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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

An awesome audio book that cannot be missed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I read this fabulous book a few years ago through curiosity as so many friends had passionately recommended it. Within minutes of starting I understood their fixation and could focus on little else until that final page. Yes, I too adored this marvellous tale and joined the Chickens eat Pasta appreciation club. Needless to say when I heard it had also become an audio book I downloaded it instantly saving the first chapter for the beginning of the bank holiday weekend. I really didn’t think that a story could mesmerise me twice but Colleen MacMahon's exquisite narration was so vivid and so utterly intoxicating that it revealed nuances I’d obviously missed in the text and brought the whole book back to life in 3D. Don’t even think about starting this audio book if you have any pressing deadlines or friends coming around to disturb your listening ecstasy.
John Morgan

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