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alex capi

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Started good

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-12-27

Sorry to say, but i couldn't finish it. It felt less like reading a book and more like a long blog. I liked the beginning then it slowly lost me with the "entries" about the air France lady and the toilet. After that, all that seemed funny and audacious before, became uninspired and repetitive. I still liked the reading, though. I think it gave the text the right voice and actually made it better.

Anthony Doerr about Rome.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-12-20

To be pretentious, I think the title of this review says it all. Perfectly paced, beautifully read by the author himself, this book just flows. Anthony Doerr had different plans but got overwhelmed by Rome so he basically had to write this book and so, all the love and hectic experience that the Eternal City represents transpires from every sentence.

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Marvelous

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-05

A marvelous text-book novel. Very well written and constructed, very detailed, the characters seem to have a life beyond the pages. The textures of the lives of all the characters, main or secondary, are revelead through their struggles to make sense of their own lives. What that does to the reader is to make him think of his own misfortunes, may help him overcome them, may make him feel less lonely, he may even use the spirit of one of the characters to rezolve a situation by doing what they would do. The performance by Shelly Fraser is also up there with the quality of the book. Good voices for the characters, never montonous, never overdoing it either. Her clear impartial narator voice and her dialog voice dance together never stepping on each others toes and she helps the book, she even gives it greater value than it already has. Highly recommended for all modern day litterature lovers.

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Change the reader

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2017-12-04

The book is ok with some good examples, some good advice, going a bit deep too. The author also reads the book, which is bad for the listener, even if it may be good for business. His voice is boring and monotonous. It's better to get it and read it yourself. Or just pass it to a text to speech engine. Hope they get enough money and for the next edition they will hire a friend or something to read it.