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  • Waiter to the Rich and Shameless

  • Confessions of a Five Star Beverly Hills Server
  • By: Paul Hartford
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,251
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,177

Waiter to the Rich and Shameless is not just a peek into the secretive inner workings of a legendary five-star restaurant; it is not just a celebrity tell-all or a scathing corporate analysis. It is a top-tier waiter's personal coming-of-age story, an intimate look into the complicated challenges of serving in the country's most elite, Hollywood-centric dining room while fighting to maintain a sense of self and purpose.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I imagined

  • By Maia C. Larkin on 02-17-17

Honest, funny and entertaining, worth the money.

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

I enjoyed reading the book : “Waiter to the Rich and Shameless”. I couldn’t put it down. I am sure that everyone will enjoy reading this book since particularly the many of us who have waited tables either during college years or as a career.

Paul Hartford is so honest about his portrayal of years as a waiter to the rich and famous in LA. I loved the way he described the Crickett Room. it made me feel like I was part of the scene having dinner with the stars. His sense of humor and portrayal of the patrons were so funny I found myself laughing out loud. You will find his description as a waiter in this exclusive restaurant so interesting that you wouldn’t be able to put the book down, and will be turning the pages so fast you may finish it in no time.

The book is fantastic, very entertaining and worth the money. He pulls no punches and sugar coats nothing. Ask any waiter or bartender and they will relate to Paul Hartford 100%. I loved reading this book, and I can’t wait for his next.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Kris Jenner...and All Things Kardashian

  • By: Kris Jenner
  • Narrated by: Marcia Strassman, Kris Jenner (introduction)
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 270

Kris Jenner executive produces and stars as matriarch on the hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians on E!, now in its fifth smash season. Here, this ambitious businesswoman who has catapulted her family into the public consciousness reveals what it’s like living under the celebrity spotlight and touches on themes of love, loss, marriage, divorce, and motherhood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not narrated by author

  • By Carol on 11-07-11

Full of lies

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Telling the truth maybe

Would you be willing to try another one of Marcia Strassman and Kris Jenner (introduction) ’s performances?

NO, never

Any additional comments?

I admire what Kris has accomplished but this book was full of lies particularly when it came to her and Nicole Simpson and OJ. I do wish she was more candid. The book and the narrator portrayed everything as fabulous. This book was written for her children not for the readers. Very disappointed, I regret purchasing it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Right Address

  • By: Carrie Karasyov, Jill Kargman
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34

The Right Address sears through the upper crust of New York's glittering Park Avenue scene to dish the dirt on the ladies who lunch, the gents who club, and the desperate climbers who will stop at nothing to join the backstabbing, champagne-sipping, socialite-eat-socialite stratosphere.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Alan J on 07-12-05

Very bad story

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

One of the worst plots and awful narration. Who did publish this rubbish? I would of given it zero stars.