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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116,513
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107,853
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107,336

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't live up to it's hype, for me.

  • By Mary Alice on 02-18-19

I looooooooooved it

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

The story, the humor, the performance, the lessons. Please Trevor can we have some more!? As a person of mixed race I really appreciated learning how other people navigate through the divisions we encounter. So beautifully written, with so much heart and insight. It was so intimate and natural I felt as if I got to hang out all night (because i couldn’t put it down) with this fantastic storyteller in the same room.

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  • Food: A Cultural Culinary History

  • By: Ken Albala, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Ken Albala
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,687

Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. Epicure Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin said it best: "Gastronomy governs the whole life of man."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my top 3 favorite courses!

  • By Jessica on 12-28-13

Deliciously exciting

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

As a person of mixed race I have always noticed the way that food is interwoven into our culture.

What did you like best about this story?

The sharing of flavors over time has left a story of these intersections through time and who better to take you on this journey than Ken Albala. He is so passionate it is contagious.

Have you listened to any of Professor Ken Albala’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He has some interesting videos on spirits on youtube that are worth checking out as well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I would love to take a course with him some day and perhaps try some of these recipes.

Any additional comments?

I am totally hooked. I want more!

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,540
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,324

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Necessarily for Knope Fans

  • By Katie - Audible on 06-04-15

Life advice and some laughs

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

A bright girl figured out how to change laughs from a mistake to laughs on purpose. This book was fun to listen to. Sometimes a little self helpy - but i think it was exactly the kind of help I needed. Nice work.

  • The First Bad Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Miranda July
  • Narrated by: Miranda July
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 754

Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat. She is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six, who sometimes recurs as other people's babies. Cheryl is also obsessed with Phillip, a philandering board member at the women's self-defense nonprofit where she works. She believes they've been making love for many lifetimes, though they have yet to consummate in this one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening

  • By SilverFin on 02-16-15

Couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 02-16-15

Miranda July is amazing at crafting and performing this hypnotic story that explores the idea of desire. Highly recommend it.

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