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Adam Drew

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  • Heads Will Roll

  • Auteur(s): Kate McKinnon, Emily Lynne
  • Narrateur(s): Kate McKinnon, Emily Lynne, Tim Gunn, Autres
  • Durée: 4 h et 6 min
  • Production originale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Heads Will Roll is an Audible Original from Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon and her cocreator/costar (and real-life sister) Emily Lynne. Produced by Broadway Video, this is not an audiobook - it’s a 10-episode, star-studded audio comedy that features performances from Meryl Streep, Tim Gunn, Peter Dinklage, Queer Eye’s Fab Five, and so many more.  Please note: This content is not for kids. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok

  • Écrit par Jessica Havers le 2019-05-15

Hilarious!

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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-07-22

Full length audio drama (or in this case comedy) seems like it might be a dead art, but this hilarious, fast-paced, full-cast comedy proves otherwise.

  • How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad

  • Auteur(s): Audible Original
  • Narrateur(s): Stephen Marche
  • Durée: 5 h
  • Production originale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

From Audible Originals, How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad is an irreverent 10-part guide to modern fatherhood. In each episode, author and Esquire columnist Stephen Marche tackles tough questions that every parent faces. From how and why to stop yelling at your kids to how to share your favorite books (especially when they are a little racist) to how to talk to your kids about pot - follow as Stephen engages real dads and experts on the thorny questions that parents face today. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Binge-worthy and ridiculously thoughtful.

  • Écrit par Zeds le 2018-08-06

Modern and incredibly relevant

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Évalué le: 2019-07-17

I honestly wish I could thank Marche and his producers in person for this exploration of modern fatherhood and its frank, well-researched, and generous discussion of 21st Century fatherhood.

  • The Light Brigade

  • Auteur(s): Kameron Hurley
  • Narrateur(s): Cara Gee, Jackie Sanders
  • Durée: 10 h et 22 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 7
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The Light Brigade: it’s what soldiers fighting the war against Mars call the ones who come back...different. Grunts in the corporate corps get busted down into light to travel to and from interplanetary battlefronts. Everyone is changed by what the corps must do in order to break them down into light. Those who survive learn to stick to the mission brief - no matter what actually happens during combat. Dietz, a fresh recruit in the infantry, begins to experience combat drops that don’t sync up with the platoon’s. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Military sci-fi for a humanist era

  • Écrit par Adam Drew le 2019-07-08

Military sci-fi for a humanist era

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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-07-08

Hurley is (in my experience) nearly unparalleled as a world builder. She has an incredible capacity to make a place feel real, to anticipate the quirks and divergences her concepts demand. That is combined here with a message that has never been more relevant, about social control, corporatism, and the untrammeled evil of the use of force for dishonest purpose.

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  • A Memory Called Empire

  • Teixcalaan, Book 1
  • Auteur(s): Arkady Martine
  • Narrateur(s): Amy Landon
  • Durée: 15 h et 37 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

 

Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident - or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court. Now, Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her station from Teixcalaan's unceasing expansion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and novel sci-fi!

  • Écrit par Adam Drew le 2019-06-21

Excellent and novel sci-fi!

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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-06-21

This blend of science fiction and thriller and history, with interesting advanced tech, but also an exciting political plot, is exactly the sort of thing the genre needs more.of!

  • Son of a Trickster

  • Auteur(s): Eden Robinson
  • Narrateur(s): Jason Ryll
  • Durée: 9 h et 8 min
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    4 out of 5 stars 116
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    4 out of 5 stars 110
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    4 out of 5 stars 109

Everyone knows a guy like Jared: the burnout kid in high school who sells weed cookies and has a scary mom who's often wasted and wielding some kind of weapon. Jared does smoke and drink too much, and he does make the best cookies in town, and his mom is a mess, but he's also a kid who has an immense capacity for compassion and an impulse to watch over people more than twice his age, and he can't rely on anyone for consistent love and support, except for his flatulent pit bull, Baby Killer (he calls her Baby) - and now she's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story

  • Écrit par sannna le 2017-12-18

Phenomenal and original

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Évalué le: 2019-06-10

You ever notice how Urban Fantasy is so...urban? and usually white? If Neil Gaiman was a Canadian indigenous woman, then this is probably the book he would write. Robinson uses the language and rhythm of small-town and Reservation BC to transport the reader into a rich, believable world where witches and spirits live among us...and they are just as messed up as we are.

  • Doing Justice

  • A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law
  • Auteur(s): Preet Bharara
  • Narrateur(s): Preet Bharara
  • Durée: 10 h et 32 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 50
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    5 out of 5 stars 46
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    5 out of 5 stars 46

By the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York comes an important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our society. Using case histories, personal experiences, and his own inviting teaching style, Preet Bharara describes the thought process we need to best achieve truth and justice in our daily lives and within our society. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique and interesting.

  • Écrit par Adrian PrivateLastName le 2019-06-13

An accessible look at a hard job

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Évalué le: 2019-05-02

Bharara's calm and measured approach to one of society's hardest, most demanding, and least-understood professions makes it accessible to all people, free of judgment and without pulling any punches.

His reading voice is crisp and clear, and he provides the right amount of emotion as he presents a difficult topic.

  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf

  • The Dark Star Trilogy, Book 1
  • Auteur(s): Marlon James
  • Narrateur(s): Dion Graham
  • Durée: 24 h et 2 min
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    4 out of 5 stars 35
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    4 out of 5 stars 35
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    4 out of 5 stars 34

Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose", people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard. As Tracker follows the boy's scent, he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • confusing

  • Écrit par Rick Diamond le 2019-02-18

It's bad.

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2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-04-10

I really wanted to like this book. I've heard good things about James' writing, and I have been excited for the idea of an African-inspired fantasy series since the first time I was made aware of how narrow the lens of fantasy novels tends to be. I guess I'll keep waiting for a good one.

The setting is actually pretty interesting and exciting. Sprawling city-states, warring tribes, shapechangers, monsters inspired out of Pan-African lore. I really dig that part of it, and James does a lot of work in making the world feel real and lived in. Many of the characters are also very good, with complex backgrounds, and differing motivations. The integration of the fantasy elements with otherwise grounded characters is basically seamless.

The story, on the other hand, is rambling and dull. Most scenes are just characters telling each other about interesting things they did on the way to get wherever they are. James writes action scenes like someone who has heard about them, but never actually read one, and many of the fights and chases feel like they have no stakes, like the characters involved don't have anything to win or lose that matters, like 80s action movies, where the "hero" just kills dozens of faceless goons because some producer said "you need an action beat here."

There are enormous, rambling digressions throughout the book, suggesting the worst indulgences of Lord of the Rings. Characters appear, sidetrack the story, and then are defeated without significant consequences, apparently for the sole purpose of "tourism."

The reader is quite talented, giving distinct voices to each character, and allowing his performance to tell you something about that character's size, age, and attitudes. However, when a character speaks quickly, he speaks quickly. When a character whispers, he whispers. If you're listening while walking, driving, or working out, you WILL miss things, and sometimes need to adjust the volume multiple times in a chapter. I found this very frustrating.

Overall, I can't recommend this book. But I do hope that someone reads it and decides they want to do something similar, but better, so I can read that one.

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  • Blackbirds

  • Auteur(s): Chuck Wendig
  • Narrateur(s): Emily Beresford
  • Durée: 8 h et 7 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4 out of 5 stars 3
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    4 out of 5 stars 3

Miriam Black knows when you will die. Still in her early twenties, she’s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, suicides, and slow deaths by cancer. But when Miriam hitches a ride with truck driver Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days he will be gruesomely murdered while he calls her name. Miriam has given up trying to save people; that only makes their deaths happen. No matter what she does, she can’t save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she’ll have to try.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well-written, but unoriginal.

  • Écrit par Adam Drew le 2019-02-08

Well-written, but unoriginal.

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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-02-08

I remember really enjoying this book when I first read it a few years back. This time through, I realized that it's actually quite flawed. Most of the characters are paper-thin, and the villains are so mustache-twirlingly evil that they are utterly unbelievable.

Still, Wendig's use of language is definitely his strongest feature, and Beresford does all the voices justice. If you don't mind popcorn entertainment, then this is worth your time.

  • James Acaster's Classic Scrapes

  • Auteur(s): James Acaster
  • Narrateur(s): James Acaster
  • Durée: 6 h et 8 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 24
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    5 out of 5 stars 22

James Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime-time TV shows like Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Russell Howard's Stand Up Central. But behind the fame and critical acclaim is a man perpetually getting into trouble. Whether it's disappointing a skydiving instructor midflight or hiding from thugs in a bush wearing a bright red dress, James is always finding new ways to embarrass himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious!

  • Écrit par Adam Drew le 2019-02-04

Hilarious!

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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-02-04

Acaster is a wonderful storyteller with a warm heart and a quick wit. I laughed out loud so many times I lost count.

  • Six of Crows

  • Auteur(s): Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrateur(s): Jay Snyder, Brandon Rubin, Fred Berman, Autres
  • Durée: 15 h et 4 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saints, this was an absolute pleasure.

  • Écrit par Emily Sauve le 2017-12-26

I liked it, but I wanted to love it.

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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-01-31

A great ensemble cast, a cast of magnificent actors, and a fun twist on the growing fantasy-heist genre, and I can't help but wonder "what if it was just a little better?" What if the characters weren't all inexplicable teenage prodigies? What if the love stories made a little more sense? What if the story faced the fact that there are multiple teenage (and younger) characters sold into slavery, including sexual slavery, head-on?

All of that would have made this a 5-star. As it is, I still recommend it, but also recommend being prepared for its flaws.

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