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  • Full Exposure: Opening Up to Your Sexual Creativity and Erotic Expression

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Susie Bright
    • Narrated By Susie Bright
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    In this frank and intimate program, Susie Bright delves into the secrets of our true desire, providing an "erotic manifesto that is a call for everyone to reclaim sexuality, cast off sexual shame, and overcome repression."

    Amazon Customer says: "yes, that's my nipple"
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    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    For Susie Bright sexuality is not just an expression, but a resource to be developed akin to a relationship which gives rise to much inspiration in one's surrounding life. Susie addresses and illustrates the common sense centrality of our erotic selves as the generative seed of our everyday experience. As a key creative force in leading us forward, her narrative playfully moons a so called polite society recycling ideas that fetter this deeply personal gift.

    Only after listening did I noticed that the performance is an abridgment and discovered that I'm curious about what more she had to say (I'm ready for another go!). Perhaps the abridgment contributed to the pacing(?) - not sure about the reason, but I've always found Susie's tone so convivial and her manner of handling even the most vulnerable subject matter tenderly, that I expect the longer we stay with her 'in bed' the deeper she gets to flesh it all out.

    What I'd really like to hear is a new performance: this recording seems to suffer from being down sampled or something??? perhaps it was recorded without much sound engineering? Full Exposure address a topic and perspective I wish more people consider and I'd love to hear Susie visit it again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (609)
    Performance
    (488)
    Story
    (497)

    Eliot Rosewater, a drunk volunteer fireman and president of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation, is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature, with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. The result is Kurt Vonnegut's funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to.

    Darwin8u says: "Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth."
    "How do you love 'useless' people?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This novel touches on something ineffable about the value of people, and raises the question of, well, just what are they for? I pair this work with Player Piano in Vonnegut's prescient inquiry about a future he didn't quite live to see.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (3171)
    Performance
    (2894)
    Story
    (2878)

    From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.

    FanB14 says: "Devout Fan Disappointed"
    "writer renews his contract"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    David Sedaris is my favorite chronicler of the life of David Sedaris. Another breezy excursion here… and i'm left wondering 'bout those who read the words off the page since having them in my ears here, the author so clearly speaks in his own voice - who'd have it any other way? We listen and then we're done. Hear you next time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Infinite Jest, Part III: The Endnotes

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    These are the endnotes to David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, a gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America. Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives.

    Darwin8u says: "Approaching the Infinite Life Hack"
    "Includes notes to footnotes!"
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    …one would hope so, lest we're marketed a "part IV: The Endnotes' Endnotes"

    Anyway, not much to report but that you should know what to expect when you get this… and the meta-conclusion that we're - here on Audible.com, in a state-of-the-platform sorta way - clearly still not yet at a point of having the infrastructure to support the listening mode of reading with ease, as Darwin8u's review highlights (see http://www.audible.com/listener/A1E0I33LNHX65?asin=B00C2D0B4S& ).

    Linear listening would, I expect be disorienting. And, if you're like me, you'll have already consumed the footnotes while following along w/ the initial Audible release of Infinite Jest on a text copy. So, as my self, acquiring "the endnotes" was to review these longer footnotes - one of which, I'm sorry to report, suffers some strange recording error. Note 321 - which in print spans four pages - is only eleven seconds long and is comprised of only the last few lines of its content and so isn't even announced as note 321.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Douglas Edwards
    • Narrated By Douglas Edwards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (987)
    Performance
    (799)
    Story
    (796)

    Comparing Google to an ordinary business is like comparing a rocket to an Edsel. No academic analysis or bystanders account can capture it. Now Doug Edwards, Employee Number 59, offers the first inside view of Google, giving readers a chance to fully experience the bizarre mix of camaraderie and competition at this phenomenal company. I'm Feeling Lucky captures for the first time the unique, self-invented, yet profoundly important culture of the world's most transformative corporation.

    Stephen says: "Definitely worth a credit"
    "nice compliment to "In The Plex""
    Overall
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    Story

    Several times, Doug's writing cause a laugh to spurt from my mouth. You get a sense of the talents he brought to Google as he employs them in describing his experience as their first brand manager.

    Halfway through the book I had to check who the narrator was - he was doing such a good job of inhabiting the text. And lo, it was Douglas himself! May you have more adventures to tell us about.

    If you're looking for a thorough review of what went into the technical accomplishments, look into Plex.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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