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  • Medium Raw

  • A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
  • By: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,763

In the 10 years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business and for Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw explores those changes, tracking Bourdain's strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood. Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly tender.

  • By Sparkly on 10-09-12

More like medium poor

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-10

Bourdain is just too pleased with himself for my taste. And the language will be rather too spicy for many.

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  • Going Postal: Discworld #29

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,002
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,112
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,127

Arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig never believed his crimes were hanging offenses, until he found himself with a noose around his neck, dropping through a trap door, and falling into...a government job? Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may be an impossible task. Worse, the new Postmaster could swear the mail is talking to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally on AUDIBLE!!!

  • By Robert W on 02-06-05

Pratchett strikes again

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-10

As good as ever, which is very good! Thank you mr Pratchett and Mr Briggs.

  • Sizzling Sixteen

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313

Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck..

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 16... is a fizzle not a sizzle!

  • By Mo on 06-30-10

Still fun after 16

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-10

The series continues to be a quick, enjoyable listen. Perfect for the beach or the car.

  • Johannes Cabal the Detective

  • By: Jonathan L. Howard
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792

In this genre-twisting novel, infamous necromancer Johannes Cabal, after beating the Devil and being reunited with his soul, leads us on another raucous journey in a little-known corner of the world. This time he’s on the run from the local government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Decent Successor to the First

  • By Ambrose on 10-08-12

An excellent listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-10

A witty, funny book that kept me interested and amused. I had not heard the first Cabal book, but that didn't matter - this story stands on its own. Very nicely read, with a great range of characterizations.
I will certainly get the Necromancer one next.

  • Robin Hood

  • By: David B. Coe
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

In 13th-century England, the legendary figure known by generations as Robin Hood leads an uprising that will forever alter the balance of world power and will make one man of humble beginnings an eternal symbol of freedom for his people. Now a major motion picture starring Oscar- winner Russell Crowe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nicely done, great plot and lessons to be learned

  • By John on 05-26-11

Robin Sachs is a great narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-10

Robin Sachs' narration is the reason to buy this audible book. His characterization is very good and he brings the different characters alive. As this book is the story of a film, Robin Sachs narrates the frequent fight scenes well, lending drama to the reading. I enjoy his voice.

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