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Jeremiah

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  • The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jonathan Harr
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (320)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    An Italian village on a hilltop near the Adriatic coast, a decaying palazzo facing the sea, and in the basement, cobwebbed and dusty, lit by a single bulb, an archive unknown to scholars. Here, a young graduate student from Rome, Francesca Cappelletti, makes a discovery that inspires a search for a work of art of incalculable value, a painting lost for almost two centuries.

    Jeremiah says: "an incredible and complex story unfolds seamlessly"
    "an incredible and complex story unfolds seamlessly"
    Overall

    This book was absolutely excellent, an easy listen with a wonderful cast of characters. The storyline flows nicely despite being very complex, surrounding the incredible discovery of a Caravaggio painting in the unlikeliest of places. The rich narrative seamlessly ties together diverse characters and the underlying mystery surrounding their connection, albeit unknown to them, to the lost painting. Throughout the story, the various personalities are fleshed-out as they are followed, and the truth of the painting's history unfolds. The details were wonderful, making it easy to visualize the different places visited, the people in the story, and the various levels of connection that are made as the pieces of the puzzle fall into place. I love art and mysteries, and I loved this book. I was also pleasantly surprised by the brief but informative interview with the author. Highly recommended.

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