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Rebecca

Saraland, AL, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Food of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Anthony Capella
    • Narrated By Rocco Sisto
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Laura Patterson is an American exchange student in Rome who, fed up with being inexpertly groped by her young Italian beaus, decides there's only one sure-fire way to find a sensual man: date a chef. Then she meets Tomasso, who's handsome, young, and cooks in the exclusive Templi restaurant. Perfect. Except, unbeknownst to Laura, Tomasso is in fact only a waiter at Templi; it's his shy friend Bruno who is the chef.

    Rebecca says: "A wandering, lackluster effort at best"
    "A wandering, lackluster effort at best"
    Overall

    I am sure that there will be many who disagree with me but I found this book rather disappointing. Though the Cyrano de Bergerac type plot line has been played out before I had thought the idea behind this book had the potential to be quite funny with just enough romance. However, the characters were cartoonish exaggerations of real people. The Italian playboy, the hopeless romantic, the clueless American tourist…there was no depth in these characters and I often found myself asking “Am I supposed to care?” There are several unnecessary side plots which could be completely eliminated as they add nothing to the book. Also, there was no humor whatsoever! This could have been so funny and endearing but came off a little like euro-trash. The only parts of this book which were vividly written and inciting were the passages about the food. And how much can you listen to someone describing what they are cooking and/or eating? Finally, I am no prude to cursing but it was a bit much as were the sex scenes. They were overdone. I would not recommend.

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  • A Dirty Job

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4674)
    Performance
    (1916)
    Story
    (1929)

    People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

    colleen says: "I loved it!"
    "Irreverently Hilarious!"
    Overall

    This book was sarcastic, funny, quirky, and the narrator was excellent. I have listened to hundreds of books from audible and this was one of the most refreshing in a while! The main character is an average “Beta Male.” He says what we are all thinking and want to say! The previous negative reviewer obviously knows nothing about humor if the do not laugh out loud with this one! It has the quirk of Douglas Adams (though not quite that far out there). Get this one… you’ll love it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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