Wonderful characterizations, both by the writer and the narrator. Good story, too. Sticks with you for a while.
A must read or listen
This was my first listen by Edoardo Ballerini, but I will definitely seek him out.
Loves to read, it can be anything just has to strike my fancy!
It kept my interest through the whole book.
Finding out how both lives lived for 50 years apart.
When her son came back to her!
It was just good all around
Annoying narrator. He over-acts.
This almost killed the book for me, but I powered through.
Pretty good. Satisfying conclusion.
Not my favorite.
I liked that this is a relatively modern historical fiction. I love classic film, so the way Jess Walter wrote a then-and-now novel that involved a real movie (Cleopatra) filmed on location in Italy, and tied real actors (Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor) and film makers (Joseph Mankiewicz) to these fictional characters was a real treat. I loved Pasquale, and developed a profound respect for this man who honestly and sincerely did the right thing, with no regrets. I give it a 4 because I didn't instantly love it. I was more than halfway through before I developed feelings for the characters.
Yes, In fact I am doing so now
I felt I was part of the story just did not want it to end!
Pasquale - very endearing
I am a new memeber and this is a must for new membership
I loved this book! I lost sleep reading this story. I loved Edoardo Ballerini narration.
Wow. What a beautiful book. Great performance. Great ending that made me cry. I don't know that I've ever actually cried when a book ended. What a gift.
Since taking my first creative writing class in 2008 the pleasure I used to get from reading has been greatly reduced. I notice things I never noticed before. That said, I think I rate books pretty generously. Anyone who actually manages to write a whole book and then get it published deserves an extra star.
Accessible, but not too obvious, story-line, sympathetic characters - even the ones who are completely self-involved - interesting settings, a satisfying end. What more could you want?