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Brooks Smith

Denver, CO | Member Since 2011

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  • The Cookbook Collector: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Allegra Goodman
    • Narrated By Ariadne Meyers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (77)

    Emily and Jessamine Bach are opposites in every way: 28-year-old Emily is the CEO of Veritech; 23-year-old Jess is an environmental activist and graduate student in philosophy. Emily is making a fortune in Silicon Valley, Jess works in an antiquarian bookstore. The Cookbook Collector is a novel about getting and spending, and about the substitutions we make when we can’t find what we’re looking for. But above all, it is about holding on to what is real in a virtual world: love that stays.

    Freida says: "An engaging read"
    "Good story; TERRIBLE "male" voices by female reade"
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    Performance
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    What did you like best about this story?

    characters; antiquarian book context.


    If you could take any character from The Cookbook Collector out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    George and Jess


    Any additional comments?

    The female reader's voice was very good for female characters; but was HORRIBLE for male characters!! This detracted from getting to know the male characters.

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