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  • Menu Excerpts from Our Favorite Newark Restaurants

  • By: Various
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, Nick Podehl, Eric Michael Summerer, and others
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 578

You said you'd listen to your favorite narrators read anything: Well, this ambrosial new audiobook brings together an acclaimed cast of narrators to read aloud the menus of some of our favorite local restaurants here at Audible headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, as only they know how. You haven't truly lived, or dined, until you've heard Cassandra Campbell capture the emotional nuances of Newark's best Indian-inflected burgers or let Nick Podehl extol the virtues of the pear arugula salad and then seductively steer you toward a plate of creamy mushroom linguini.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By B. VanderYacht on 04-01-18

I’m hungry.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-18

This was a lot of fun. I enjoyed these menu presentations. A good narrator does make a difference no matter what they are reading. Short delicious bites.

  • Presence

  • Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
  • By: Amy Cuddy
  • Narrated by: Amy Cuddy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,569

Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every listener will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your body shapes your mind,your mind shapes your behavior,your behavior shapes your future.

  • By liqingtao on 04-24-16

A practical guide for taking your personal power back.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-17

This book was icing on the cake for me. I’ve been in recovery for over 20 years and the steps are a lot about behaving your way into better thinking. I still have had issues with presence, though my life is 100 times better than it was. William James was a large part of early 12 step foundation. Presence is still based on his thinking decades later, but in a much more physical sense. I love how this segues from practices I already use to be a better person to how I can be better for me. Taking power back that I’ve been giving away to others. Definitely worth a listen and I will be revisiting this book often. I’m also going to watch Amy Cuddy’s TED talk for reinforcement.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Deep Blue Good-By

  • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 1
  • By: John D. MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,422
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,037
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,041

He's a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Entertaining Start To A Classic Series

  • By Michael Cavacini on 06-15-12

Meh

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-17

The story was ok, and it was entertaining to read about a time with no cell phones and computers. Investigations were foot work. What I couldn’t stand was the way women were sexual objects, helpless victims, or both. That was thrown onto every female in the book, and of course the all wanted Trav.

  • And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

  • A Novella
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954

Grandpa and Noah are sitting on a bench in a square that keeps getting smaller every day. The square is strange but also familiar, full of the odds and ends that have made up their lives: Grandpa's work desk, the stuffed dragon that Grandpa once gave to Noah, the sweet-smelling hyacinths that Grandma loved to grow in her garden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreakingly Perfect

  • By Jmo930 on 11-21-16

Gives so much in such a short time!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-17

This story is so poignant, and in such a small amount of time conveys the confusion, pain, and hopefulness one goes through dealing with loved ones with dementia/Alzheimer's. It says in the forward that initially this wasn't meant to be a story. From my understanding, it was the author's way of writing out and dealing with aging and changes in loved ones, trying to make what sense of it if he could. That message makes the entire story so much more bittersweet. Such a huge and painful idea laid out in such a touching way was brilliant and cathartic for me (of course, I cried). This will especially touch those who have experienced anything close to this situation. This author shares at such depth in this and A Man Called Ove. I look forward to the other two books I haven't read yet. David Morse's narration was superb.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,198

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Best book I've read in a long time.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-17

This story had me from the beginning to the bittersweet end. The characters are so well developed, the story has been so superbly crafted, and the narrator was fantastic. I loved his Ove voice and he did so well with each dominant character that you knew who was speaking after a while without having an introduction. I became so immersed in this story and I found myself laughing aloud frequently. This is going to be a frequent repeat I'm sure. I love Ove predominantly because he is such a consistent curmudgeon, and you have the opportunity to see why he is. There is so much to say about this book, mainly - just get it. Well worth the credit.

