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    • Arturo's Island

    • A Novel
    • By: Elsa Morante, Ann Goldstein - translator
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    The novel follows the adolescent Arturo through his days on the isolated Neapolitan island of Procida, where - his mother long deceased, his father often absent, and a dog as his sole companion - he roams the countryside and the beaches or reads in his family's lonely, dilapidated mansion. This quiet, meandering existence is upended when his father brings home a beautiful 16-year-old bride, Nunziatella.   

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult Listen

    • By Rocco Priore on 03-14-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • La Storia

    • By: Elsa Morante
    • Narrated by: Iaia Forte
    • Length: 28 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Ambientato a Roma dal 1941 al 1947, il romanzo è un grande affresco corale che racconta gli orrori della guerra e della storia, "questo scandalo che dura da duemila anni". Al centro, le disgraziate vicende della maestrina Iduzza Ramundo, vedova mite e rassegnata, e del figlio Useppe, pischelletto dai grandi occhi azzurri spalancati sul mondo. Pubblicato nel 1974, ottenne un enorme successo e infiammò violente polemiche, diventando immediatamente un caso politico e letterario.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Desperation made book

    • By Matteo Marcantonio on 02-18-19

    Regular price: $13.70