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Elizabeth Ulrich

Kalamazoo, MI. United States
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  • An Outlaw and a Lady

  • A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith That Brought Me Home
  • By: Jessi Colter
  • Narrated by: Devon O'Day
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

The daughter of a Pentecostal evangelist and a race-car driver, Jessi Colter played piano and sang in church before leaving Arizona to tour with rock n' roll pioneer Duane Eddy, whom she married. Colter became a successful recording artist, appearing on American Bandstand and befriending stars such as the the Everly Brothers and Chet Atkins while her songs were recorded by Nancy Sinatra, Dottie West, and others. Her marriage to Eddy didn't last, however, and in 1969 she married the electrifying Waylon Jennings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational

  • By Elizabeth Ulrich on 05-23-17

Inspirational

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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: 05-23-17

There is nothing to dislike about this book. This book is a testimony of faith, losing faith, and regaining faith in the Lord. This book is a testament of enduring love between a man and a woman. It is a declaration of God's grace and God's enduring promise. A must read. I know that I will read this book again and again!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Petty: The Biography

  • By: Warren Zanes
  • Narrated by: Warren Zanes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942

No one other than Warren Zanes, rocker and writer and friend, could author a book about Tom Petty that is as honest and evocative of Petty's music and the remarkable rock and roll history he and his band helped to write. Born in Gainesville, Florida, with more than a little hillbilly in his blood, Tom Petty was a Southern shit kicker, a kid without a whole lot of promise. Rock and roll made it otherwise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best biographies ever

  • By James on 12-29-15

a must read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-16

I have been a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fan for 35 years. When this book 1st came out, I had reservations about this book. The initial media coverage focused on Tom Petty's addiction to heroin and on the troubled first marriage along with the struggles of his ex-wife. A lot of biographies are written about musicians. Some of them are mediocre, and some of them are trash. Wow this book does talk about the good the bad and the ugly, any reservations that I may have had about this book are completely gone. This book has been very well researched, and it is very well written. It is obvious that the author cares about the person that he is writing about. This book is a must read for the diehard Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fan as well as a casual fan. The thing that I love best about this book is that it brings out the human being and Tom Petty. The reader will learn about his rough childhood, the ups and downs of his life as a musician and as a human being, and in the end, Tom comes full circle, and this story has not ended yet. I am waiting for what will come up next for Tom Petty.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31,760
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26,926
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,555

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Laughed so hard, I nearly coughed up a lung!!

  • By Private. on 08-02-12

Holy crap

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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: 03-17-15

I will confess that this is not the type of book that I am accustomed to reading. Originally, I wanted to read this book to see what the fuss was about. What started as being reading out of my comfort zone and it up being a book that I could not put down. The narrator did a phenomenal job, and I do not know how she managed to do it so well. I am looking forward to Reading the next book in the trilogy.

  • Remembering Whitney

  • My Story of Love, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped
  • By: Cissy Houston
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

On the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards, the world learned of a stunning tragedy: Whitney Houston, unquestionably one of the most remarkable and powerful voices in all of music, had been silenced forever. Over the weeks and months that followed, family, friends, and fans alike tried to understand how such a magnificent talent and beautiful soul could have been taken so early and so unexpectedly. Honest and heartbreaking, this is a mother's story of tears, joy, and her greatest love of all: her daughter, Whitney.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nobody Knows Whitney Better Than Mama

  • By Kimberly Davis on 04-20-14

Excellent read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-15

This book did meet my expectations. It was very nicely narrated and read. It was a very sad and moving tribute.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful