I didn't read this book yet, but I really enjoyed the narrator's performance, so I would assume that he just took a great book and made it better. With so many reference to things in Italian, it was a plus for me to hear the correct pronunciation, which I don't think I would have accomplished on my own, just reading this book. I will probably give it a read myself at some point.
There were many. I really enjoyed any of the scenes that took place in the village.
My only critique would be that some parts could get a little slow and wandering with maybe a touch more flowery philosophical musings than was absolutely necessary. But, it was a minor annoyance, and did not take away from the overall story. I knew there were exciting things coming up, and sometimes felt like it was taking too long to get to them. But like I said, not at all reason enough to no love love love this book.
great performance by narrator
complex story with tender and funny moments.
I think this is the perfect title
Say something about yourself!
I stopped listening after a few chapters. I might try again when I'm bored.
I feel I wasted my credit on this one; I went off other recommendations but I found it very slow; I couldn't stick with it and jumped to the end just to see what happened.
I just couldn't get into this story. It started off too slow and still hadn't picked up the pace by the 5th chapter.
While I appreciated the author's descriptive elements with regards to the characters and scenery, at times it was overkill and just not necessary. It really made the book drag.
I thought the narrator did well with the Italian accent necessary for certain characters, however I didn't care for his overall performance. His narration of female voices was too airy and wishy-washy, almost making the primary character sound dippy and contrary to how the author described her.
Just really not sure why Audible picked this as the best book of 2012. I was expecting absolute greatness and didn't get it. Have read better.
I too clicked on the icon of the book by mistake. When I read Cindy's review I was intrigued.
She said it was the best mistake she ever made. I ordinarily would not have picked this book. In fact, I passed it over many times in viewing my audible selections.
This book is wonderful!! I usually go for thrillers, but I have to say that after this book, I will expand my horizons. The ending was beautiful. The narration was excellent!!! 5 stars to you Jess Walter!!
Definitely recommended. The story is compelling, and the characters are people to care about.
Pasquale Tursi's sweetness was the best part for me. I get very tired of revolting characters; Pasquale is the opposite, a person to love.
Pasquale and Dee in the abandoned gun turret was a scene so beautifully rendered that I felt I was there with them, seeing sunlight hit the paintings on the wall.
I stayed glued to the book, emotions shifting, but never in a violent way.
The story and the narrator meld together to provide an unforgettable experience for the listener. I'll wait a while, then listen to this one again . . . and again.
I am not much for telling you what story's are about, but more of how I felt during listening to them. I felt content with this very good story and I recommend it to all. Is is very well narrated and really worth the time spent.