Monday, September 30, 2013

Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

I borrowed the audiobook on CD from my local public library.

My review:

A beautiful, dying actress in a nowhere Italian village in 1962, a frustrated film student-turned-production-assistant in modern-day LA, and an intriguing supporting cast that includes Richard Burton are the subjects of Beautiful Ruins. The story winds its way through decades and time zones, finally linking everyone's story back together into a beautiful, tragic, hopeful whole.

Beautiful Ruins won an Audie Award as runner-up to the 2013 Audiobook of the Year. It is well-deserved. The reader, Edoardo Ballerini, nails every character and his or her background and accent.

Stars: 4

Runability: 5

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