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

    • To the Bridge

    • A True Story of Motherhood and Murder
    • By: Nancy Rommelmann
    • Narrated by: Nancy Rommelmann
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    On May 23, 2009, Amanda Stott-Smith drove to the middle of the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and dropped her two children into the Willamette River....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult subject matter; not a fan of the writing style nor narration

    • By DS on 07-07-18
    • A True Story of Motherhood and Murder
    • By: Nancy Rommelmann
    • Narrated by: Nancy Rommelmann
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 07-01-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 136 ratings
    • Mother-child murders are not always what they seem
    • Great true crime transcends the basic story it is telling by shedding light on the darkest sides of our human nature. To the Bridge succeeds in that endeavor many times over. This story is absolutely not for the faint of heart, it’s a tearjerker, and while the tagline on the cover of this audiobook reads “A True Story of Motherhood and Murder” I only believe half of that to be true. It is absolutely a story of murder but chalking this up to a failure of a mother alone - regardless of the tragic fact that she threw both of her children off an Oregon bridge - is to only tell half of the story; a story in which both parents failed to meet their obligations to their children, and in the end created a toxic environment that led to the downfall of a family.
    • The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist

    • A True Story of Injustice in the American South
    • By: Radley Balko, Tucker Carrington, John Grisham - foreword
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    In The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington write a true story of Southern Gothic horror - of two innocent men wrongly convicted of vicious crimes....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gothic Horror-Show, With A Few Digressions

    • By Gillian on 03-01-18
    • A True Story of Injustice in the American South
    • By: Radley Balko, Tucker Carrington, John Grisham - foreword
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 02-27-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 295 ratings
    • Southern Gothic
    • In Mississippi, where the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow still looms large, two men, armed with phony forensics, manipulated the judicial system for decades. As a result, scores of individuals were wrongfully convicted – and only a small number of them have been exonerated to this day. Listening to this book, riveted, I learned how much of our collective understanding of the “science” behind blood splatter and bite-mark analysis is just plain wrong. Balko and Tucker truly opened my eyes to how broken our criminal justice system is, at a most basic level, all across the nation. This is a master class in nonfiction writing that weaves narrative elements with wide-lens historical details, leading you down a path to real-life action on the learnings. We predict a donation to the Innocence Project the second you finish listening.
    • Room to Dream

    • By: David Lynch, Kristine McKenna
    • Narrated by: David Lynch, Kristine McKenna
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 198

    An unprecedented look into the personal and creative life of the visionary auteur David Lynch, through his own words and those of his closest colleagues, friends, and family - adapted by David Lynch from the print book especially for this audio program....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Room to Dream is peachy keen!

    • By The Walking Dude on 07-04-18
    • By: David Lynch, Kristine McKenna
    • Narrated by: David Lynch, Kristine McKenna
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 06-19-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 214 ratings
    • Calling all David Lynch fanatics!
    • I became a huge Lynch fan after discovering Twin Peaks with my college roommate. I fell in love with the polarity of human nature at the heart of his works, and I binged as much it as I could find. It was a revelation to finally hear about his life -- Lynch is notoriously private, and the fact that this memoir even exists (much less in his own voice) is cause for celebration. There are classic auto-biographical tropes here, like how often finding your passion in life is a struggle that can be overcome with dedication and a little luck, but that’s not what makes this an instant classic. What makes it unique and memorable is that Kristine McKenna (a former Los Angeles Times journalist) and Lynch take turns telling specific time periods in Lynch’s life. While McKenna shines in her own way, Lynch’s stream-of-consciousness writing style, coupled with his narration is why Room to Dream is ideal for the audiobook format. It truly feels like you are having a conversation, over some damn fine coffee, with one of the greatest artistic minds of our time.
    • Their Eyes Were Watching God

    • By: Zora Neale Hurston
    • Narrated by: Ruby Dee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,512
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,742
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,725

    This poetic, graceful love story celebrates boldly and brilliantly African-American culture and heritage....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ruby Dee is amazing

    • By Jennifer on 04-20-13
    • By: Zora Neale Hurston
    • Narrated by: Ruby Dee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 11-07-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4,512 ratings
    • Kicking myself for waiting until now…
    • Zora Neale Hurston’s prose is life-changing, and her words have passed the test of time with flying colors. The themes of race and gender roles - particularly those of women – that abound in Their Eyes Were Watching God are as important now as they arguably have ever been. I am a little upset with myself for not checking this out earlier in my life; maybe I would have been inspired to be more of a fiction listener than the non-fiction obsessive I am. That’s how good she is. Now, please excuse me while I start listening to every work she has ever written. I have some catching up to do.
    • Sh*tshow!

    • The Country's Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great
    • By: Charlie LeDuff
    • Narrated by: Charlie LeDuff
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    In the fall of 2013 Charlie LeDuff sat in the office of then-Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and made a simple but prophetic claim: The American people were at breaking point....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Examinations of the aftermath from the scene

    • By josh on 05-23-18
    • The Country's Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great
    • By: Charlie LeDuff
    • Narrated by: Charlie LeDuff
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 05-22-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 183 ratings
    • America, The Beautiful… Or, Maybe Not
    • Pulitzer Prize-winner and New York Times bestseller (Detroit: An American Autopsy) Charlie LeDuff, one of my favorite writers, is at it again in this unvarnished look at what the American Dream means in the modern age. A tour-de-force of gonzo journalism, Sh*tshow! does not take sides in the political conversation - I’m pretty sure LeDuff hates both equally. Rather, it puts on full display how people are experiencing the ill-effects of decisions made by those in power from sea to shining sea. This is politics in its most visceral form.
    • Caddyshack

    • The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story
    • By: Chris Nashawaty
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    Caddyshack is one of the most beloved comedies of all time, but the movie we all know and love didn't start out that way, and everyone who made it certainly didn't have the word classic in mind as the cameras were rolling....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Really About Caddyshack Until Hour 5

    • By William M. on 07-01-18
    • 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
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 218 ratings
    • 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.
    • Gamebreaker with Keith Olbermann

    • By: Keith Olbermann
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The latest Audible Original series "GameBreaker with Keith Olbermann" brings listeners inside the experience of athletes who can teach us lessons far beyond sports....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Binge Listen

    • By Anonymous User on 05-25-18
    • By: Keith Olbermann
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 03-08-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 6 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 273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    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
    • Such a powerful message

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-01-18
    • 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 273 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.