Like Water for Chocolate - Abridged (Digital Audiobook)

By Laura Esquivel, Yareli Arizmendi (Narrator)

Publication Date: July 4, 2000

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/31/1993)
Paperback (10/1/1995)
Hardcover (9/6/1992)
Prebound (10/1/1995)
Prebound (10/1/1995)
Paperback, Spanish (10/18/1996)


Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. The classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef. She shares special points of her favorite preparations with listeners throughout the story.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Laura Esquivel is the award-winning author of Like Water for Chocolate, which has sold over four and a half million copies around the world in 35 languages, The Law of Love, and most recently, Between Two Fires. She lives in Mexico City.

From the Compact Disc edition.