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Jacqueline Eng

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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 18,656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,054

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

Couldn’t put it down

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

Excellent in content and performance - only issue being that at the end of some chapters the phrases seem to get cut short/clipped before the following chapter begins abruptly.

  • Juliet’s Answer

  • One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak
  • By: Glenn Dixon
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

When Glenn Dixon is spurned by love, he packs his bags for Verona, Italy. Once there, he volunteers to answer the thousands of letters that arrive addressed to Juliet - letters sent from lovelorn people all over the world to Juliet's hometown, people who long to understand the mysteries of the human heart. Glenn's journey takes him deep into the charming community of Verona, where he becomes involved in unraveling the truth behind Romeo and Juliet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In fair Verona, where we lay our scene...

  • By Craig on 08-07-18

Enjoyable but predictable

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

I really liked being thrown into the vibrant city of Verona - this book is full of nostalgia and wanderlust. The story was pleasant if not a bit slow moving at times but over all I felt like I was reading a warm chick flick. My one complaint would be with the narrator putting on those ridiculous accents that bordered on caricature.
I recommend putting it on 1.25 speed (the reader takes his time), opening a bottle of wine, and settling in somewhere cozy for a few hours :-)