That Summer in Sicily: A Love Story by Marlena De Blasi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow, what evocative language.... I listened to the MP3 download. The reader's voice and Italian language skills are gorgeous. This is a complex love story. It gives the listener a tone, lifestyle, value system, political system and somewhat historical glimpse of life in Sicily in the mid-twentieth century. I finished the tale wishing I could be a part of the society so beautifully described by the author, who, as it turns out, was also the reader of this audio book. She reads in a bit of a monotone that makes it difficult to differentiate between the two story-tellers. However, her reading adds so much to the listening value that the monotone is almost insignificant. F
I am not a habitual love story reader. This one was well worth my attention. Maybe I will make it a habit to read at least one love story in January/February every year to celebrate Valentine's Day.
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