I could probably listen to this the or for more times and still not get all the information packed into this spectacular tour of the globe and history of humanity through the lens of salt and salt production. Excellent content and excellent reader as well!
Working wife and mother of 2. No time to sit down with a good book so Audible is perfect for my life style.
Wow, I really learned a lot of cool stuff. Loved it. It is also a very easy listen.
First, let me say the book was interesting and the author was a good writer. However, I found the book rather disjointed, bouncing back and forth between two or more time periods frequently. I thought there would be more explanation or more in-depth of the uses of salt especially in the 21st century. There were certainly more recipes than i needed to hear although it was interesting at first. As a audio book my chief complaint is with the mixing and mastering. I love Scott Brick, he is in my top three favorite narrators. For some reason the end of sentences got very quiet so much so that in parts in became un-listenable because i had to turn it up so loud just to hear whole sentences. Yes i know Scott does this when he reads to make it sound more interesting. I've listened to 25+ books with Scott as the narrator but have never experienced this before. Between the audio and the back and forth of the timeline this was a hard one to finish. Then again maybe the Chinese discovered this book in 500 BC.
this book is exactly what it purports to be. it is salt and its politically culinary history told in as engaging a way as the subject allows. the author does an excellent job of moving chronologically while still adding tidbits to tie it back