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The Towers of Tuscany Audiobook

The Towers of Tuscany

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Publisher's Summary

Sofia is trained in secret as a painter in her father's workshop during a time when women did not paint openly. She loves her work, but her restless spirit leads her to betray her extraordinary gifts to marry a man who comes to despise her for not producing a son.

After Sofia's father is crushed by his own fresco during an attack motivated by a vendetta, Sofia realizes she must escape her loveless marriage. She flees to Siena, where, disguised as a boy, she paints again. When her work attracts the notice of a nobleman who discovers the woman under the dirty smock, Sofia is faced with a choice that nearly destroys her.

Meticulously researched settings and compelling characters are united with a strong heroine in this rich portrait of medieval Italy.

©2014 Carol M. Cram (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    I was not sure if I would like this audiobook, but I ended up really getting into it. Very good story.

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    Patricia 01-08-16
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    What did you love best about The Towers of Tuscany?

    Description of cities and characters.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Ending seemed chopped off as if she suddenly ran out of material.


    What does Angela Dawe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Pleasant clear voice. Good accent on Italian words. Good character voices.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Towers of Tuscany and why?

    Sophia, she undergoes a change in her personal and emotional development. Then Francesco.


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    costanza dopfel 07-25-15
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    "could have been a lot better"

    characters' dialogue is terribly dull, predictable and hard to listen to, as well as incredibly repetitive. Heroine is often obnoxiously stupid. the details on painting are the only redeeming qualities.. the narrator's nasal tone borders on whining.

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