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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jan Morris Narrator: Sebastian Comberti Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Venice stands, as she loves to tell you, on the frontiers of the east and west, half-way between the setting and the rising sun. Goethe calls her the market-place of the Morning and the Evening lands. Certainly no city on earth gives a more immediate impression of symmetry and unity, or seems more patently born to greatness.

So Jan Morris remarks, with graceful literary distinction, on the qualities that have made Venice a unique place among the world's great destinations. She has known it intimately for over six decades. She knows its history, its carvings, its idiosyncrasies, its weather, and all the Doges of the past. She returns even now, never tiring of this dappled city, tremulous and flickering. She first wrote Venice in praise of it 50 years ago and has revised the book three times. To open this premiere audiobook recording, Jan Morris reads a personal introduction which perfectly distils a lifetime's fascination with La Serenissima.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tracy | 8/8/2013

    " I foresee another trip in my future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christine | 10/31/2012

    " Reading again -- This book is hard to get into; but if you love history, you will love this book~ It sits on my bistro table at all times... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bill | 9/14/2011

    " In my usual fashion, when we decided to take a cruise beginning in Venice to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, I consumed everything I could about Venice. Eventually I came across this little gem. Jan Morris' writing is excellent - I absolutely absorbed this fantastic 'travelogue'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary Ann | 9/1/2011

    " a great read in preparation for our visit there! "

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About the Author
Author Jan Morris

Jan Morris is the author of some forty books, most notably the Pax Britannica trilogy about the rise and fall of the British Empire. She lives in Wales.