I like audio books.
Yes, simply because the Italian in the book really brings a needed authenticity to the language when spoken.
The moments I identified with each and every character at some point.
His voices are superb and fit each character. I thoroughly enjoyed his voice for Pasquale in particular, as his Italian background gives the character a much needed softness, authenticity and realism.
Life's Little Circles
Few books have affected me. This is one of them.
This was a lovely story that was wonderfully narrated
The description of the paintings in the cave and their revisit to the same spot so many years later
A lovely voice and believable accent, It is tricky to switch genders and still be believable, Edoardo does this nicely
The tile suits the story
Definitely worth the listen
The story started slow. But then I was hooked. I loved it
How awesome to have a story line in Italy read by some one with an Italian type accent.
The narrator is amazing. He perfectly spoke the voices of each character. I want to listen to anything he narrates.
The characters were human and funny. A touching story while at the same time rough on the right edges. Descriptions put you right in the story.
I like fiction, sci-fi, fantasy and magic-realism.
For some reason, I wasn't sure that I would like this book...Luckily, I gave it a shot anyway, and was pleasantly surprised.
Believable narration, especially with all the different characters.
I liked how the author used different techniques to unravel the story lines, and not rely completely on third person narration.
Edoardo Ballerini does an excellent job. I live in Italy and was pleasantly surprised to hear this lovely language spoken with a proper accent.
There are many different stories told and in the end the listener is satisfied to know how they all end.
I would have read it the way he did----I'm Italian!
I seldom listen to a book in one sitting, I like to savor it in small pieces and imagine where the author will take me in the next chapter. Beautiful Ruins crosses continents, skips around time and has many characters, at times I felt as if I were reading many short stories.
This story was captivating and enjoyable from start to finish. I enjoyed every minute of it.
Probably not. It's was a good and interesting story, but just not at the top of my list. A little long and and not engrossing enough, I found my mind wandering as I listened
When the truth about Dee's "illness" came out
Maybe would have enjoyed it more had I read it rather than listened to it. It just really took too long to get to what wasn't even really worth getting to.
Frankly, I kept waiting for this book to get great. It never did. In the end I thought it was an okay story but I was disappointed in the lack of excitement. I wouldn't recommend.
The story was interesting and the narration was excellent. I enjoyed the movie history element.
I loved the Italian characters...both funny and well-developed.
The accents enriched each character. He is an amazing reader.
Not extreme--just enjoyed the experience and looked forward to hearing each episode.