Hextable, Kent, United Kingdom
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  • Under the Tuscan Sun

  • By: Frances Mayes
  • Narrated by: Frances Mayes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Frances Mayes - widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer - opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In sensuous and evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy.

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  • By Mike on 17-10-13

Under the Tuscan Sun

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-06

This book is one of my favourites. I love the way Frances Mayes writes. She has very lyrical, poetic way with words. So I was quite excited of adding this book to my Audio list.

I lasted less than one paragraph. Believe me I really really tried to like it. The reason I disliked it so much was her voice, it really grates. Her heavy southern American drawl really grates. It is not the sort of voice that goes with such a well wrtten book.

A real shame.

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