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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,938 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Richards Narrator: Steve Richards Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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Steve Richards tells the inside story of Gordon Brown's time as prime minister, based on revealing interviews with his close colleagues. Interviewees include former ministers Peter Mandelson, Ed Balls, Harriet Harman, Jack Straw, Douglas Alexander, Alan Johnson, Hazel Blears, Peter Hain, and Shriti Vadera; and several former Downing St insiders including those responsible for policy, political strategy, and polling. Producer: Martin Rosenbaum.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherri | 2/18/2014

    " I'm a big Alton Brown fan so when I saw this book I knew I had to read it. It really is just like his show but I enjoy the science and historical facts of each recipe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candice | 2/14/2014

    " If you like the show you will love the book. All of you're favourite dishes on the how in paper so you can make them yourself. That is if you don't already have them all on DVD............. guilty! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 2/12/2014

    " This is like the textbook you get for a lecture class. You can learn from it without attending class, and you certainly can get away with never buying the book if you pay attention to the lectures, but the combination is likely to be your best bet. I'm new to Good Eats (the show) and have been watching it in order. This wasn't available at my library until I'd gotten a few episodes into season 6, so I read everything up to that point. I then watched the next episode, followed by reading that episode's section of the book. I think that would be more useful when actually planning to immediately cook from the episode in question. As it was, since much of what's in the book is word-for-word from the episodes, it was a bit like reading the Cliffs Notes of each episode, which is repetitive when you've just seen it. The trivia bits are fun for fans of the show, as are the behind-the-scenes photos scattered throughout. Some of the recipes (called "applications") have been modified from the way they were broadcast, and there are a very few that weren't shown onscreen due to time constraints, but otherwise the book matches up directly with the show. If you're someone who learns better by reading than hearing, the book will probably help a lot. I am a bit frustrated with the measures being by weight. I do own and use a kitchen scale, and I agree that it's the most accurate way to measure ingredients, but I'm also aware that the vast majority of US home cooks do not have a scale or a desire to own one, and that as long as it's cooking, not baking, that level of accuracy is not really necessary. I would have been unlikely to use any of the recipes anyway, just because they are mostly far too large for my household size, but with only weight measures I'm almost certain never to bother reducing any of them for my use. I'll use the food science to write my own "applications" and ignore the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ilex | 2/5/2014

    " Loving the show Good Eats, this is an absolute must have companion. It contains not only all the recipes from the early years, but essential tips and information. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David R. | 1/29/2014

    " Alton Brown, ever creative, created a cookbook-that-is-more with food knowledge presented on his 30-minute shorts, bits from the shows, and photos in addition to the "applications" (recipes). The main weakness of the book is that the material is organized chronologically as episodes were aired, rather than in topical clusters. Fun and useful... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 1/29/2014

    " I expected this book to be more useful than it is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandi | 1/23/2014

    " If you love the show then you will love this cookbook! We (my kids and I) do! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/20/2014

    " Fantastically fun review of Good Eats and a great sample of all of the recipes from the early years. Just remember that Alton just went on a super duper diet THIS year and be forewarned. There's no lack o' butter or bacon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gem | 1/18/2014

    " Fantastic updates on some of his recipes, plus behind-the-scenes info. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Perea | 1/16/2014

    " Fabulous...love the brownies and his "cooking science facts" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 12/29/2013

    " This book is a good companion to the show Good Eats. The organization is kind of messy, but the recipes are simple and the food is good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sereina | 12/5/2013

    " I love this book! Besides the recipes, it's filled with all kinds of behind the scenes info. Defiantly recommend it for any Alton Brown fan. :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie Lisle | 11/25/2013

    " Alton is one of my favorite chefs. This book has a lot of the recipes featured on his show, Good Eats - which makes it perfect for people, like me, who are too lazy to transcribe as we watch TV. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LikeTheDog | 11/21/2013

    " I'm going to try AB's B&B Pickles ASAP! A fun book, with lots of good information. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trina | 11/12/2013

    " Good Eats makes me happy. Full of recipes I would actually make. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Godin | 10/16/2013

    " I love Alton Brown and Good Eats is certainly the best cooking show there is. If you love Good Eats, you'll love the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 8/16/2013

    " Fun to read, a few good recipes, a few good TV memories, but a good book to check out from the library rather than buy for my own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Obst | 6/7/2013

    " This is my go to cookbook for most of my cooking! The cookbook is interesting and funny! The recipes are delicious and perfect if you are a novice in the kitchen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noran Miss Pumkin | 5/13/2013

    " just ordered it for $22 from amazon--cheap! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MB | 4/29/2013

    " Haven't quite finished this yet, but I love it. If you're an Alton fan or a Good Eats fan, the behind-the-scenes trivia is priceless. And hilarious. The footnotes are a little annoying--not the content, just finding them at the end of each chapter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanna | 11/22/2012

    " A must read for any AB fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 10/23/2012

    " Love him. Love Good Eats. Even my husband loves him. We plan on going to Georgia one day to stalk... I mean try to meet... him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 9/3/2012

    " Just like watching the show. All the knowlege bits and tips are here as well as trivia. Really cool. Can't wait for the next 2 in the trillogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckinley | 8/6/2012

    " Nice layout. Tasty sounding recipes. A paper version of his show. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 8/1/2012

    " Great information, especially since I've never seen this show. It provides great tips that anyone interested in cooking should hear. Questions, even those you might not realize you had, are answered. Alton is also quite humorist. I wish there were pictures of the completed dishes though. "

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