I listened to this shortly after returning from my first visit to Venice.
It's a dramatic story, with vivid and memorable personalities. The writing is clear and elegant and overall fun to listen to. The people and the city come alive in all their colorful dimensions.
It's just an inventory of facts and figures, devoid of any drama or emotion. The people mentioned are simply names, devoid of personality.
Focused less on checking off every item on her checklist and more on imbuing the story with interest.
Clear, sprightly, cheerful
It was an excellent performance, but it's easier to find a particular passage in a print edition.
The capture of the Kotel in the 1967 war was thrilling.
This was terrific fun, as well as being packed full of fascinating details and characters. I especially appreciated the insightful and contrasting quotes at the beginnings of the chapters and the trivia in the footnotes.
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