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  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5299)
    Performance
    (4589)
    Story
    (4585)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "didn't like"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Beautiful Ruins better?

    The start was good but went downhill fast. Didn't finish it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Grisham


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Edoardo Ballerini?

    He was fine


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Beautiful Ruins?

    Would have stuck to the start. Modern characters stunk.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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