habit of stealing cars for fun.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love G

  • By ... on 04-10-15

Surprisingly great

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

Reviewed: 09-25-15

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

Yes. I really wasn't expecting much from this book but it was great, it was funny, and sad but always very positive. G did a great job and was very honest and witty.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Going off Script?

I really liked seeing how committed her and Bill were even during the hard times

Which scene was your favorite?

When she met her idol

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

  • Down the Rabbit Hole

  • Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny
  • By: Holly Madison
  • Narrated by: Holly Madison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,361

The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion - and finally the secret truth about the man who holds the key - from one of the few people who truly knows: Hef's former number-one girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Mean girls", magicians, mansions, and more!

  • By Brianna Gallagher on 06-24-15

Great Book a must read

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Down the Rabbit Hole to be better than the print version?

I loved hearing Holly read the book she did an amazing job

Who was your favorite character and why?

Holly, i loved her on GND and had no idea she went through all that.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

A lot of things hit home to me and how i was treated in past relationships and i was glad to see her escape and succeed and find happiness.

Any additional comments?

Great book, i highly recommend this book and Girl Fat Walking. The are great pick me up.

  • Fat Girl Walking

  • Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin...Every Inch of It
  • By: Brittany Gibbons
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571

Fat Girl Walking is a collection of stories from my life, my thoughts about the issues that I have faced as a woman, wife, mom, daughter, daughter-in-law, and Internet personality in regards to my weight. I have tried to be as honest as I possibly could - apologies in advance to my husband and parents, but hopefully any discomfort you feel is quickly replaced by laughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One Woman's Body; One Woman's Story

  • By Meghan Matt on 06-03-15

Fat girl walking

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

Would you listen to Fat Girl Walking again? Why?

Yes, It was funny and she defiantly had some good life lessons to share.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fat Girl Walking?

When she finally came into her own

Have you listened to any of Lauren Fortgang’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No i haven't but i would

  • Kitchen Literacy

  • How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes from and Why We Need to Get It Back
  • By: Ann Vileisis
  • Narrated by: Alex Day
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Ask children where food comes from, and they’ll probably answer: “the supermarket.” Ask most adults, and their replies may not be much different. Where our foods are raised and what happens to them between farm and supermarket shelf have become mysteries. How did we become so disconnected from the sources of our breads, beef, cheeses, cereal, apples, and countless other foods that nourish us every day?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous book -- anemic performance

  • By Gringuita on 05-27-12

Kitchen Literacy...boring

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

What would have made Kitchen Literacy better?

Personally i thought it was going to be like Vegetable Animal Miracle and it wasnt

What was most disappointing about Ann Vileisis’s story?

It was just incredibly boring i was barley able to get through it

Would you be willing to try another one of Alex Day’s performances?

No

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

informative

The Dirty Life
    On Farming, Food, and Love
    
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    Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    561 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Dirty Life

  • On Farming, Food, and Love
  • By: Kristin Kimball
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496

Single, 30-something, and working as a writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living life as an adventure. But she was beginning to feel a sense of longing for a family and for home. When she interviewed a dynamic young farmer, her world changed. Kristin knew nothing about growing vegetables, let alone raising pigs and cattle and driving horses. But on an impulse, smitten, if not yet in love, she shed her city self and moved to 500 acres near Lake Champlain to start a new farm with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You'll never look at food the same....

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-02-12

The Dirty Life

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

What made the experience of listening to The Dirty Life the most enjoyable?

Made me feel like i could do it too, I kind of am but I don't do it for people outside my immediate family. And i am now determined to get a dairy cow.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that she found a place to belong that made her happy and gave her purpose

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

  • A Year of Food Life
  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010

When Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening

  • By Sydney on 11-12-07

Animal Vegetable Miracle

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

Great book and made some really solid point about how people live, it has inspired me to make a lot changes in my personal life.

  • Bootstrapper

  • From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm
  • By: Mardi Jo Link
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

It’s the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link’s dream of living the simple life has unraveled into debt, heartbreak, and perpetually ragged cuticles. She and her husband of nineteen years have just called it quits, leaving her with serious cash-flow problems and a looming divorce. More broke than ever, Link makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to hang on to her century-old farmhouse in northern Michigan and continue to raise her three boys on well water and wood chopping and dirt. Armed with an unfailing sense of humor and three resolute accomplices, Link confronts blizzards and foxes, learns about Zen divorce and the best way to butcher a hog, dominates a zucchini-growing contest and wins a year’s supply of local bread, masters the art of bargain cooking, wrangles rampaging poultry, and withstands any blow to her pride in order to preserve the life she wants.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story about a mom who will fight for her fam

  • By CHRIS on 08-18-13

Bootstrapper

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

What made the experience of listening to Bootstrapper the most enjoyable?

I just enjoyed how she turned a horrible time into an amazing one, she kept her head held high and did the best she could do.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bootstrapper?

The thing that annoyed me the most was that she bought meat chickens and didn't butcher them she just gave them away. She is on a farm there is always going to be death as well as life. I get 50+ meat birds (turkeys and meat chickens) every year and dispatch them myself because i do it humanly not send them off to some dirty slaughter house.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I liked when she finally got together with Peter

  • Drinking and Dating

  • P.S. Social Media Is Ruining Romance
  • By: Brandi Glanville
  • Narrated by: Brandi Glanville
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 174

On the heels of her New York Times best-selling book Drinking and Tweeting, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville takes readers on a wild ride through her dating life in this highly entertaining relationship book. Drinking and Dating chronicles Glanville’s misadventures stumbling through today’s dating world. From social media blunders to bedroom escapades, Brandi withholds nothing. Each chapter is inspired by a relationship encounter she has had since her sensational divorce from actor Eddie Cibrian.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I usually like her, but this book was pointless

  • By Anonymous User on 05-19-14

Drinking and Dating

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

Reviewed: 03-09-15

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book but at the same time i also really feel like Brandi is immature. The one thing that really bugged me was when ever she would say "hashtag" whatever. Overall the book did have good advise from lessons learned

  • And Then There Were Nuns

  • Adventures in a Cloistered Life
  • By: Jane Christmas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Just as Jane Christmas decides to enter a convent in mid-life to find out whether she is “nun material”, her long-term partner Colin, suddenly springs a marriage proposal on her. Determined not to let her monastic dreams be sidelined, Christmas puts her engagement on hold and embarks on an extraordinary year-long adventure to four convents - one in Canada and three in the UK.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • takes the reader on the road with her

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 07-05-16

And then there were Nuns

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

Reviewed: 03-09-15

Would you listen to And Then There Were Nuns again? Why?

No

Any additional comments?

Book wasn't what i thought it was going to be, sometimes i wanted to slap the character for being stupid

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Almost Famous Women

  • Stories
  • By: Megan Mayhew Bergman
  • Narrated by: Lesa Lockford
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29

The fascinating lives of the characters in Almost Famous Women have mostly been forgotten, but their stories are burning to be told. Nearly every story in this dazzling collection is based on a woman who attained some celebrity - she raced speed boats or was a conjoined twin in show business; a reclusive painter of renown; a member of the first all-female, integrated swing band.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Most depressing book in a year

  • By Chablis from Seattle on 03-18-15

Almost Famous Women

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

Reviewed: 03-09-15

Would you be willing to try another book from Megan Mayhew Bergman? Why or why not?

I would not be willing to try another book from Ms. Mayhew Bergman because I found this book very difficult to get through, it was just boring.

Do you think Almost Famous Women needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful