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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (784 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Mayle Narrator: Robin Sachs Publisher: Escargot Format: unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Acquired Tastes, originally published as Expensive Habits, is a celebration of life’s extravagances. It explores an aspect of human nature that, although dormant in hard economic times, is capable of erupting with the hint of good fortune and the drop of a credit card. It samples the luxuries of Havana cigars, Parisian hotels, bespoke London tailoring, and hand-made shoes; discusses the proper color for a stretch limousine; and weighs the cost versus the pleasure of keeping a mistress. The proper way to eat true caviar is explained while providing the listener with hours of pure, unadulterated escapism.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This delightful celebration of the little (and not-so-little) extravagances that make life worth living scintillates with wit, brio, and trenchant observations on the best and the second-rate.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Mayle turns his witty and keen eye on the lifestyles and spending habits of the very, very, very rich…Mayle’s amusing observations provide die-hard fans of Dynasty and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous with a few hours of pure hedonistic escapism."

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by NancyS | 2/17/2014

    " It was okay. Not as good as most other Peter Mayle books, but entertainng in its own way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Yamini Chandra | 2/14/2014

    " Peter Mayle gives an insight into the lifestyle of the affluent. Beautifully written essays and quite insightful too!! He'll take you through the vineyards and tell you how to light your cigar, a trip to his fav hotel and treat you to the most lavish delicacies! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ana-maria | 2/3/2014

    " I never get tired of reading anything by Peter Mayle! Really funny and still relevant even if it was written a few decades ago. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Laurie | 1/24/2014

    " I'm afraid I just didn't think this was all that funny. Just mildly entertaining and a bit offensive given today's poor economy. "

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