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Author: Carl I. Gable, Sally Gable Narrator: Kathe Mazur Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN: 9781415926345
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Palladian Days is nothing short of wonderful–part adventure, mystery, history, diary, and even cookbook. The Gables’ lively account captures the excitement of their acquisition and restoration of one of the greatest houses in Italy. Beguiled by Palladio and the town of Piombino Dese, they trace the history of the Villa Cornaro and their absorption of Italian life. Bravo!” –Susan R. Stein, Gilder Curator and Vice President of Museum Programs, MonticelloIn 1552, in the countryside outside Venice, the great Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio built Villa Cornaro. In 1989, Sally and Carl Gable became its bemused new owners. Called by Town & Country one of the ten most influential buildings in the world, the villa is the centerpiece of the Gables’ enchanting journey into the life of a place that transformed their own. From the villa’s history and its architectural pleasures, to the lives of its former inhabitants, to the charms of the little town that surrounds it, this loving account brings generosity, humor, and a sense of discovery to the story of small-town Italy and its larger national history. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nminnig | 11/12/2011

    " Boring book only read because a friend recommended it. Don't bother "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Norah | 9/24/2011

    " Didn't end up finishing it...got too bogged down in little details for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 9/20/2011

    " Great subject for a memoir. I wish it focused more on architecture though. I lost interest the farther I got into it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Norah | 5/10/2010

    " Didn't end up finishing it...got too bogged down in little details for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 1/17/2008

    " Great subject for a memoir. I wish it focused more on architecture though. I lost interest the farther I got into it. "

About the Author

Sally Gable, a church music director by training, has served on the boards of Radcliffe College, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and other educational and musical organizations. She divides her time between Atlanta and Villa Cornaro in Italy.

About the Narrator

Kathe Mazur has narrated many audiobooks, winning the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2014, being named a finalist for the Audie Award in 2013 and 2015, and winning several AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she can be seen as DDA Hobbs on The Closer and in the upcoming Major Crimes. She has worked extensively in film, theater, and television, including appearances on Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, House, Brothers and Sisters, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, ER, Monk, and many others.