If you love audiobooks, I recommend this one. If you want to try an audiobook and want a story that has lots of drama and love and more drama and a bit of humor and a bit of sadness, I really recommend this one.
I loved it.
What’s it ABOUT: Oh, you KNOW I hate to give these things away! The fun is the surprise and enchantment. I won’t tell you much more than it’s about a beautiful woman inside and out who begins an adventure and it turns in on her, topsy-turvy. And actually it’s not really just about her, we don’t even start with her but the Italian guy who falls in love at first sight. And then we meet a bunch more other minor but key characters who are tossed up in the wake like flotsam jetsam* and have heartaches of their own.
OK, maybe not KEY characters, maybe not minor – a few are there for plot support and more fun when it all comes together. And just when you think some storylines will wrap up nicely, they do not and yet others do even when you think they won’t. It spans decades and settings and viewpoints and art mediums. A delightful madcap (sometimes), heartbreaking (of course) in a lot of ways, enjoyable trip through celebrity and fame and success and the chase and the avoidance and the… oh. Just read it.
It was a terrific listen**, too. Edoardo Ballerini is going on my tops-faves list.
In fact, I so enjoyed this that think I want to buy the book so I can experience it again (and know how to spell things and check for pie references. If anyone has this in eBook, could you go do a search*** and tell me if any pie flavors pop up? Thanks, I appreciate it.)
I credit Literate Housewife for the recommendation – the push rather. I think I bought this when I noticed it won something and I needed an audiobook handy but it was Jennifer who told me it was a must! on Twitter one day.
HAPPY June Is Audiobook Month!!
* I love the words flotsam jetsam. One of my tops-faves things about The Little Mermaid.
** I am pretty sure it won some prize for audiobooks. It’s not showing on the Audible page.
*** Really, the only thing I like about eBooks is the ability to search for words like ‘pie’.