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  • Party of One

  • A Memoir in 21 Songs
  • By: Dave Holmes
  • Narrated by: Dave Holmes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
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    5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

Dave Holmes has spent his life on the periphery, nose pressed hopefully against the glass, wanting just one thing: to get inside. Growing up, he was the artsy son in the sporty family. At his all-boys high school and Catholic college, he was the closeted gay kid surrounded by crush-worthy straight guys. And in his 20s, in the middle of a disastrous career in advertising, he accidentally became an MTV VJ overnight when he finished second, naturally, in the Wanna Be a VJ contest, opening the door to fame, fortune, and celebrity - you know, almost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Party of One on One with a great storyteller

  • By Gretastired on 06-29-16

This Book Is For You

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Reviewed: 06-19-17

One of the best memoirs I've heard. All queer kids and adults should listen--it's comforting, funny, and feels like a support group without the drama of having to say anything.

  • Proxy

  • By: Alex London
  • Narrated by: Andrew Sweeney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

Knox was born into one of the City's wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want - the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death. Syd is a Proxy. His life is not his own. Then again, neither is Knox's. Knox and Syd have more in common than either would guess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skeptical but then enthralled.

  • By a.bane on 12-25-15

perfectly fine

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-17

freedom, debt, social justice, and class issues in a cyber punk world. while I could agree with what was being said about social issues I wasn't particularly entertained or felt like I learned anything new. when there's only one theme in the novel it's hard to not feel beaten over the head by it. that said, I can see it being a very beneficial book for someone else.

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,352

Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Calamity!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 10-07-14

oh calamity

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-17

so I watched the show first and listening to the book is just as enjoyable. first book to make me like kids. I really love the narrator's tone and inflection.