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by | Read by Edoardo Ballerini

Historical Fiction • 12.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

One is delighted by Edoardo Ballerini's warm narration of this audiobook. First, time and place slide into focus as Ballerini navigates regional accents, male and female dialogue, and slang. Then, the timely song lyrics of protagonist Chi Chi set the mood. Finally, the larger themes of love, sacrifice, ambition, and independence emerge like the crescendo of a big band number. Ballerini offers a personable performance that matches the characters themselves--Chi Chi, the singer-songwriter who is determined to make a future in music, and Severio (Tony of the title), the crooner who overcame his own troubles to become a star of stage and radio. There are moments when the pace slows, but overall this is an engaging listen. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2018]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2018

CD ISBN 9780062866653 $44.99 • CDs

DD ISBN 9780062866646 $29.99

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