Rachael Xerri - Audible Editor

AUDIBLE EDITOR

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

    • 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
      6
    • Performance
      5
    • Story
      5

    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....

    • A fantastic and clear dive into the yoga practice.

    • By Joseph J Kara Jr on 01-17-18
    • 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
    • 6 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.
    • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

    • By: Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      144
    • Performance
      120
    • Story
      120

    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
    • 144 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: Tom Bissell, Greg Sestero
    • Narrated by: Greg Sestero
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5,649
    • Performance
      5,241
    • Story
      5,220

    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: Tom Bissell, Greg Sestero
    • Narrated by: Greg Sestero
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 05-19-14
    • 5,649 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.
    • 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
      685
    • Performance
      650
    • Story
      648

    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
    • 685 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
      1,249
    • Performance
      943
    • Story
      938

    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
    • 1,249 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
      6,989
    • Performance
      6,282
    • Story
      6,271

    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
    • 6,989 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.
    • Episode 1

    • By: Anthony Del Col, Cassandra Bond, JP Conway, and others
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      26
    • Performance
      22
    • Story
      23

    University student Anna Winslow, has gone missing. The circumstances of her disappearance are far from ordinary....

    • Surprise after Surprise

    • By Ron K on 12-28-17
    • By: Anthony Del Col, Cassandra Bond, JP Conway, James Davies, Steve Alexander, Philip Bretherton, Daniel Collard
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Release date: 09-22-17
    • 26 ratings
    • Listen with the Lights On
    • “I can’t hear you…I can’t…I can’t…I can’t hear you…” so begins Unheard, a fictional, found-footage audio thriller set in Northern England. In this Audible Original series, American exchange student, Melissa Lopez, goes to dangerous lengths to uncover the truth about her classmate Anna Winslow’s mysterious disappearance. Prepare to lose sleep wondering what happened in Room A7, and where are those strange noises coming from? Performed by a stellar cast of actors, Unheard is the perfect Blair Witch-style mystery for chilly nights.

Best of 2017

    • Ep. 1: You Need Help to Help Her

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      602
    • Performance
      516
    • Story
      514

    [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
    • 602 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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