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Steve Adams

New Hope, MN United States
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  • Kitchen Confidential

  • Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
  • By: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,589

Last summer, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kitchen Confidential

  • By Holly on 02-20-03

No Holds Barred

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Very blunt, at times unapologetically profane and often funny autobiography of Anthony Bourdains life as a chef. It’s it’s a very surreal experience to listen to the late chef narrate his book-he does a masterful job of it

  • Erebus

  • One Ship, Two Epic Voyages, and the Greatest Naval Mystery of All Time
  • By: Michael Palin
  • Narrated by: Michael Palin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 90

Former Monty Python stalwart and beloved television globe-trotter Michael Palin brings the fascinating story of the Erebus and its occupants to life, from its construction as a bomb vessel in 1826 through the flagship years of James Clark Ross's Antarctic expedition and finally to Sir John Franklin's quest for the holy grail of navigation - a route through the Northwest Passage, where the ship disappeared into the depths of the sea for more than 150 years. It was rediscovered under the arctic waters in 2014.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic Adventures Vividly Told

  • By Neil Ring on 02-03-19

Another excellent book by Michael Palin

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Reviewed: 11-08-18

I really enjoy Michael Palin's books. His research is very thorough. He does a wonderful job narrating his story about the ill fated Erebus. Amazing boat that explored in Antarctic waters and would later end up at the bottom of the sea while trying to find the Northwest Passage. A very compelling and interesting book.

  • Finding Gobi: Young Reader's Edition

  • The True Story of One Little Dog's Big Journey
  • By: Dion Leonard, Aaron Rosenberg - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

The incredible true story of a friendship so strong that it crosses the globe! You will love the inspiring tale of Gobi, a lost dog who kept pace with an ultramarathon runner, Dion Leonard, across a vast desert. Follow their unlikely friendship through the challenges of a race and Dion's struggle to bring Gobi home for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming story

  • By Steve Adams on 10-16-18

Heartwarming story

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Reviewed: 10-16-18

A wonderful story of how a plucky little stray dog won the heart of an ultra marathon runner and their journey to go from China to Scotland.

  • Carnivore

  • A Memoir by One of the Deadliest American Soldiers of All Time
  • By: Dillard Johnson, James Tarr
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475

Dillard Johnson was at the forefront of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. But surviving the enemy was only the beginning. Johnson would use the intensity, focus, and humor that kept him alive on the battlefield to fight stage three Hodgkin's Lymphoma. A man determined not to die, Johnson made a miraculous recovery - and then returned to Iraq for a second combat tour as an Army sniper. Funny and exciting, Carnivore offers fresh insight into the mind and heart of a warrior and offers a look at the lives of troops on the ground not seen before.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This should fall under fiction, not biography

  • By Daniel Vaught on 08-08-17

Adrénaline rush

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Reviewed: 10-03-18

Dillard Johnson wrote a fascinating and spellbinding account of his time in Iraq. A lot of Americans don’t realize what the US soldiers had to contend with who were riding armor during the Iraq war. This book is the audio version of a page turner.

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  • A Handful of Hard Men

  • The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia
  • By: Hannes Wessels
  • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

It is difficult to find another soldier's story to equal Captain Darrell Watt's in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of the SAS and Special Forces, one has to look far to find anyone who can match his record of resilience and valor in the face of such daunting odds and with resources so paltry. In the fight, he showed himself to be a military maestro. After 12 years in the cauldron of war, his cause slipped from beneath him, and Rhodesia gave way to Zimbabwe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story- Title says it all... Hard Men

  • By rowca on 10-05-17

Untold story of the war in Rhodesia

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Reviewed: 09-28-18

This was a very compelling book about some hard fighting that crossed borders from Rhodesia to Zambia and Mozambique. A great overview of the fighting and it points out the fact the people who were fighting under Robert Mugabe were targeting civilian farmers and killing them. The book points out the fact that there is the evil you know, and the evil you don't know.

