Yes. In print this book drags because of the amount of detail in the narrative, but in audio the reader does such an outstanding job that every detail is interesting and relevant.
This books was a thoroughly delightful introduction to the personality of Julia Child, a fascinating look at post-WWII France, and the birth of television cooking programs.
This was better than I expected.
The narrator was an easy voice to listen too. I recommend this audiobook and would like to listen to other versions of Julia Child.
I really didn't care for the narration style in My Life in France. The reader wasn't quite boring, but she didn't really make Julia Child's personality come to life. I would have loved to hear someone who sounded and acted more like Julia.
I love Julia.
It's hard to pick a single moment in a life full of wonderful moments.
Did I mention I love her?
Was dying to read this and was so pleased I could listen on a trip. I was afraid it may have been slow or boring, but it was very enjoyable.
Julia, of course.
Hard to say...I enjoyed the descriptions of her having to move and recreate her kitchen.
The title is fitting, no tag line needed.
A lover of thrillers and enthralling stories told by dramatic and well read narrators.
I'm a huge fan of Julia Child--her cooking, her television shows, her unique voice. It all comes through in this memoir, which I had the pleasure of finally listening to after taking a trip to France. The stories that are retold by Ms. Child are light and fun to listen to. Some have criticized the reader here--but I couldn't really see why. It could have only been better if Ms. Child had read the book herself.
Take a journey with Mr. & Mrs. Child. You won't regret it.
What a fun read. Read this, then a couple of the others about Julia. She was very human and down to earth. The best kind of Americans in Paris.
I loved Julia's pluck! She is not afraid to do or try anything.
The pronunciations of the French words were lovely and helped me to expand my vocabulary.
It's a pleasure, as you can imagine, to hear Julia Child share her experiences and love of France. How sad, then, to have a reader with no understanding of the French language. Her heavy handed pronunciation spoils this story. What a waste.
Yes. The story is interesting and enjoyable.
See above. The reader is not up to the task. It is a challenge to even enjoy it. Why was she ever chosen?
I love audio books! I read more books now that I ever did - in the car, while walking, vacuuming, cooking.....