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  • The Cooking Class in San Sebastián

  • By: Karen Tripson
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Laurence's quiet life in Seattle is shaken and stirred when 70-year-old Eva sweeps him off his 76-year-old feet. He's a retired Boeing engineer who likes to read and cook. She's a powerhouse CEO who suggests shocking ideas about sex, love, and marriage. Romance is exciting at every age, but can this unlikely couple create a future together? Drew's gallery is struggling through the Great Recession. He risks his finances and reputation to try to save it with a unique Basque art exhibit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Visit San Sebastián with out leaving Seattle

  • By Gary Powell on 04-17-18

Visit San Sebastián with out leaving Seattle

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-18

The story starts with Lawrence a fusty old engineer who likes his quiet after his wife has been gone from cancer five years. He is romanced by an Italian pastry magnate, a whirlwind in high heels, also widowed. He loves cooking. She loves him. But her family is volatile Italian, loud and argumentative. Will the alliance survive a Basque event at the art gallery where Lawrence works part-time, advising on the food and wine? What of the mysteries between his coworkers? Will Drew romance Bernadette, the France teacher who knows so much about art?
The narrator starts with a slow and inexpressive voice, boring. But as the pace of the story picks up so does he, doing a credible job carefully pronouncing the names of Basque dishes, ingredients and wines.

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