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  • Full Disclosure

  • By: Stormy Daniels
  • Narrated by: Kate Burton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452

She was already well-known in some circles before March 6, 2018, but that's probably the first time you heard the name Stormy Daniels. That's the day she filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over a nondisclosure agreement negotiated before the election but never signed. How did Stormy Daniels become the woman willing to take on a president? What is it like to be reviled by some, held up as a beacon of hope by others, and to be an object of fascination to all? In this audiobook, Stormy Daniels tells her whole story for the first time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining, Funny, Shocking Beautiful

  • By B Van Het Hof on 10-04-18

This book is a little racy in spots...

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I'm not sure why I was surprised by the language at times. I knew it going in. just a warning, don't listen with the kids in the car.

  • Gaslighting: The Ultimate Narcissistic Mind Control

  • Transcend Mediocrity, Book 131
  • By: J.B. Snow
  • Narrated by: Melissa Williams
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

If you are feeling this way, my friend, there is a simple explanation. You may be dating or married to a narcissist. Your self-absorbed partner may be gaslighting and manipulating you. He may cycle between love-bombing and distancing himself from you. He seems to be a nice guy to your face sometimes, but then you find out that he is talking bad about you to others. He seems to triangulate you with other women or family members in order to make you jealous and boost his own ego.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short but packed with examples and advice

  • By Practy Cal on 11-29-16

Wasn't much I hadn't read in other books.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

This book is very short and there isn't a lot of information in it that isn't in other books about narcissism. I didn't learn anything about gaslighting. The editing is weird too. I'm sure you could do a lot better with your credits than this book.

  • 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 23,842
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,764
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,664

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

Great book!!! Mr Comey reads like he's talking.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-18

I was gripped through the entire thing. For anyone who is interested in politics, especially today's politics, this is a must-read.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,108

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

it made me laugh it made me cry...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-18

It made me angry!!! A Great Book, unfortunately exactly what I thought it would be. I really wish Mr Wolf was still in the White House, watching this nightmare continue. I'd love to hear more.

  • The Unbreakable Miss Lovely

  • How the Church of Scientology Tried to Destroy Paulette Cooper
  • By: Tony Ortega
  • Narrated by: Tony Ortega
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

In 1971 Paulette Cooper wrote a scathing book about the Church of Scientology. Desperate to shut the book down, Scientology unleashed on her one of the most sinister personal campaigns the free world has ever known. The onslaught, which lasted years, ruined her life and drove her to the brink of suicide. The story of Paulette's terrifying ordeal is told in full for the first time in The Unbreakable Miss Lovely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "CHURCH" THAT IS DESTRUCTIVE. INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY

  • By Count B on 09-29-16

Great story, scary this can happen.

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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: 11-05-16

Thank you, Tony Ortega, for giving us this book in audio form. Even though I've heard you tell this story in interviews, it was still captivating. Paulette Cooper is a brave lady. Unbelievable how vindictive Scientology was and still is. Glad I'm just a wog. :-)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Queer and Pleasant Danger

  • A Memoir
  • By: Kate Bornstein
  • Narrated by: Alice Rosengard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Kate Bornstein - gender theorist, performance artist, author - is set to change lives with her compelling memoir. Wickedly funny and disarmingly honest, this is Bornstein's most intimate book yet, encompassing her early childhood and adolescence, college at Brown, a life in the theater, three marriages and fatherhood, the Scientology hierarchy, transsexual life, LGBTQ politics, and life on the road as a sought-after speaker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who Says Getting Old Is a Drag?

  • By Susie on 06-26-13

Great but Not what I expected .

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-16

I expected this to be mainly about scientology but it was mostly the struggles of the author about gender. I enjoyed the book but was uncomfortable during a few chapters. I wanted to hear about how she escaped but got more than I bargained for.

  • Tom Cruise

  • An Unauthorized Biography
  • By: Andrew Morton
  • Narrated by: John Hinch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 118

In 2006, Forbes magazine ranked Tom Cruise as the most powerful celebrity in the world. With three Golden Globe awards, three Academy Award nominations, and 27 films with an average box office gross of nearly $100 million, People magazine's choice for the "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1990 is unquestionably one of the biggest movie stars of our time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An In-depth Analysis of Tom Cruise & Scientology!

  • By Crusader on 02-05-08

Easy story to listen to.

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

Reviewed: 11-22-15

This was an easy story to keep listening to. Andrew Morton writes a fluid story.

  • Going Clear

  • Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
  • By: Lawrence Wright
  • Narrated by: Morton Sellers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,360

A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than 200 personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists - both famous and less well known - and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scared the Hell Out of Me

  • By Chris Reich on 02-02-13

couldn't stop listening.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-15

This account of Scientology is the most comprehensive and accurate I've read. Great read!