Written originally in Italian by a professor of medieval Italian at Oxford, translated and narrated by a Brooklyn poet and songwriter, this audiobook marks a first for both author and narrator. It's a genuine pleasure to hear spoken Latin--lots of it, and by many of the great classical authors, including Cicero, Ovid, and Virgil--and to follow the story of Gardini's lifelong infatuation with a language that is nowhere and everywhere in our modern lives. Portnowitz is a steady and effective narrator, not as polished or expressive as some, but engaging nonetheless. This is an audiobook to appreciate on many levels, most of all, to hear the sound of Latin again, so familiar and so essential to the ear. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2020]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9781250750440 $19.99
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