Entwining the lives of both historical and fictional characters and moving between the past and the present, The Muralist plunges listeners into the divisiveness of prewar politics and the largely forgotten plight of European refugees refused entrance to the United States. It captures both the inner workings of today's New York art scene and the beginnings of the vibrant and quintessentially American school of abstract expressionism.
B. A. Shapiro is a master at telling a gripping story while exploring provocative themes. In Alizée and Danielle, she has created two unforgettable women, artists both, who compel us to ask, What happens when luminous talent collides with inexorable historical forces? Does great art have the power to change the world? And to what lengths should a person go to thwart evil?
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By acarter1123 on 07-08-16
a gripping tale of emotion
This tale of art and passion, of intrigue and truth speaks to the human drive to not only survive, but also to thrive. The scary part of the story is its relevance today as many people parrot the same isolationist ideologies which promote xenophobia once again in this country.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Shelly on 28-02-17
Worst Narrator Ever!
This is the worst narrator. Her voice is like nails on a chalkboard. Overly emotional with a tremor in it. Talks too fast with a most anmoying reflections. So distracting. Save your money and just buy the book in print.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful