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  • Kitchen Confidential

  • Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
  • Written by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 493

Last summer, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • definitely one of my favourite books.

  • By patrick on 2018-09-29

I'll be convincing everyone to pick this up.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-19

Tony's story and oration had me smiling all day long listening. He will be sorely missed.

  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • Written by: Yuval Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,313
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,861

In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical - and sometimes devastating - breakthroughs of the cognitive, agricultural, and scientific revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I've learned so much from this book!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-09-17

A must read.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-12

I wanted to pause every 20 minutes to passionately discuss everything I'd just heard with anyone and everyone around me.

  • The Crusades

  • The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land
  • Written by: Thomas Asbridge
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge - a renowned historian who writes with "maximum vividness" (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker) - covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this big, ambitious, listenable account of one of the most fascinating periods in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Probably the Best Book Ever Written on the Subject

  • By 101 on 2018-10-03

Best Audible experience yet.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-18

Not only is this by far the most authoritative account I've ever found, certainly the source material for many a film script, but the oration is the best I've encountered. This is a must for any history buff or medieval war geek.

  • Accessory to War

  • The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
  • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
  • Narrated by: Courtney B. Vance, Neil deGrasse Tyson - introduction
  • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions", say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mind Melting.

  • By TK on 2018-09-18

Mind Melting.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-18

More of what every curious mind needs. Expanding beyond "Astrophysics" NDT shines a flashlight on every facet of what we today call 'Science'. #Audible1

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  • The Reaper

  • Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers
  • Written by: Gary Brozek, Nicholas Irving
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 68

In the best-selling tradition of American Sniper and Shooter, Irving shares the true story of his extraordinary career, including his deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009, when he set another record, this time for enemy kills on a single deployment. His teammates and chain of command labeled him "The Reaper," and his actions on the battlefield became the stuff of legend, culminating in an extraordinary face-off against an enemy sniper known simply as The Chechnian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book!!

  • By trail-rat-01 on 2019-08-05

Wow, what a life

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-18

It would not be for many, let alone everyone, but Nic's life and experiences are worth observing through his eyes for the impact it could have on your own life. It's a story that is inspiring, eye-opening, tragic, enlightening, and all too real. #Audible1

  • Guns, Germs and Steel

  • The Fate of Human Societies
  • Written by: Jared Diamond
  • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and ecological factors that have shaped the modern world. From the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist, he highlights the broadest movements both literal and conceptual on every continent since the Ice Age, and examines societal advances such as writing, religion, government, and technology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must!

  • By TK on 2018-05-18

A must!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-05-18

You aren't a junior historian without it. The narration is clear and digestible, albeit best at 1.1x or 1.2x speed.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful