The concept and twists in this book were intriguing but the payoff was disappointing. In fact, there didn't really seem to be any payoff at all.
Not sure. Maybe.
Ledoux's performance was age-appropriate for the main character - who tells his story in the first person.
An elevator pitch for this book may be CIA meets Forrest Gump. The main character is involved with, a catalyst for, or on the front lines of most critical Cold War events from the late 1940's through the mid-70's. However, the story is wrapped in a mcguffin that lasts too long and when the mcguffin doesn't payoff you realize that all that is left is a series of vignettes around Cold War events with nothing tying them together.
The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
This book is full of science that is better seen visualized than in audio form. Also, despite the tongue-in-cheek style of writing, I found the overall subject matter to be a little pretentious. E.g., so what if what we call "melding" is not scientifically accurate. We all now what it means and will continue to use it accordingly. People change language - language is not dictate to people.
For a better (albeit pricier) source of cooking science, download the "Modernist Cuisine at Home" app on iOS.
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