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  • Buried Memories

  • Katie Beers' Story
  • By: Katie Beers, Carolyn Gusoff - co-author
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan, Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

In 1992, nine-year-old Katie Beers was kidnapped by a family friend and locked in an underground box for 17 days. Katie has now come forward to tell the story that created a national media storm as reporters uncovered the truth about her prekidnapping life of neglect and sexual abuse and the details of her rescue. She shares how this experience and the recent death of her kidnapper, John Esposito, has affected her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You Can Come Back

  • By Susie on 08-06-15

Unique Perspective

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Several points of view (journalist, survivor and therapist) made this a fascinating read. It also shines light on how a committed, driven group of compassionate people can make all the difference in the world in cases like these. So happy that Katie Beers has accomplished so much and has known deep, truthful love after going through such unspeakable horrors.

  • In Pieces

  • By: Sally Field
  • Narrated by: Sally Field
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,519
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,210

In this intimate, haunting, literary memoir read by the author, an American icon tells her story for the first time, in her own gorgeous words - about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting Life Story of Sally Field's

  • By Doris Anna Wright on 09-20-18

So good!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

I didn't know anything about the life of Sally Field but purchased this book on a recommendation. Now, passionately, I'm passing that recommendation on to you.

This book is incredibly real, raw, full of emotion, and brilliantly wtitten. It is thick with imagery and substance. I actually found myself sitting in my car long after arriving at my destination to continue listening to her story.

I laughed, I cried, I related, I didn't want it to end. Bravo, bravo, bravo.

  • Fame

  • The Hijacking of Reality
  • By: Justine Bateman
  • Narrated by: Justine Bateman
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Millions of people go to enormous lengths to achieve fame. Fame is woven into our lives in ways that may have been unimaginable in years past. Mining decades of experience, writer, director, producer, and actress Justine Bateman writes a visceral, intimate look at the experience of Fame. Combining the internal reality-shift of the famous, theories on the public’s behavior at each stage of a famous person’s career, and the experiences of other famous performers, Bateman takes the listener inside and outside the emotions of Fame

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too brash and seemingly whiny....

  • By Harmony garcia on 10-15-18

Struggled to follow

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-18

I was very excited to listen to this book. I thought I would get an interesting look and perspective on the author's experience with "Fame."

Instead, I got rambling, a lot of rambling. It was hard to listen to all the rambling, especially when she used 1st person, 2nd person, and tossed in 3rd person perspective, in every chapter. It was like listening to someone in a therapy session trying to describe a long (excruciatingly long) dream, or memory, they had, but couldn't quite recall. It was really difficult to listen to.

When she did slip into speaking in complete sentences, and painting a picture of an actual event or story, it was good. However, those moments were fleeting.

Not for me.

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