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  • Lopsided: How Having Breast Cancer Can Be Really Distracting

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Meredith Norton
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Lopsided is not your ordinary cancer memoir. Meredith Norton displays the razor-sharp wit of a master humorist as she chronicles her experience, from the first appearance of her bizarre symptoms to moving in with her compulsive parents and their five television sets.

    Dacosta says: "Funny and scary"
    "Funny and scary"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I was recently diagnosed with IDC & am doing as much research as I can possibly cram into my brain... Norton's book was informative in its way and funny as hell. In the spirit of Augusten Burroughs & David Sedaris she made me laugh out loud while driving. I'm so glad she wrote this... I thought I was the only one who handled things this strangely! (thinking about how short the dr. was to the point where she couldn't take in what he said, etc.). Nice to know other people are as twisted AND live to tell the tale!


    What other book might you compare Lopsided to and why?

    Running with Scissors (for the cancer patient!)


    What about Carrington MacDuffie???s performance did you like?

    Great reader!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Anthony Bourdain
    • Narrated By Anthony Bourdain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1671)
    Performance
    (932)
    Story
    (912)

    In the 10 years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business and for Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw explores those changes, tracking Bourdain's strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood. Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen.

    Andy says: "entertaining but not as good as kitchen conf."
    "If you like Bourdain, you won't be disappointed"
    Overall

    This book is entertaining & the Bourdain you wish he could be on the travel channel. I love his angry rants. If you're not one for salty language, this isn't the book for you... go read Rachael Ray.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Empress Orchid

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Anchee Min
    • Narrated By Alexandra O'Karma
    Overall
    (299)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (83)

    Seventeen-year-old Orchid belongs to an aristocratic family that has fallen on hard times. Unexpectedly, she is chosen as one of the emperor's lesser concubines. Within the Forbidden City are thousands of women hoping to bear the emperor a son and become his empress. Orchid, determined and resourceful, schemes her way into the royal bed and seduces the emperor. But as the opium trade erodes the might of the Ch'ing dynasty, Orchid find herself at the center of a crumbling nation.

    Stacey says: "Empress Orchid"
    "HORRIBLE narration"
    Overall

    This might be the best book in the world, I'll never know because I couldn't get beyond the ragged breathing & salavating of the reader. My fault, I should have previewed it prior to my purchase... next time I'll know better!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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