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  • Beautiful Ruins

  • By: Jess Walter
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,598
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,592

The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My mind wandered

  • By Ella on 11-25-12

Fantastic book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I’ve logged around 100 audible books and this has got to be one of the most fulfilling books I’ve read. It will make you laugh out loud and feel like crying.
Beautifully read by Edoardo Ballerini as always.
Definitely worth your time.

  • Camino Island

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,944
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,913

Priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts stolen in a daring heist; a young woman recruited to recover them, and a beach-resort bookseller who gets more than he bargained for - all in one long summer on Camino Island.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham wrote this?

  • By Dan on 06-13-17

Not happy

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-17

I've been a Grisham fan for a long time now. Grisham mailed this one in! Definitely not his best work!
Characters are unbelievable. The plot is horribly predictable. He writes about people needing a finish a new book to make some money. It appears that is exactly what he did!
I'm extremely disappointed!

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