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Sue

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  • Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey, Ed Begley, Constance Towers Gavin
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Mark Kurlansky, winner of the James Beard Award for Excellence in Food Writing, leads us on a mouthwatering culinary tour around the world and through history and culture from the fifth century B.C. to the present day. This wonderful collection contains essays by Plato on the art of cooking, Pablo Neruda on french fries, and many other writers on the passions of cuisine.

    Martin says: "Better on Paper?"
    "Shouldn't be audio"
    Overall

    This book simply doesn't work, IMHO, as an audio book. It's a collection of writings about food: excerpts from books, letters, articles, restaurant reviews, song lyrics, etc. It's way too random to work as a listen, this would be great (dead tree version) as a bathroom book, or kept in the car for short attention span reading spells: on line at the bank, waiting for a train to pass, etc. I listened thru about the first 4 hours (it does have *some* interesting stuff in it), and was actually looking forward to it being done in one more hour. That's when I realized that the five hour file in my Otis was only part one of the book! There was *another* five hours after I finished the first one. I stopped listening.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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