Even though this book owes more than a great debt to Francis Mayes (one could say it is an Under the Tuscan Sun knock off), it could still be enjoyable to Italophiles and those loving Orvieto if they had given some thought to the reader. This woman "butchers" the Italian language. This is not excusable in a book that has Italian words sprinkled liberally on almost every page! One could excuse the hard stuff like pronouncing gli as "glee" but when simple words are mispronounced (piccolo is pronounced "pee cho low") it just gets too much to bear. At every turn, the reader chooses the wrong place to put an accent. Why choose a reader who has no knowledge of, or affinity for, the Italian language? A missed opportunity.
It exposed the inner workings, behind the scenes and the rotten underbelly of today's politics.
The performance was even handed and engaging....a very good narator.
If you enjoy politics this book will engage you at every level.
Engaging, thought provoking and very exciting. I kept me totally engaged-start to finish.
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