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lorena

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  • Snow

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Orhan Pamuk
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (77)

    Following years of lonely political exile in Western Europe, Ka, a middle-aged poet, returns to Istanbul to attend his mother's funeral. Only partly recognizing this place of his cultured, middle-class youth, he is even more disoriented by news of strange events in the wider country: a wave of suicides among girls forbidden to wear their head scarves at school.

    Elizabeth says: "All the good & bad that is Pamuk"
    "Beautifully told, but.........."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    What a story, loved it's historical value; and John Lee did an amazing job narrating, but it really seemed to drag on endlessly.


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  • Yes, Chef: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Marcus Samuelsson
    • Narrated By Marcus Samuelsson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (406)
    Story
    (399)

    It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations. Yes, Chef chronicles Marcus Samuelsson’s remarkable journey from Helga’s humble kitchen to the opening of the beloved Red Rooster in Harlem.

    loix says: "A fun and inspiring civics lesson"
    "Great inspiration"
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    If you could sum up Yes, Chef in three words, what would they be?

    HIs story is one to take inspiration from. It just goes to show that when you dont make excuses or let "stuff" get in your way, good things can happen with determination. What an inspiration Marcus is to all of us. We own several restaurants, and I have bought several copies of his book for our staff to pass around in our kitchen(s). Loved his story and his sense of place. Perhaps a bit drawn out, if you aren't a foodie, but all in all a sweet read.


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