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THE TASTE OF CONQUEST The Rise and Fall of the Three Great Cities of Spice

by | Read by Todd McLaren

Contemporary Culture • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • ©

The origins of globalization can be traced to the spice trade, which spanned centuries, empires, religions, and continents. Remember how Christopher Columbus disappointed his patrons because the Americas didn't have cinnamon, cloves, or nutmeg? Todd McLaren reads with a persuasive impersonation as he vicariously becomes the author, writing in the first person and traveling the world to discover flavors. McLaren's announcer-quality voice shows no haste, as if he's savoring the meals enjoyed in so many countries. He speaks every English word with precision, but his minor downfall comes with the numerous foreign words, which he pronounces with a 100% American accent. History aficionados will enjoy discovering the relationship of so many well-known events to the importance of well-seasoned food. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2007

CD ISBN 978-1-4001-0545-8 $34.99 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4001-5545-3 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $17.49


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2007

CD ISBN 978-1-4001-3545-5 $69.99 • Nine CDs

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