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    • Brando's Smile

    • His Life, Thought, and Work
    • By: Susan L. Mizruchi
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    When people think about Marlon Brando they think of the movie star; the hunk; the scandals. Susan L. Mizruchi finds the Brando others have missed: the man who collected 4,000 books; the man who rewrote scripts, trimming his lines to make them sharper; the man who consciously used his body and employed the objects around him to create believable characters; the man who used his fame to foster Indian and civil rights.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • For the Love of a Son

    • One Afghan Woman's Quest for Her Stolen Child
    • By: Jean Sasson
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    From the time she was a little girl, Maryam rebelled against the terrible second-class existence that was her destiny as an Afghan woman. She had witnessed the miserable fate of her grandmother and three aunts, and wished she had been born a boy. As a feisty teenager in Kabul, she was outraged when the Russians invaded her country. After she made a public show of defiance, she had to flee the country for her life. A new life of freedom seemed within her grasp, but her father arranged a traditional marriage to a fellow Afghan, who turned out to be a violent man....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • About all stories have a happy ending

    • By Stacy on 04-04-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Something Spectacular

    • The True Story of One Rockette’s Battle with Bulimia
    • By: Greta Gleissner
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Greta Gleissner, a longtime professional dancer, dreamed her whole life of becoming a Rockette. Then she became one and she fell into the grips of a powerful eating disorder that began poison her life from the inside out. Something Spectacular is Gleissner's raw, personal chronicle of the devastating effects bulimia exacts upon her life during her time as a Rockette. As her disorder takes over, she begins to lead a dual life: happy-go-lucky on the outside; tortured by obsessive, self-destructive voices on the inside

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awful writing, abandoned halfway through

    • By jpltpl on 08-28-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Toy Monster

    • The Big, Bad World of Mattel
    • By: Jerry Oppenheimer
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    From Boise to Beijing, Mattel's toys dominate the universe. Its no-fun-and-games marketing muscle reaches some 140 countries, and its iconic products have been a part of our culture for generations. Now, in this intriguing and entertaining expose, New York Times best-selling author Jerry Oppenheimer places the world's largest toy company under a journalistic microscope, uncovering the dark side of toyland.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Shock journalism at it's best

    • By Ron on 11-19-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Flasher

    • A Memoir
    • By: Tsaurah Litzky
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Flasher is the story of a one-time hippie love pirate, slum goddess, a Ruby Tuesday of the '60's who mutated into a blossoming writer on the Lower East Side art scenes in 1990's. When our feminist Bukowski meets a sculptor who designs fetishwear at a New Years Day party, her life changes and becomes a consideration of the values and costs of love and friendship, sexual freedom (is there such a thing?), and the importance of family - real and inherited.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Special Problems

    • By: Christie Hodgen
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Over the last few years I've started writing a number of stories that, for various reasons, I never finished writing..." So begins Special Problems, the comic tale of Christie Hodges, a writer who can't seem to finish a story. The problem isn't that Hodges has nothing to write about - there's her recent divorce, her paralyzed foot, trouble with her daughter and job - it's that once she starts writing, she can't stop. One problem leads to another, and another.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Falling for Eli

    • How I Lost Heart, Then Gained Hope Through the Love of a Singular Horse
    • By: Nancy Shulins
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Everyone knows a woman who loves horses. Maybe she rides whenever she can find the time, maybe she rode as a young girl, or maybe she just devoured the Black Stallion books. Twenty years ago, Nancy Shulins let go of one dream - having a child - and worked toward another one: learning to ride and, eventually, having her own horse. In the process, she learned what it means to love another being so much you can’t imagine life without them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just what I needed.

    • By Jennifer90046 on 12-08-16
    • How I Lost Heart, Then Gained Hope Through the Love of a Singular Horse
    • By: Nancy Shulins
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 08-13-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 41 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Breathing Machine

    • A Memoir of Computers
    • By: Leigh Alexander
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    What if there were a world bigger than the one you can touch? Leigh Alexander recounts a stormy adolescence alongside the mysterious early Internet. From the surrealism of early video games to raw connections made over primitive newsgroups, from sex bots to Sailor Moon, Alexander intimately captures a dark frontier age.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A meandering, self-indulgent mess

    • By E. Idenmill on 08-29-16

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Surviving in Spirit

    • A Memoir about Sisterhood and Addiction
    • By: Mélanie Berliet
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    While it's tough to understand what leads a person into addiction - to witness someone you love kind-of kill herself - the truth is that you can learn from it. By the time Céline died at age 30, she was Kermit The Frog green and she vomited blood more frequently than she was able to eat. In less than a decade, she had gone from summa cum laude Columbia graduate to NYU PhD student to unemployed, rambling, stumbling drunk saddled with a cirrhotic liver beyond repair.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful amateur writing

    • By Mary Murrey on 07-30-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Learning to Drive

    • And Other Life Stories
    • By: Katha Pollitt
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Celebrated for her award-winning political columns, criticism, and poetry, Katha Pollitt offers something new in this poignant, hilarious, and sometimes outrageous collection of stories drawn from her own life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely not for me

    • By Marin Todorov on 04-15-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Double Life

    • Discovering Motherhood
    • By: Lisa Harper
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 5

    There is no denying it: motherhood splits a woman's life forever, into a before and an after. To this doubled life Lisa Catherine Harper brings a wealth of feeling and a wry sense of humor, a will to understand the emotional and biological transformations that motherhood entails, and a narrative gift that any listener will enjoy. Harper documents her own journey across this great divide as a seasoned explorer might, observing, researching, relating anecdotes and critical information.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not sure where she was going...

    • By J. J. Trunk on 03-28-13

    Regular price: $19.60