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I Can't Make This Up Audiobook

I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons

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"In I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons, Kevin Hart shares his memoir in a way only he can, showcasing the charisma, personality, and talent that made him one of the most popular entertainers in the planet. This is a true rags to riches story – but it’s more than that: it’s also a blueprint for how to become your best self, and a demonstration of how perspective can triumph even the most challenging circumstances. I’ve had the pleasure of reading this twice (work perks!) – once in print, and then in audio – and while both left an indelible imprint, listening was a completely immersive and exceedingly powerful experience. Committing 150% to every moment – from the epic, ad-libbed pre-introduction down to the chapter headings – Kevin takes us on a highly personal, no-holds-barred journey filled with heartbreak, inspiration and hilarity. Add continuous "off-script" asides and anecdotes, and you’ve got one of the must-listen audiobooks of the year – or any year, for that matter." -- Jess, Audible Editor (http://www.audible.com/listener/A1RUH0FNP7433P )

"While I was thrilled to learn that Kevin Hart would be narrating his own memoir, it wasn’t until I had the privilege of attending a recording session that I became out-of-my-mind ecstatic. There are rare instances in which a performance not only transcends the words on the page, but actually defines how the story should be told — and experienced. This is one of them. With great skill, good-natured humor and disarming honesty, Mr. Hart shares all the ups, downs, and arounds of his life (so far), accompanied by some lessons he’s learned along the way. And the result is irresistible from start to finish. Even if you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t yet joined the Kevin Hart fan club, you’ll love this listen. Period." -- Reid, Audible Editor (http://www.audible.com/listener/A2VG3VPZP8NN1X )

Publisher's Summary

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

It begins in North Philadelphia. He was born an accident, unwanted by his parents. His father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother was overwhelmingly strict, beating him with belts, frying pans, and his own toys.

The odds, in short, were stacked against our young hero, just like the odds that are stacked against the release of a new book in this era of social media (where Hart has a following of over 100 million, by the way).

But Kevin Hart, like Ernest Hemingway, J.K. Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut, he takes the listener on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he's overcome each challenge to become the man he is today.

And that man happens to be the biggest comedian in the world, with tours that sell out football stadiums and films that have collectively grossed over $3.5 billion.

He achieved this not just through hard work, determination, and talent: It was through his unique way of looking at the world. Because just like a book has chapters, Hart sees life as a collection of chapters that each person gets to write for himself or herself.

"Not only do you get to choose how you interpret each chapter, but your interpretation writes the next chapter," he says. "So why not choose the interpretation that serves your life the best?"

©2017 Kevin Hart (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    Stacey 11/06/2017
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    "29 year old female photographer"

    Kevin, I follow you on snapchat. You talk a lot and I have always envied your energy. But your book actually highlighted to me that envy is useless, I need to stop sitting around and waiting for things, I need to go get them, discomfort means change and stay humble as well as don't blame. The last 5 chapters were very meaningful to me and I will refer to them when I am struggling (which is often at the moment). Congratulations on your book, any praise you get is well early, you aren't as silly as you come across.

    Thank you

    Stace

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    24/06/2017
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    "a MUST!"

    changed my outlook on life and career goals - grateful to have listened to this!!

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    19/06/2017
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    "I can't make this up"

    Kevin Hart is the man!! The guy of all time! The real MVP!! Thank You!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    chris 18/06/2017
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    "lol"

    Laughed to the max. Wished it went another 51 chapters. Cant wait for next installment..

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    15/06/2017
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    "Fkn brilliant!"

    This was entertaining and full of life lessons.
    Brutally honest and tear jerking.

    Kevin is a hero!

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    Kelmc78 12/06/2017
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    "Just as I expected, funny but real."

    A great listen. Funny from start to finish. Was disappointed when it was over only because I wanted more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • elnoramarie
    8/06/17
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    "Seriously Funny"

    In typical Kevin Hart fashion, he tells his real life stories in a way that makes the listener draw a lessons from them while still cracking up.

