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Alison

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  • Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Anthony Bourdain
    • Narrated By Anthony Bourdain
    Overall
    (3543)
    Performance
    (1456)
    Story
    (1450)

    Last summer, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.

    Holly says: "Kitchen Confidential"
    "I've listened twice"
    Overall

    This was the perfect road trip book - the right mix of really interesting facts and fun story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Running with Scissors: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Augusten Burroughs
    • Narrated By Augusten Burroughs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1025)
    Performance
    (257)
    Story
    (256)

    Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of being Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain.

    Arthur Held says: "NOT what I was expecting"
    "funny if its not you"
    Overall

    This is a great book with lots of humor - assuming that you did not live this guys life. Well written and adictive, but oddly creepy at the same time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Naked in Baghdad: The Iraq War as Seen by National Public Radio's Correspondent

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Anne Garrels
    • Narrated By Anne Garrels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (664)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (102)

    One of only sixteen unembedded American journalists who stayed in Baghdad's now-legendary Palestine Hotel throughout the American invasion of Iraq, NPR's Anne Garrels was at the very center of the storm. She brings us the sights, sounds, and smells of our latest war with unparalleled vividness and immediacy.

    Native Texan says: "My favorite book of the year!"
    "courage and grace"
    Overall

    The courage and grace of the author/reporter, the woman, and how she brought understanding to the Iraqi people are really remarkable. She makes it so personal - funny and heartbreaking. I heard her report from Bagdad for NPR just the other day after a bombing in the green zone - I cried when I heard her voice shake. I was glad my new "friend" was Okay.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Into Thin Air

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Jon Krakauer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2034)
    Performance
    (850)
    Story
    (866)

    The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

    David says: "Being There"
    "very raw, very good"
    Overall

    This is an excellent read/hear. I am not a mountain climber or an Everest nut, yet this book really made me get it. The real emotion is what makes it so universal.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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