Love and danger collide on idyllic Sardinia. Martina has retired from the ballet after a career ending injury. Kane is volunteering at a free medical clinic deep in the island's poverty ravaged interior. They meet, and together they try to resolve her pain, and his. Hers, over the loss of her career, her husband, and her twin girls. His, over the loss of his long-suffering wife. Set in the limestone crags and seaside beaches, they try to come together, but every time they are ready to connect, either nature or the mysterious Fabrizzio interrupt. Come along as Martina and Kane try to discover whether their love can ever truly be.
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A gripping dancer-meets-writer Italian love story.
This is in my top 5 audiobooks! I've been listening for 21 years and listening every day. So that's about 500+ books! This one is the perfect blending of story, writing and performance to make a riveting, enjoyable yet thought-provoking experience. I have enjoyed it four times already and no doubt will hear it again.
I can not compare this book to any other. For me, it was unique for two reasons - the character development and Diane's performance.
I have heard some other performances by Diane. This is her finest performance to date! Her multiple voices are distinct and discernible. Her Italian accent was well studied and never faltered - it made Martina's character come alive and be even more believable.
Yes! Even though I have never listened to an audiobook at one time, I was always anxious to get back to it - probably 3 to 4 times a day.
Martina's boyfriend previous is Kane is a character to watch. He is well written. Also the author's insightful description of Kane's writing style in handling his characters I found compelling. I reflected on it as a metaphor of God's relationship with His creation of man as well as giving man free will. I didn't catch the insight until my fourth listen. I share it as a nugget gleaned from much time with the story. I wonder if the author intended the metaphor?