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  • The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Edmund de Waal
    • Narrated By Michael Maloney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (344)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (281)

    The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who “burned like a comet” in 19th-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox. The renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal became the fifth generation to inherit this small and exquisite collection of netsuke. Entranced by their beauty and mystery, he determined to trace the story of his family through the story of the collection.

    Amazon Customer says: "A vagabond through history, clutching a tiny carvi"
    "Very bad narrator, but great story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Edmund de Waal and/or Michael Maloney?

    Not Michael Maloney


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He doesn't knoe how to pronounce the German v (=f) as in von og verboten, nor can he pronounce the German ü or the French u (same sound) AND he consequently mispronounces netsuke - one of the key words of the story


    Did The Hare with Amber Eyes inspire you to do anything?

    Looked op pictures og the ephrussi family and netsuke on the internet.


    Any additional comments?

    In my mind, this edition of the book should be taken off Audibles books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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