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  • Beastie Boys Book

  • By: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
  • Narrated by: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, various
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,283
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,972
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,947

A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, an audiobook as unique as the band itself. Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers. For more than 30 years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • License to Listen - The Illest Communication

  • By J. Combs on 12-12-18

License 2 Chill

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

Unique listen. Sometimes distractingly so. A band biography more than personal. For the hardcore fans.

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,343

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

Overrated

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Bad book about a worse president his terrible family, horrible administration and the great Bannon.

5 of 47 people found this review helpful

  • Goddess

  • The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe
  • By: Anthony Summers
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Marilyn Monroe, born to deprivation and a series of foster homes, became an acting legend of the 20th century. She married famous men, Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller, and her many lovers included President John F. Kennedy. Her death, at 36, is a mystery that remains unsolved to this day. Anthony Summers interviewed 600 people for this book, which reveals unknown truths, some funny, some very sad, about this brilliant but troubled woman. First to gain access to the files of Monroe's last psychiatrist, he throws light on Monroe's troubled psyche.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and very plausible

  • By Theresa on 10-23-17

Conspiracy-ography

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

Reviewed: 10-20-17

50% about Marilyn Monroe 25% about Kennedy’s 25% garbage. Doesn’t do MM justice at all

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon

  • Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops, and the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream
  • By: David McGowan
  • Narrated by: Bill Fike
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

The very strange but nevertheless true story of the dark underbelly of a 1960s hippie utopia. Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and early 1970s was a magical place where a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times. But there was a dark side to that scene as well. Many didn't make it out alive, and many of those deaths remain shrouded in mystery to this day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a blast!!!

  • By John M. ONeal on 12-26-17

RiP Dave McGowan/the canyon lives on

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

The Doors, CSNY, Zappa, Mammas and Poppas, The Beach Boys, Manson and the freaking CiA...

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Simpsons

  • An Uncensored, Unauthorized History
  • By: John Ortved
  • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson, Justine Eyre
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

John Ortved's oral history is the first-ever look behind the scenes at the creation and day-to-day running of the television phenomenon known as The Simpsons, as told by many of the people who produce it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great Content, Awful Reading

  • By JH Easton on 03-13-11

Dough?

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

The $impsons book's a good repeat, making time for the predictable. Do the Bart man

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trouble Boys

  • The True Story of the Replacements
  • By: Bob Mehr
  • Narrated by: Mary Lucia
  • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 191

Written with the participation of the group's key members, including reclusive singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, and the family of late guitarist Bob Stinson, Trouble Boys is a deeply intimate and nuanced portrait, exposing the primal factors and forces - addiction, abuse, fear - that would shape one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive bands of all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Sister!

  • By j fid on 06-29-17

The Irreplaceable's

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

Nothing matches their music or antics: a book can't either. There never was a replacement

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Marvel Comics

  • The Untold Story
  • By: Sean Howe
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138

The defining, behind-the-scenes chronicle of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and dominant pop cultural entities in America’s history - Marvel Comics - and the outsized personalities who made Marvel, including Martin Goodman, Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's as if this book was written for me!

  • By Greg on 03-15-13

Rival Comics

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

So many heroes, battles and betrayals. The history of marvel shows that we're all human

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wizard of Lies

  • Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust
  • By: Diana B. Henriques
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

Who is Bernie Madoff, and how did he pull off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history? These questions have fascinated people ever since the news broke about the respected New York financier who swindled his friends, relatives, and other investors out of $65 billion. Many have speculated about what must have happened, but no reporter has been able to get the full story - until now. Diana B. Henriques of the New York Times has written the definitive book on the man and his scheme.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of 3 madoff books

  • By Angela willis on 03-18-13

The Blizzard of Why's

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

Reasons for an inexplicable fraud. If you calculate the entire equation Madoff didn't make off

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Live from New York

  • The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests
  • By: James Andrew Miller, Tom Shales
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine, Paul Woodson
  • Length: 28 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, Live from New York was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary late-night show. In their own words, unfiltered and uncensored, a dazzling galaxy of trail-blazing talents recalled three turbulent decades of on-camera antics and off-camera escapades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The First Forty Years ... and Counting

  • By Dubi on 10-21-18

Live From Who Cares

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

This lengthy history of SNL is a good outline that devolves into a bad sketch

2 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Seinfeldia

  • How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything
  • By: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506

Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn't think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This bad narration is making me thirsty...

  • By Audio Gra Gra on 10-06-16

Sit.com

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

A book about everything changes nothing. Seinfeld is gone like days watching TV. Broadcasted nostalgia

0 of 2 people found this review helpful