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I Eat Men Like Air

Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
4 out of 5 stars (293 ratings)

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Our favorite moments from I Eat Men Like Air

Lulu fears for her safety.
"You did this to yourself."
"There are some wounds from which you will never recover."

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  • Lulu fears for her safety.
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  • "You did this to yourself."
  • I Eat Men Like Air
  • "There are some wounds from which you will never recover."
Alice Berman

About the Creator

Alice Berman is a New York City–based author, diving into audio with her first Audible Originals book, I Eat Men Like Air, a gripping mystery/thriller. She sold her novel, Lost Boys and Technicolor Girls, to ABC, where it is in development to become a series with Freeform. Hailing from a political family in Washington, DC, Berman attended Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania, winning the Gibson Peacock Award for creative nonfiction. Post-grad, Berman lived in London and Los Angeles, where she co-founded the Shopfeed app and served as Creative Director for Pop & Suki. Berman writes from her Tribeca loft. She is a founding board member of animal advocacy group Creatures Great and Small and serves on the Young Collectors Council Acquisitions Committee at the Guggenheim, the Friends of Blair House, and is a Young Lion Conservator at the New York Public Library.

Elizabeth Evans

About the Performer

"She is strong, sharp, and achingly real." - Audiofile Magazine. Elizabeth Evans is an accomplished voice-over actress and award-winning audiobook narrator with over 200 recorded titles, including the international best-selling young adult series Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. In addition to her audiobook work, her voice can be heard in numerous commercial campaigns, video games, and animated projects. She is a recent graduate of NYU's Graduate Acting Program and received her MFA in Spring 2019.

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Could not stop listening!!

A first-person glimpse into a glamorous world that will keep you listening, because you HAVE to know what happens to these characters! I fell in love with all of them, and especially with the carefully constructed mystery, which was the perfect pay off to the story. Highly recommend!

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Characters You Come to Love; A Satisfying Ending

This was a sharply-drawn story. I wanted to hate the characters at first, but I really came to feel sorry for them; by the end of the story, I had so much sympathy for these women, who are so beautifully written that I felt they were real. It just shows you that it doesn't matter how much money you have: women still are treated badly. Well-written, compelling, with intense character depth, many twists, and a satisfying ending. Most of all, the plot moves extremely quickly, because the reader is constantly shifting the narrator every few minutes.

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A Sharp, Well-Written Mystery

Rarely have I listened to a book so consistently; this was worth every minute of fourteen hours. Not only did I need to know what was going to happen, and how things would resolve themselves, but I was completely drawn in by the characters, who are beautifully three-dimensional, tragic, funny, and, most of all, real. After the book was over, I found myself still thinking about Lulu, Maxie, Will, Yael, Rob, and Alex; I wanted to continue to interact with them. Beyond that, the narration is very well-executed, and the writing is astounding. A strong debut novel.

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Could not stop listening -- ADDICTIVE!

This book should come with a warning, because it will fully take up two days of your life, the way a new Netflix show does. I couldn't stop listening to it, and I loved every minute - I was staying in the car to hear what would happen next! It's funny, it's dark, it's everything you would want from a mystery; it never slows down. It reminded me of "The Politician" meets "Succession." The author nailed the world it's set in to the tiniest detail, and she's incredibly talented at keeping you on your toes, dying to know what's going to happen, while going deep on each character. I can't wait for her next book!

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I just finished and I want to listen again!

This story was AMAZING. I kept rewinding to listen to all of the moments when the characters were really thinking about things and figuring stuff out. I am not from this world at all, but I really related to these people and their problems. There is mystery, tension, suspense, but there's also romance, love, sadness, tragedy. I am probably going to start it again from the beginning, because it was so good.

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Incredible read from Alice Berman!

I'm completely in love with Alice Berman's "I Eat Men Like Air" and want to listen to it over and over again! This audiobook, read by the lovely and enthralling Elizabeth Evans, is a fast-paced page turner that gets you involved in the action immediately. Alice Berman does an incredible job creating a compelling cast of characters - from Alex to Lulu to Maxie to Jessica to Will (and others) - and equips her characters with flaws, insights, and complexities. The way Alice writes her characters makes you feel like you know this cast intimately well and are right there with them in this mystery thriller. "I Eat Men Like Air" kept me guessing until the end. Fans of Southern Gothic literature and Agatha Christie mysteries will love "I Eat Men Like Air." I highly recommend Alice Berman's "I Eat Men Like Air" and give it five stars!

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Like Succession, but younger

I love "Succession" and this book had so many similarities that made it so good. This was easier to understand, less boring business stuff, more interesting life stuff, and very suspenseful/dramatic. Also, the love stories for each character were so good. I was upset when it was over. The author has an insane way with words and understanding of emotions and thoughts. It gave me a lot of perspective on my life actually which I loved.

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Big Little Lies for Millenials!

Succession meets Big Little Lies in this Agatha Christie-style hit from Alice Berman — great character depth and complexity!

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A thoughtful guilty pleasure

This book is a perfect balance. It’s a Gossip Girl and Cruel Intentions mystery and a peek into the world of the elite. But it’s also a pretty thoughtful dissection of privilege and intersectionality. At its core, it’s a #metoo story fueled by somewhat unexpected girl power.

Very engaging with excellent narration. I listen to a ton of books. This is top five this year.

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Enthralling mystery, couldn’t stop listening

This is one of the most “can’t stop listening” books I’ve ever listened to. Loved the mystery aspect, and the characters really made the story. Riveting story of millennials in 2019.

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  • 11-08-19

Depressing AF

Good lord this book is so melancholy. Not much of a story, bunch of spoiled rich kids plotting