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  • Menu Excerpts from Our Favorite Newark Restaurants

  • By: Various
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, Nick Podehl, Eric Michael Summerer, and others
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 777

You said you'd listen to your favorite narrators read anything: Well, this ambrosial new audiobook brings together an acclaimed cast of narrators to read aloud the menus of some of our favorite local restaurants here at Audible headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, as only they know how. You haven't truly lived, or dined, until you've heard Cassandra Campbell capture the emotional nuances of Newark's best Indian-inflected burgers or let Nick Podehl extol the virtues of the pear arugula salad and then seductively steer you toward a plate of creamy mushroom linguini.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute idea! Thanks, Audible!

  • By Wayne on 04-01-18

Oh my!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

This was one epic roller coaster of a ride. The lobster ravioli kept me at the edge of the seat but then La Cocina came in with the closer and made everything alright in the world.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Modern Romance

  • An Investigation
  • By: Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
  • Narrated by: Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,579

At some point every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it's wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and informative

  • By ty on 08-23-15

Who was the target audience anyway?

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

Reviewed: 06-30-16

This book included way too many drug references and A-List celebrity name drops to be relatable to the average reader.

  • The American Heiress

  • A Novel
  • By: Daisy Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,520
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,514

Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the 20th century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Maria on 06-27-11

Well that was embarrassing.

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

Reviewed: 06-23-14

Any additional comments?

Ok, I admit it! I bought this book mainly for the beautiful cover and the promises of a Downton Abbey world within. Sadly those promises did not come true. With every passing minute I came to the realization that this book had less to do with Historical Fiction than the cheap romance novel it really is. As a fellow reviewer recently lamented "Daisy Goodwin wrote what essentially is a Danielle Steele novel loosely based off of Downtown Abbey."

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,533
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24,555

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By j phillips on 05-28-17

Great narration of a long-winded book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-14

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

David Pittu's excellent use of accents and voice intonations to distinguish each person from the other. Also I would never in a million years know how to pronounce the Russian and Ukrainian found through-out the book.

Who was the most memorable character of The Goldfinch and why?

Pippa and Hobie were quite possibly the only characters of redeeming quality.

Any additional comments?

Long story short (unlike this book) The Goldfinch is a fine read... err listen. Unfortunately the fatal flaw with this book is that it desperately needs the services of a good editor. The moments of suspense were quite exciting however any sense of momentum were halted by Tartts need to prattle on about insignificant details and analogies.