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Sean D

geeky chef

davenport fl | Member Since 2010

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  • Cooked: From the Streets to the Stove, from Cocaine to Foie Gras

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jeff Henderson
    • Narrated By Jeff Henderson
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (37)

    This riveting memoir is the incredible story of Jeff Henderson's rollercoaster ride from high-stakes cocaine dealer, to prison inmate, to world-class chef. When he was 23, he was indicted on federal drug trafficking charges and sentenced to almost 20 years. One day, he was assigned to wash dishes in the prison kitchen, and he immediately took an interest in food preparation and eventually determined that when he was released, he would become a chef, no matter what.

    Brian says: "Too Thuggish Ruggish"
    "not very good"
    Overall
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    Story
    What would have made Cooked better?

    Better english


    What could Jeff Henderson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Less thug talk more English language.


    How could the performance have been better?

    If the story was written better


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Cooked?

    Not scenes just changed how it was written


    Any additional comments?

    With all the f-bombs and raw language the author can off as uneducated. I stopped listening half way through. Me and my friend who are cooks still laugh about this book. Its a joke.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (111)

    In 2007 chef Grant Achatz seemingly had it made. He had been named one of the best new chefs in America by Food & Wine in 2002, received the James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award in 2003, and in 2005 he and Nick Kokonas opened the conceptually radical restaurant Alinea, which was named Best Restaurant in America by Gourmet magazine. Then, Achatz was diagnosed with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma - tongue cancer.

    SamanthaG says: "Not much I didn't know"
    "shows a real love for food and its creation."
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    Where does Life, on the Line rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Grant, his determination


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he first got to Tru


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he wins the James Beard award


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Chef's Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr)
    • By Anthony Bourdain
    • Narrated By Anthony Bourdain
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    Anthony Bourdain, author of Kitchen Confidential, once again brings to light the inner workings of the "culinary underbelly" in his bold reinvention of the traditional Christmas story. At once risqué and charming, A Chef's Christmas is sure to bring holiday cheer to those who make dinner and those who only make reservations.

    Anna says: "Typically gritty & fun"
    "good listen"
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    Story

    Shorter story but still very good. More like Bone in the Throat then Kitchen Confidential.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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