Candyfreak by Steve Almond audiobook

Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America

By Steve Almond
Read by Oliver Wyman

Highbridge Audio
6.72 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Part candy porn, part candy polemic, part social history, part confession, Candyfreak explores the role candy plays in our lives as both source of pleasure and escape from pain.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2005 YALSA Alex Award

Nominated for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award

Part candy porn, part candy polemic, part social history, part confession, Candyfreak explores the role candy plays in our lives as both source of pleasure and escape from pain.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Combines the patter of a stand-up comic with the soul of a 10-year-old whose allowance is burning a hole in his pocket.” Boston Globe
“An exuberant tribute to cheap, plentiful, locally produced sweets and ‘the small, attainable pleasures’ they provide. Like a good candy bar: a piece of delicious ephemeral fun.” San Francisco Chronicle
“My husband uses [a] good German word, ‘schmackvoll.’ Rough translation, he says: lip-smacking good. And so it is with Candyfreak. ‘Schmackvoll.’” Seattle Times
“Almond is frank, witty, and engaging, and his book has a nutty crunch all its own and is not so sweet that you’ll feel icky when you finish with it.” San Jose Mercury News
“A chewy, charming literary valentine…The book begins funny, gets a little creepy, and, with liberal amounts of humor and heart, becomes powerfully good.” San Diego Union-Tribune
“[Candyfreak is] part memoir and part candy history. It’s Almond’s journey from childhood to adulthood, eating his way through both sorrow and joy, exploring what all the sweet stuff means and has meant to him.” Raleigh News and Observer

Reviews

Reviews

by Ryan B. 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

Fun Book

This was a fun book, especially for someone with a major sweet tooth. Steve Almond is one of my favorite fiction writers, but this is a great nonfiction exploration into candy, and specifically smaller independent candy companies. It's almost like David Sedaris doing more reportage and focusing on a single topic. The narrator was ok, but he tends to overdo it at times with his emphasizing certain passages and he gets a tone of voice that can only be construed as "cutesy." In the end this was definitely worth the time, though it made me hungry.

Author

Author Bio: Steve Almond

Author Bio: Steve Almond

Steve Almond is the author of the bestselling Candyfreak and two story collections. He is a commentator on the NPR affiliate WBUR in Boston.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 6.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English