Extremely well read by a company of very professional readers. The story is told from multiple perspectives, and the details can be sometimes witty, soemtimes gritty, sometimes spiritual. A good retelling of a familiar story with some amusingly modern themes thrown in.
A good read, but the author-reader just wasn't the kind of quality reader I've grown used to with Audible downloads. A professional reader would have made it a better experience.
This book has induced several full-blown belly laughs as I listen with my headphones on, making my husband wonder what I could possibly be listening to. When I tell him it's about a woman who is cooking her way through a Julia Child cookbook, he looks nonplussed. The author, Julie Powell, reads her own work very well; her intonation and comedic timing are dead on. She is very irreverent ( I love how she refers to Julia Child as "JC"!) and does have a fairly foul mouth, but I have to say that I find this refreshing. So many foodie books seem to take themselves all too seriously. Like my favorite food writer Ruth Reichl, Julie Powell shows that she loves food but isn't a Food Snob. I can't wait to get back to the book as I potter around my kitchen.
Haltingly read with stupid musical punctuation and intermittent advertisements of the publisher. Sweeping generalizations of national character. A very, very broad overview. I gave up after an hour of listening.
Banal and disappointing. Couldn't finish it. A waste of a download!
The reader, Elizabeth Sastre, does an absolutely fantastic job. Her command of regional accents is dead on and highly amusing. I enjoyed this story very much--if you like Douglas Adams and are an English Lit nerd (like me), try this one when you are looking for some thing light and fun.
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