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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (187,102 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Esquivel Narrator: Yareli Arizmendi Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. The classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother’s womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef. She shares special points of her favorite preparations with listeners throughout the story.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A tall-tale, fairy-tale, soap-opera romance, Mexican cookbook and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one, Like Water For Chocolate is one tasty entree from first-time novelist Laura Esquivel. San Francisco Chronicle
  • A 1994 American Bookseller Association Book of the Year
  • Selected for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melissa | 2/11/2014

    " This book was very interesting. I read it while in high school. The main charter puts all her emotions in her cooking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathleen Chaballa | 2/5/2014

    " Hands down one of my favorite doomed love stories ever. Extremely well written, will immerse you both in the tale of the lovers, and a beautiful and rich culture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by alyss S. | 1/29/2014

    " At first, the second page or so, I thought that I wouldn't like it. Of course it got better, and worse. It was going pretty good until Pedro showed up. That Pedro plus the mother somehow equaled Rosaura. It that damn tradition at fault really. And that Pedro why didn't he do something about it, what a coward. Yes, I don't like Pedro, at all, or Tita. The ending was also questionable, but yes it was a good book. "

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

    " just glad i'm done! ... now i must go right a paper on it "

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