Cinnamon and Gunpowder

Cinnamon and Gunpowder

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2013 | Unabridged.
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The year is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by the ruthless pirate Mad Hannah Mabbot. He will be spared, she tells him, as long as he puts exquisite food in front of her every Sunday without fail. But Mabbot, who exerts a curious draw on the chef, is under siege. She pushes her crew past exhaustion in her search for the notorious Brass Fox. As Wedgwood begins to sense a method to Mabbot's madness, he must rely on the crewmembers he once feared.
Publisher: New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, p2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781427238009
Branch Call Number: CD FIC BROWN
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Langton, James


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Aug 25, 2016

I couldn't stop listening. Mr. Brown has written a delightful story that weaves in forgotten piece of dark British history. Superbly told and highly recommended.

Feb 24, 2015

Cinnamon and Gunpowder is pure brilliance. It's a swashbuckling story with plenty of high seas adventure and action; it's a political story about the evils inflicted by the British Empire (and China) surrounding opium; it's a story of redemption, growth, and rediscovering oneself; it's many other wonderful things I can't tell you, because spoilers.

In short, this book far exceeded my expectations and I absolutely adored it. It made me laugh out loud several times, it made me teary-eyed, it made me drool with the meal descriptions- it engaged me such that I was eager to dive back into it every time I had to turn the audiobook off. And the narrator was fantastic!

I highly recommend this book for fans of historical fiction, pirates, swashbuckling, food, unexpected and delightful characters, juxtapositions, dry wit, and enjoyable stories. Everybody should read it (or listen to it)!

Jan 29, 2014

Gourmet chef meets ruthless pirate in this adventure set in 1819. After being kidnapped, Owen Wedgewood must put on a gourmet meal every Sunday if he expects to live another week. Working with no or previously unknown ingredients, Owen manages to charm Hannah Mabbot, the pirate captain. Love and a few other swashbuckiling adventures befall Owen in this romp through early 19th-century seas.


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