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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (45 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lucille Turner Narrator: Mark Meadows Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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A novel of Leonardo da Vinci - visionary painter of the Mona Lisa, the smiling, enigmatic Gioconda. We know him as the Renaissance genius: inventor, scientist, artist. They knew him as Leonardo from Vinci: heretic, butcher, lunatic. A solitary child, Leonardo's only intimate is Lisa Gherardini, the girl who spies on him in his workshop. Spurned by his tutor, he is sent by his despairing father to Florence as an apprentice. Under the guiding hand of Verrocchio, the master sculptor, he begins to make his name. But success requires sacrifice. Florence demands a level of conformity impossible for him. Forced to leave, Leonardo places himself at the service of the charismatic, power-thirsty Duke of Milan. His journey leads him back to Lisa and the portrait he has waited so long to paint, the culmination of his life's work...

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 4/28/2013

    " Enjoyed. "Read" this via audio book. Made me want to learn/see more of the doings of Leonardo De Vinci. Very fictional, loosely based, but possible, story line...gives a flavour of the background and the person. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Hughes | 6/4/2012

    " An involving fictional account of Leonardo's life up to the painting of the Mona Lisa. It can be hard to remember that da Vinci was a human like the rest of us. This novel underlines that fact, but also highlights the unique world view of the artist. Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally-W | 5/19/2012

    " Excellent fictional account of Leonardo da Vinci's life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill Ayling | 12/5/2011

    " I learned much from this book, I want to go back and underline some favourite bts, but it's a library book. Hmmm, this one mighty be overdue. "

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