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    • A Venetian Affair

    • A True Tale of Forbidden Love in the 18th Century
    • By: Andrea di Robilant
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Acclaimed author Andrea di Robilant sweeps listeners back to 18th-century Venice for a spellbinding tale of forbidden love. Originally serialized in The New Yorker, this dazzling story is based on actual family letters. The letters describe a searing and illicit affair between the author’s ancestor, a great Venetian statesman, and a beautiful half-English girl. The couple pursued their passion with reckless abandon, offending nearly everyone, and even getting some help along the way from the infamous Casanova.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • True love but impossible

    • By TNT on 10-01-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Autumn in Venice

    • Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse
    • By: Andrea di Robilant
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the fall of 1948 Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called "a goddam wonderful city." He was a year shy of his 50th birthday and hadn't published a novel in nearly a decade. At a duck shoot in the lagoon he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a striking Venetian girl just out of finishing school. Di Robilant - whose great-uncle moved in Hemingway's revolving circle of bon vivants, aristocrats, and artists - re-creates with sparkling clarity this surprising, years-long relationship.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lucia

    • A Venetian Life in the Age of Napoleon
    • By: Andrea di Robilant
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    In 1787, Lucia, the beautiful 16-year-old daughter of a prominent Venetian statesman, is married off to Alvise Mocenigo, scion of one of the most powerful Venetian families. But their life as a golden couple will be suddenly transformed when Venice falls to Bonaparte.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally Fascinating!

    • By Giant Panda Lover on 05-19-08
    • A Venetian Life in the Age of Napoleon
    • By: Andrea di Robilant
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 04-28-08
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 34 ratings

    Regular price: $20.28