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    • Little Girl Blue

    • The Life of Karen Carpenter
    • By: Randy L. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Cheryl Bentyne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    Little Girl Blue is an intimate profile of Karen Carpenter, a girl from a modest Connecticut upbringing who became a Southern California superstar. Karen was the instantly recognizable lead singer of the Carpenters. The top-selling American musical act of the 1970's, they delivered the love songs that defined a generation. Little Girl Blue reveals Karen's heartbreaking struggles with her mother, brother, and husband; the intimate disclosures she made to her closest friends; and much more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Karen Carpenter's real story finally revealed!

    • By Pedro on 11-27-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Judy and I

    • My Life with Judy Garland
    • By: Sid Luft, Randy L. Schmidt - foreword
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    The third of Judy Garland's five husbands, Sid Luft was the one man in her life who stuck around. He was chiefly responsible for the final act of Judy's meteoric comeback after she was unceremoniously booted off the MGM lot: he produced her iconic, Oscar-nominated vehicle A Star Is Born and expertly shaped her concert career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • New perspective.

    • By Vance on 05-20-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Becoming Judy Garland

    • By: Randy L Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Judy Pancoast
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Discover how the "little girl with the big voice" transitioned from vaudeville to movie stardom and landed the role of a lifetime. The world fell in love with her as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, the 1939 MGM classic, one of the most beloved films of all time. She went on to become one of the greatest entertainers in show business history. This is her story.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Yesterday Once More

    • The Carpenters Reader
    • By: Randy L. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5

    With a string of number-one hits showcasing Karen Carpenter's warm and distinctive vocals and Richard Carpenter's sophisticated compositions and arrangements, the Carpenters were responsible for some of the most popular music of the 1970s, and this compendium collects more than 50 articles, interviews, essays, reviews, and reassessments that chronicle the lives and career of this brother-sister musical team.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Just Awful...

    • By Logo on 11-11-15

    Regular price: $19.95