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  • Lives of the Artists, Volume One

  • By: Giorgio Vasari
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Georgio Vasari's original vision of the arts was to see the artist as divinely inspired. He describes the lives of 45 artists, including Giotto, Brunelleschi, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Titian, with striking immediacy conveyed through character sketches, anecdotes, and detailed recording of conversations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interest to the artist, as well as the historian

  • By Gregory on 01-30-11

Can't get through the whole thing..

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-10

I was so disappointed in this one it has made me create my first review.. The narrator's pauses don't allow it to flow smoothly. Sometimes her nose makes noises. Her voice itself is nice. But I also don't like how there are many statements or quotes, some lengthy, that are not translated into English. I have yet to listen completely. As for the substance of the book, the issues listed above stop me from enjoying it.

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