Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2004
CD ISBN 073930822X $19.95 Two CDs
DD ISBN 0739308238 $9.95
Writer William Murray, thoroughly American but Italian born and sometimes bred, takes the listener on a walk through Rome, giving a guide and history, and occasionally a memoir of his own life or a remembrance of his accomplished family. Urbane and civilized in the fullest senses, he meanders but is never lost; his know-ledge of the city and its history are both deep and at his fingertips. This is guidebook enough that at times we wish for a map, but it's more a love letter than a Frommer's. Murray's voice is scratchily old but not unpleasant; his patent love of Rome gives the book a dimension a different reader could not provide. W.M. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]
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