Robert Fear

Eastbourne, East Sussex
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  • Chickens Eat Pasta

  • By: Clare Pedrick
  • Narrated by: Colleen MacMahon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Chickens Eat Pasta is the tale of a young Englishwoman who starts a new life after watching a video showing a chicken eating spaghetti in a medieval hill village in central Italy. As events unfold, the strong story portrays a rich Italian life from the inside with a supporting cast of memorable characters. Along the way, the book explores and captures the warmth and color of Italy, as well as, some of the cultural differences between England and Italy and between regional Italian lifestyles and behavior. It's a story that proves anything is possible if you only try. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Into the heart of Umbria

  • By Veronique Charriere on 04-06-18

Beautifully crafted words and crisp narration

5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-05-18

I was lucky to win a copy of this audiobook in a competition.

In the past, I had issues listening to books. Either I found the narrator difficult to follow or the story not compelling enough to finish.

This audiobook was an exception, and I loved it. An enthralling memoir, it is narrated in a very professional way. I enjoyed following Clare Pedrick’s story of how, after a relationship breakup, she bought a house in Umbria and left her life in England to live there.

Words are beautifully crafted, and the crisp narration adds an extra dimension to Clare’s story of settling into a new life abroad and the challenges she faces. Colleen MacMahon brings Clare’s characters to life and gives the individuals their own recognisable traits and accents.

This is an audiobook to savour at your leisure and is easy to pick up after a break. I listened to it over a period of three weeks and never had to recap any of the earlier chapters. The narration was so strong it stayed with me and I looked forward to listening to each new chapter.

If I could give this audiobook 6 stars, I would. Highly recommended.

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