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  • Italian Journey

  • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Goethe was probably the greatest universal genius who ever lived. Although known primarily as a poet, playright, and novelist, he was also known for his work in anatomy, botany, color, art criticism, and jurisprudence. Many people are deterred from attempting to read anything by Goethe because of his extremely penetrating intelligence and dense prose. But his travel diary, Italian Journey, is by far easier to digest than anything else by him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you love Goethe, this will interest you

  • By Don McArthur on 04-02-2019

If you love Goethe, this will interest you

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-2019

However you may need to REALLY love Goethe (or the history of Italy in the period) to stay with it throughout -
Since I have a passing interest in Goethe, or at least an interest in specific things about him, this wasn't quite what I was after.
Enjoyed the narration - which doesn't happen with every book.
Interesting insights into life in Italy and Goethe as a person / his interests.

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  • In Montmartre

  • Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art
  • By: Sue Roe
  • Narrated by: Emma Bering
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

In Montmartre is a colorful history of the birth of modernist art as it arose from one of the most astonishing collections of artistic talent ever assembled. It begins in October 1900, as a teenage Pablo Picasso, eager for fame and fortune, first makes his way up the hillside of Paris' famous windmill-topped district.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Don McArthur on 20-02-2018
  • In Montmartre
  • Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art
  • By: Sue Roe
  • Narrated by: Emma Bering

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-2018

Wonderful
No need to hesitate-
Well worth choosing
An absorbing, well written story of the people and events involved in a new kind of art.
Brings all this to life.