Swami Soup

  • by Valerie Gilbert
  • Narrated by Valerie Gilbert
  • 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tap dance with Valerie on her raucous journey up steep inclines and down sudden drops with pedophiles, weird witches, day court, night nurses, and plain old crazy New Yorkers at her side. Her insight and silliness will tickle your funny bone while lightening your load with irreverent and magical perspectives on the sad, the wonderful, and the inexplicable.


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Great book

This is a great book. Personally, I preferred Raving Violet (that is the only reason that this got 4*), but this is most definitely still worth a read!

Valerie Gilbert's work is far from boring and you can feel her emotions when she speaks - both the happiness and the heart-wrenching pain (this is the reason I love an author reading their own book). You might not realise it, but this book has some great humour too! Add this to a unique view of life makes this a well rounded, wonderful and engaging book.

I don't want to ruin the stories for you, hence why they haven't been mentioned... but trust me, they're well worth listening to.

Listen and enjoy!!!
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- Sam

Great Stories From Valerie Gilbert

I really enjoyed listening to Valerie's stories. It was as if she were speaking to me, the listener rather than at me which is something I especially like when I listen to memoirs. I also loved the fact that she narrated her own book. She came across as down to earth, empathetic, and at times just plain funny. There were times where she was put in a position to help people and when she did she was taken advantage of. This showed her vulnerable side.

I liked her viewpoints on the Universe and life in general and feel that we share the same ideals in this aspect. She's a spiritual woman on her own journey. She knows who she is and what she wants. I admire her for this and to me, this makes her an artist who's continually evolving because that's what we do.

As I said before, I love when an author reads their own memoir. It makes it more real to hear their words in their own voice. The audio sounded great. There were a few places where she accidentally repeated a sentence but with that said, at least she knows her words were heard and enjoyed. I'd definitely listen to more books by her. She's a strong, inspirational woman.

This audiobook was gifted in exchange for an honest review.
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- Teresa "It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-26-2015
  • Publisher: Valerie Gilbert