Extended Audio Sample

Download Comfort Food Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Comfort Food Audiobook, by Kate Jacobs Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 5 3.08 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Jacobs Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781436219945
Regular Price: $22.50 Add to Cart
— or —
BEST PRICE!
FlexPass™ Price: $18.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

A smart and deliciously funny novel by the bestselling author of The Friday Night Knitting Club—and “readers will be cheering” (Bookreporter.com)...

Shortly before turning the big five-oh, Cooking with Gusto! TV personality Augusta “Gus” Simpson finds herself planning a birthday party she’d rather ignore—her own. To make things worse, the network wants to boost her ratings by teaming Gus with the beautiful, ambitious, and younger Carmen Vega—the former Miss Spain, no less.

But Gus isn’t going without a fight—whether it’s off set with her two demanding daughters, on camera with the vicious beauty queen herself, or after hours with Oliver, the new culinary producer who’s raising Gus’s temperature beyond the comfort zone. Now, in pursuit of higher ratings and culinary delights, Gus might be able to rejuvenate more than just her career.

“Fresh, tasty Comfort Food goes down mighty easily…Kate Jacobs’s breezy follow-up to her bestselling The Friday Night Knitting Club is a satisfying read that showcases Jacobs’s skill in creating endearingly flawed characters…The kind of book you rush home to finish.” USA Today

“[A] warm and irresistible story...Highly recommended.”—Library Journal
“Jacobs has once again crafted a luxuriant yarn of a story…Comfort Food is good for the heart and the soul, serving up a rich pastiche of friendship and motherhood, with a savory side of romance, too.”—BookPage

“Real comfort food makes us feel safe and warm inside. It brings together family and friends by blending years, memories, and tastes. The novel Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs brings all these elements to the table.”—The Paper Palate



From the Paperback edition. Download and start listening now!

BK_PENG_001149

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen | 5/24/2011

    " I was a little disappointed in this one (The Friday Night Knitting Club was so much better). The story line was weak and some of the characters weren't developed enough for me to care about them. This one is definitely not making it to my permanent bookshelf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geraldine | 5/14/2011

    " it was an okay book. some parts took longer to read than others. put i did love how successful the main character became "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 5/4/2011

    " I loved this book! I especially liked the relationship of the two daughters, who seem very much like my young granddaughters. I would definitely recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/27/2011

    " A nice little read about a food network star (totally fictional but none-the-less fun). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 4/24/2011

    " I keep hoping she'll write about these characters again! Great story line and real characters! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tonya | 4/17/2011

    " slow to start but had a great middle. lots of conflict and complex characters. however, the ending was quite rushed. like good food, a book is to be savored at the finish. not one of those for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 4/4/2011

    " I liked it - I didn't guess the end correctly which makes it better. Really, 3.5 stars instead of just 3. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 4/4/2011

    " A widow with 2 daughters becomes a well known TV food star... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 3/30/2011

    " Easy read and a great book if you don't want to think too much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 3/29/2011

    " 10 pages in and I gave up. Too much description of kitchens and chairs and decor and not enough to draw me to the main character. There may be a good story in there if I read far enough, but I'm just not interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 3/26/2011

    " If you liked FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING CLUB, you'll enjoy this one too. Career, family, aging - it's all there! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 3/26/2011

    " Easy read - just for entertainment while visiting in the midwest. Interesting conflict interplay between the characters, the resolution of which was plausible. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Kate Jacobs

Kate Jacobs is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Friday Night Knitting Club, as well as Comfort Food, and Knit Two. She is a former staff member at Redbook, Working Woman, and Family Life. She lives in Los Angeles.

About the Narrator

Barbara Rosenblat, one of the most awarded narrators in the business, was selected by AudioFile magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the Twentieth Century. She has received the prestigious Audie Award multiple times and has earned fifty-six AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.