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Robert

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  • The Monster of Florence

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Mario Spezi
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    Overall
    (494)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (129)

    In 2000, Douglas Preston and his family moved to Florence, Italy, fulfilling a long-held dream. They put their children in Italian schools and settled into a 14th century farmhouse in the green hills of Florence, where they devoted themselves to living la dolce vita while Preston wrote his best-selling suspense novels. All that changed when he discovered that the lovely olive grove in front of their house had been the scene of a double-murder.

    Lori says: "a documentary when you yen for a pithy mystery"
    "Great book, bad reader"
    Overall

    The book content is great: good pacing, a lot of threads which weave together into a good mystery and insightful commentary on Florence and Florentines.
    However, as a person who spends a lot of time in Italy, married to a Florentine, I am annoyed and distracted by the reader's faulty pronunciation of Italian words and names. He reads the dialogue with a comical caricature of an Italian accent.
    I wish I had stuck to the print version (which I bought first.)

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful

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