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  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,347

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By Stacey D. on 05-25-18

Good book worth the credit

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This was a great book that II grab this block when it was on sale for like seven dollars and I had heard of this author because of a book of short stories that he put out that I thought was really good. This seemed like the most interesting book that he had out of everything he’s done so far and I really wish that he would make another one like this or a sequel to this.

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  • Real Food, Fake Food

  • Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do About It
  • By: Larry Olmsted
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562

You've seen the headlines: Parmesan cheese made from sawdust. Lobster rolls containing no lobster at all. Extra-virgin olive oil that isn't. Fake foods are in our supermarkets, our restaurants, and our kitchen cabinets. Award-winning food journalist and travel writer Larry Olmsted exposes this pervasive and dangerous fraud perpetrated on unsuspecting Americans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed in how few foods were covered.

  • By Perry Gallagher on 01-13-17

Learned a lot

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

Great book, has changed how I will buy food from now on. There is a lot of good info in this book, things I had no idea about but some I did just explained more ion depth. I now won't trust the FDA, and will won't look at paying more for higher quality food as a luxury .

  • Javatrekker

  • Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee
  • By: Dean Cycon
  • Narrated by: Dean Cycon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

In each cup of coffee we drink the major issues of the twenty-first century - globalization, immigration, women's rights, pollution, indigenous rights, war and peace, and self-determination - are played out in villages and remote areas around the world. In Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee, a unique hybrid of Fair Trade business, adventure travel, and cultural anthropology, brings readers face-to-face with the real people who make our morning coffee ritual possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you drink coffee you need to read

  • By Dave F on 07-24-18

Makes you appreciate coffee a lot more

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

Reviewed: 01-22-17

Great book, good narrator, I appreciate coffee a lot more now. So I didn't realize it was Jean from Dean's beans until about three chapters in and the funny thing is that I had been drinking the Peruvian French roast from Dean's beans for a while without realizing it I cannot appreciate that coffee a lot more. This book is one of my favorites

  • NOFX

  • The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories
  • By: NOFX, Jeff Alulis
  • Narrated by: NOFX, Jello Biafra, Tommy Chong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,132

NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories is the first tell-all autobiography from one of the world's most influential and controversial punk bands. Fans and non-fans alike will be shocked by the stories of murder, suicide, addiction, counterfeiting, riots, bondage, terminal illness, the Yakuza, and drinking pee. Told from the perspective of each of the band's members, this audiobook looks back at more than 30 years of comedy, tragedy, and completely inexplicable success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • *%#!

  • By Jonas on 10-10-16

Crazy stories, entertaining

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

Reviewed: 09-18-16

Let me first say that I have an awareness of nofx but I wouldn't consider myself a fan, while I do like other punk bands and rock music. I had a general idea of the kinds of stuff I could hear about in this book and the fact that it was narrated by the band was even better.
You should listen to this book if u want to hear some crazy stories, you also get to hear about some of the darker sides of being in a band, like all the drugs etc. overall it's a good book and was entertaining for someone.who wasn't a nofx fan.

  • How I Slept My Way to the Middle

  • Secrets and Stories from Stage, Screen, and Interwebs
  • By: Kevin Pollak, Alan Goldsher
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pollak
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383

Kevin Pollak rose through the comedy club ranks at the feet of Don Rickles and Bill Cosby, Johnny Carson, and George Carlin. Named one of Comedy Central’s Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time, he’s a killer impressionist — Falk, Shatner, Walken, Nicholson — a versatile actor with one of the most respected filmographies around, and an Internet pioneer. He’s done it all, and now he’s ready to spill the beans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Turns out I'm a fan...who knew?!

  • By Austin gal on 03-19-13

Good book

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

Reviewed: 09-09-16

Great, simililar to his chat show if he told one long story and no guest. A bunch of different stories in here great that he narrates

  • Silver Screen Fiend

  • Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film
  • By: Patton Oswalt
  • Narrated by: Patton Oswalt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,710

New York Times best-selling author, comedian, and actor Patton Oswalt shares his entertaining memoir about coming of age as a performer and writer in the late '90s while obsessively watching classic films at the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt lived with an unshakeable addiction. It wasn't drugs, alcohol, or sex. It was film.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For Patton Oswalt fans and stand-up fans.

  • By Brian on 02-19-15

First book was better

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

I thought I'd like this better and that the old movie references wouldn't matter but it di, I couldn't finish this I gave it an hour,?im returning this for something better

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  • The Mother Tongue

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 719
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 647
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 648

With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson - the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent - brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience, and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can't) to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world's largest growth industries.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More satire than history

  • By Barbara on 12-18-15

It's ok

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-16

It's ok but it got boring after a while and it's not read by bryson

  • Teacher Man

  • By: Frank McCourt
  • Narrated by: Frank McCourt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561

Now here at last, is McCourt's long-awaited audiobook about how his thirty-year teaching career shaped his second act as a writer. Teacher Man is also an urgent tribute to teachers everywhere. In bold and spirited prose featuring his irreverent wit and heartbreaking honesty, McCourt records the trials, triumphs, and surprises he faces in public high schools around New York City.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, quick, well done!

  • By Mark on 01-09-06

No realvstory

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

Reviewed: 09-03-16

This book has good narration but the story is boring and repetitive. I've listened to the other by frank and Angela's ashes was depressing and Tis was better.