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  • Twain’s Feast

  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,249
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,219

Mark Twain, beloved American writer, performer, and humorist, was a self-proclaimed glutton. With the help of a chef and some friends, Nick Offerman presents the story of Twain’s life through the lens of eight of Mark Twain’s favorite foods.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Recycling

  • By Greg Hill on 11-17-18

Marginal

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-18

I love the idea of recreating culinary history, and in that, expect historically accurate ingredients to be used. Are you kidding me when the chef makes a vegan rendition of a Twain favorite? What!? And why invite a vegan and a girl who is allergic to oysters, when 99% of period foods were dairy based and people of the time loved oysters? "vegan mexican street corn?" NOT historically accurate. Smoked raccoon with Wagyu beef? Why not make the recipes as they were and experience an authentic taste of history? I admittedly did not finish the podcast. Keep historic authenticity!

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  • Pure

  • By: Andrew Miller
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

By 1785, deep in the heart of Paris, the city's oldest cemetery is overflowing, tainting the very breath of those who live nearby. Into their midst comes Jean-Baptiste Baratte, a young, provincial engineer charged by the king with demolishing it. At first Baratte sees this as a chance to clear the burden of history, a fitting task for a modern man of reason. But before long, he begins to suspect that the destruction of the cemetery might be a prelude to his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is exquisite

  • By marsha on 08-27-12

Good Historical Novel

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-18

I always enjoy anything to do with the 18th century. This book gave excellent detail about all aspects of life in Paris at that time. I t was definately dark in nature, but fitting to the subject matter. I was sad at the end, but the ending was symbollic and well done.

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