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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (224 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Storace Narrator: Jill Eikenberry Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Author and poet Patricia Storace lived in Athens, Greece on the corner of Phyrne (named for a 4th-century B.C. courtesan) and Fanourios (named for a Christian saint). And it is on this street where her journey through Greece begins. With blithe humor and bright style, Storace conjures up anarchic cities and idyllic towns and harbors where the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires continue to maintain a presence. This program includes an exclusive interview with the author who discusses her work and answers questions about her life in Greece. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brigitte | 2/11/2014

    " been to greece? going to greece? read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/21/2014

    " didn't quite finish it, very insightful, dull at times "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mata | 1/19/2014

    " I loved this book-- wuold recommend it for anyone who is of greek origin or traveling to Greece. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 12/28/2013

    " I read this in preparation for a trip to Athens and Santorini. It was a fun read and helped to prepare me for my trip. Lots of interesting stories and cultural perspectives. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amber | 12/9/2013

    " The author's view of Greece was a bit harsh and one-sided. I didn't get through the first chapter. It seemed like this book was going in one direction, that is painting Greeks as arrogant people who look down on foreigners. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 nemea | 12/9/2013

    " Loved the cultural observations. To quote from the book, "Greece's cross to bear is the Greeks." I couldn't agree more. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angela | 12/4/2013

    " Author extremely full of herself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. | 12/2/2013

    " This is a good book if you like history, social commentary and feminism. It is not a Eat Pray Love / Under the Tuscan Sun 'American woman learns to love life again' type of travel book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jen8998 | 9/27/2013

    " Storace's collection of essays about Greece is interesting in places and dense in others. Full of intriguing observations about Greek culture and troubling revelations about Greek attitudes towards women. Ironically, this travelogue reduced my interest in visiting Greece greatly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 9/17/2013

    " Interesting travel essay on Greece. Literally picked it off the shelf at work one day so I had something to do... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 8/15/2013

    " 3.5 would probably be a more accurate rating. Enjoyed this American expatriate's view of Greece - made me aware of some of the little details that I noticed on our trip... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabeth | 6/30/2013

    " An enjoyable jaunt through Greece--geographically, culturally, historically, linguistically and poetically. I'm enjoying reading this book in spurts between other amusements. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zoe Jussel | 4/25/2013

    " One reviewer echo'd my thoughts. Patricia Storace is extremely smart and can be extremely boring and that is how I found this book. Mired in boring minutia and let me tell you, I can't remember ever not finishing a book having to do with travel, but bye bye Persephone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patty | 2/14/2013

    " I could not get into this book no matter how hard I tried, and I found myself skimming towards the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 9/22/2012

    " good intro to greek culture for travelers "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 mim | 11/2/2011

    " I enjoyed this book very much. The writing was really beautiful. Her descriptions of the people, places, food, languages, and culture was wonderful. I would recommend this book to anyone who's been to Greece, things they want to visit Greece, or just likes to read travel essays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 8/27/2011

    " This is an intellectual exploration of Greece and its psyche - not for the faint hearted. It covers religion, history, mythology, politics - just about everything that makes up modern day Greece. Very well done if a little heavy at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jrobertus | 5/13/2011

    " an extremely interesting recounting of a year in greece and turkey. she is a published poet and her writing has a real lushness to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lillian | 5/12/2011

    " This book has always stuck with me - remembering the way myths were woven in with a yearlong adventure. Totally loving the reoccuring Persephone and the pomegranate. This book is like a romanticized nostalgic memory of an adventure that I hope to have someday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 5/10/2011

    " Remind me never to move to Greece "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 4/20/2011

    " It was very wordy in a flowing sort of way, and in the end didn't really go anywhere although I did learn that woman shouldn't go to Greece and not expect to be offended by sexual offers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 1/27/2011

    " 3.5 would probably be a more accurate rating. Enjoyed this American expatriate's view of Greece - made me aware of some of the little details that I noticed on our trip... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jen8998 | 8/24/2010

    " Storace's collection of essays about Greece is interesting in places and dense in others. Full of intriguing observations about Greek culture and troubling revelations about Greek attitudes towards women. Ironically, this travelogue reduced my interest in visiting Greece greatly. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Irene | 6/20/2010

    " Not nearly as good as Under the
    Tuscan Sun. Makes the Greeks look like jerks! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 6/2/2010

    " Remind me never to move to Greece "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patty | 9/20/2009

    " I could not get into this book no matter how hard I tried, and I found myself skimming towards the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 3/1/2009

    " I read this in preparation for a trip to Athens and Santorini. It was a fun read and helped to prepare me for my trip. Lots of interesting stories and cultural perspectives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lillian | 1/30/2009

    " This book has always stuck with me - remembering the way myths were woven in with a yearlong adventure. Totally loving the reoccuring Persephone and the pomegranate. This book is like a romanticized nostalgic memory of an adventure that I hope to have someday. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 4/20/2008

    " good intro to greek culture for travelers "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 3/22/2008

    " Interesting travel essay on Greece. Literally picked it off the shelf at work one day so I had something to do... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 10/27/2007

    " didn't quite finish it, very insightful, dull at times "

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