Rachael Xerri - Audible Editor

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Rachael Xerri

Eclectic bibliophile. Codifier of content. Rachael is passionate about literary fiction, psychology, critical theory, foreign culture, and self-development. Her worst fear is leaving home without her earbuds.

Rachael's Recent Reviews

    • Thinking in Bets

    • Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
    • By: Annie Duke
    • Narrated by: Annie Duke
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      40
    • Performance
      39
    • Story
      39

    Poker champion turned business consultant Annie Duke teaches you how to get comfortable with uncertainty and make better decisions as a result....

    • wonderful book

    • By Martin Rocha on 02-19-18
    • Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
    • By: Annie Duke
    • Narrated by: Annie Duke
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 02-06-18
    • 40 ratings
    • How to play the hand you’re dealt
    • American Professional Poker Player Annie Duke knows all about luck. More specifically, how it can skew our perception of what’s a good idea, or a bad one. Duke teaches us that while there are forces outside of our control, there are strategies to better play the hand we’re dealt. Thinking in Bets is not a book about gambling, but it is about making decisions when you don’t know all the details. Learn why the choices that lead to your success aren’t always the best ones, and why the ones that end in failure aren’t always the worst. This book will challenge everything you think you know about making predictions and reflecting on your actions. . .you can bet on it.
    • Close to Om

    • Stretching Yoga from Your Mat to Your Life
    • By: Andrea Marcum
    • Narrated by: Andrea Marcum
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      13
    • Performance
      12
    • Story
      11

    By the end of Close to Om, listeners will not only know a lot about yoga and its poses, but they'll also know more about themselves: who they are, what they want, and how to get there....

    • Love this book. Very insightful!

    • By Mari on 01-27-18
    • Stretching Yoga from Your Mat to Your Life
    • By: Andrea Marcum
    • Narrated by: Andrea Marcum
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 12-26-17
    • 13 ratings
    • Andrea Marcum's yoga-as-lifestyle approach is just what I need to stretch past my current physical and mental limits—and keep my wellness resolutions on track.
    • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

    • By: Gary Chapman
    • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      13,551
    • Performance
      10,725
    • Story
      10,649

    Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love....

    • Unexpected Brilliance

    • By Vanessa on 02-08-07
    • By: Gary Chapman
    • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 07-15-05
    • 13,551 ratings
    • Reliable Relationship Advice
    • For most millennials, love truly is a four-letter word. It’s not that we want to connect any less than our parents did, in fact, we’re over-connected—to the point where we obsess over micro-actions, such as a swipe right or a thumbs up, to determine if things are going well with a certain someone (or someones). So this year, stop tirelessly attempting to decode social media posts and resolve to listen to your elders. Gary Chapman tells it like it is (in a twangy, but firm, Southern accent): you have to learn how your partner expresses love, and vice versa, in order for it to work. You might not speak the same love language—after all, there are five of them—but you can work to understand each other. Whether you want to turn your situation-ship into a relationship, or revitalize your marriage, start here for solid, time-tested advice on how to communicate—without character limits. –Rachael
    • When to Jump

    • If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want
    • By: Mike Lewis
    • Narrated by: Mike Lewis, full cast, Sheryl Sandberg
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      57
    • Performance
      53
    • Story
      53

    An inspirational audiobook that lays out the "Jump Curve" - four steps to wholeheartedly pursuing the career of your dreams....

    • Do you hear a voice inside you?

    • By Everett Libby on 01-18-18
    • If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want
    • By: Mike Lewis
    • Narrated by: Mike Lewis, full cast, Sheryl Sandberg
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 01-09-18
    • 57 ratings
    • Go Your Own Way
    • “Life is what you make it.” For Mike Lewis, who left a high-paying corporate job at the young age of 24 to become a professional squash player, these words could not be truer. Which, is not to say that accomplishments happen overnight. In the course of his own “jump,” Lewis spoke to over 40 highly qualified experts, everyone from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, to the designer of the Lyft logo, Ethan Eyler, and learned that fulfillment requires risk. When to Jump isn’t just a kick-ass collection of stories narrated by an impressive full cast, it’s also a road map to creating your own success. Change is intimidating, but these experts have handed us a parachute. Make the jump. –Rachael
    • Sleep Smarter

    • 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
    • By: Shawn Stevenson, Sara Gottfried MD - foreword
    • Narrated by: Sara Gottfried, Shawn Stevenson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1,976
    • Performance
      1,780
    • Story
      1,760

    Sleep Smarter is the ultimate guide to sleeping better, feeling refreshed, and achieving a healthier, happier life....

    • Some parts good, but be careful

    • By Brian A. Shenk on 12-05-16
    • 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
    • By: Shawn Stevenson, Sara Gottfried MD - foreword
    • Narrated by: Sara Gottfried, Shawn Stevenson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 08-16-16
    • 1,976 ratings
    • Get Smart about Sleep
    • Getting to sleep does more than just keep you energized, it’s also crucial to your health. Sleeping better can even help you meet your weight-loss goals. But if you’re anything like the millions of Americans who have a tough time falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting deep sleep, then it’s time to Sleep Smarter. Shawn Stevenson used sleep to repair his body after a degenerative bone disease crushed his dreams of becoming a professional athlete. Through his 14-day sleep makeover, you can rejuvenate your health, mind, and even career—that’s a manageable amount of time to spend on a resolution, don’t you think? –Rachael
    • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

    • By: Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      512
    • Performance
      450
    • Story
      445

    Daniel H. Pink, the number one best-selling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home....

