One Summer in Venice

  • by Nicky Pellegrino
  • Narrated by Jane McDowell
  • 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This isn't a midlife crisis, OK? For a start I'm not old enough yet to have one of those. I'm calling it a happiness project. I've stolen an entire summer from my life, and by the time it's over I plan to leave this place with a list in my hand. The ten things that make me happy, that's all I want to know. How difficult can it be?
They may be small things - a perfect cup of coffee, a day without rain - or bigger ones. It's still the beginning, so how can I know?
Addolorata Martinelli knows she should be happy. She has everything she thought she wanted - her own business, a husband, a child. So why does she feel as if something is missing? Then when her restaurant, Little Italy, is slated by a reviewer, she realises that she's lost the one thing she thought she could always count on: her love of food.
So Addolorata heads to Venice for a summer alone, aiming to find the ten things that make her happy. Once she's found them, she'll construct a new life around her ten things, but will they include her life in London?


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Customer Reviews

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Beautiful book

This is Nicky's third book I have listened to. I absolutely love her books I completely lose myself in them. They are beautifully written with excellent descriptions of all of the characters, so you feel as if you know them personally. I love the way she describes Italy in particular and beautiful descriptions of Italian food. I never want the book to end.
The narration was good and she obviously tried very hard however there were a lot of pauses when there shouldn't have been throughout the book and she would go straight on to the next chapter sometimes before I had time to process what had been said. I also found her voice monosyllabic but maybe that was just me.
I would thoroughly recommend this book and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
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- ddodson


what a lovely story to get lost in,you really could imagine strolling round the streets of vience, and stopping of for a glass of proseco.

narrator was good.

a definite listern to.

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- Howeydude

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-05-2015
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group