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  • Rust

  • The Longest War
  • By: Jonathan Waldman
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

In Rust journalist Jonathan Waldman travels from Key West, Florida, to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to meet the colorful and often reclusive people concerned with corrosion. He sneaks into an abandoned steelworks with a brave artist and nearly gets kicked out of Can School. Across the Arctic he follows a massive high-tech robot, hunting for rust in the Alaska pipeline.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Almost too geeky for geeks

  • By Norman B. Bernstein on 03-26-15

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-15

A fantastic book and performance. It was the combination that made this a "straight thru" listen. Never thought I would find a book on Rust so entertaining and more importantly educational.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Heads in Beds

  • A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
  • By: Jacob Tomsky
  • Narrated by: Jacob Tomsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 740
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 737

Jacob Tomsky has worked in hotels for more than a decade, doing everything from valet parking to manning the front desk. He's checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room service, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late check out, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&Ms out of your mini-bar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. And in Heads in Beds, he pulls back the curtain on the hospitality business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The presidential suite of audiobooks

  • By Grant on 03-10-13

Outstanding book and even better narration!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-12

Where does Heads in Beds rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book in its category ranks in the top two.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Torn between the author and the bellman/doorman.

What does Jacob Tomsky bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His very real voice I.e. the street talk.

Any additional comments?

Truly a great listen one of about three books I was able to listen to straight thru, the author was an amazing narrator as well. Opened my eyes into a service I love to use but always wondered how to improve my stays, and more importantly how not to behave.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful