The narration is excellent and the descriptive writing of the author come alive through this excellent performance. I had the privilege of visiting Rome and Edinburgh, two places mentioned in this book, so I could relate to certain parts of the story quite well. I also liked how so many of the characters stories were intertwined and developed throughout the novel.
Use of accent, dialect, expressive voice were all fantastic.
Although this book did not blow me away it is a worthwhile listen. As I said the performance of the Edoardo Ballerini, the beautiful setting of the book and the warm heartfelt story really do shine through.
The story line seemed to drag on for a very long time. Many of the chapters could have been edited and reduced. I felt like I would never get to the last hour.
It was very depessing. It seemed realistic but just too depressing if you are looking for a novel to escape.
The narrators ability to provide different accents and tone of voice for each character made it more like a dialogue or conversation instead of just reading aloud a text.
Having visited many of the cities mentioned in Italy, including Cinque Terre, I enjoyed hearing the description of the Italian landscape. I also enjoyed that different chapters focused on different characters and their perspective.
Didn't think I'd like being read to, but has made my commute almost bearable. The book was wonderful. Can't wait to find something new to hear.
I was pleasantly surprised at how good this book is. The story jumps back and forth in time and there are a lot of characters to keep up with, but it was very engaging. Also, it is beautifully written. The descriptions of the Italian coastal community and exchanges between the characters of Pasquale and Dee, both young and old, were so explicit and heartfelt that I felt like I was there.
I did notice for the first time something that I enjoy with e-books/treaditional books that you can't get with audio books - the ability to highlight. There were quite a few passages that were so well written or that spoke to me that in written form I would have wanted to highlight. Unfortunately, ya can't do that with the audio book.
I highly recommend this one.
The arrangement of the sequencing
Nothing. The title is perfect
It draws you in and doesn't let go.
Awesome, sweet, great read, and great story line.
Italian writting then the meaning of the italian next to it.
when he meets the love of his life.
Cry just a bit
No - not much of any redeeming qualities about this story
He was not bad - actually he was really the only reason I continued to listen for as long as I did.
Loved the reading. Edoardo brought the book life to me with his many accents. It felt less of a straight read and because he gave each character a distinctive voice, it was easy to get into this book.
Loved the historical film references. And of course the Love story.
Loved it. Want more.
This is a top 5 book of all time. It could not have been more beautifully written or performed. Edoardo Ballerini is a master actor - he captured each and every character with just the right emotion and perfect accent. The story is multi-layered, complex, yet very accessible. I do not write reviews but felt compelled to encourage Audible readers to buy this audio-book. It will transport you in the best of ways. I have already purchased hard copies to share with friends - I'm confident that the story without narration can more than stand on its own - I only wish I could send them Ballerini to read it bedside!