    • Fun. Enlightening. Fast Paced.

    • By W. Brooks on 01-11-18
    • By: Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 01-09-18
    • 512 ratings
    • Timing is everything
    • Daniel H. Pink (#1 New York Times best-selling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human) explores why, how, and, yes, when timing really does matter. If you’ve ever asked yourself, "What time should I go to sleep? Is it better to be the first person interviewed, or the last? Am I going through a mid-life crisis? When should I get married? What time of day should I schedule my surgery? Why do I procrastinate so much?" or even, "What are my chances of making it to the next round in a national singing competition?" then this book is for you. Pink’s writing isn’t just informative and backed by leading research in psychology, biology, and economics, it’s eerily relatable—like listening to the plot of what your life could be if only you were in all the right places at all the right times. So, when should you listen to this book? Now.
    • The Disaster Artist

    • My Life inside 'The Room', the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
    • By: Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell
    • Narrated by: Greg Sestero
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5,962
    • Performance
      5,535
    • Story
      5,514

    The Disaster Artist is Greg Sestero's laugh-out-loud funny account of how Tommy Wiseau defied every law of artistry, business, and friendship to make "the Citizen Kane of bad movies"....

    • It Starts coming Together

    • By marcus on 06-15-14
    • My Life inside 'The Room', the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
    • By: Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell
    • Narrated by: Greg Sestero
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 05-19-14
    • 5,962 ratings
    • The Role Greg Sestero Actually Deserves
    • The first time I watched The Room, I laughed, cringed, gasped, and teared up -- for all the wrong reasons. The story behind the "worst movie ever made" is arguably everything director Tommy Wiseau envisioned, but ultimately failed to deliver. Greg Sestero (actor who played Mark) tells his side of the story -- one that's ripe with creative passion, friendship, and betrayal -- on the making of this flub film turned cult classic.
    • Ep. 1: You Need Help to Help Her

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      661
    • Performance
      569
    • Story
      568

    [Contains mature themes] Free for a limited time for Audible members. A husband and wife are united in their desire to help their daughter, two years after she suffered a breakdown and moved home, shutting herself off from her family and friends....

    • I’ll have to respectfully disagree...

    • By gongaroo on 12-24-17
    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Series: Where Should We Begin? Season 2, Book 1
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Release date: 10-24-17
    • 661 ratings
    • My favorite this year
    • Relationships are complex and with so much controversy in 2017, there seems to be a shortage of common ground. People lie, they cheat, they have hang-ups, and they aren’t always there for the ones they love. Thankfully, this year also brought two seasons of Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel. In this Audible Original audio show, expert relationship counselor and celebrated author, Esther Perel, helps real-life couples understand their own shortcomings, leading them on the path to mutual resolution, even when the answer is to go separate ways. Esther offers insight on everything from healing after trauma, to overcoming infidelity, to navigating mental health issues. Esther’s empathy and truthfulness is refreshing in a time of uncertainty, and it’s what makes her show the very best of 2017.

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    • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    • By: Junot Díaz
    • Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      723
    • Performance
      685
    • Story
      683

    Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd....

    • Beautiful and devastating

    • By Jennifer Winters on 03-08-17
    • By: Junot Díaz
    • Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 12-20-16
    • 723 ratings
    • Wondrous, Indeed
    • Junot Díaz’s prose is already animated on the page—but when I first heard the talented Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) perform The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, I couldn’t help but wonder if Díaz designed this work for audio. As Miranda narrates in the first person as Oscar’s friend, Yunior, the colorful language, teen angst, identity crisis–fueled awkwardness, and cringe-worthy adolescent male attempts to “get a girl” seamlessly come together to produce undeniably human characters.
    • Beloved

    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1,285
    • Performance
      977
    • Story
      972

    Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby....

    • Perhaps best read on paper

    • By Cathy on 07-29-06
    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 05-22-06
    • 1,285 ratings
    • New Love for Beloved
    • My hard copy of Beloved is bursting at the seams with sticky notes, so when I first heard Toni Morrison through my earbuds, I nearly gasped. All of the lines sound like a first line: they hook you in and haunt you for some time after. Embedded in Morrison’s lyricism are powerful truths about the horrors of American slavery. Morrison explores how humanity in the face of oppression could turn an unspeakable act into a defiant display of autonomy. The character of Baby Suggs seeks to prove that there are fates worse than death.
    • I Am Malala

    • How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
    • By: Malala Yousafzai
    • Narrated by: Archie Panjabi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      7,093
    • Performance
      6,383
    • Story
      6,369

    When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education....

    • So much more than expected...

    • By Jan on 10-10-13
    • How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
    • By: Malala Yousafzai
    • Narrated by: Archie Panjabi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 10-08-13
    • 7,093 ratings
    • Impressive Courage from a Young Woman
    • In a world where terror begets violence, upends lives, and paralyzes the masses, Malala Yousafzai (winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, 2015) is among the brave who fight back. But Malala wasn’t a trained soldier or an undercover journalist when the Taliban in Pakistan shot and almost killed her in 2012—she was a fifteen-year-old girl. Archie Panjabi seamlessly performs the voice of a triumphant young Muslim woman navigating a dangerous landscape to fight for the right to receive an education.