Regular price: $19.95
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $19.95
Donatella, still unmarried in her mid-30s, is plainly irrelevant. Yet, like the city she lives in, there are hidden longings in her, propriety the rule, not cure, for what ails her. She cares more for her bedridden grandmother and cats than overbearing aunt, keeping house and tending to a small terraced garden, painting flowers and waxing poetic in her journal. At first, she is in awe of and certain she will have little to do with Stradella.
Slowly, his ego, playfulness, need of a copyist and camouflage involve her in an inspired and insidious world, exciting and heartbreaking as she is enlarged by his magnanimity and reduced by his missteps, forging a friendship that challenges how far she will go.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Nancy on 07-24-13
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
I'm not sure that there are any redeeming qualities about the skill of the author or the narration to build upon.
Would you ever listen to anything by D. M. Denton again?
How could the performance have been better?
Ms Jennings habitually takes a breath in the middle of a sentence, breaking it up into chunks of phrases, which was distracting and caused the narration to be choppy. However, a different narrator would not improve the story, in my opinion.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
I was expecting a more historically relevant story. Next time I'll look for a work by Irving Stone.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful