Appetite for Life
- The Biography of Julia Child
- Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
- Length: 23 hrs and 14 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-01-2001
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By Robert R. on 17-08-2012
If You Think You Know Julia Child, You Don't ...
What did you like best about this story?
The depth of the author's research. The Julia Child most everyone knows is perhaps one-tenth of who the woman was and the life she led. For someone who considered herself a late-bloomer, she packed more lives than most into the life she had.
What three words best describe Nadia May’s voice?
Completely Wrong Here
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, it was hard to stop and I found myself anxious to continue when I had to.
Any additional comments?
Whoever chose Nadia May and her English voice to narrate the story of Julia Child must have been smoking crack. She's completely wrong, and her mispronunciation of so many commonly known American words, businesses, and food personalities' names is annoying. The mangling never stops, from Ruth Reichl to Spago and on and on and on and on. She's worth putting up for because the story (and depth of the research) is so compelling, but many others would have been better choices.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Sheri on 22-11-2007
Good book, bad sound
The book is comprehensive and well-written. The narrator does a very good job too. My complaint is with the audio quality of this book - it's almost the worst I've experienced in all my several years as a listener. The voice is sometimes muffled, then there a "zip" sound and it's as if the narrator has stepped out of a closet briefly, then "zip" and she's in an echoey bathroom. The sound is never as good as other audiobooks. Hopefully this won't prevent your enjoyment of the book, but it IS distracting.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful