I would first have them read the preceding two. This is not Silva's best work, they get better later on. In this book he seems to be about to hit his stride. The ending is overdone and while the premise of the Vatican's part in WW II is true, I doubt Cardinals plotted murder.
Make it a bit more ambiguous regarding culpability and behavior of the protagonists.
This reader is excellent. Better than another one who reads some of them with exaggerated accents that I found rather annoying.
Intelligence, professionalism, understanding
I was awed by the enormity of the setting
Would that people still knew how to write prose such as this.
Capacity for life
Giving publishers a hard time and winning.
Too many to single one out.
I highly recommend this biography to anybody who loves a great story, a lively writer and an experienced narrator.
Stacy Schiff is an extraordinary scholar and a gifted writer. She knows how to tell a great tale. Having sat spellbound through her Cleopatra, I am now equally absorbed in her Vera.The readers of both books are excellent at bringing words on paper to life. I would recommend this book to everybody who thinks Cleopatra was Elizabeth Taylor and spent her life ordering servants around.
This book ranges over a large part of Roman history during Cleopatra's life, so I found some of the other protagonists, such as Ocatavian, very interesting.
Yes I would listen again. Donna Leon is one of my favorite authors. She has perfect pitch on Venice and her prose is impeccable.
The excellent conclusion.
He is a pro. I've listened to amateur volunteers elsewhere, so hearing his intelligent approach was a relief and a pleasure.
The old man, of course.
I love Donna Leon.
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