This is the Gold Standard - a perfect combination of learning & entertainment.
Arthur Morey is the perfect "voice" for Irving Stone's epic work - just the way I would expect Michelangelo to speak. I was truly sad when I got to the end of this audiobook...
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I love this way of telling a biography – like a novel. It’s so much more pleasant to read than the traditional layout of: “on this date this event happened, and then on that date the other part was done, and then on this date that contract was signed”… I am going to remember the story of Michealngelo’s life much better thanks to this format. Of course, being a biographical novel, one must assume that there is a little fictional embellishment going on here and there, but I think it just makes the “bigger truer parts” more absorbable.
The book was a little on the long side, so I can’t tell you that I was riveted to every word, but I still got a lot out of it; I learned so much about the man that I think I have new appreciation and better understanding of his art.
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Absolutely loved this book. Stone weaves a wonderful story, effectively combining history, biography and fiction. Although I had read the book many, many years ago, listening made me appreciate Michelangelo's work (and that of his contemporaries) even more. Narration was excellent. Overall a must listen for anyone who loves art or wants to learn more about it.
This is trully such a great listen on almost all levels.Its emotional,intellectualy satisfying,historicly wonderous,spiritual.ect.ect...Also I strongly disagree with the reviews trashing the narrator.I found him wonderful and even hunted for other books he's read...this realy is a great audiobook...enjoy.
Yes, it speaks clearly, pronounces things right, and is at a good pace.
Good audio book. You just need to focus on listening because it is very long.
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Michelangelo - his biography, of sorts
His voicing gives each character a unique personality; at first, his narration seemed like it might be a hard listen. Within a chapter or two it was apparent that his vocal would carry the book forward just right.
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