That Summer in Sicily

  • by Marlena de Blasi
  • Narrated by Marlena de Blasi
  • 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.Willowy and aloof, with an aura of a distant time, Tosca was a woman whose life story begged to be told. In the warmth of Tosca's garden, Marlena would receive bountiful lessons of life and love as the story of Tosca's fairy-tale romance with an Italian prince unfolded.


What the Critics Say

"[A] fragrant tale of life and love in the mountains of Sicily....Swift, sinuous, deep and brimming with cultural artifacts." (Kirkus Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Narration makes it impossible to listen to

I wanted to love this audiobook because I loved The Lady in the Palazzo and because I'm going to be in Sicily in a couple of months. But the whispered narration drove me crazy and I couldn't get beyond chapter one. My rating of the story is made up because I didn't actually listen to it, but I had to rate it in order to review the book. I would suggest to potential listeners to listen to the sample and see if they're comfortable with a quiet, breathy reading before they decide whether to purchase the book. Apparently some people are.
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- J. Miller

Terrible narration

I couldn't get through this one. The author should have stepped away from the mic and allow a professional to narrate, so I could have enjoyed her story. She continually sounds as if she's without breath and about to faint. Very, very distracting.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.