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  • Like Water for Chocolate

  • By: Laura Esquivel
  • Narrated by: Yareli Arizmendi
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

The last of 3 daughters, Tita is saddled with a terrible responsibility that tradition carries down: in well-born Mexican families, the youngest daughter must remain unmarried and stay at home to care for her mother in old age. When she falls in love, Mama Elena refuses to bend the rules, and forces Tita to reject her suitor and assume to role of family cook. The result is a clash of wills that brings magic, love, sex, and fabulously good food to a previously unknown level of enjoyment.

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  • Sublime

  • By Amanvari on 03-17-15

Lovely abridged recording.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-18

The story is enchanting, but as I followed along with the book I realized it was abridged. That surprised me because it's a very short novel, and it wasn't clearly posted as an abridged recording. It doesn't take away too much from the story, especially because Arizmendi did such a lovely job reading it! I was really glad there was a version available where the reader had a Spanish accent. Despite the small missing passages, I would still buy it again.

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