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  • What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert L. Wolke
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (782)
    Performance
    (656)
    Story
    (649)

    Why is red meat red? How do they decaffeinate coffee? Do you wish you understood the science of food but don't want to plow through dry, technical books? In What Einstein Told His Cook, University of Pittsburgh chemistry professor emeritus and award-winning Washington Post food columnist Robert L. Wolke provides reliable and witty explanations for your most burning food questions, while debunking misconceptions and helping you interpret confusing advertising and labeling.

    colleen says: "It was actually pretty interesting"
    "The reason for paper"
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    This is a terrible choice for audio! It is a reference book, plain and simple - as a printed book, you can look up whatever you need to know, when you need to know it. That doesn't work with audio, and since there is no story it's a major yawn. Imagine listening to the dictionary...

    31 of 35 people found this review helpful
  • Fool: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1982)
    Performance
    (805)
    Story
    (821)

    Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear demands that his kids swear to him their undying love and devotion. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of...well...stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot.

    Michael says: "Mr Moore does it again."
    "Great Narration"
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    This narrator is tops! The different voices and mannerisms are very distinct and extremely lively. Te story, quite frankly, bored me to tears. It made my shift longer, rather than shorter (Which is what Ive come to expect from Mr. Moore - I love his other books!) I will continue to listen to the author's books, and will look for more from this narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1058)
    Performance
    (918)
    Story
    (931)

    In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his life... and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's friends who vow to discover the truth of van Gogh's untimely death.

    Melinda says: "Is Nothing is Sacre'?"
    "Virgin no Moore!"
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    This was my first Moore book, and I think I am now a diehard fan! This was total, glorious escapist fiction. I have an art background, which is what originally drew me to the story, but I don't think it was really necessary to know anything about art to follow the story. The characters are alive, hilarious, and self-explanatory. I literally couldn't turn it iff until it was over, and I'm sure I will listen again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Persimmon Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1507)
    Performance
    (1076)
    Story
    (1065)

    The Persimmon Tree opens in Indonesia in 1942 on the cusp of Japanese invasion and the evacuation of Batavia (Jakarta) by the Dutch. Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Duncan is on holiday there, in pursuit of an exotic butterfly known as the Magpie Crow. It's an uncertain, dangerous time to be in Indonesia, and Nick's options of getting out are fast dwindling. Amidst the fear and chaos he falls in love with Anna, the beautiful daughter of a Dutch acquaintance, and she nicknames him 'Mr Butterfly'.

    Corinne says: "An excellent sequel"
    "Good story"
    Overall

    Good story, but the absolute worst imitation of American accents ever. Very distracting and extremely annoying. He does OK with the upper class accents, but kevin and Joe are horrible parodies of working class speech, and a bit insulting. Other than the spotty narration, this book was good escapist story telling.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Relieve Anxiety with Medical Hypnosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Steven Gurgevich
    • Narrated By Steven Gurgevich
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Anxiety's source and antidote are one and the same: the mind. On Relieve Anxiety with Medical Self-Hypnosis, listeners join leading mind-body expert Dr. Steven Gurgevich for a liberating program that teaches how to use the power of the subconscious mind to overcome worry, nervousness, panic, and more. Includes guided trancework sessions to enhance skills of mental and physical relaxation, and produce the "relaxation response" whenever and wherever it is needed.

    Kathryn says: "One of My Favourite Relaxation cds"
    "Really Works!!"
    Overall

    I have 3 hypnosis programs, and this is the only one that completely works every time. It always puts me to sleep, but I always feel better after I use it - stronger, too.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Nick Landrum
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2640)
    Performance
    (860)
    Story
    (872)

    Dexter Morgan appears to be the perfect gentleman. He is handsome and polite, and has been in a relationship for nearly a year and a half. Yet appearances can be deceiving, for Dexter is a serial killer who has slain many people. But in this tale, he's the good guy, for there is one little twist: Dexter only snuffs out other murderers. When another serial killer, with an eerily similar style, starts grabbing headlines, Dexter has a fairly morbid thought. Am I being challenged?

    V. Sharol says: "Compelling but unsettling"
    "A different ending"
    Overall

    This book closely resembles the TV series of the name "Dexter", although the ending is quite a new and different twist in the ongoing saga of the murederous, good guy, blood spatter expert. The story was ruined for me, however, by the disgusting juicy, smacking and swallowing noises coming from the throat of the narrator. It was truly a struggle to get through this one. I will never get another book with this narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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