AUDIBLE EDITOR

Doug Polisin

Goofy. Introspective. Bookish. Doug's go-to genre is literary fiction and, thanks to the recently adopted Wittels, his go-to place for listening is the local dog park.

Doug's Recent Reviews

    • Born a Crime

    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • By: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      61,640
    • Performance
      57,294
    • Story
      57,020

    Trevor Noah is the host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where he gleefully provides America with its nightly dose of serrated satire....

    • Great book and perfect narration

    • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16
    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • By: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 11-15-16
    • 61,640 ratings
    • A Comedian's Path to Self-Discovery
    • Just as fans of The Daily Show weren't quite sure what to expect when he was announced as the show's new host, I started Born a Crime not really knowing what I'd find in Noah's book. Comedy? Political and social commentary? Sure, but not in the way I expected. Instead, I was given so much more. Noah's story is intertwined with the final years and aftermath of apartheid-era South Africa. It's a story that begins with Noah's mother throwing him from a moving car to avoid a potentially fatal dispute with gangsters and follows the comedian's path to self-discovery amidst episodes both bittersweet and comical. It's eloquent and touching and funny and made all the better with his reading; especially as he recounts anecdotes involving his mother – the true show-stealer – and delivers clever turns of phrase as only a top-notch comic and storyteller can.
    • Priestdaddy

    • A Memoir
    • By: Patricia Lockwood
    • Narrated by: Patricia Lockwood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      292
    • Performance
      267
    • Story
      269

    From Patricia Lockwood - a writer acclaimed for her wildly original voice - a vivid, heartbreakingly funny memoir about having a married Catholic priest for a father....

    • Holy Smutty Metaphors!

    • By Mel on 05-18-17
    • A Memoir
    • By: Patricia Lockwood
    • Narrated by: Patricia Lockwood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 05-02-17
    • 292 ratings
    • Every Turn of Phrase Reveals Some Hidden, Intangible Truth
    • I want to be careful about the way in which I write about this book. Not because the subject matter is scandalous (it's not), but because, like all beautifully complex things, it'd be easy to mislabel or to put Lockwood's memoir in a box; to diminish its magnificence and, ultimately, the spell it cast over me. It deserves more than that. So, I'll say this: great writers are often lauded for having an original voice. Well, Lockwood has that and then some (including an amazing – and amazingly absurd – sense of humor). More importantly, she's an original thinker whose devotion to language and words and poetry – her primary trade – can be felt in every line, every turn of phrase, and every bit of confounding imagery that seems to reveal some hidden, intangible truth that normally exists just outside of fingertips' reach.
    • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      907
    • Performance
      849
    • Story
      852

    Hank Morgan is struck on the head during a quarrel and awakens to find himself among the knights and magicians of King Arthur's Camelot....

    • Mark Twain and Nick Offerman are a perfect match

    • By Philip M. Chute on 10-23-17
    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 09-19-17
    • 907 ratings
    • Simply Gumptious
    • I didn't think it was possible. Nick Offerman's reading of Tom Sawyer is one of my all-time favorites; a performance that made me fall in love with Twain's classic all over again. But I may actually love his performance here even more. The character of Hank Morgan – a bearish, no-nonsense adherent to practicality and pragmatism – could be seen as a natural predecessor to Ron Swanson (the character Offerman played in Parks and Recreation) as well as the very embodiment of the gumption the actor writes of in his own work. That is to say, this is a character tailor-made for Offerman. Even better is the fact that we get to hear him voice boastful knights and flittery damsels and a villainous Merlin. But mostly, I'm happy to see Offerman quickly becoming the go-to performer and interpreter of Twain's brilliant stories.