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Loraine

Basildon, United Kingdom
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  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends

  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

A wryly funny and moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eye.

Teen idol at 15, international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a painfully misunderstood child actor in Ohio uprooted to the wild counterculture of mid-1970s Malibu, where he embarked on his unrelenting pursuit of a career in Hollywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my best audiobooks so far

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-06-11

Loraine

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-06-11

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and like the Michael Caine biography having the author narrate their work added greatly to my enjoyment. Mr. Lowe is easy on the ear (as well as the eye)! Whilst I loved Michael Caine's chuckles in his narration Rob Lowe's impersonations of other celebrities are quite excellent - Mr. Lowe may just have missed out on selling another of his not inconsequential talents.

Highly recommended

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Elephant to Hollywood

  • By: Sir Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Sir Michael Caine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714

Sir Michael Caine is loved not just for his many films, but for his warmth, honesty, and humour in describing every aspect of his life from his humble South London beginnings to performing alongside the greatest Hollywood actors of the day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audiobook beats Hardback!!!

  • By Justin on 15-10-10

Terrific and Torn

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-10

Justin's review on 15th October says everything I feel about this book. I don't have the hardback but can only imagine that having Michael Caine read to you is one up on reading it yourself.

I haven't finished the book yet, what I have listened to is terrific and I am torn between wanting to keep on listening, but not wanting to the book to end.

Highly, highly recommended

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: William Hope, Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

This extraordinary, magical novel is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, a librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36, and were married when Clare was 22 and Henry 30. Impossible but true, because Henry has Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his past, present, and future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly engrossing - couldn't put it down

  • By Wendy on 11-11-05

Loraine

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-07-10

This was one of the first audio books I downloaded - and it was an amazing baptism into audio books. The multiple narrators made the story so easy to follow (you would think it could be difficult). I was so excited by the book I couldn't wait for the film - but was sooo disappointed when I saw the film, just not a patch on the book - so often the case.

Probably the best book I have 'read' in an age. Certainly a fantastic love story, right up there with The Notebook.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,705

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own family. He employs journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By MrsFiddleback on 29-05-09

Loraine

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-07-10

Really enjoyed this first book in the trilogy. Great storytelling and a terrific narrator. Downloaded the other two books and currently on the second one....can't wait until the thriller unravels.

Highly commended.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful