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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (557 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sheri Holman Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Beautifully crafted and driven by warm, vibrant characters, The Mammoth Cheese follows the residents of rural Three Chimneys, Virginia, on their historic journey to re-create the making of the original Thomas Jefferson-era, 1,235-pound "Mammoth Cheese." As the book opens, the town is joyously celebrating the birth of the Frank Eleven (eleven babies simultaneously born to Manda and James Frank after fertility treatments) and enjoying the thrill of notoriety as reform-minded presidential hopeful Adams Brooke visits the newborns. But as autumn progresses and the babies start to die, the community seeks to redeem itself through the making and transporting of a symbolic Mammoth Cheese to Washington, as a gift for the newly elected President Brooke. The cheese is the brainchild of August Vaughn, a farmhand by day and a President Jefferson impersonator by night, and the creation of Margaret Prickett, a single mother and cheese maker trying to save her century-old family farm. As Margaret slips deeper into debt and desperation, her thirteen-year-old daughter, Polly, slides closer to an inappropriate relationship with her radical, attentive history teacher. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maddie | 2/15/2014

    " I liked this book a lot. I love books that deal with little niches in society. Like knowing how to make cheese. That said this mammoth book about recreating Jefferson's mammoth cheese went on a sizable tangent in the middle, but despite veering away from the plot it was all still very interesting and I kept going back for more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eve | 2/5/2014

    " A compelling story with flawed but deeply sympathetic characters. Actually made me laugh and cry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Charlotte | 1/31/2014

    " I found the charcters in this book pretty unlikeable. "I want to run my farm unprofitably and hopefully someone will come and give me money so it doesn't fail." Although in the end she does decide to fix things herself. The underlying paradigms in the book was just very different from my own ,so it was hard to get into the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sally | 1/24/2014

    " "fantastic" and "laugh out loud" yet I don't remember why. From what I recall, the social commentary is the redeeming quality, that and all the fantastic caricatures of people we all know quite well. "

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