In a direct, simple, and compelling voice, Laura Esquivel has produced a fresh and innovative work, bringing her own inimitable strengths to a classic love story. It is read by actress, playwright, and performance artist Yareli Arizmendi who played "Rosaura" in the film version of Like Water for Chocolate.
©1989 Laura Esquivel; (P)1994 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
"A tall-tale, fairy-tale, soap-opera romance, Mexican cookbook, and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one, Like Water For Chocolate is one tasty entree from first-time novelist Laura Esquivel." (San Francisco Chronicle)
I loved the story; magical without being too out there. I also really liked Yareli Arizmendi's voice - she gave the characters real lives and feelings. The problem with the book is that the sound quality is poor. It's distorted and the background music and sound effects sometimes makes the narrator hard to hear.
I'd recommend this book, but only if it's on sale. The quality just isn't quite there.
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