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  • When Violence Is the Answer

  • Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is at Stake
  • By: Tim Larkin
  • Narrated by: Tim Larkin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 697

In this essential new book, self-protection expert and former military intelligence officer Tim Larkin changes the way we think about violence in order to save our lives. By deconstructing our assumptions about violence - its morality, its function in modern society, how it actually works - Larkin unlocks the shackles of our own taboos and arms us with what we need to know to prevent, prepare for, and survive the unthinkable event of life-or-death violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book on when violence is the only answer

  • By GC on 09-20-17

When there is absolutely no way out...

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Reviewed: 09-28-18

Tim Larkin wrote and narrating a fascinating book that deals with a subject most of us hope we never have to do: Do violence to incapacitate or kill a would be attacker. He uses stories of real people and his experiences as an instructor and Navy veteran to make his points. It is a very, very worthwhile book to read in these violent times, where your life or death can change on a dime.

  • Craig & Fred Young Readers' Edition

  • By: Craig Grossi
  • Narrated by: Craig Grossi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
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    5 out of 5 stars 10

A heartwarming story of a stray dog and a US marine who met under the unlikeliest circumstances in Afghanistan - and who changed each other's lives forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Lindsay Berger on 04-04-19

Heartwarming story

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Reviewed: 09-28-18

Craig Grossi wrote and did a great job narrating his story about finding his dog Fred in Afghanistan and the stress he went through to get him back to the USA. It's a very personal story of Craig's struggles to re adapt to civilian life after what he went through in combat during his tour with the Marines in Afghanistan. Very compelling story.

  • An American Genocide

  • The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873
  • By: Benjamin Madley
  • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Between 1846 and 1873, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Benjamin Madley is the first historian to uncover the full extent of the slaughter, the involvement of state and federal officials, the taxpayer dollars that supported the violence, indigenous resistance, who did the killing, and why the killings ended. This deeply researched book is a comprehensive and chilling history of an American genocide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the faint at heart

  • By Rebecca Lindroos on 03-20-17

A tragic but necessary history book

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Reviewed: 08-25-18

This is certainly a very important book that most Californians should read. By any measure, the state of California in the United States government practiced genocide against the tribes of California. Important California names like Stanford in Fremont are stained with the blood of Native Americans. A difficult history to listen to, but necessary in these times.

  • A Wicked War

  • Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
  • By: Amy S. Greenberg
  • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

A Wicked War presents the definitive history of the 1846 war between the United States and Mexico - a conflict that turned America into a continental power. Amy Greenberg describes the battles between American and Mexican armies, but also delineates the political battles between Democrats and Whigs - the former led by the ruthless Polk, the latter by the charismatic Henry Clay and a young representative from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln. Greenberg brilliantly recounts this key chapter in the creation of the United States authority and narrative flair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The politics of the Mexican war

  • By Tad Davis on 12-08-12

Should be taught in American Schools

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Reviewed: 08-08-18

To say that the United States and Mexico have an ambivilant relationship would be an understatement. This book goes into the sobering history of the United States-under President James Knox Polk-essentially conjures up a war to take what at the time was about one third of Mexico's territory. It goes over some very shameful conduct in the carrying out of this war of aggression. This is a book that should be read to help frame the discussions of our relationship with Mexico and Americans of Mexican descent.

  • The Worst Journey in the World

  • By: Apsley Cherry-Garrard
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

This gripping story of courage and achievement is the account of Robert Falcon Scott's last fateful expedition to the Antarctic, as told by surviving expedition member Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Cherry-Garrard, whom Scott lauded as a tough, efficient member of the team, tells of the journey from England to South Africa and southward to the ice floes. From there began the unforgettable polar journey across a forbidding and inhospitable region.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • worst journey in the world

  • By ellen on 01-11-09

The Book to read when you are having a rough day

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Reviewed: 08-08-18

This is a very gripping story of the ill-fated Scott expedition to try to be the first man to get to the South Pole. If you feel like your life sucks, or you are having a tough day at the office. Going through these pages of everything that Scott expedition endured will make you re-assess just how tough your life is.