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R. Stauffer

cooking mama

Huntington Beach CA | Member Since 2011

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  • 2 reviews
  • 6 ratings
  • 76 titles in library
  • 14 purchased in 2014
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  • The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jacques Pepin
    • Narrated By Michel Chevalier
    Overall
    (301)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (132)

    In this captivating memoir, the man whom Julia Child has called "the best chef in America" tells the story of his rise from a frightened apprentice in an exacting Old World kitchen to an Emmy Award-winning superstar who taught millions of Americans how to cook and shaped the nation's tastes in the bargain.

    Linda Zimmerman says: "WHAT HAPPENED TO THE RECIPES???"
    "very intertaining story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Apprentice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really liked this book. I have read many books of the same ganre and this one is rigth up there at the top.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jacques of course.


    What three words best describe Michel Chevalier’s performance?

    A little monotone


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    If food interestes you and the process of becoming a great chef intreges you then listen to this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver
    Overall
    (1107)
    Performance
    (400)
    Story
    (406)

    When Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment.

    Sydney says: "Eye opening"
    "Really interesting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Animal, Vegetable, Miracle in three words, what would they be?

    Educational, Enlightning, funny


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    It's a little over the top in some area. its good information to have. She definetely has an agenda. its inspiring as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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