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  • Yes, Chef: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Marcus Samuelsson
    • Narrated By Marcus Samuelsson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (451)
    Performance
    (401)
    Story
    (394)

    It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations. Yes, Chef chronicles Marcus Samuelsson’s remarkable journey from Helga’s humble kitchen to the opening of the beloved Red Rooster in Harlem.

    loix says: "A fun and inspiring civics lesson"
    "Interesting story made better by authors narration"
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    Story

    I started listening to this book not sure what to expect due to a couple of mixed reviews, but within the first few chapters I knew it was a good choice, Not to take away from some of the professional narraters who do a fantastic job with many books this one wouldn't have been as good if Mr Samuelson hadn't been the reader even considering his thick accent, I tended to be conservative regarding the adoption of children of one race into another (not in a racist way) because they might lose thier native culture but after listening to this wonderful story have changed my mind, would highly recommend this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • God’s Demon

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Wayne Barlowe
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    The powerful Lord Sargatanas, Brigadier-general in Beelzebub's host, is restless. For millennia Sargatanas has ruled dutifully over an Infernal metropolis, but he has never forgotten what he lost in the Fall. He is sickened by what he has done and what he has become. Now, with a small event - a confrontation with a damned soul - he makes a decision that will reverberate through every being in Hell.

    Jason says: "An interesting spin on the classic epic fantasy"
    "An Enjoyable Book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A different kind of fantasy story that may not be for everyone as it has some dark descriptions of hell. However if you are not bothered by the storyline its a great book and held my attention all the way to the end, I would reccomend to anybody who finds the premise interesting

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Childhood's End

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3185)
    Performance
    (2192)
    Story
    (2228)

    The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city - intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

    A User says: "Food for Thought"
    "Good Story despite it's age"
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    Performance
    Story

    I could tell this was written a while back by terms like "radar range" but it was still an enjoyable book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Philip Carlo
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1078)
    Performance
    (493)
    Story
    (497)

    Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on The Sopranos, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. Now, after 240 hours of face-to-face interviews with Kuklinski and his wife and daughters, author Philip Carlo tells his extraordinary story.

    Eileen C says: "You must buy this audio only if..."
    "Was Ok, Not great"
    Overall

    This book was interesting sometimes a bit grusome but I think could have been shorter without losing much of the story, I started to get a little bored near the end. It also includes a live interview with the iceman at the end of the book

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Curse of Chalion

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2146)
    Performance
    (951)
    Story
    (959)

    Amidst the decaying splendor and poisonous intrigue of Chalion's ancient capital, Cazaril is forced to confront not only powerful enemies but also the malignant curse that clings to the royal household, trapping him, flesh and soul, in a maze of demonic paradox, damnation, and death for as long as he dares walk the five-fold pathway of the gods.

    Terri says: "What makes a hero... LMB knows"
    "Great book !!"
    Overall

    I wasn't sure about this book at first but it really gets good once you start to get all the plot straight in your head, the narrator does a great job also. Highly reccomended !!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4031)
    Performance
    (2025)
    Story
    (2071)

    Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspiring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems.

    Teddy says: "You see growth in the Author"
    "Enjoyable!"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this audiobook, am looking forward to the next one. Would reccomend this for anyone interested in fantasy genre.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3516)
    Performance
    (1265)
    Story
    (1262)

    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    Stephen Redding says: "Great presentation of a moral dilemma"
    "Interesting"
    Overall

    It was a little slow at first but I really enjoyed this book, I would reccomend it to anyone interested in this topic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Artifact

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Patrick Astre
    • Narrated By Patrick Cullen
    Overall
    (748)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (104)

    Deep within a heavily guarded compound of the Brookhaven National Laboratory lies the nation's most protected secret: an active alien artifact. Estimated at several millions of years old, impervious to all efforts to penetrate its secrets, the artifact taunts researchers with bursts of mysterious radiation that may be efforts at communication.

    Richard A. Bamberg says: "Mystery of the Year?"
    "Ok, but not great"
    Overall

    This book was not a bad choice (for me) to kill time but wasn't one of the books I will remember much either. The premise seemed better than the actual story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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