This book kept me engaged and the performance by the narrator was quite good. Overall, it was a good story line and just fun to listen to. I would recommend this book.
If this is Booth at his best - I'm glad I haven't been tempted before. The narrator did a good job with what was frankly a self-indulgent analogy fest by the writer. I kept waiting for something to happen, for some excitement - it didn't eventuate and I couldn't wait for the agony to end.....
No one but an obsessive compulsive person who wants to listen to hours of repetitive ad irrelevant detail.
No, it is uniquely awful
Yes, just to see what he can do with a decent book, though I'm skeptical.
All of it. I'm an avid reader and I like just about anything. I find it difficult to believe this book was published.
I'm surprised you guys recommended this one.Still love Audible and have enjoyed so many books.
I saw this movie first, then read the book. The book has enough plot differences - to go along with the excellent attention to detail - to make this a nice complement if you've seen the movie. While it is missing a bit of heart at times, the journey of the protagonist is captivating (as are the descriptions of Italy). Lacking the real innovation to be worthy of 5 stars, this solid and enjoyable novel met my expectations.
a little action please. less whoring.
boring, unable to do voices
the main one
I am glad I didn't buy this on the BOGO--not worth it.
Shorten it 50 percent
This book, which I thought was a thriller, is a long florid impressionistic description of Italy, Italian geography, culture, cuisine, and art, along with butterflies and gunsmithing. The identity and activities of the protagonist are kept secret for the first third of the book. Very slow to come to its climax. Frustrating listen.
no way I'd read it
I tried, I really tried, but after several attempts at listening to this audio book I found myself unable to engage with the story and lulled into a sleep state.
I read this book because the moving was about to hit the theaters. They changed the name of the book because the move gave it a different title. A Private Gentleman to The American. Need I say more! I actually thought the movie had a better ending.