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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
A different narrator with a more pleasing accent would have helped. Allowing the author to narrate totally ruined this book for me. I had previously read this book and was looking forward to listening but found the accent style of the narrator extremely irritating.
What didn’t you like about Frances Mayes’s performance?
As above. Totally ruined this book for me and only therefore listened to a few chapters.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
In written form it is very enjoyable. In this audio format it is horrendous as a result of narrators style and accent.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I think I would have enjoyed reading the book. The narrator's (authors) voice is just plain irritating and makes it difficult to want to continue listening.
50 of 50 people found this review helpful
You may or may not enjoy self-satisfied accounts of how wonderfully two rich and entitled Americans overcame all obstacles (largely by spending huge amounts of money) to create a dream home in Tuscany and start a craze for ruining other countries' countrysides. But the author's voice (yes, she reads it herself, surprise surprise) is so gratingly awful, so harsh on the ears, that I could hardly bear to listen to her whine on in her hideous Southern/Calfornian accent about how hard it was for her and her husband to triumph over lazy or corrupt Italians, incompetent or destructive workmen of various European backgrounds, and banks that took days to process their financial transactions. Frankly it made me sick. Enjoy...
26 of 26 people found this review helpful