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  • The Rainbow Comes and Goes

  • A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss
  • By: Anderson Cooper
  • Narrated by: Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,085
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,737

Though Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother, his intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS affords him little time to spend with her. After she suffers a brief but serious illness at the age of ninety-one, they resolve to change their relationship by beginning a yearlong conversation unlike any they have ever had before. The result is a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which they discuss their lives, the things that matter to them, and what they still want to learn about each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow .... Inspiring

  • By donna spencer on 04-08-16

Sensitive rendering

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

I just wish we all would do something like this with those in our lives who are near, dear and otherwise important.

  • Being Mortal

  • Medicine and What Matters in the End
  • By: Atul Gawande
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,501
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,572

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required Reading!

  • By Jeffrey on 10-13-14

Must read for all!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Being Mortal to be better than the print version?

Yes.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the fact that everyone should read this book and think not only of themselves, but of their loved ones when reading this. I deal with the elderly and sick persons every day in my job (NP with Skilled Nursing patients who are rehabbing from a traumatic injury or just debilitation from some other reason. It has me looking at my patients in a whole different light.

Which scene was your favorite?

Basically all of the book!

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

No. I couldn't first of all. But, I think it was better to listen to it a bit at a time - it soaks in and becomes something you will remember and apply!

Any additional comments?

I would love to have a one on one with the author. How wonderful to hear a doctor speak of an awakening with patients and their care.

  • You Must Remember This

  • Life and Style in Hollywood's Golden Age
  • By: Robert J. Wagner, Scott Eyman
  • Narrated by: Robert J. Wagner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

With a career spanning more than five decades, few actors are more qualified to recount the glamorous Hollywood era of the late 1940s and early 1950s than Robert Wagner. You Must Remember This is Wagner’s ode to a bygone age, to its incomparable style and how it was displayed, and to its legendary stars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the true LA/Hollywood affectionado!

  • By Sheila on 06-09-14

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 02-21-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I was waiting with bated breath to begin this book. Unfortunately, it was very little more than an architectural reminiscence of Hollywood/LA.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Wind in some personal anecdotes to spice the story up - very little substance in this book.

What else would you have wanted to know about Robert J. Wagner and Scott Eyman ’s life?

RJ would have a wonderful story to tell if he chooses to.

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