I had read this book years ago - before the Borgias on TV and became totally intrigued with this family. So now that we've seen one season of the Borgias I wanted to revisit Mario Puzo's version to see how they compare. The details of "family" life in the late 1400's are fascinating. Just the right blend of history and embellishment so it wasn't dry and boring.
People often think of Mario Puzo as the author who wrote all about the Mafia. This book is very different and from what I've read, was an ongoing project of his for many years.
Philip Bosco's voice and pronunciation brought us to the different world of the Borgias. He was perfect for this book - he built suspense and excitement. The book is great!
If you want to see what life in the 15th century was like for one small section of the population - read "The Family".
I love Cara Black's mystery books because I feel as if I'm right there in Paris. She includes such descriptive details about the city which she obviously loves that she could have a second career as a tour guide. She always includes some history as well. Her mysteries always keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. So you can travel, learn and be entertained all at once.
Aimee Le Duc is the best
Again I think I'd pick Aimee. But the reader adds a different facet to the books. I had read several Cara Black books before I listened to any. So when I started with an Audible version I was thrilled. Because the reader is bilingual - or at least has a great accent in French - the books take on a totally different feel. She makes all the characters very real.
Where is my mother the terrorist?
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