Paris was practically perfect - although for Craig Carlson one thing was still missing: the good ol' American breakfast he loved so much.
Craig was the last person anyone would have expected to open an American diner in Paris. He came from humble beginnings in a working-class town in Connecticut, had never worked in a restaurant, and didn't know anything about starting a brand-new business. But from his first visit to Paris, Craig knew he had found the city of his dreams.
Pancakes in Paris is the story of Craig tackling the impossible - from raising the money to fund his dream to tracking down international suppliers for "exotic" American ingredients, and even finding love along the way. His diner, Breakfast in America, is now a renowned tourist destination, and the story of how it came to be is just as delicious and satisfying as the classic breakfast that tops its menu.
©2016 Craig Carlson (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Donald Corren's engaging performance highlights Carlson's roller-coaster experience.... While most of the accents and pronunciations are spot-on and capture the nuances of the French people in the book, some deliberately imperfect pronunciations add an authentic flavor of an American trying to fit in. Ever entertaining are Corren's perfectly delivered comments on the sometimes passionate, sometimes laissez-faire Gallic responses to the various situations that make Carlson's journey both difficult and rewarding." (AudioFile)
3.5 stars. I enjoyed the book. I pretty much love anything Paris so that drew me in immediately. I'm not sure why but I felt like the second half dragged a bit. I hope I get a chance to go back to Paris so I can stop at Breakfast in America!
Wayyyy up there! I thought the whole book would be about the customers but once I got into it, I began to learn. A lot. About customs, and laws, and the huge task of opening a business, and finding oneself in the midst of the whole thing! Whew! How exhausting and utterly thrilling-this great accomplishment!
His voice is so clear and enthusiastic without being overly dramatic.
The meeting and being accepted by 'Elizabeth' A feeling Mr. Carlson needed forever but especially at that time in his life. What a precious jewel she is! A mommy knows when a boy needs love and acceptance just as he is. Bless her loving heart!
I've never entertained the idea of going to Paris but now.....I have added it to my bucket list, however short it is. I really want to go to B.I.A.! I really do!
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