  • The Sleeper

  • By: Emily Barr
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,614
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,612

A tense, gripping psychological thriller, with Hitchcockian overtones, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Sophie Hannah and Rosamund Lupton. Lara Finch is living a lie. Everyone thinks she has a happy life in Cornwall, married to the devoted Sam, but in fact she is desperately bored. When she is offered a new job that involves commuting to London by sleeper train, she meets Guy and starts an illicit affair. But then Lara vanishes from the night train without a trace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste a credit

  • By MM on 08-24-16

Ending a let down.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-17

It took me a couple of chapters to really get into the story. After that it went fast, but I kept thinking "seriously?" after quite a few plot twists. It was just a little much. At the end I thought I probably had 30 mins to 1 hour left - the counter said 31 seconds. That threw me. I had to listen again to the preceding chapter because I was certain I missed something. I hadn't, it's like a story on top of a story and then a two minute epilogue to tie all things up. It was just weird to me. I'm glad it was a daily read. I don't think this was worth a credit. I was entertained enough to complete the listen though.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Asking for It

  • The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture - and What We Can Do About It
  • By: Kate Harding
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Sexual violence has been so prominent in recent years that the feminist term "rape culture" has finally entered the mainstream. But what, exactly, is it? And how do we change it? In Asking for It, Kate Harding answers those questions in the same blunt, no-nonsense voice that has made her a powerhouse feminist blogger. Combining in-depth research with practical knowledge, Asking for It makes the case that 21st-century America supports rapists more effectively than victims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clear, concise, and thought provoking.

  • By Jo Green on 11-17-16

Clear, concise, and thought provoking.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-16

Kate Harding has laid out clearly what women go through. If you read the book you will get the point of view of the victims in a very well presented manner. The narrator was easy to listen to, had pleasant voice, and it seemed as though I was hearing the voice of the writer. Definitely worth the listen if you have any women in your life that you love. I felt this book presented thoughts that many women/victims have, but it voiced them for us in a fearless way.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Brief History of Misogyny: the World's Oldest Prejudice

  • Brief Histories
  • By: Jack Holland
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579

In this compelling, powerful book, highly respected writer and commentator Jack Holland sets out to answer a daunting question: How do you explain the oppression and brutalization of half the world's population by the other half, throughout history? The result takes the listener on an eye-opening journey through centuries, continents, and civilizations as it looks at both historical and contemporary attitudes to women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clear, concise, and unarguable. Bravo.

  • By Michael on 10-02-16

Enlightening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-16

I have never given a lot of thought to how deeply misogyny has been rooted in our society. The best line in the introduction is that when asked why a man should write about the history, the response was "Why not? Man created it." Not long but concise and well ordered.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cycle of Arawn

  • The Complete Trilogy
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 66 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,402

The White Tree (book one): In Mallon the dark magic of the nether has been banned for centuries. Its users have been driven out or killed. Its secrets lost. But the holy book of the nethermancers has just been found by a boy named Dante. As he works to unlock the book's power, he's attacked in the street. The nethermancers aren't gone—and they want their book back. Caught between death cultists and the law, Dante fights for his life, aided by his growing skills and a brash bodyguard named Blays.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and Fun

  • By jazmaan on 09-05-15

Listened Twice

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-16

This was a great trilogy, made even better by being in one volume. Enjoyable enough to listen twice. Great story telling and fabulous narration. Ready to start the next two books about Dante Galand as soon as I hit submit on this review.

  • Rogues

  • By: Neil Gaiman (contributor), George R. R. Martin (editor), Gillian Flynn (contributor), and others
  • Narrated by: Janis Ian, Gwendoline Christie, Roy Dotrice, and others
  • Length: 31 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,577
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,431

If you’re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun way to sample Authors- More Rothfuss Please!

  • By gerry on 08-31-14

Great Collection

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-16

This is a wonderful compilation of short stories by some of my favorite authors. Some stories I liked better than others, but they were all good. Some were a tad confusing probably because I wasn't familiar with the back stories I think. It did introduce me to authors new to me that I enjoyed and I will definitely be looking into other books now.