Kyle Souza, Audible Editor

AUDIBLE EDITOR

Kyle Souza

Quick-witted, eager, outgoing. Kyle’s go-to listens deal with the consequences of human nature: history, politics, religion, and true crime. His favorite pastime is taking long walks with his dogs while devouring a great story from Audible, of course.

Kyle's Recent Reviews

    • Caddyshack

    • The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story
    • By: Chris Nashawaty
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Caddyshack is one of the most beloved comedies of all time, a classic snobs vs. slobs story of working-class kids and the white-collar buffoons that make them haul their golf bags....

    • The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story
    • By: Chris Nashawaty
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 04-24-18
    • Not rated yet
    • The birth of modern satire — with a side of drugs
    • With personalities like Doug Kenney, Chevy Chase, Jim Belushi, and Bill Murray involved, Caddyshack is one of those movies that comedy nerds everywhere hail as one of the best. Part origin story of the seminal humor magazine National Lampoon and part look inside the making of one of the funniest endeavors ever to grace the silver screen, Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story is a must-listen for anyone who is a fan of comedy. While devotees of the movie will certainly be drawn to the nuts-and-bolts retelling of how the movie came to be – which was a drug-infused trainwreck to be sure – even casual fans will enjoy the look inside the cultural shifts of the 1970s that saw the rise of a brand of entertainment that has become a staple in pop culture decades later.
    • The Westies

    • Inside New York's Irish Mob
    • By: T. J. English
    • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    It's men like Jimmy Coonan and Mickey Featherstone who gave Hell's Kitchen its name. In the mid-1970s, these two longtime friends take the reins of New York's Irish mob....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • TJ English's best. Love his work.

    • By Kevin Armstrong on 09-11-17
    • Inside New York's Irish Mob
    • By: T. J. English
    • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 06-20-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 110 ratings
    • Gangsterism in the Grisly New York of the 1970’s
    • The New York neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen has changed quite a bit since the days of Mickey Spillane and Jimmy Coonan, the original Westie and a primary figure in this gangster tale. I should know, I have lived in said neighborhood for the past three years and have not been forced to hide dead body parts or faced dismemberment (as was the case of the gangsters profiled herein). The 1970s gangs of New York were vastly unlike those of the early 20th century where Daniel Day Lewis-ian types walked around with meat cleavers on the off chance they found themselves in a proper brawl, but that does not mean they were short on drama and carnage. Full of colorful details, like how a man being pistol whipped ignited a bloody and murderous feud that would last decades, T.J. English writes history like it was a fast-paced fictional thriller – one that, as you may have guessed, makes the Sopranos seem like child’s play.
    • Gamebreaker with Keith Olbermann

    • By: Keith Olbermann
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    The latest Audible Original series "GameBreaker with Keith Olbermann" brings listeners inside the experience of athletes who can teach us lessons far beyond sports....

    • By: Keith Olbermann
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 03-08-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings
    • Meticulously reported, riveting stories on sports, truth, and consequences
    • In this groundbreaking Original Series from Audible, Keith Olbermann introduces us to fascinating stories that go beyond the typical, disposable Monday-morning watercooler chatter. This fearless series unearths stories such as the surprising mammal that inspired one swimmer all the way to a gold medal, how traumatic brain injuries are not just an issue in the NFL, and the role social media played after a horrific, highly publicized sexual assault in the small Ohio town of Steubenville. GameBreaker illuminates the humanity beneath the throwaway headlines you see in the sports section.
    • The Line Becomes a River

    • Dispatches from the Border
    • By: Francisco Cantú
    • Narrated by: Francisco Cantú
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    For Francisco Cantú, the border is in the blood. His mother, a second-generation Mexican American, raised him in Arizona's desert scrublands....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A necessary read, I am thankful for

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-10-18
    • Dispatches from the Border
    • By: Francisco Cantú
    • Narrated by: Francisco Cantú
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 02-06-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 135 ratings
    • “For one brief moment, I forgot in which country I stood.” - Francisco Cantú
    • Growing up in Arizona, the border between Mexico and the United States was something that I thought I knew well; however, this personal and moving account of one man’s experience working the border proved otherwise. In The Line Becomes a River, Francisco Cantú illustrates his life through a series of short and extremely humanizing anecdotes, both as a border patrol agent and as a man who had meaningful—and at times heartbreaking—relationships on both sides. The lyrical passages bring the border to the ears of the listener, and are perfectly juxtaposed with historical context and personal family stories that can only come from someone as closely tied to the border as Cantú. If you are looking for a haunting and beautiful listen that will stick with you long after you are finished, this should be at the top of your wish list.
    • The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

    • By: Gucci Mane, Neil Martinez-Belkin
    • Narrated by: Guy Lockard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,016
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,017

    For the first time, Gucci Mane tells his story in his own words. It is the captivating life of an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Dee on 12-09-17
    • By: Gucci Mane, Neil Martinez-Belkin
    • Narrated by: Guy Lockard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 09-19-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,309 ratings
    • When Life Hands You Lemons...
    • I’ll go ahead own up to my bias up top I am a huge Gucci fan; however, when I set out to listen to The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Yes, plenty of guns, drugs, women, and trap music were a given but what else, if anything, would I find from the life of Mr. Zone 6? What I found was a deeply introspective take on life’s failures and life’s triumphs. Throughout this raw portrait of his time as a child in Bessemer, Alabama to his present day success, Gucci is honest about his struggles - with drug dependency and the law among other things - but what sets his story apart from other autobiographies is his utter and complete self-awareness. Now sober and level-headed he can see that so often his own worst enemy is himself, despite the cards often being stacked against him. In life we all hit rough patches, some self-inflicted, and though Gucci’s may be more extreme than most his message throughout rings universal: “It’s about how you bounce back from those moments that make you who you are.”
    • The Butterfly Effect

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Join best-selling author Jon Ronson as he traces the story of one very strange butterfly effect: What happened after a teen in Brussels figured out how to make porn free....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible story; couldn't stop listening

    • By Leigh on 02-01-18
    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 10-27-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings
    • Undressing Porn in the Digital Age
    • As an avid Twitter user, I like to think of media democratization as a good thing for the world. But what happens when tech becomes too accessible? The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson explores how all aspects of the human experience—from the making of a “criminal” to what can truly define intimacy—can be upended by a simple idea. Turns out, making adult internet entertainment free for anyone impacts the lives of just about everyone—including one unfortunate teen whose future has been permanently altered as a result.
    • American Kingpin

    • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
    • By: Nick Bilton
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6,685
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,150
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,128

    In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An honest portrait of DPR

    • By Victor on 05-18-17
    • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
    • By: Nick Bilton
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 05-02-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 6,685 ratings
    • Who is the Dread Pirate Roberts?
    • What do you get when you combine one part Netflix hit Black Mirror, two parts Heisenberg from Breaking Bad, a splash of the dark web and a dash of government corruption? Nick Bilton’s white-knuckle thrill ride, American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road. Meticulously researched and beautifully constructed, Bilton’s story of the rise and fall of a billion dollar online criminal empire and the casualties along the way is a prime example of how, at times, the truth is much stranger than fiction. And that’s what makes this a listen that you simply cannot turn off.