Reichl, Ruth

Audiobook CD - 2014
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Working as a public relations hotline consultant for a once-prestigious culinary magazine, Billie Breslin unexpectedly enters a world of New York restaurateurs and artisanal purveyors while reading World War II letters exchanged between a plucky twelve-year-old and James Beard. In her New York Times bestselling memoirs Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me with Apples, Ruth Reichl has brilliantly illuminated how food defines us. Now she celebrates this theme in her dazzling fiction debut novel of sisters, family ties, and a young woman who must find the courage to let go of the past in order to embrace her own true gifts.

Publisher: New York, New York :, Books on Tape,, [2014], ℗2014
ISBN: 0385393466
Branch Call Number: FICTION Rei
Characteristics: 11 audio discs (13 hr.) ; digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Whelan, Julia 1984-


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Jan 25, 2015
  • JCLHopeH rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The storyline felt noticeably contrived to me, but it was still fun. Pacing was slow at first and picked up as Billie delves into her quest and simultaneously learns more about herself. The cast of characters has a lot of personality and kept the story afloat when the plot was dragging. It's a sweet story.

Dec 08, 2014
  • odorisan rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I was disappointed in the audio CD version of this book, as the reader's voice sounded very juvenile, and after only a short duration, her lack of moderation in expression and intonation quickly became monotonous. I couldn't make it through the first disc.

Oct 01, 2014
  • poodlegirl rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoy this author. This one was a novel instead of a biographical story. Although I like her writing and wit a lot, this book seemed to be a product of several independent stories. I read it from start to finish because she's delightful to read. However, it was disjointed in story line. I enjoyed the characters, settings and the ending. I just thought it changed directions too much.

Sep 02, 2014

A good story line but so much more could have been made out of this book.
The writing was flowery.
The moment Mr Complainer was introduced I had an awful feeling this was another 50 Shades of Grey,not much better just less sex.

Jun 30, 2014
  • mmg2681 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I thought I had the book figured out about half-way through, but I was wrong! A good read; however, I suggest that if you love food as much as I do, NOT to listen to this audiobook before and after work on your commute, because you will be salivating each and every day! :-) But an interesting storyline and an overall good book.

May 21, 2014
  • readlisten rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautifully read book by one of my favourite authors. Reichl's "Tender at the Bone" was both hilarious and deeply moving, and she has segued into fiction with great success. One cannot stop listening (or reading as the case may be) and one wants to visit NYC asap.


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