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  • Tales of the City

  • Tales of the City, Book 1
  • By: Armistead Maupin
  • Narrated by: Frances McDormand
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 945
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 946

For more than three decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture...from a groundbreaking newspaper serial, to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of six novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales of the City is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that changed forever the way we live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sparkling, Witty and Touching!

  • By Nancy J on 01-19-14

Quirky, hugely influential, and wonderful

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

I’ve just listened to it for the second time, and it was like visiting friends who you haven’t talked to in a while. All the wonderful characters were there waiting for me. But this time, I got more out of their stories, and more of an understanding of how influential this book is. If you follow LGBTQ culture, you spot the reverberations this book has made all over queer culture. Fun, funny, and beautifully read by Frances McDormand.

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,104

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gaiman delivers an intimate masterpiece

  • By Talia on 08-07-13

My first Gaiman, and I’ll be back for more

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

Such a curious, wonderful, simple and yet deep and beautiful story. Gaiman reading his own work is a dream. I will probably listen to this recording again. I hope I will anyway. Highly recommend to lovers of a good yarn.

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,987

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will re shape your finance mind

  • By Kevin P. on 08-29-17

What the rich know about money.

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

Yes, I wish I'd read and BELIEVED this book when I was younger. (I picked it up once and put it down after about 5 pages. I thought this guy was trying to sell me a phony bail of goods. Little did I know at the time.) Yes, this book is worth it because it will help you make more money if you take just one piece of advice: get clear on what takes away your money and what brings it in, and focus on what brings it in.

  • I Am Pilgrim

  • A Thriller
  • By: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,411

An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard. Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please let this all be fiction.

  • By B.J. on 08-08-14

Detailed modern thriller, good but not great

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

A sprawling thriller impressively detailed but an otherwise good but not great story. The thrill comes mostly from a world of fantastically high stakes that is both unbelievable and yet plausible.

  • The Kid Stays in the Picture

  • By: Robert Evans
  • Narrated by: Robert Evans
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400

Robert Evans' The Kid Stays in the Picture is universally recognized as the greatest, most outrageous, and most unforgettable show business memoir ever written. The basis of an award-winning documentary film, it remains the gold standard of Hollywood storytelling. An extraordinary raconteur, Evans spares no one, least of all himself. The Kid Stays in the Picture is sharp, witty, self-aggrandizing, and self-lacerating in equal measure.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not even close to unabridged

  • By Shaun Bossio on 09-08-16

Hollywood dishing at its best

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

it's almost hard to believe that a guy like Robert Evans wrote a book like this. if he's telling the truth, or anything close to it, you get a blatant inside look at some of Hollywood's most incredible stories in the 50s 60s 70s and 80s. Evans' narration is a little difficult to understand at times, but hearing it all from the horse's mouth is well worth it

  • The Men Who Would Be King

  • An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks
  • By: Nicole LaPorte
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 208

For 60 years, since the birth of United Artists, the studio landscape was unchanged. Then came Hollywood’s Circus Maximus---created by director Steven Spielberg, billionaire David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who gave the world The Lion King---an entertainment empire called DreamWorks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, even-handed

  • By Richard on 07-15-10

Thorough and informative

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

I doubt that in one place you will be able to find as much information about DreamWorks and the people involved there as in this book. The research seems copious, and though one suspects whether all of it is true, the overall impression is you've learned a great deal about one of the most interesting companies in recent Hollywood history.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bossypants

  • By: Tina Fey
  • Narrated by: Tina Fey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,817

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not to my liking

  • By Kathy on 01-02-12

Not hilarious, but funny and worthwhile

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

Reviewed: 01-28-16

I think the best thing about Tina Fey is that she knows how to describe anything with such comic acuity that even the mundane is funny. I guess I was expecting a bunch of great stories, but the sort of quaint stories she does tell are informative and entertaining.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Importance of Being Earnest

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Pamela Brown
  • Length: 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Oscar Wilde's most popular and enduring play is set in Victorian England and concerns characters who maintain false identities in order to escape their social obligations. The play, which satirises Victorian society, is full of wit and humour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The play as it's meant to be heard.

  • By Only Living Boy In on 04-08-15

The play as it's meant to be heard.

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

If you could sum up The Importance of Being Earnest in three words, what would they be?

Witty, quick, and pure Wilde

Any additional comments?

The wit of Wilde comes across brilliantly in this recording, where you can hear the live audience laughing along with you. Abridged, unfortunately, but don't let that deter you!

  • In Dubious Battle

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

This 1936 novel—set in the California apple country—portrays a strike by migrant workers that metamorphoses from principled defiance into blind fanaticism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best story - ever ! Awesome narrator !!!!!!!!!

  • By Inventing Mostly on 03-07-15

Gripping and relevant

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

I'd call this a political thriller. Was amazed at how relevant it still is. Steinbeck's command of story and character is excellent, as is the narrator's performance. Highly recommended, even for a first timer to Steinbeck.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful