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Don’t be fooled by the title

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I was expecting another tell all on the Trump WH, but Sims writes as if he and Trump were best friends, as if Trump is a great president of all tomes, that Simms had a hand in getting him elected and was a part of some of Trumps “many” accomplishments. Problem is Trump denied ever knowing him and Trump has done nothing but undo everything Obama did in his tenure.
There are some interesting stories and the narration is good, but he comes at things from a christian perspective with rise tinted glasses. If you love Trump buy it. If you don’t I would mot recommend it.

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Comey is a man with integrity

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-05-18

Sheds much needed light on the Trump/Comey situation, and on the sorry state of the US under Trump

Scalia likes the sound of his own voice

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-09-17

Any additional comments?

I actually had purchased and returned this book years ago. I since became more interested in the Supreme Court, and having forgot about my earlier purchase bought it again. I started listening to it and realised my mistake. Unfortunately my feelings did not change. Though he has a great mind, he is so long winded and gets too personal regarding the other justices in his opinions that it was almost as hard as last time to listen to. As I said I had since became more familiar with some of these cases so thought I would be more interested, but this man loves to hear his own voice too much and lost interest 1/3 way into each of his drawn out opinions and was not able to finish it once again. I don't know if there is a famous person who said this or not but, "Do not say with many words what only needs a few". I dare not return it for a second time.

Get to know more about the funny guy

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-09-17

What made the experience of listening to Cheech Is Not My Real Name the most enjoyable?

I always enjoy biographies narrated by the author. What I did not realise is how much he did outside the Cheech and Chong duo.

Who was your favorite character and why?

What an absolutely stupid question!!!!

What about Cheech Marin’s performance did you like?

The narrator was Cheech

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

Any additional comments?

Why does Audible force you to answer questions instead of give you free voice. Any one who grew up with Sister Mary Elephant will really appreciate the man looking for "Dave"....

Scary to read this stuff is still happening

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-09-17

Where does Bloody Lies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the middle. Ok but not earth shattering. It is kind of lopsided, as most of the book is about a heinous crime and the rush to judgement, then there is a small bit left at the end getting to the point - the CSI mess.

What did you like best about this story?

I love a good they got the wrong guy story

Have you listened to any of Rich Grimshaw’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

Incomplete!!!!!!

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-16

Warning, this is a live recording of the supreme court hearing. Though interesting on historical and fly-on-the-wall perspectives, there are parts that are hard to hear, but worst of all, it is incomplete and stops in the middle of the hearing.

No one busted Vegas, vegas busted them

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-07-15

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I was expecting some interesting explanation of a complex scam that netted millions of dollars. Instead I got something that sounded like something the author was making up as he went along. There is no excitement, no intrigue, no insight into the mechanical aspects of how these people were supposed to have "busted vegas"

What was most disappointing about Ben Mezrich’s story?

it was dull, it was boring, nothing happens except everywhere these people go they get kicked out within an hour or beaten up. No casino lost anything as far as i was able to tell.

Any additional comments?

not recommended

All it lacked was Ian as the Narrator

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-03-15

Any additional comments?

Great story, but I wish Ian took the time to narrate. I assume that some of the problems he mentions in his story prevented him. Good news is, the narrator sounded so much like him, I soon forgot it wasnt him. Highly recommended!

Very technical - its not light listening

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-03-15

Any additional comments?

I like these lecture series. In some cases the material is repeated many times across lectures, and It would help to have some of the material that may be referenced in the lecture. In this case there was lots and lots of repeating, and I really could have used some visual aids. All in all, I learned quite a lot. I recommend this to anyone who likes to learn about stuff....

Not what I was expecting, but I liked it anyway

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-03-15

Any additional comments?

I was looking for a more scientific discussion of light regarding the physics of light and its relationship to theories like Relativity, however, I was pleased with the technical and scientific narrative and found it very rewarding. I recommend this book to those who like to learn about stuff...