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Greg

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  • The Name of the Rose

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Umberto Eco
    • Narrated By Theodore Bikel
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (97)

    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"
    "Abridged? Really???"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Umberto Eco and/or Theodore Bikel?

    Yes and Yes! This is one of my favorite books, and Theodore Bikel does a marvelous job bringing Adso to life. His accent and delivery are enthralling!

    The only problem is that this version is abridged.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I love this book! The story is gripping


    Have you listened to any of Theodore Bikel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first, but I loved his performance and will look for more!


    Did The Name of the Rose inspire you to do anything?

    Since this book is Eco's fictional take on his philosophies on semiotics, I was inspired to read more about semiotics.


    Any additional comments?

    Only problem with this book is that it's abridged! Which is terrible. Several of my favorite passages were missing!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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