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Anthony

Viet vet, currently RN. Popular and trendy are not necessarily great. Time weeds the path to the garden of great classics

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  • The Name of the Rose

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Umberto Eco
    • Narrated By Theodore Bikel
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (98)

    Virtuoso storyteller Umberto Eco conjures up a gloriously rich portrait of 14th century Franciscan Italy with such grace, ease, wit, and love that you will become utterly intoxicated with the place and time. The story is performed by Theodore Bikel who has starred in numerous Broadway hits, including The Sound of Music, Zorba, and Fiddler on the Roof.

    Geoffrey Kragen says: "And Excellent Book, A poor Audio"
    "You've seen this before"
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    Would you listen to The Name of the Rose again? Why?

    Sean Connery was a monk in the movie version.. The book fills in the details of the community more than the movie did.. and if you know the way the community was organized you see more intensely the intrigue.. I might listen to it again


    What did you like best about this story?

    Again the rich description of the contemplatives.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not Laugh or Cry but I am very interested in the way people lived back then. This paints a clear picture of the life in those times..


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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