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by | Read by Frances Mayes, Edward Mayes

Contemporary Culture • 4 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2000

The piazza, feasts and celebrations, the fields, and the beauty of the scenery and the Tuscan people are highlighted in this collection of essays about the Italian region by Frances and Edward Mayes. Frances's honeyed drawl conveys a leisurely tone as she describes the details of her adopted home. Edward does a more dramatic reading, adding character voices and segments. The audio could have benefited from clearer divisions between the four subject areas of the book, and perhaps a booklet of some of the photos seen in the print version, but the authors' essays stand alone as evocative reading. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 01]



Retail pak • Random House Audio • 2000

CS ISBN 0553502727 $25.00 • Three cassettes

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