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D. Sheff

Inkster, Michigan United States
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  • Miss Julia Renews Her Vows

  • By: Ann Ross
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

In this 11th entry, America’s favorite senior citizen wants to stay hidden under the bed covers. It’s bad enough her husband Sam wants them to attend marriage enrichment classes. But when she hears Dr. Fred Fowler will lead the sessions, she’s mortified. Yet she can’t hide forever, especially when someone knocks Francie Pitts in the noggin and sends her to the hospital.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Miss Julia Never Lets You Down

  • By Patrizia on 02-11-11

Gotta Love Miss Julia

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

A fun time in Abottsville. The story slows down once or twice and there are plot points that get covered a bit too often but overall a solid win for Ann B. Ross

  • Murder, She Wrote: Dying to Retire

  • Murder She Wrote, Book 21
  • By: Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Jessica and her friend, Dr. Seth Hazlitt, get the shock of their lives when they travel to a Florida retirement community for the funeral of their old friend, Portia Shelby, only to discover she has been murdered. Needless to say, America's most beloved sleuth soon finds herself with a Palm Beach potboiler on her hands. Who would want to kill her dear friend? One thing is certain: the beach umbrellas aren't the only shady things in the seemingly innocent community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A solid entry in the series.

  • By D. Sheff on 02-14-19

A solid entry in the series.

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

Well written has a slow spot here and there but the pace always picks up. Performed will great skill by Cynthia Darlow. Overall a satisfactory listen.

  • Dolores Claiborne

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frances Sternhagen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143

Dolores Claiborne is suspected of killing Vera Donovan, her wealthy employer, and when the police question her, she tells the story of her life, harkening back to her disintegrating marriage and the suspicious death of her violent husband 30 years earlier. Dolores also tells of Vera's physical and mental decline and how she became emotionally demanding in recent years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Fantastic!

  • By Matthew S. Hill on 06-06-16

KIng at his NON-Horror BEST!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

The story hooks you from word one. Frances Sternhagen is Excellent in her narration. If you think Stephen King can write only horror this will change your mind!

  • The Last Days of August

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,280
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,267

In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband, Kevin, connected with Jon Ronson to tell the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a healing masterpiece

  • By A. M. on 01-04-19

A lot of pretty unlikeable people tell a story.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Jon Ronson is good at what he does but he can't salvage the unremitting depressing story

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  • Out of My Mind

  • By: Alan Arkin
  • Narrated by: Alan Arkin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,889
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,252

In this Audible Original “mini-memoir”, the Academy Award-winning star of Little Miss Sunshine and Argo looks back on his life as a series of philosophical turning points, learning experiences, and a-ha moments. Drawn from a collection of seemingly inexplicable stories and encounters from Arkin's 84 years on this planet, Out of My Mind is a candid, relatable and delightfully irreverent take on how one man went searching for meaning and ended up discovering himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing journey into Alan's self!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-18

Interesting take on life experience.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I enjoyed these short takes into Mr. Arkin's journey to emotional wisdom. I make no judgements of them some are quite outside the norm of what most people experience. But I found it enjoyable to listen to none the less.

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  • Everything Trump Touches Dies

  • By: Rick Wilson
  • Narrated by: Rick Wilson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,678

In Everything Trump Touches Dies, political campaign strategist and commentator Rick Wilson brings his darkly funny humor and biting analysis to the absurdity of American politics in the age of Trump. Wilson mercilessly exposes the damage Trump has done to the country, to the Republican Party he served for decades, and to the conservative movement that has abandoned its principles for the worst president in American history. No left-winger, Wilson is a lifelong conservative who delivers his withering critique of Trump from the right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gives me hope

  • By Greb on 09-17-18

Speaks to both sides and funny to boot.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Speaks bluntly but with some great humor to the mess we have made. His comments are pitched to the right but he avoids the lets take the brass knuckel's to the left to make this less objectionable approach so many of these type of books have.

  • You Are Not So Smart

  • Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself
  • By: David McRaney
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,031
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,019

An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise. You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK - delusions keep us sane. You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self-delusion. It's like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework. Based on the popular blog of the same name, You Are Not So Smart collects more than 46 of the lies we tell ourselves everyday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's official, I'm an idiot

  • By Christopher on 07-04-12

Games your mind plays revealed.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

A lot of great info on when your mind is prone to lead you astray. Good reading especially in the Wacko times we are currently in.

  • It's Even Worse Than You Think

  • What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America
  • By: David Cay Johnston
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

No working journalist knows Donald Trump better than David Cay Johnston, who first met the 45th president in 1988 and has tracked him ever since. Featuring Johnston's renowned skill in bringing government policy to life, this crucial book explains how our daily lives will be affected by the actions of the Trump Administration. This book is essential listening for all Americans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An important look at America under Trump

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 01-24-18

The straight dope NO sugarcoating.

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I have respect for Mr. Johnston. And he writes well. But to say what you find out in this book is disheartening to the point of near nausea is not overstating it. I do not doubt anything here in. But if at the end of the journey you seek reassurance and who would not It is not really offered. Instead Mr. Johnston reminds us it is the nations job not his to decide what the future holds. And the reader was just awful. He sounded like he was stricken with an upper respiratory infection.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,847
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,768
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,668

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Excellent. Made me see things much more clearly.

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I got a lot out of this book that helped me see the mess we are in better and gave me insights into how we as a people might correct it. Thank-you, Mr. Comey

  • Trumpocracy

  • The Corruption of the American Republic
  • By: David Frum
  • Narrated by: David Frum, James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879

Best-selling author, former White House speechwriter, and Atlantic columnist and media commentator David Frum explains why President Trump has undermined our most important institutions in ways even the most critical media has missed, in this thoughtful and hard-hitting book that is a warning for democracy and America's future. Quietly, steadily, Trump and his administration are damaging the tenets and accepted practices of American democracy, perhaps irrevocably.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a liberal, buuuut.....

  • By EbonKrowne on 04-02-18

A well written summing up of Trumpocracy.

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

Since the time of the election and after I have listened to David Frum speak with reasoned calmness about the 4 alarm fire that is the trump administration. Since I think there is truth that we tend too much to shut out views we don't agree with I listened to his insights. It was time well spent.

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