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  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,515

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audiobook I Ever Listened To

  • By Sam Clear on 07-13-17

Boring book

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

I really thought this would be funny, but it is a very boring story, poorly read,

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Brothers Karamazov

  • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Magarshack (translator)
  • Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
  • Length: 37 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. Published in November 1880, Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing the novel set in 19th-century Russia. Fydor Karamazov, a mean and disreputable landowner, has three sons, Dmitry, a profligate army officer; Ivan, a writer with revolutionary ideas; and Alexey, a religious novice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Brothers Karamozov

  • By Julia on 05-30-09

stultifyingly dull

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

achingly slow plot, very bad reading, lots of un-needed pauses ums and uhhs. poor job

  • Gray Mountain

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,527
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,537

The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track - until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Painful to listen to

  • By Toni on 10-24-14

way too pc for me

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

Reviewed: 12-05-14

listened to about 2 hours, lousy reader & bad story line. let's blame all the ills of the country on the very people who make our lifestyle possible BIG BUSINESS IS BAD!!!
bah!

  • Another Great Day at Sea

  • Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
  • By: Geoff Dyer
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of a residency aboard an aircraft carrier. Another Great Day at Sea chronicles Dyer’s experiences on the USS George H.W. Bush as he navigates the routines and protocols of “carrier-world,” from the elaborate choreography of the flight deck through miles of walkways and hatches to kitchens serving meals for a crew of 5,000 to the deafening complexity of catapult and arresting gear.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Personal indulgence

  • By Juli Dempewolf on 12-30-17

Could have been great

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

Reviewed: 07-24-14

I hold the militay in very high regard. The job they do and the conditions they face are tremendous. Mr. Dyer does a poor job of emphasizing this and a better job of making the story about him, and his own views. His homophile remarks along with his complete disdain for anyone who is not an atheist are very off putting. I istened to the whole thing, but in truth, it seemed like a waste of time.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Company

  • A Novel of the CIA
  • By: Robert Littell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 41 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,790
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,793

"If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says ( Publishers Weekly).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang on to your Hat

  • By Cynthia on 01-17-03

I wish I could have heard the whole thing!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-12

This is a very good story, and it ties a lot of things together. However, the 3rd, 5th & 6th parts all just ended, as in mid sentence. I don't think I missed a whole lot, but it is aggravating.

  • No One Left to Lie To

  • The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton
  • By: Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Brinkley (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

In No One Left to Lie To, a New York Times best-seller, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president who sought to hold power at any cost. With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton's abject propensity for pandering to the Left while delivering to the Right, and he argues that the president's personal transgressions were ultimately inseparable from his political corruption.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A scathing attack from the left.

  • By Charles on 08-11-15

SLICK WILLIE

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

Reviewed: 06-19-12

A very well thought out book. I thought that Clinton was the worst liar we ever had in the Oval Office, and this book darn near proves it. The current president takes the cake though.

7 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • The Appeal

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 989
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 992

In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • First bad Grisham book

  • By S. WILSON on 10-23-08

Times change

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

Reviewed: 06-19-12

I have always enjoyed the work of John Grisham, he is a marvelous storyteller. I have read / listened to many of his novels, and just previously listened to Calico Joe, a wonderful story. I found myself though, not going along with the storyline in this book. The predominant theme is "Evil Big Business" vs, the good guys. I really got a kick out of the "American Rifle Association" mentioned several times as being on the side of the bad guys. I am not finished listening to this, but I am sure the right leaning groups running Ron Fisk will get there come uppance, as well they should....... from the leftist slant that the story is written on.
I submit to you though that the left is just as crafty, abusive and manipulative as any of the 'bad guys' that Grisham writes about. Look at some of the character assasinations that the left have perpetrated on good, well grounded impartial jurists going clear back into the 60's & 70's. Shiela Mc Carthy has nothing to gripe about.

  • The Jefferson Lies

  • Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson
  • By: David Barton
  • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

America, in so many ways, has forgotten: Its roots, its purpose, its identity - all have become shrouded behind a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation’s founding, and its founders, to fit within a misshapen modern mold. The time has come to remember again. In The Jefferson Lies, prominent historian David Barton sets out to correct the distorted image of once-beloved founding father Thomas Jefferson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stolen History

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-21-12

Don't let 'em fool you!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-12

If you could sum up The Jefferson Lies in three words, what would they be?

opened my eyes

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jefferson, of course. He truely was a visionary. He was logical, fair minded and grounded in God our Father.

Which scene was your favorite?

the rebuking of the oft repeated myth that T.J. was secular because of a single line taken from a letter referring to the separation of church and state, and the reasoning behind it.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • How Do You Kill Eleven Million People?

  • Why the Truth Matters More than You Think
  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

If the truth is what sets us free, what does it mean to live in a society where truth is absent? How do truth and lies in the past shape our destiny today? Through the lens of the Holocaust, best-selling author Andy Andrews examines the critical need for truth in our relationships, our communities, and our government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quick and Powerful

  • By Ella on 02-20-12

This should be required reading for everyone.

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

Reviewed: 05-22-12

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

Yes, the most important thing is the truth, and the truth is being withheld from all Americans.

What other book might you compare How Do You Kill Eleven Million People? to and why?

Alike in value and different in subject is Amity Schlaes "The Forgotton Man" Both books are based on how we are manipulated by the people we elect. Both happened in approximately the same time frame and both have scary parralells with today. We must take care that we make wise decisions in whom we can trust to lead us.

Have you listened to any of Andy Andrews???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not.

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

The interview with the author was very telling. He is, in my estimation, a very honest person who truely wants the best for our country, by getting the electorate informed and engaged.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Witness to Gettysburg

  • Inside the Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War
  • By: Richard Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Witness to Gettysburg brings the bloodiest, most crucial battle of the Civil War to life through on-the-spot eyewitness accounts. From the courageous fighting men and officers to the civilians watching as the conflict raged through their towns, from the reporters riding with the regiments to the children excited or terrified by the titanic drama unfolding before them, each account stems from personal experience and blends with the whole to create a startlingly vivid tapestry of war. In their own words, and through the eyes of their closest aides, such commanders as Robert E. Lee, Jeb Stuart, and George Meade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Well Read...A lesson to the Overly Dramatic

  • By Charles on 08-06-13

The most interesting way to look at this event.

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

Reviewed: 05-04-12

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

I would recommend this book to anyone, history buff or not.

What did you like best about this story?

The unique perspective of the civilians involved in the battle is something I have not heard or read before.

Which character ??? as performed by Bronson Pinchot ??? was your favorite?

They are all very good, especially the southern voices.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It did not make me cry and it is not a subject that lends itself to laughter, but some of the little personal details really made me think about just what the battle of Gettysburg was really all about.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful