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  • From the Corner of the Oval

  • A Memoir
  • Written by: Beck Dorey-Stein
  • Narrated by: Beck Dorey-Stein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein is working five part-time jobs and just scraping by when a posting on Craigslist lands her, improbably, in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obama’s stenographers. The ultimate DC outsider, she joins the elite team who accompany the president wherever he goes, recorder and mic in hand. On whirlwind trips across time zones, Beck forges friendships with a dynamic group of fellow travelers - young men and women who, like her, leave their real lives behind to hop aboard Air Force One in service of the president. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book I've Listened to in a Long Time

  • By Taylor on 2018-10-15

Best Book I've Listened to in a Long Time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-15

I heard about this book from the Skimm and instantly knew I had to read it. I was skeptical at first because I've tried reading and listening to memoir's before and end up stopping after the first few chapters but this book was different. From the first chapter, I was drawn into Becks world and I couldn't stop listening until it was finished. Beck Dorey Stein knows how to write a beautiful captivating story. I loved the moments she shared with the president and her drive to push through all the negative things in life. I saw myself in her and I'm so glad she shared her experiences and didn't hide them because they weren't particularly happy. I would recommend this book to everyone! Seriously read it or buy the audiobook you won't regret it!

  • One More Time

  • Written by: Laurelin Paige
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Rupert Channing
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 49

Tanner's acting career had just begun. He was hotter than the stage lights and twice as captivating. The gorgeous Australian A-lister was everyone's teenage dream. And he'd picked me. Or so I thought, until he proved to be as false as everything else about Hollywood. Now I've finally scored the perfect opportunity to star in a major film. The kicker? Tanner will be my costar. I don't know if I can do this one more time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen, Narration was Good

  • By Taylor on 2018-07-04

Great Listen, Narration was Good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-04

Overall this book was great and interesting! I loved that it was done using female and male narrators, but when the female was narrating in the Australian accent it tended to laugh more than listen. Otherwise, the story was great and I listened to it in a day because I had to know what happened.

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