Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2010
CD ISBN 9780739384954 $40.00 Sixteen CDs
DD ISBN 9780307713193 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2010
CD ISBN 9780307701930 $40.00 Sixteen CDs
Anne Fortier’s artful retelling of one of the most famous of all love stories proves the perfect vehicle for Cassandra Campbell’s elegant, nuanced performance. Julie journeys to Siena, Italy, to claim her inheritance, a “treasure” left by her mother. Julie finds herself drawn into not only another place but also another time, a time when her ancestor, Giulietta Tolomei, met young, handsome Romeo Marescotti. As their six-hundred-year-old romance unfolds, Campbell’s voice flawlessly slips between fourteenth-century badinage and 21st-century wisecracks. As Julie discovers numerous folk legends about star-crossed lovers, blood feuds, and villainous lechers, she also discovers that someone may be trying to kill her. Is history repeating itself? Campbell’s narration is as complex and multilayered as this compelling tale of past and present intrigue. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2010]
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