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Jessica

Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

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  • Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Steve Almond
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    Steve Almond doesn't just love candy, he unabashedly worships every aspect of confectionary culture, from the creation of an exceptional malt ball through the tragic demise of a badly conceived candy bar, from the emotion-laden memories stirred by a bite of chocolate to his near-drooling anticipation of spotting a new package on the candy shelves.

    inearthsha says: "Pure AudioTruffle, diabetics cautioned"
    "Hysterical"
    Overall

    Anyone who loves candy, be it fancy chocolates or dime store penny candy, will thoroughly enjoy this exceptionally witty and insightful book. The history of various candies along with intricate and humorous descriptions of their tastes and textures was beyond amusing. The wry, self-deprecating humor of Steve Almond is in the flavor of David Sedaris. I never thought anyone appreciated candy the way I do, nor did I think it possible to describe it in words so eloquently and hysterically. I can't wait to read to another of his books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By George Carlin
    • Narrated By George Carlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (906)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (165)

    Following his two New York Times best sellers, Brain Droppings and Napalm & Silly Putty, comes George Carlin's third audiobook, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, a riotous journey through the mind of one of America's premiere comic observers.

    Dana Wolfe says: "Wonderful!"
    "Classic Carlin"
    Overall

    Not as laugh-out-loud funny as I had expected, but amusing nonetheless. Some material does repeat from other Carlin books. Much of the humor emphasizes language and euphemisms. Though not the strongest or silliest Carlin stuff, definitely worth a listen. Hearing him read it is an added bonus as you feel like you are watching a live comedy concert.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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