    I made the mistake of listening to a significant portion of this book while driving ...let's just say that I must've looked like an idiot to other drivers for laughing so hard with no one else in the car.

    34 of 39 people found this review helpful
  • LaTrisha v.
    13/06/17
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    "I ❤️ this book a little too much!!!"

    I loved the performance, the story telling and the humor of Kevin (my favorite comedian) Hart! I will read it again to laugh and cry a lil... thank Mr. Hart!

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Gillian
    Austin, TX, United States
    7/06/17
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    "Funny AND Oddly Inspiring...!"

    So sue me. He had me when he put a puppy on his head!
    I love memoirs but am really not into the celebrity stuff, couldn't get into "Yes, Please". But this was much different, certainly much funnier. It's a leisurely stroll through a life where there were choices to be made, desperate situations to be lived through. From a dad who B&Es to steal money AND cook grits, to a tiny mom who'll whup you with a belt for setting all the clocks in the home two hours ahead (There are good reasons for the whole clock thing), to a loving brother who won't fight your battles for you but will teach you how not to be bullied or be a bully, to a girlfriend/wife who is absolutely positive you're cheating (and you most likely are...) Hart's family is most memorable.
    And through it all is his stand-up narration/delivery, complete with laughter, perfectly timed hems and haws, and rabbit hole-like digressions galore. It all made me smile, laugh, or spew coffee from my mouth every now and then. Can't help it, the guy knows how to deliver a laugh (By the way, it's pretty interesting when he's barely learning the actual art and craft of comedy).
    Inspiring the way he learns to listen to his gut, the way he puts together bands of struggling people, the way he gets himself out of financial ruin... several times. And a few times, the memoir was downright touching as it's actually written with love.
    Not what I expected (expected a lot of shallowness, actually) but definitely enjoyed!

    41 of 49 people found this review helpful
  • Lala
    8/06/17
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    "I ❤️ Hart"
    Any additional comments?

    Clever and made me smile. Mr. Hart talks a bit fast, watch a stand up clip on YouTube with your eyes closed if you like that you will like this. Oh and for those that don't speak fluent French and don't like sailors this is probably not your book. But if you like Kevin and want some background on him this book is funny and informative👌

    25 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    9/06/17
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    "I LOVED IT!!! GREAT LISTEN THANKS KEVIN"

    great listen it would not have been as great if I read it myself so listen to the audible

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Cj
    Coastal Bend, Texas
    6/06/17
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    "Book long standup"

    I pre-ordered after hearing Hart on the Howard Stern Show. I started listening this morning, and I'll be missing the Stern Show today. Hart is preforming his book, not some mono-tone e-reader, a great 8 hour long standup show.

    37 of 46 people found this review helpful
  • ninamdot
    6/06/17
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    "First Audiobook Listener"

    As this is my first time being a listener of an audiobook, I say in confidence that this book was a good decision. There is nothing like listening to someones personal stories that include failure, triumph and life lessons. I Can't Make This Up is funny and as a listener I feel special as you get a little bit MORE from Kevin narrating.

    33 of 41 people found this review helpful
  • CandlewaxAndWine RVA
    6/06/17
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    "Kevin Hart is (as usual) is AMAZING!"

    I am so excited to hear Kevin Hart in his new book! I already enjoy his movies and stand up work, but to have an author who's work you enjoy, read their experiences directly to you, in their own words, using personalized inflection to emphasize points is beyond amazing! I saw him recording pieces of this on his Snapchat feed and those snippets are NOTHING compared to the full book! It's like we're lifelong friends having an awesome in depth conversation, AND I learned a few things too. Thank you to Audible (and all of this 21st century technology) for providing this awesome intimate experience - this should hold me over until I actually have the opportunity to meet Kevin in person one day (a girl can dream). Any who, everyone should go buy this book NOW, like today (whatever day you're reading this) ! Thanks Kev! - Cara / @BigBonedBarbie

    31 of 40 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    8/06/17
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    "Great book"

    I leaned a lot about life in this book about how hard you have to work for success and much more. Thanks for the lessons Kevin Hart.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    behind pages of books
    8/06/17
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    "Finished in two daya"

    Absolutely loved this book! Very inspiring and just interesting. I have been a fan of Kevin Hart for years and to get more into the story and his life. To see into the work that went hand and hand with his current fame. All so inspiring. And listening to the audiobook is a must.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    10/06/17
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    "Delightful."

