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  • Medium Raw

  • A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
  • By: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,299

In the 10 years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business and for Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw explores those changes, tracking Bourdain's strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood. Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly tender.

  • By Sparkly on 10-09-12

Missed the Mark

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-10

I loved Kitchen Confidential, and was really looking forward to this new book. However, he spends most of his time explaining why he became a sell-out, and his comments about how Rachel Ray and Sandra Lee aren't really all that bad made me want to throw up.

Skip this one if you used to love him. Buy it if you love any of the drivel the Food Network puts out currently.

7 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Solitude of Prime Numbers

  • By: Paolo Giordano
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 84

A prime number can be divided only by itself or by one—it never truly fits with another. Alice and Mattia, both “primes”, are misfits who seem destined to be alone. Haunted by childhood tragedies that mark their lives, they cannot reach out to anyone else. When Alice and Mattia meet as teenagers, they recognize in each other a kindred, damaged spirit.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Quirky characters

  • By Diana - Audible on 04-16-12

Why this narrator??

2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-10

I don't like the Narrator they chose for this audio book. It looks interesting enough, but I can't listen to this man's voice for the length of it. I'll buy the hard copy instead and read that.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful