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  • Hollywood Godfather

  • My Life in the Movies and the Mob
  • By: Gianni Russo, Patrick Picciarelli
  • Narrated by: Gianni Russo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Gianni Russo was a handsome 25-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather and entered Hollywood history. He played Carlo Rizzi, and he didn't have to act - he knew the mob inside and out: from his childhood in Little Italy, where Mafia legend Frank Costello took him under his wing, to having to go on the lam after shooting and killing a member of the Colombian drug cartel in his Vegas club. Along the way, Russo befriended Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. Russo had passionate affairs with Marilyn Monroe and Liza Minelli....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some Mysteries Solved

  • By 20eagle16 on 04-28-19

TOTALLY ENTERTAINING

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-19

Loved this book; so real and raw; I loved all the stories; I have never seen The Godfather and I have never heard of Gianni Russo. My favorite book 📖 and I have told everyone to listen to it.

  • God, If You're Not up There, I'm F*cked

  • Tales of Stand-up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem
  • By: Darrell Hammond
  • Narrated by: Darrell Hammond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387

Tina Fey’s Bossypants meets David Carr’s The Night of the Gun in Darrell Hammond's groundbreaking memoir, God, If You’re Not up There, I’m F*cked - a raw look inside the troubled life and mind of an American comic genius.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "must listen" for Hammond fans

  • By Karen on 08-12-18

Fabulous

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Darrell Hammond epitomizes what can be great about recovery. This book is interesting, funny, honest and encouraging. Highly recommend ‼️

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Let Trump Be Trump

  • The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency
  • By: Corey R. Lewandowski, David N. Bossie
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848

Corey R. Lewandowski, Trump's campaign manager who launched Trump's historic bid for the White House, teams up with David N. Bossie, the consummate political pro who helped steer the last critical months of the Trump campaign, to offer the first insiders' account of the most historic campaign in modern political history. Starting from the months leading up to Trump's announcement all the way through staff shakeups within the White House, they offer eyewitness accounts of the real stories behind some of the most sensational headlines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • RESPECT

  • By Susan McGuire on 12-27-17

Loved it - addicted

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-17

I would recommend this book to any one who enjoys the political process. This is a fascinating story about a guy who had the deck stacked against him & he overcame the obstacles. The underdog wins. The stories are funny & give real insight in to the new president. I couldn't get enough.

7 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Making of the President 2016

  • How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution
  • By: Roger Stone
  • Narrated by: BJ Pottsworth
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

In the early hours of November 9, 2016, one of the most contentious, polarizing, and vicious presidential races came to an abrupt and unexpected end when heavily favored presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton called Donald J. Trump to concede, shocking a nation that had, only hours before, given little credence to his chances. Donald Trump pulled the greatest upset in American political history despite a torrent of invective and dismissal of the mainstream media.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • behind the scenes

  • By Rocker on 04-06-17

Awesome Details & Analysis

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-17

Book is FABULOUS about 2016 Election - delicious details. This book details who the players are and where they came from.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Shattered

  • Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
  • By: Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,973
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,969

It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign - the candidate herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing reading

  • By Jonathan Burg on 04-23-17

Book is Pro Hillary

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-17

This book about how the election was stolen from Hillary by the FBI Director and Russia, instead of how the USA people are TIRED of Clinton scandals. TIRED‼️ The book is tiring and rings hollow.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Five Presidents

  • My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford
  • By: Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352

Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his 17 years protecting the most powerful office in the nation. Hill walked alongside Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, and Gerald R. Ford, seeing them through a long, tumultuous era - the Cold War; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy; the Vietnam War; Watergate; and the resignations of Spiro Agnew and Richard M. Nixon.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but....

  • By Papa Charlie on 07-09-17

Wonderful story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-17

Fabulous details and color. One take away from all the details: shocking how much money the federal government wastes on the whims of our elected officials.

  • Settle for More

  • By: Megyn Kelly
  • Narrated by: Megyn Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,476

Anchor of the number-one news show on cable, The Kelly File, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly writes her much anticipated book, a revealing and surprising memoir detailing her rise as one of the most respected journalists working today. From the values and lessons that have shaped her career to her time at the center of the chaotic 2016 Republican presidential primary, this book offers an inside look at an uncompromising woman's journey to the top of the news business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great career & personal advice!

  • By Beth Wilcox on 01-20-17

FABULOUS

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-17

I too was mad at Megyn for her first question at the first debate. Her story is interesting and encouraging. I so appreciate all Megyn has accomplished & love that she has shared this story. I love her humor, too.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Crisis of Character

  • A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate
  • By: Gary J. Byrne
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,522
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,512

Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the first family in Crisis of Character, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Crisis of Character

  • By Happy on 11-03-16

Wake up America; here is the truth

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-16

Extremely informative; loved the details; sad reminder of the true Clintons; captivating - everyone should read this book, no matter who you support.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Reagan

  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,955

Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable - or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ronnie Rat

  • By Jim on 11-02-15

Awesome book with w/ fabulous details

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-15

Loved this whole book; loved the details; loved the voice that read it. Book would be of interest to anyone who enjoys history.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Johnny Carson

  • By: Henry Bushkin
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016

From 1962 until 1992, Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show and permeated the American consciousness. In the ’70s and ’80s he was the country’s highest-paid entertainer and its most enigmatic. He was notoriously inscrutable, as mercurial (and sometimes cruel) off-camera as he was charming and hilarious onstage. During the apex of his reign, Carson’s longtime lawyer and best friend was Henry Bushkin, who now shows us Johnny Carson with a breathtaking clarity and depth that nobody else could.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Should be called Johnny and me

  • By Metaphorical 1 on 11-16-13

Riveting ‼️

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-15

I could not stop listening; it's a fascinating, well told story of a guy we have all wondered about. I LOVED every second. The reader was terrific‼️