Swanson has done a masterful job of research, with every bit of this narrative taken from newspapers, diaries, letters, court transcripts, and other contemporary accounts of the actual manhunt. This story will keep you enthralled throughout; it's both superb storytelling and excellent history that will appeal to a broad audience. Highly recommended!
Superb! Bourdain's ability to spin the reality of his profession into a story that reads better than the best fiction makes this book a must-listen! I've recommended audiobook this to a dozen friends, and I've played the section about making body parts out of dough to anyone who will listen.
If you've ever gone out to eat and wondered what's going on back in the kitchen, this book will make you even more curious, because it certainly present the restaurant kitchen as a fascinating, exciting place. I now know why good restaurants always make a big deal about who the chef is, because that artist how the customers never meet is everything to the restaurant experience.
Bourdain adds some great practical tips, like buying a good kitchen knife for home or where to get pro-quality kitchen equipment, but his strength is his ability to storytell. Whether the mad breadmaker or "how to gross out your brother" (eat raw oysters), this author/narrator will hold your interest well.
This was the best audiobook I've heard all year.
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