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Frederick Robert Turner

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  • Love Is Blind

  • A Novel
  • By: William Boyd
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Brodie Moncur is a brilliant piano tuner, as brilliant in his own way as John Kilbarron - "The Irish Liszt" - the pianist Brodie accompanies on all of his tours from Paris to Saint Petersburg, as essential to Kilbarron as the pianist's own hands. It is a luxurious life and a level of success Brodie could hardly have dreamed of growing up in a remote Scottish village, in a household ruled by a tyrannical father. But Brodie would gladly give it all up for the love of the Russian soprano Lika Blum: beautiful, worldly, seductive - and consort to Kilbarron. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captures the protagonist's struggles

  • By galcarm on 10-15-18

Great story of a life at the turn of the century

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

One of the best books I’ve listened to for a while. Each chapter makes you want to get onto the next to know what is going to happen. A love story set over a decade around the 1900s. Wonderful sense of place in Edinburgh, Paris and St Petersburg. And some neat allusions to old Russian novelists. #Provocative #LifeStory #Redemption #Europe #TurnOfTheCentury #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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