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by | Read by Suzanne Toren

Biography & Memoir • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Suzanne Toren gives an exemplary performance of this memoir by Donna Leon, author of the Commissario Brunetti mystery series. Leon, who is in her 80s, shares illuminating vignettes of her family; her love of reading, tennis, and opera; her travels and her life in Venice; and her peripatetic career path in a life she describes as "unplanned." Toren's rich, elegant voice helps listeners settle into Leon's reminiscences, which blend into a magnificent tapestry of her life. Toren perfectly paces the narrative, pausing to highlight moments of joy or difficulty, and bringing forth the humor sprinkled throughout. While Leon's fans will appreciate learning of her personal history, this audiobook will also be of interest to a general audience as a testament to an adventurous and spirited life. M.J. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2023]

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2023

CD ISBN 9798889567110 $53.75 • Four CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9798212650243 $41.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9798889567134 $20.99

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