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albany, ny, United States
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  • Twain’s Feast

  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,579
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,552

Mark Twain, beloved American writer, performer, and humorist, was a self-proclaimed glutton. With the help of a chef and some friends, Nick Offerman presents the story of Twain’s life through the lens of eight of Mark Twain’s favorite foods.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Recycling

  • By Greg Hill on 11-17-18

how did he do it???

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

Really REALLY BORING. How you put 2 such funny guys together and get this product which is unfunny and downright tedious is an alchemy far beyond my ken.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Sea of Ash

  • By: Scott Thomas
  • Narrated by: Leeman Kessler
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

A Victorian Englishman summons a strange puppet-like being to an old Colonial Inn. A doctor returns from the Great War and discovers a mysterious naked woman at the edge of the Atlantic. A contemporary collector of arcane books retraces the steps of these other men - adventurers who sought out the mysteries of neighboring dimensions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply the best book I've listened to in years.

  • By Kelly Young on 08-12-16

really enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

I think Fractured Harry would be a good focus for a collection of short stories.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Book

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: K. Anderson Yancy
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

A man discovers an ancient book containing an incantation that allows him to move through this world and its dimensions to undiscovered worlds and dimensions.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Lovecraft smothered in bad production

  • By E. Benson on 07-24-14

Keep your dollar

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

Reviewed: 03-23-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The endless credits-garbage (all for one guy) are done with great emotion and production values, but are endless and garbage. After that, the 5 minutes of actual content was mediocre and overdone. Just silly overacting. Really, this was not redeemable except by ditching the garbage at BOTH ENDS, as if the credits need to be repeated verbetim AT BOTH ENDS!

Has The Book turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

How could the performance have been better?

The producer could have made a straight reading as opposed to a long commercial for their website.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Book?

I would cut the credits.

Any additional comments?

This was the worst thing I have ever gotten from Audible.com.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful