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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,603 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marina Fiorato Narrator: Cristian Solimeno, Kate Magowan Publisher: Audio Rights Solutions Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A wonderful combination of mystery, historical intrigue, and love, written by an English/Venetian author, which tells a story of passion, genius and betrayal linking the present and the past.

Nora Manin decides to leave her fractured life in London to start again in Venice, and there begins to unravel the story of her ancestor, Corradino Manin, the greatest artist of glass that the island of Murano ever produced. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mary Jane | 2/16/2014

    " A chance find in Chapters... LOVED it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Beth | 2/10/2014

    " I really loved this book. The author artfully switches between two interwoven tales, one modern-day and the other in the 17th-century, both centered in the intriguing and romantic city of Venice, Italy. The story has a bit of everything; romance, history, art, music, murder, intrigue, sacrifice and escapism. I also really enjoyed the central theme of glassblowing, which to me is an amazing art, and made this story even more interesting. The format of this book was wonderful; the chapters are short and the story flows quickly, and I was impressed with how the author managed to weave the two stories together, almost as if they were one -- yet they were actually set a couple hundred years apart. The setting was perfect, as Venice has a timeless and unchanging quality to it -- so it was easy to imagine that pieces of the 17-century Venice are still present in the modern day. And interestingly, according to the conversation with the author at the back of the book, some facets of the story are actually true, although the central characters are fictional. It's just that type of thing that makes me appreciate a book even more -- and now it makes me want to go back to Venice to explore the city some more, and especially to visit the famous glassblowers on Murano. Overall, an excellent read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by MaryAnn Smith | 2/9/2014

    " Had fun with this book. Brought. Me back to my time in Murano. I did buy a souvenir. I especially liked the beginning re the grandfather and the difficullties becoming an expert glassblower. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Audra (Unabridged Chick) | 2/4/2014

    " Unexpectedly enjoyable book. I was anticipating something like Suzanne M. Wolfe's Unveiling (which was awful) but instead, I found the heroine Nora real and appealing. The dual story lines were engrossing and I was equally invested in each plot. The book is nice and meaty, too -- it felt like the author had time to wrap up everything the way she wanted. "

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About the Author
Author Marina Fiorato

Marina Fiorato is half-Venetian and a history graduate of Oxford and the University of Venice, where she specialized in the study of Shakespeare’s plays as a historical source. After college she studied art and has since worked as an illustrator, actress, and film reviewer. She also designed tour visuals for rock bands, including U2 and the Rolling Stones. She was married on the Grand Canal in Venice and lives in London with her husband, son, and daughter.