You no longer follow Sandra

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Sandra

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Sandra

corpus christi, TX, USA

5
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 4 reviews
  • 4 ratings
  • 10 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael Ruhlman
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (65)

    Ruhlman propels himself and his readers through a score of kitchens and classrooms, from Asian and American regional cuisines to lunch cookery and even table waiting, in search of the elusive, unnamable elements of great cooking.

    Justin says: "Interesting subject, terrible presentation."
    "Good Info, hard to care"
    Overall

    This book would be a great primer for those considering jumping in, checkbook in hand, to a culinary program. It is written about one of my favorite subjects - the culinary field and the people who chose it (I'm a personal chef). But, the narration and the story itself is plodding. I don't need to read about famous chefs and their experiences in culinary school (if they even attended culinary school)to find it interesting, but this was definitely needed "something". It was lacking spice and a reason why I should care about what the author went through in his quest for knowledge. Some stories "read" better when NOT told by the person who wrote the story. Not everyone can use their voice to simulate emotion and inflection, and just because the author lived the story and wrote the book does not qualify him to read it back to others in such a way that they would want to hear it. I really, really wish I had found this more interesting, I desperately wanted to!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • From Soup to Nuts: 14 Conversations About Good Food (To The Best of Our Knowledge)

    • NONE (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Jim Fleming
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Meet Peter Reinhart, a lay brother in an Eastern Orthodox Christian service order and the leader of the American artisanal bread movement, and 13 other unusual food experts.

    Sandra says: "Great"
    "Great"
    Overall

    Each conversation is interesting in it's own right, well worth the listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden Kitchens: Stories and More from NPR's The Kitchen Sisters

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Davia Nelson, Nikki Silvia
    • Narrated By Frances McDormand
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Produced by the Peabody Award winning radio team, The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva, (creators of NPR's "Lost & Found Sound" and "The Sonic Memorial Project") with Jay Allison, Hidden Kitchens explores the world of street corner cooking, kitchen traditions and visionaries, and how communities come together through food.

    Sandra says: "LOVED this!"
    "LOVED this!"
    Overall

    We don't receive this show in my area and now I'm extremely sad. This was fantastic! Little vignettes about people and lives that look ordinary, but are really examples of traditions and actions that make being an American so interesting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey
    Overall
    (5616)
    Performance
    (2612)
    Story
    (2609)

    Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant.

    Scott says: "A true guide for life"
    "Great Sleep Aid"
    Overall

    The book I'm sure has some great messages to convey, unfortunately the author's voice drones on in such a way that it is extremely hard to not nod off mid sentence! I listened to half the book and gave up when I realized I couldn't remember anything he had said in the preceding hour. Great book - horrible narration.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.