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  • The Birth of Venus: A Novel | Sarah Dunant

    The Birth of Venus: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sarah Dunant
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
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    (26)
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    (2)
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    Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family's Florentine palazzo. A child of the Renaissance, with a precocious mind and a talent for drawing, Alessandra is intoxicated by the painter's abilities.

    Patricia says: "birth of new insight"
  • The Birth of Venus: A Novel | Sarah Dunant

    The Birth of Venus: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sarah Dunant
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (90)

    Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family's Florentine palazzo. A child of the Renaissance, with a precocious mind and a talent for drawing, Alessandra is intoxicated by the painter's abilities.

    Giovanna says: "Excellent"
  • The Birth of Venus | Sarah Dunant

    The Birth of Venus

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Sarah Dunant
    • Narrated By Laurence Bouvard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (0)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    Alessandra is not quite fifteen when her prosperous father brings a young painter back from Holland to adorn the new family chapel. Fascinated by his ability she is lured into closer involvement. On the streets of Florence she observes a terrible evil stalking the city and a fiery priest, who has set out to rid the city of vice, even art itself.

  • The Birth of Venus | Sarah Dunant

    The Birth of Venus

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Sarah Dunant
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterling
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    (8)
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    (3)
    Story
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    Alessandra is not quite fifteen when her prosperous merchant father brings a young painter back with him from Holland to adorn the walls of the new family chapel. She is fascinated by his talents and envious of his abilities and opportunities to paint to the glory of God. Soon her love of art and her lively independence are luring her into closer involvement with all sorts of taboo areas of life.

    Heather says: "Incoherent abridgement - ludicrious references"
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