The Italians

  • by John Hooper
  • Narrated by Gareth Armstrong
  • 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

John Hooper's marvelously entertaining and perceptive new book is ideal for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians.
Looking at the facts that lie behind and often belie the stereotypes, his revealing book sheds new light on many aspects of Italian life: football and Freemasonry, sex, symbolism, and the reason Italian has twelve words for a coat hanger yet none for a hangover
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Informative and engaging insight

I downloaded this book for a trip to Sicily. I had expected it to be one of those funny irreverent takes someone's personal experience of living in Italy. In fact it was an incredibly comprehensive, fact packed study of all aspects of the Italian psyche. The style is nevertheless extremely engaging and never lacks pace. Given the background of the author as a journalist there is a strong focus on politics, but for me that added to the authenticity of the insights. Highly recommended.
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- Anne L

Informative, educational and entertaining

Great listen. Learnt a lot about Italy's history, culture and much much more. Highly recommend if you want to get to know more about this fascinating country.
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- Bryan Stewart

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2015
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks