In the Company of the Courtesan
- Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
- Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-07-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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With a mix of courage and cunning they infiltrate Venetian society. Together they make the perfect partnership: the sharp-tongued, sharp-witted dwarf, and his vibrant mistress, trained from birth to charm, entertain, and satisfy men who have the money to support her.
Yet as their fortunes rise, this perfect partnership comes under threat, from the searing passion of a lover who wants more than his allotted nights to the attentions of an admiring Turk in search of human novelties for his sultan's court. But Fiammetta and Bucino's greatest challenge comes from a young crippled woman, a blind healer who insinuates herself into their lives and hearts with devastating consequences for them all.
A story of desire and deception, sin and religion, loyalty and friendship, In the Company of the Courtesan paints a portrait of one of the world's greatest cities at its most potent moment in history: It is a picture that remains vivid long after the last word.
"Through Bucino's sharp-eyed, sharp-tongued narration, Dunant crafts a vivid vision of Venetian life....Dunant's characters...are irresistible throughout their shifting fortunes." (Publishers Weekly)
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Boudicca on 12-29-15
Richard Grant should read more!
What made the experience of listening to In the Company of the Courtesan the most enjoyable?
Richard's performance was brilliant. He took me on an amazing adventure. The story too was also amazing and believable with great detail.
What did you like best about this story?
It's a woman's story with grit and heart.
What about Richard E. Grant’s performance did you like?
Richard is amazing! His characterizations so real I had to remind myself it was just one man.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes. I would finish my commute and then keep listening!
Any additional comments?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful