Narrator Emma Spurgin Hussey performs the first in the Italian Escape series in which 50-year-old somewhat insecure Beth finds herself in Rome after her daughter leaves for uni and her husband takes a temporary job in Paris. During her six-week stay in a Rome apartment, the owner, British expat Ronnie, and feisty Irish-born tenant Marina challenge her to renew her life. Hussey portrays septuagenarian Ronnie as cranky and vibrant in sharp contrast to soft-spoken Beth as she explores the Eternal City's hidden art, carved doors, and other majestic sights old and new. Hussey's smooth tones capture descriptions of mouth-watering food and revitalizing sunshine, along with Beth's rediscovery of what she loves in life. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Bolinda Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9781038648136 $24.99
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