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Book Maverick

Book Maverick

Miami Beach, FL | Member Since 2010

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  • The Taste of Conquest: The Rise and Fall of the Three Great Cities of Spice

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Krondl
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    In this engaging, anecdotal history of food, world conquest, and desire, a chef-turned-journalist tells the story of three legendary cities, Venice, Lisbon, and Amsterdam, that transformed the globe in the quest for spice.

    Elza says: "Not spicey."
    "Sloppy narrator"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    There were so many food-related mis-pronunciations by the narrator that is was annoying: galangale, confit. Not very good research or practice and his part and sloppy editing!
    In general, the book was well written and kept my attention, but I will avoid other works narrated by Todd McLaren.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Todd McLaren?

    Someone with food knowledge


    Was The Taste of Conquest worth the listening time?

    Historical significance


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