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Sheri

LOS ANGELES, CA, United States | Member Since 2000

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  • Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Noel Riley Fitch
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    Her name is synonymous with the art of cooking. Yet few know the richly varied private life of the legendary Julia Child. Go beyond the kitchen to discover a truly American icon in Appetite for Life.

    Jane Mcdowell says: "More than I wanted to know"
    "Good book, bad sound"
    Overall

    The book is comprehensive and well-written. The narrator does a very good job too. My complaint is with the audio quality of this book - it's almost the worst I've experienced in all my several years as a listener. The voice is sometimes muffled, then there a "zip" sound and it's as if the narrator has stepped out of a closet briefly, then "zip" and she's in an echoey bathroom. The sound is never as good as other audiobooks. Hopefully this won't prevent your enjoyment of the book, but it IS distracting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jeffrey M. Pilcher
    • Narrated By Robin Bloodworth
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    As late as the 1960s, tacos were virtually unknown outside Mexico and the American Southwest. Within fifty years the United States had shipped taco shells everywhere from Alaska to Australia, Morocco to Mongolia. But how did this tasty hand-held food - and Mexican food more broadly - become so ubiquitous? In Planet Taco, Jeffrey Pilcher traces the historical origins and evolution of Mexico's national cuisine, explores its incarnation as a Mexican American fast-food, shows how surfers became global pioneers of Mexican food, and how Corona beer conquered the world.

    Sheri says: "Good book, horrible narrator"
    "Good book, horrible narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What didn’t you like about Robin Bloodworth’s performance?

    This interesting book about the history and globalization of Mexican food was ruined for me by the narrator's mispronunciation of Spanish, French, and even English words. I don't think he has ever heard Spanish spoken and would basically make it up as he went along. I almost crashed my car when he said "pan dulce" with the Italian "ch" sound, or when he pronounced "diario" like the English "diary" with an "o" at the end. And when talking about the Zapatistas in Chiapas (mispronounced as well), he said that they covered their heads with "baklavas" - I assume he meant "balaclavas" and not the sticky pastry. There are some English words that may be unfamiliar for many Americans but as a professional narrator, he should know how to pronounce "affluent" and "eponymous".

    For this reason, I would not recommend this audiobook to anyone. The print book, yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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