On Beauty is beautifully written and excellently narrated - I think I heard about fifteen different well-done accents. I loved the plot delving into the academic world and revealing the surprisingly normal and flawed humans residing in it. I couldn't stop listening and will look for the author and narrator again.
This gets 5 stars from me, and for good reason. The book is a great read and is my favorite audiobook so far. The author's humble attitude toward food, critiquing restaurants, and her career choices is inviting and welcoming to the reader. Her recounting cooking in a Berkeley commune fondly brought me back to my own experience learning to cook in a Berkeley co-op - especially how cooking is more pleasurable done in a community, with plenty of people in the kitchen. The reader adds a delicious flavor with her voice and character accents. I found myself racing through this audiobook on my daily commute, even enjoying hearing the details of the recipes I would never have the patience to copy down to cook. Ruth, thanks for a great book and Bernadette, kudos to the great reading!
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