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Carol Richards

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  • The Universal Tone

  • Bringing My Story to Light
  • By: Carlos Santana, Ashley Kahn
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Carlos Santana (introduction)
  • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

In the realm of guitar gods, Santana stands alone for what's come to be called his "universal tone" - both the fact that you can recognize a Santana song from just one note and the fact that Santana is well known to believe music and soul are interconnected. In the category of major rock memoirs yet undone, this is at the top - a big autobiography by one of the most mysterious and influential musicians of the last 50 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spiritual

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-15

wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-17

hear it for yourself. if you are already a fan of carlos santana, the musician, you will be deeply moved by Carlos Santana, the man....

  • Room Full of Mirrors

  • A Biography of Jimi Hendrix
  • By: Charles R. Cross
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

For many, the name Jimi Hendrix conjures up a larger-than-life image of the man who set fire to guitars, women's hearts, and the status quo. In this groundbreaking account, music journalist Charles R. Cross takes a far deeper look. Beyond Hendrix's legendary onstage and offstage magnetism, and his excessive lifestyle, was a man who struggled to accept his role as an idol and privately craved the kind of normal family life he never had.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book - Interesting and Sad Story

  • By Tim on 02-04-10

thorougly researched

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

Reviewed: 04-16-15

An in-drpth look into not only the life, but the heart and soul of an icon; full of contradictions, sadness and wisdom. RIP, angel...

  • The Importance of Being Earnest: Free Performance

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291

This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence." Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much fun!

  • By Hope on 04-10-12

An Earnest Review

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

Reviewed: 09-05-12

The players were superb! The pace and timing were right on target in this faithful rendering of what many say is Wilde's best .Because the dialogue moves along so quickly, however, I would recommend one see "Earnest" first to get a sense of the story line and the characters.

  • The James Thurber Audio Collection

  • Fables and Selected Stories by James Thurber
  • By: James Thurber
  • Narrated by: Keith Olbermann
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

"My father was in the hospital and every night when I visited him, I read aloud to him. James Thurber. And one night he said, 'You really should do that on your show,' and I said, 'Dad, it’s a television newscast. I’d love to, but how could it possibly fit?' And he said, 'How often have I ever suggested anything for your shows?' And I remembered that he never had. But I also reminded him that there were things like copyrights and bills, to which he said, 'Try it. You never know.'"

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Olbermann a lttle over the top

  • By Carol Richards on 09-05-12

Olbermann a lttle over the top

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

Reviewed: 09-05-12

Thrurber's oddities are thoroughly enjoyable, but may have been even more so if most had been presented by a less frenetic narrator. Olbermann did, however, have his moments, and the way he came to this was very touching...

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Kitchen Confidential

  • Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
  • By: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,332

Last summer, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kitchen Confidential

  • By Holly on 02-20-03

What a hoot!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-12

Go, Tony! Chef Bourdain takes you through the innards of the restaurant business like no other! I was also amazed at his humility, so poignantly hightlighted throughout this very entertaining and enlightening field trip through the world of "cookies." I will listen to this one again and again!

  • Very Good Jeeves, Volume 2

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

The second instalment of this wonderful collection of short stories sees Bertie Wooster in the proverbial soup as usual and Jeeves invariably shimmering to the rescue. Love, comic reunions and errant Uncles are all on the agenda, plus bucket loads of laughter. Where would Wooster be without his infinitely brainy valet? Where would audio listeners be without Wodehouse's sparkling comic invention?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect narrator

  • By Tad Davis on 06-09-11

A real pleasure

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

Reviewed: 08-28-12

What a winning combination: the hilarious antics of Bertie Wooster and his "gentleman's gentleman," Jeeves,delightfully narrated by Martin Jarvis, who was born to the task.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful