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    • Frank: The Voice

    • By: James Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of the 20th century - infinitely charismatic, lionized, and notori­ous in equal measure. But despite his mammoth fame, Sinatra the man has remained an enigma. As Bob Spitz did with the Beatles, Tina Brown for Diana, and Peter Guralnick for Elvis, James Kaplan goes behind the legend and hype to bring alive a force that changed popular culture in fundamental ways.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Both fascinating and tedious

    • By Brad on 12-12-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Dean and Me

    • A Love Story
    • By: Jerry Lewis, James Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293

    In a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of a 50-year friendship, from the springtime, 1945 afternoon when the two vibrant young performers destined to conquer the world together met on Broadway and 54th Street, to their tragic final encounter in the 1990s, when Lewis and his wife ran into Dean Martin, a broken and haunted old man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You've got to listen to this!

    • By Boone29680 on 12-05-05

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Sinatra

    • The Chairman
    • By: James Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Donald Corren
    • Length: 40 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    Just in time for the Chairman's centennial, the endlessly absorbing sequel to James Kaplan's best-selling Frank: The Voice - finally the definitive biography that Frank Sinatra, justly termed "The Entertainer of the Century", deserves and requires. Like Peter Guralnick on Elvis, Kaplan goes behind the legend to give us the man in full, in his many guises and aspects: peerless singer, (sometimes) powerful actor, business mogul, tireless lover, and associate of the powerful and infamous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing, an excellent addition to Frank The Voice.

    • By Nick on 11-06-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • By Fire, By Water

    • By: Mitchell James Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Clinton Wade
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Luis de Santngel, chancellor to the court and longtime friend of the lusty King Ferdinand, has had enough of the Spanish Inquisition. As the power of Inquisitor General Toms de Torquemada grows, so does the brutality of the Spanish church and the suspicion and paranoia it inspires. When a dear friend’s demise brings the violence close to home, Santngel is enraged and takes retribution into his own hands. But he is from a family of conversos, and his Jewish heritage makes him an easy target.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating story, deserved better narration

    • By Annabells on 09-15-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dean and Me

    • A Love Story
    • By: Jerry Lewis, James Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Gregory Jbara
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of a 50-year friendship, from the springtime, 1945 afternoon when the two vibrant young performers destined to conquer the world together met on Broadway and Fifty-fourth Street, to their tragic final encounter in the 1990s, when Lewis and his wife ran into Dean Martin, a broken and haunted old man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book, so interesting.

    • By Carmel on 05-06-16

    Regular price: $23.93