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  • Zombie Spaceship Wasteland: A Book by Patton Oswalt

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Patton Oswalt
    • Narrated By Patton Oswalt
    Overall
    (661)
    Performance
    (431)
    Story
    (425)

    Oswalt combines memoir with uproarious humor, from snow forts to Dungeons & Dragons to gifts from Grandma that had to be explained. He remem­bers his teen summers spent working in a movie Cineplex and his early years doing stand-up. Readers are also treated to several graphic elements, includ­ing a vampire tale for the rest of us and some greeting cards with a special touch.

    Daniel says: "Funny and Inspirational Grab Bag"
    "Quirky humour"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book. Oswalt's style of narration is reminiscent of Anthony Bourdain's writing. His stories are offbeat and my kind of humour.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Is It Just Me?

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Miranda Hart
    • Narrated By Miranda Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (177)

    Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence? I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you, too, dear listener) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path.

    Lily says: "Cackle Worthy"
    "Loved it."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm a big fan of Miranda Hart and was thrilled to find her audiobook. It did not disappoint.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Deborah Blum
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1184)
    Performance
    (727)
    Story
    (715)

    In The Poisoner's Handbook, Blum draws from highly original research to track the fascinating, perilous days when a pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime.

    Reagan says: "Fascinating book marred by production errors"
    "Interesting subject"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Poisoner's Handbook in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting subject matter. The editing of the narration isn't up to par though.


    What aspect of Coleen Marlo???s performance would you have changed?

    The editing is odd. There are gaps in weird places, such as mid-sentence.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Bathroom Readers Institute
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    Thousands of readers told us they wanted Uncle John in their cars. Of course, he couldn't visit each of them personally, so here's the next best thing: an audio version, jammed with interesting, helpful, and humorous trivia and information from the Uncle John backlist.

    Berrett T. Maynard says: "Just plain fun facts in a easy to listen to format"
    "Highly recommended!"
    Overall

    A lot of fun. If you only have five minutes in your car or an hour on the bus, this is the perfect book to listen to. Lots of fun facts, riddles and trivia.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Man Who Ate the World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jay Rayner
    • Narrated By Jay Rayner
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    It's about the globalisation of high culture, the market in taste and the money spent on it. From Las Vegas to Moscow, Dubai to Tokyo and New York to London, Jay Rayner chronicles the revolution in high-end gastronomy that has been sweeping the world since the late eighties. Not simply an account of endless meals in high-end restaurants, it is an exploration of the cities and cultures in which they are found.

    Genevieve says: "Interesting"
    "Interesting"
    Overall

    Good stories from a multitude of cities reputed for their food.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Landing

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated By Laura Hicks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (61)

    Sile is a stylish citizen of the new Dublin, a veteran flight attendant who's traveled the world. Jude is a 25-year-old archivist, stubbornly attached to the tiny town of Ireland, Ontario, in which she was born and raised. On her first plane trip, Jude's and Sile's worlds touch and snag at Heathrow Airport. In the course of the next year, their lives, and those of their friends and families, will be drawn into a new, shaky orbit.

    'Nathan says: "Lovely"
    "More of this genre"
    Overall

    Audible needs more of these types of books. There are too few audiobooks of this kind here.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • I Know I Am, But What Are You?

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Samantha Bee
    • Narrated By Samantha Bee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (129)

    Critics have called her “sweet, adorable, and vicious.” But there is so much more to be said about Samantha Bee. For one, she’s Canadian - whatever that means. And now, she opens up for the very first time about her checkered Canadian past. With charming candor, she admits to her Lennie from Of Mice and Men-style love of baby animals, her teenage crime spree as one-half of a car-thieving couple, and the fact that strangers seem compelled to show her their genitals.

    Coby says: "So Funny!"
    "Brilliant!"
    Overall

    Absolutely brilliant! I loved every minute of it! I recommend it to anyone who loves humorous memoirs.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • My Life in France

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    Overall
    (656)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (223)

    This memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia Child embraced so wholeheartedly. Above all, she reveals the kind of spirit and determination, the sheer love of cooking, and the drive to share that with her fellow Americans that made her the extraordinary success she became.

    Sara says: "What a pleasure!"
    "Great book, needs a better narrator"
    Overall

    Disappointing that the narrator can't quite transmit the essence of Julia's words. Her French is lacking, which distracts from the story.
    Otherwise, a recommended book for any fans of Julia.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jacques Pepin
    • Narrated By Michel Chevalier
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (115)

    In this captivating memoir, the man whom Julia Child has called "the best chef in America" tells the story of his rise from a frightened apprentice in an exacting Old World kitchen to an Emmy Award-winning superstar who taught millions of Americans how to cook and shaped the nation's tastes in the bargain.

    Linda Zimmerman says: "WHAT HAPPENED TO THE RECIPES???"
    "Great audiobook for any foodie"
    Overall

    P?pin describes his life through the various jobs he's held, and emphasizes his love of food. The narrator does a good job of transmitting the author's words in a warm way.
    P?pin talks about his jobs, his friends, his views on food. A great book for those who have admired his career, or who want to know more about this amazing chef.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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