    This book is very well done. So entertaing and endearing. Kevin Hart is a shining light. Wonderful book. I'm actually going to buy the hard copies for gifts for friends. Love it. You won't regret this purchase.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jordan Adewunmi
    9/06/17
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    "Basically an 11hr standup"

    Amazing book, amazing performance by Kevin Hart himself, was just like watching an 11hr standup show.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Wales
    6/06/17
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    "Its really Kevin Hart!"

    This is the first audio book I have purchased, I love Kevin's films and I was delighted to discover he actually narrated the book.
    His optimism and good cheer shine through. Great book!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    10/06/17
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    "Lol or Lal? It's definitely Lal"

    Laugh and learn, most definitely. This is halirious and helpful, haliriously helpful!

    Typical Kevin Hart humour in the form of a self help book. He teaches a lot but the most prominent thing is resilience. If you don't know what your are doing with your life. Listen to this, you must.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cameron McQuade
    22/06/17
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    "Surprisingly inspirational"

    I feel like this audiobook had everything it was very funny (as expected) and moving in places and eye opening with inspirational deep meanings throughout also got me through my night shifts with ease!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Della dunsin
    14/06/17
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    "Kevin Hart you are a Legend"

    I loved every single chapter . I don't Read books I listern to books . I love books that are narrated by the authors. The words come alive .

    Kevin you literally have me writing notes making sure I can refer back to the life lessons.

    Some people have a gift of strategically delivering a message. You will not be disappointed about this book especially if you are on a personal journey of self development.

    If Kevin can make it there is no reason in the world why I can't .

    This book is worthy of a New York Times Best seller honour ,It's funny but packed full of life Gems / life lessons. Kevin will affirm what is already within in you. That you can do anything you just have to plant the seed and be persistent.

    Kevin Hart, this is the best Audio book I have listened to especially when it comes to the personal development Genre.

    "Every experience you have is a gift created to teach you a lesson" Kevin Hart

    Go Fourth and Prosper

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    12/06/17
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    "Funny! Inspirational! And Motivational all at the same time."

    Kevin tells his life story and how he became the mega-superstar he is today.

    His career took about 15 years, despite people thinking he was an overnight success

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    11/06/17
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    "Funny and Inspiring"

    Loved every bit of it. This is probably the best book I've read in a long time. Kudos Kev!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher A.
    10/06/17
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    "Best autobiography by a mile"

    I purchased this audiobook as a big fan and of Kevin Harts working but feeling a bit let down by his recent stand up. Very creatively narrated and gives a good insight into the man behind the legend whilst dropping tips for success in a very simple way. Would definitely recommend it! I'm buying the book too keep

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sonny
    7/06/17
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    "The best audiobook I have ready!"
    What did you like most about I Can't Make This Up?

    I love his delivery! The whole audiobook keeps you engaged from start to finish. Have been following Kevin Hart from start to finish and always rooting for him, so glad to see he has released a book about his life but was even more glad to know it is him throughout the whole audiobook


    What other book might you compare I Can't Make This Up to, and why?

    I am a Digital Marketing Executive by career and listen to A LOT of business and marketing audiobooks, the only person I can compare to this book is Gary Vaynerchuk #AskGaryVee


    What about Kevin Hart’s performance did you like?

    I loved how honest he was! He says things that we are scared to admit but makes it seem so normal.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he talks about performance that it starts of slow and it builds up, I am a music producer and DJ when I was younger and knew the exact feeling but once your deep in the performance it just flows.


    Any additional comments?

    Was waiting for this audiobook for ages! So happy that it lived up to expectations

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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