This fascinating audiobook is a fusion of exceptional writing and an outstanding narration by Suzanne Toren. Author Cynthia Saltzman presents a sweeping account of Napoleon's conquest of Europe, including the looting of its finest antiquities and Renaissance masterpieces and the creation of the Musée du Louvre. Caught between the colliding worlds of art and politics is the history of Paolo Veronese's painting THE WEDDING FEAST AT CANA. The massive canvas, completed in 1563, was ripped from the wall of a Venetian monastery and taken to Paris in 1797. The level of detail and visual imagery in this audiobook is stunning, and Toren delivers the entirety with a bravura that is uniquely her own. Impeccable pacing, exquisite French, and diverse accents all add depth and clarity to this captivating listen. S.A.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2021]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2021
DD ISBN 9781666124422 $24.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2021
DD ISBN 9781666124439 $49.95
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