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  • The Disaster Artist

  • My Life inside 'The Room', the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
  • By: Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell
  • Narrated by: Greg Sestero
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,419

Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau's scenes were rivetingly wrong, yet Sestero, hypnotized by such uninhibited acting, thought, "I have to do a scene with this guy." That impulse changed both of their lives. The Disaster Artist is Greg Sestero's laugh-out-loud funny account of how Tommy Wiseau defied every law of artistry, business, and friendship to make "the Citizen Kane of bad movies" ( Entertainment Weekly), which is now an international phenomenon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You Have to Listen to This Book!

  • By Henry Strickler on 08-28-14

Fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I found this book more gripping than I was expecting. I recommend this book if you have seen The Room and you want to hear the behind the scenes story. Compared to the movie based on this book, The Disaster Artist, this is a lot better. I enjoyed the entire book but it is worth noting part of it does go through Greg Sestero's personal story as well - which I didn't mind but some people may want to fast forward those parts to get to more Tommy Wiseau anecdotes. If you are unaware of The Room or Tommy Wiseau, there's no reason to listen to this.

  • Steve Jobs

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 25 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,338

Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting man

  • By Jeanne on 11-13-11

Well written, amazing story and new insights.

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

Reviewed: 10-25-11

I stayed up late to wait for this to be released on Audible. It was worth it. I listened non-stop to the book on my iPhone. There was a lot of new stories in it I hadn't heard before. The books flows really well, Walter Isaacson's writing is great. If you are interested in hearing about Steve Job''s life, then this book is a perfect experience. A lot of funny moments, and a lot of "huh, seriously?" moments too.

51 of 63 people found this review helpful

  • Heart of Darkness: A Signature Performance by Kenneth Branagh

  • By: Joseph Conrad
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,880
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,881

A Signature Performance: Kenneth Branagh plays this like a campfire ghost story, told by a haunted, slightly insane Marlow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Conrad's Brilliant & Wild Novella

  • By Darwin8u on 11-21-12

Highly enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 12-07-10

This was my first time reading Heart of Darkness. It was highly gripping, and Kenneth Branagh does a great job at narrating. I listened to the entire book in one sitting. There's not much more for me to add, because it is such a classic novella.

32 of 39 people found this review helpful

  • Chocolate Wars

  • The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers
  • By: Deborah Cadbury
  • Narrated by: Deborah Cadbury
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

With a cast of characters that wouldnt be out of place in a Victorian novel, Chocolate Wars tells the story of the great chocolatier dynasties, through the prism of the Cadburys. Chocolate was consumed unrefined and unprocessed as a rather bitter, fatty drink for the wealthy elite until the late 19th century, when the Swiss discovered a way to blend it with milk and unleashed a product that would conquer every market in the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The World of Chocolate

  • By Jean on 11-05-14

Good history book.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-10

Very interesting book. Highly recommended. A bit slow in the beginning, but gets better. From today's perspective, it is funny to learn about people actually called Cadbury, Hershey, Mars and Nestle.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Modern Scholar

  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame: A History of Baseball in America
  • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
  • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Baseball has been celebrated as "America's National Pastime" for more than one hundred and fifty years, and recalls what seems to be a more innocent age - long summer afternoons and sandlot ball, fresh rural air and brownstone stoops. This course, presented by Kenyon College professor Dr. Timothy B. Shutt, is a celebration of baseball's rich past and of a game stronger than ever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Probably good.

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-10

Probably good.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-10

I downloaded this audio book as an Australian who knows nothing about baseball. It was quite interesting, and I did enjoy listening about the history of baseball. However, I think it is aimed for baseball fans (not a surprise, right?). Some great insights, but a lot of names are thrown around and I couldn't keep track of them all. I would estimate 25% of the time I was tuned out, waiting for the lecturer to stop talking about names of people I had forgotten and move onto more interesting topics. Three stars because I feel it is a good download if you are the right audience for it.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,800
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,207

They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I was desensitized

  • By Parola138 on 02-19-11

I am another person that liked it.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-10

This book already has so many reviews, maybe this one isn't needed. This was the longest audio book I have attempted to read and I am so glad I tried it. I didn't know much about the book but decided to take a risk on it and I am very glad I did. Great story, great characters, achieves so much that only a book can.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Body

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

Made into the acclaimed film Stand By Me, The Body is a mesmerizing tale of four young boys and their quest to find a dead body, never realizing how much death will affect their lives and their friendship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An immensely talented author

  • By Richard Delman on 10-17-09

Great, download it now.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-10

A great story read by a great narrator. I watched the film "Stand By Me" after listening to this and was quite amazed how much of the book made it into the film. The book has a bit of extra depth in its story though. At the moment I'm going through a lot of Stephen King's work on Audible. I decided to give this book 4 stars instead of 5 simply because I enjoyed a few of his other works more than this one. Yet, "The Body" is a fantastic audio book and worth listening to.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Millennium Series, Book 1
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,964

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN

  • By Pamela M on 03-02-09

First half good, then downhill.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-10

I was kind of confused on how many stars to give this book. At the halfway point, I was hooked. Surely one of the most addictive books I've ever read. However, by the end I found I disliked the book. The ending of the book was highly disappointing, because I misjudged the nature of the "locked room mystery" at the beginning. Don't bother trying to solve it yourself like I did. I enjoyed the book enough to give it 3 stars but no more, and I won't be reading the rest of the series.

  • The Story of Sushi

  • An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice
  • By: Trevor Corson
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 305

Trevor Corson takes us behind the scenes at America's first sushi-chef training academy, as eager novices strive to master the elusive art of cooking without cooking. He delves into the biology and natural history of the edible creatures of the sea, and tells the fascinating story of an Indo-Chinese meal reinvented in 19th-century Tokyo as a cheap fast food.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I want to see Top Chef: Sushi on the Food Network

  • By David on 10-18-10

Sushi is Interesting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-10

I found this book highly entertaining. It covered a large range of topics related to sushi, from the evolution of fish to how sushi bar became popular in 1960s California. The story that creates the structure of the book, following students at a sushi academy, is useful when it is used to be informative - when the students run into problems, and these problems are used to explained things further. The educational passages are the best bits. Whenever the story tries to hit an emotional note, it fails. However, this is not much of the book. I am very glad I listened to this book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • SuperFreakonomics

  • By: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  • Narrated by: Stephen J. Dubner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,900

SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Your Time

  • By Rich on 01-04-10

Amazing, better than the first book.

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

Reviewed: 06-08-10

I loved the original Freakonomics book and found this just as interesting. It was by random chance I bought the first book years ago, and fell in love with economics. Superfreakonomics is endlessly interesting, and entertaining the whole way through. Dubner's voice as narrator is pleasing to listen to, and I managed to finish this audio book in one day because I could not stop listening to it.