This book is about the old movie world trying to make sense and survive in a reality tv, fast food, bite sized, attention deficit, popup add world. It's not the most original story in the world (a complex love story pushing in and out of movies) but my god is the language beautiful. The narration only multiplies this making this audio version a sort of work of art apart from the story. Highly worth checking out.
There are too many audio books to bother working my way through this. I will use Diane Yannick's review from Goodreads. She wrote is just as I felt...
"This book started with such promise. Pasquale was a great character and I would have enjoyed following his story. The Italian setting was lush and Dee Moray's story was interesting until it got crushed by all the random characters and story lines."
I did not bother finishing.
The novel seemed overdone--needed a good editor and some trimming. But the audio version was handled well and overall I enjoyed it.
I wish the story just would have been about the Italian's and the actress' lives, and left out the stupidity of the Hollywood types! This book was a waste of time and money!
yes the story was very interesting
The scenes in the bunker.
His voice and the changes he makes for the characters.
never make it - it is really long.
It's a good story, with Edoardo Ballerini's masterful storytelling. I would ran this audiobook among the better fiction books I've listened to lately.
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.