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  • Twain’s Feast

  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,176

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

Great story. Editing was annoying

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Loved the story. Loved the conversations. Learning about Twain and his travels via food was a really unique approach. I was continually annoyed by the editing. The pauses they left in were too long. Several times I would stop what I was doing to make sure my headset hadn't disconnected on my or that I didn't have a phone call coming in. Every time it was just the editor inserting an extremely long pause at an awkward location.

  • After Anatevka: Live

  • By: Alexandra Silber
  • Narrated by: Ellie Fishman, Kerstin Anderson, Sheldon Harnick, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,954
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,780
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,767

Fiddler on the Roof revival cast member Alexandra Silber continues the story of the beloved characters from the Broadway classic.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing and pretentious

  • By Sundance Metelsky on 10-15-18

Just wasn’t feeling it

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

This was way too “Broadway Insider” for general consumption and so most the monologues between readings and songs made me feel like an outsider.

The stories themself weren’t all that compelling. As much as I wanted to know what happened to Tevyas girls, this didn’t satisfy that itch.

Some of the songs were ok, but others were too shrill. In short, if you are only a casual musical fan who isn’t completely up on the affairs of Broadway—skip this.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Crushing It!

  • How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too
  • By: Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Narrated by: Gary Vaynerchuk, Rich Roll, Amy Schmittauer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,026
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,988

Four-time New York Times best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands. In this lively, practical, and inspiring audiobook, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing considering the author

  • By danee on 08-06-18

Crushing it saved my life!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Ok I figured some of this core message out on my own (it's not new or foreign, just put in a way I was attracted to) and was changing my life already but this message resonated in my soul vibrating all my cells.ive been a Gary Vee fan via YouTube for half a year. Loved LOVED this book. My mind is smoking as it spins off these truths with my ideas.Thsksvagary Vee for your service to us! Overcoming addiction and the collateral damage it bring .... I never could have ffguessed I could have this success and not have ended up in a revolving DOC door. I'm making more money than I ever could have made with the Mastets degree I have which I could never practice again because of my poor (weak) choices. I'm happy having fun and making money. I want to help more do what I'm doing

  • American Pharoah

  • The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise
  • By: Joe Drape
  • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,701
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,357

History was made at the 2015 Belmont Stakes when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, the first since Affirmed in 1978. As magnificent as the champion is, the team behind him has been all too human while on the road to immortality.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I didn't buy it, free download

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-14-18

Surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

I would have never bought this book. I am not a sports guy. I’m not an animal guy. I will admit I do enjoy the occasional sports story (Invincible comes to mind as a really great story). If I hadn’t been in the middle of a commute, I might have stopped listening 15 minutes in, but by the end of an hour I was interested enough to keep going. Ended up finishing the book in less than a week of commuting to and from work.

My only complaint would be that the story jumps around between so many horses and jockeys that sometimes I’d forget who was who. This is likely just due to my lack of caring about horse racing. Overall, it was a great story and I thank Audible for gifting it to me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Scourged

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,671

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Hearne returns with the finale to his wildly popular action-adventure series, The Iron Druid Chronicles. Two-thousand-year-old Druid Atticus O'Sullivan travels to Asgard and faces off against the Norse gods to try to prevent Ragnarok in the final battle for the fate of mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fitting conculsion

  • By will on 04-04-18

Fantastic yet disappointing

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

I will start out by saying that I've loved this series and if the series were to continue in any carnation with the survivors of Ragnarok, I would continue to read it. However, I was disappointed with the way certain things played out. It almost felt like Hearne got hate mail from certain groups and decided to rectify those concerns with this book. I've always felt that Atticus takes to much blame upon himself, but in this book, several others start piling on the blame as well.
I guess I was hoping for a happily ever after ending, while this ending leaves room for more story.I still give it 5 stars overall despite my gripes.

  • Shadowed Souls

  • By: Jim Butcher - editor, Kerrie L. Hughes - editor
  • Narrated by: Jim Butcher, Julia Whelan, Various
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,466
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,370

In this dark and gritty collection - featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman - nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil.... Unfortunately, that's exactly what makes it so easy to cross the line.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's an Urban Fantasy Anthology, not Dresden

  • By Daniel Sturkie on 12-08-16

Only one good story

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

Reviewed: 12-01-16

Molly's story is the only good story in this collection. Kevin J Anderson wrote a decent story. The rest were subpar. Most were vulgar or profane. Disappointed.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

  • An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness
  • By: Russ Roberts
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 659

In How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life, Roberts examines Smith’s forgotten masterpiece, and finds a treasure trove of timeless, practical wisdom. Smith’s insights into human nature are just as relevant today as they were 300 years ago. What does it take to be truly happy? Should we pursue fame and fortune or the respect of our friends and family? How can we make the world a better place?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to distinguish Roberts from Smith in reading

  • By Amazing Customer on 03-31-15

A lay introduction to the economics of personal ethics

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

Reviewed: 07-16-15

Very interesting look at personal ethics from the mind of an economist. The author explores the original writings or Adam Smith and offers commentary and analysis. The book isn't riveting. But it is a great way for a non-economist/non-ethics major to get a look at the work in laymen's terms.

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  • Intelligence: A Novel of the CIA

  • By: Susan Hasler
  • Narrated by: Susan Hasler (introduction), Joe Barrett, Rachel Butera, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 306

Maddie James and her colleagues are terrorism experts working in a crumbling intelligence agency. They are certain another terrorist attack is coming, but in a post-9/11 election year the Administration is stressing its victories in the War on Terror - and few want to hear the team's warnings. Reluctantly, Maddie's given a team of five analysts to focus on the impending threat. The crew labors through bureaucratic obstacles, personal problems, and a blossoming romance between its senior members. They come heartbreakingly close to stopping the attack....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical spy novel....

  • By Julia on 01-07-11

Too politically biased

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

Reviewed: 02-06-15

Interesting story, but I felt as though it was just a vehicle to trash Bush. Have no idea what the author was going for with her sections of dialog from a dead guy.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,704

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly on 03-04-17

A Very Fun Listen

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

Reviewed: 01-08-15

A clever story that had me thinking "why didn't I write this?" In some ways it reminds me of Ready Player One, but that's like due to the 80s references. I've explained the premise to my kids and a few of them want to read it now.

  • Dangerous Women

  • By: George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Jonathan Frakes, Janis Ian, and others
  • Length: 32 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,119

All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by 12 New York Times best sellers, and seven stories set in the authors’ best-selling continuities - including a new "Outlander" story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden’s world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Westeros apart nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved every minute of it

  • By carmen on 07-04-14

Horrid compilation of stories

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

Reviewed: 03-31-14

Several of these authors must have thought the title was just slutty women or confusing women as I found very little dangerous about them. I think part of my problem with this anthology was that the authors and genres were too diverse. The two historical fiction pieces were interesting. The western wasn't my thing. I enjoyed one piece about the old lady whose kids were going to put her in a nursing home.

I mainly bought this one for Jim Butcher's contribution as I'm a big Harry Dresden fan. Having a Brandon Sanderson story was a bonus, though this wasn't one of his more compelling pieces...it's gotta be hard for him to write something so short.

I gave up on reading George Martin's stuff after the the second Song of Ice and Fire book because he was just to crass and violent for my taste. I was surprised that his story in this book was bearable.

Overall, I didn't enjoy this book enough to recommend it to anyone. At some point the copyright to Butcher and Sanderson's work will revert back to them and they'll release the stories in some other way.

7 of 15 people found this review helpful