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    • The Lady in the Palazzo

    • At Home in Umbria
    • By: Marlena de Blasi
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    From village feasts and rustic tavernas to ancient piazzas and moonlit balconies, the smells, tastes, sounds, and soul of Umbria come alive in Marlena de Blasi's evocative memoir. By turns romantic and sensual, joyous and celebratory, touching and humorous, Marlena de Blasi's account of moving with her husband, Fernando, to Orvieto, the largest city in Italy's Umbria, will appeal to anyone who delights in travel and shares the fantasy of beginning a new life in a very different place.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • ZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    • By Lydia on 03-13-07

    Regular price: $20.72

    • That Summer in Sicily

    • A Love Story
    • By: Marlena de Blasi
    • Narrated by: Marlena de Blasi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    One summer in Sicily, Marlena de Blasi entered a world of unforgettable magic when she discovered the secret Sicilian villa of Donnafugata. There life was ruled by ritual and by an unassailable 70-year-old matriarch and protectress, Tosca.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narration makes it impossible to listen to

    • By J. Miller on 02-27-17

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Amandine

    • By: Marlena de Blasi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Marlena de Blasi, best-selling memoirist of A Thousand Days in Venice, makes her remarkable fiction debut with this poignant tale. Deemed an illegitimate child by her royal Polish family, Amandine is abandoned as a baby at a French convent. As she grows, Amandine struggles to accept her orphaned state. She longs to put together the missing pieces of her identity, but as World War II engulfs Europe, her time to find answers may be running short.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! What a powerful and beautifully written book!

    • By Kibble on 02-04-11

    Regular price: $20.72