This is my granddaughter's picture! She is my love.
I wonder if this could be true? I don't know, but what if. A strange woman appears at a family hotel; very ill and kind of pretty. This story goes back and forth for 50 years, through the relationships and individuals, until the circle is complete. The story keeps you interested in following each character, both individually and as a group, through the years, until the end.
There are so many good books in the world to read, don't waste time on the crappy ones !
This is the best book I've listened to for quite some time. How I wish someone would make a DVD series. A movie would be too short to capture it all.
I fell in love with all the characters, I laughed and I cried. The way he wove the many character's stories together was brilliant! The narration was excellent! As soon as I finished the audio I ordered the book, I simply must have it in my library.
I would not have chosen this book from the blurb however was encouraged by the reviews and I was not disapointed. Highly recommended
Edoardo Ballerini does a great job of story teller.
If I had time, yes
This is my first book by the author, Jess Walter. It will not be my last. Beautiful Ruins is a good story. . I highly recommend this book
Definitely would try another by this combo.
I am listening to The Mark of the Assasin by Daniel Silva now I like to change genres when I start a new book. i also just listened to The Tiger's Wife and The Cove. Next up The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene.
The narrator was really ideal for this book. The characters were human and well defined.There were parts I listened to again, just to hear the words again. I did the same thing with Summer in Provenace,
I have to admit I gave up after only five and a half hours. I've never done that before. I kept trying to figure out a story line that could hold my interest. Nothing came. There were many different partially developed characters in two different times and by the time I quit I had some idea how they were connected, but there was nothing that made me care. I just couldn't listen any longer.
I kept going back to all the many reviews and reading how great this book is. I just don't get it.
None that I recall at this point. I've listened to over 300 books from Audible and it's the first book that I really didn't want to get back to.
Excellent book and one of the best performanc I've heard. It is one of the best written books I have read or listened to. The book does jump to different locations and is sometimes confusing when listening to it, an issue that would not be as bad in a written book.
I love the way the writer submerges you on all this different places and times with very well thought characters and scenarios.
A family saga with an edgy twist! Clearly Mr. Walter is sharing from personal experiences and emotions. In this the lives and emotions of the characters ring true.
This story was absorbing and entertaining without the need for foul language and violence. Very refreshing! This is an old fashion tale of love lost and found set in Italy and the US spanning many years. Wonderful book! A must read for people who enjoyed The Help and The Secret LIfe of Bees.