Audiobooks – November 2021

The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket by Benjamin Lorr

Several sections each looking at different aspect of the American Supermarket. From workers to suppliers to owners. Engaging. 4/5

Life Moves Pretty Fast: The lessons we learned from eighties movies (and why we don’t learn them from movies any more) by Hadley Freeman

A tour through mainstream 80s movies concentrating on one per chapter. Fun but covering serious topics too 4/5

The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family by Clint Howard and Ron Howard

Alternatively narrated by Ron and Clint about their family, growing up in Hollywood and acting. Only briefly covers events after the mid-1980s. Excellent. 4/5

Remote, Inc. : How to Thrive at Work . . . Wherever You Are by Robert C. Pozen & Alexandra Samuel

Lots of good advice for people suddenly working at home due to the pandemic. Tells you to think of yourself as a “business of one”. 3/5

The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad by Joyce E. Salisbury

24 Lectures on Spanish History from the Stone age to the early 2000s. Interesting and easy to follow. Covers culture etc, not just kings and politics 3/5

For Your Eyes Only and other stories by Ian Fleming

Five short stories involving James Bond. Three straightforward Bond adventures and two others. I found them all very enjoyable. 3/5

See also: Top Audiobooks I’ve listened to

My Scoring System

  • 5/5 = Brilliant, top 5 book of the year
  • 4/5 = Above average, strongly recommend
  • 3/5 = Average. in the middle 70% of books I read
  • 2/5 = Disappointing
  • 1/5 = Did not like at all