Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2001
CS ISBN $26.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN $31.95 Six CDs
If “the education of the stomach is never complete,” as bon vivant Peter Mayle contends, his travelogue of French festivals and gastronomic fêtes is a delightful lesson. Simon Jones performs Mayle’s firsthand account with absolute assurance and skill. With a flawless accent, and perfect tone and pace, Jones is our fearless guide to some highly unusual but diverting events. He uses just the right sotto voce asides on wine-tasting spitting manners and delivers mouth-watering descriptions of local cheeses and cuisine minceur. The author could not ask for a better rendition, as Jones teases out the humor and farce while delivering Mayle’s keen observations. Listeners will find themselves planning their own excursion. R.F.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 01]
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