Although I have never dined in a B&B establishment (Batali and Bastianich), I enjoyed reading about Joe's creative vision for each of his restaurants and what makes them all so unique.
Some parts of the book were a bit over-the-top braggadocio and swagger and I could not help wondering how much of this he picked up from Mama and her own business model.
I would have added more personal stories and anedotes to the book like the Pope Benedict episode and adventures in Italy.
Joe Bastianich was the central character of this book. I never knew anything about his father until I listened to the book.
Yes.....break out and enjoy different foods.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story of a down-on-his-luck English detective working his way through solving a cold case. The narrator was excellent and the characters and plot well-developed. The story keeps you guessing till the end and I found myself musing about the suspects. I hope Ms. Rowling who has now revealed herself as the author continues this into a series. Well written and thoroughly enjoyable....One of the best audiobooks I've listened to this year.
I have yet to be disappointed with a John Lescroart book. I have read/listened to all the books in the series and even though it's been a while, I fell right back in with Abe, Treya and the gang and the infamous "Lous". Lescroart is the master of courtroom thrillers and well developed characters. I was glued to it and did not want it to end. Make it your next Audible purchase.
I read "Sister of my Heart" and thought that was terrific, but this story of Indian culture was up there with "Shantaram". While the main character embarks on a journey to the US which some may say "yeah boring", it turns out to be pivotal point in the lives and loves of all the richly described characters. I was glued to this one. I look forward to more from Chitra!
I have been a fan of Maeve Binchy since "Light a Penny Candle" and have read all of her books. This one did not meet the mark. I found it more like a series of vignettes rather than a novel. Too many characters to keep me engaged for any length of time. I enjoyed the narrator and the book had some lighthearted moments but not like any of her other novels.
I rarely give so many "stars" to an Audible book but this one truly deserves it. The story was well written, the characters were "fleshed out" and it all merged into a crescendo plot, expertly done, beautifully done, expertly narrated....Go get it!
Take one from Column A (aimless) and One from Column B (borrowed plot) and you have a not so savory cold and flat addition to this great series.
As a big Preston/Child fan, I looked forward to “Two Graves” and have come to the conclusion that the authors are running out of steam. While I saw glimpses of the usually surprising yet eccentric Pendergast, they were few and far between. The borrowed plot was unforgiveable for writers of this caliber.
I enjoyed listening to "Salvation of a Saint" as I was a fan of the first book with Detective Kusinagi. The author reveals the suspect and keeps the "how" for last....a bit drawn out but still a good listen. I would definitely listen to another book from this author.
I have read all of Dennis Lehane's books and this is by far the best one yet! The black sheep son who becomes a seasoned gangster with love and "demon rum" along the way.
Lehane elevates the story by taking it out of Boston and New York City and luring the reader to Tampa and Cuba where the unexpected await. I thought the narrator was very good...
I have read all of the Lucas Davenport/Virgil Flowers book and anxiously await each new release. This book is right up there with "Bad Blood". Sanford puts you in the backseat and takes you down those country roads looking for those young killers. I would have liked to have seen the secondary plot (about the family of doctors) more developed.
Eric Congers does an excellent job of narration (which can make or break the enjoyment of any audiobook).
I do not like stories that are constant flashbacks and this one was...The parts about Michael Dean were trite and boring
I do not know what the hype is about this book....too much bouncing around from past to present.
Telll the story "straight" from 1962 to present....no flashbacks...I was left wondering how Dee married Bender until almost the end.
I only liked the parts that took place in Italy...I liked the narrator
Overrated...don't waste credit on this
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