Gourmet Rhapsody Audiobook (Unabridged)

Gourmet Rhapsody (Unabridged), by Muriel Barbery
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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3 (3,004 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Narrator: Norman Dietz, Barbara Caruso, Eliza Foss, Jean Brassard, Pete Larkin, Heather Corrigan, Paula Parker Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Unabridged Audiobook Release Date: Audio Length:
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In the heart of Paris, in the posh building made famous in The Elegance of Hedgehog, Pierre Athens, the greatest food critic in the world, is dying. Revered by some and reviled by many, Monsieur Arthens has been lording it over the world's most esteemed chefs for years, passing judgment on their creations, deciding their fates with a stroke of his pen, destroying and building reputations on a whim.

But now, during these his final hours, his mind has turned to simpler things. He is desperately searching for that singular flavor, that sublime something once sampled, never forgotten, the Flavor par excellence. Indeed, this flamboyant and self-absorbed man desires only one thing before he dies: one last taste.

Thus begins a charming voyage that traces the career of Monsieur Arthens from childhood to maturity across a celebration of all manner of culinary delights. Alternating with the voice of the supercilious Arthens is a chorus belonging to his acquaintances and familiars: relatives, lovers, a would-be protégé, even a cat. Each will have his or her say about M. Arthens, a man who has inspired only extreme emotions in people.

Here, as in The Elegance of Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery's story celebrates life's simple pleasures and sublime moments while condemning the arrogance and vulgarity of power. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Author Muriel BarberyWith the success of Elegance of the Hedgehog and Gourmet Rhapsody, Muriel Barbery has become a beloved Fiction and Arts & Entertainment author among many of our listeners. Born on May 28, 1969 in Casablanca, Morocco Barbery has released a total of 3 audiobooks, with the most recent being Gourmet Rhapsody. Not only can you find over 13 hours of audio listening from Muriel Barbery, but you will also find their bestselling title, Elegance of the Hedgehog, read by popular narrator Barbara Rosenblat. The oldest title in our catalog from Barbery, Elegance of the Hedgehog, was added to our site in 2009. To find all Fiction books from Muriel Barbery that you will certainly enjoy, please visit their author page and view their entire collection: Muriel Barbery.