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  • George Carlin Reads to You: An Audio Collection Including Grammy Winners 'Braindroppings' and 'Napalm & Silly Putty'

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By George Carlin
    • Narrated By George Carlin
    Overall
    (709)
    Performance
    (641)
    Story
    (636)

    If one George Carlin audio is funny, then two are funnier and three must be funniest, right? That's our thinking behind this new collection. t's a HighBridge library of laugh-out-loud, award-winning recordings featuring George himself performing many of his best bits.

    Rick says: "Like a Cast of Thousands"
    "funny and insightful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    some of the jokes drag on


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    faster transitions from slow stories


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    i liked that the author read it


    Did George Carlin Reads to You inspire you to do anything?

    nothing positive or productive to better society


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Augusten Burroughs
    • Narrated By Augusten Burroughs
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (157)

    To say that Augusten Burroughs has lived an unusual life is an understatement. From having no formal education past third grade and being raised by his mother’s psychiatrist in the seventies to enjoying one of the most successful advertising careers of the eighties to experiencing a spectacular downfall and rehab stint in the nineties to having a number one bestselling writing career in the new millennium, Burroughs has faced humiliation, transformation and everything in between.

    Susan K Treiman says: "Wonderful, inspiring, insightful"
    "meh"
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    Would you try another book from Augusten Burroughs and/or Augusten Burroughs?

    no


    What was most disappointing about Augusten Burroughs’s story?

    not very insightful. these things were not new stories, some were boring.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    he didnt


    What character would you cut from This Is How?

    none


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cloud Atlas

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By David Mitchell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Cassandra Campbell, Kim Mai Guest, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2874)
    Performance
    (2104)
    Story
    (2108)

    A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified "dinery server" on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation: the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history.

    Cynthia says: "Complicated and Not Good for Listening!"
    "much better than the movie"
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    Where does Cloud Atlas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    this is the best book i have listened to on audible


    What other book might you compare Cloud Atlas to and why?

    none. this was an amazing book that stands alone


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The narrator does an amazing job reading pidgin .. at first your so confused, what's going on, i can understand, but I know I shouldnt be able too, then after listening for a while you're completely and totally hanging on every word, waiting for the next bit of information..


    Who was the most memorable character of Cloud Atlas and why?

    the two pidgin speaking characters.. but this is such an amazing book they're all great


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By J. Maarten Troost
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (510)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (209)

    At age 26, Maarten Troost decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to a remote South Pacific island. The idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. But he should have known better.

    Elizabeth says: "HILARIOUS"
    "Funny and insightful"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Sex Lives of Cannibals the most enjoyable?

    The fact that for several days after listening to it, I heard my life narrated by the author.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sex Lives of Cannibals?

    It was all memorable


    What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice and narration, again as he is the author, his story telling is far better than any one else who would attempt to read the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    all of it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Getting Stoned with the Savages: A Trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By J. Maarten Troost
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (301)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (114)

    After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific until he began to feel remarkably out of place in modern America. He knew it was time to set off again for parts unknown. Here he tells the story of his time on Vanuatu, a cluster of islands where he struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes but finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders.

    L. Worthington says: "My new favorite author!"
    "Amazing book"
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    Would you listen to Getting Stoned with the Savages again? Why?

    I loved this book , i would listen to it several times in a row.


    What other book might you compare Getting Stoned with the Savages to and why?

    I liked Sex Lives of Cannibals .. it was even better than Stoned with Savages


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

    His character was the best


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Amazing book, especially if you're moving to the pacific. I listened to it right when I moved to Hawaii and before I began traveling to the outer pacific.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jen Kirkman
    • Narrated By Jen Kirkman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (70)

    "You'll change your mind." That's what everyone says to Jen Kirkman - and countless women like her - when she confesses she doesn't plan to have children. But you know what? It's hard enough to be an adult. You have to dress yourself and pay bills and remember to buy birthday gifts. You have to drive and get annual physicals and tip for good service. Some adults take on the added burden of caring for a tiny human being with no language skills or bladder control.

    Amanda says: "Hilarious!"
    "Hilarious!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book was funny, amazing, and made me feel good about my decision to live a child free life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the honesty.


    What does Jen Kirkman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her narration was spot on, I love it when an author reads the story, they tell the story best, especially when it's a memoir type.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I can barely take care of myself.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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