Naples Declared

  • by Benjamin Taylor
  • Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini
  • 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is a city of seemingly irreconcilable opposites, simultaneously glorious and ghastly. And it is Ben Taylor’s remarkable ability to meld these contradictions into a whole that makes this the exciting and original book it is. He takes his stroll around the bay with the acute sensitivity of a lover, the good humor of a friend, and the wisdom of a seeker who has immersed himself in all aspects of this contrapuntal culture. His curiosity leads him to many byways, both real and metaphoric, and his passion for this ancient city and its people becomes, in his graceful prose and amusing anecdotes, irresistibly contagious.

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What a ride through an amazing city.

What made the experience of listening to Naples Declared the most enjoyable?

A poetic, articulate, and entertaining journey through history exploring one of the most amazing cities in the world.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Naples....the most fascinating of characters!


What about Edoardo Ballerini’s performance did you like?

He was able to enhance the poetic nature of the writing.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, easily.


Any additional comments?

It is so refreshing to read real travel literature, something of a rarity these days.

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- Rob Haff

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-23-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios