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A Dream of Italy

Narrated by: Jane McDowell
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For sale: historic building in the picturesque town of Montenello, southern Italy. 

Asking price: 1 Euro. 

Cloudless skies, sun-soaked countryside, delicious food...

In the drowsy heat of an Italian summer, four strangers arrive in a beautiful town nestled in the mountains of Basilicata, dreaming of a new adventure. An innovative scheme by the town's Mayor has given them the chance to buy a crumbling historic building for a single euro - on the condition that they renovate their home within three years and help to bring new life to the close-knit local community.   

Elise is desperate to get on the property ladder. Edward wants to escape a life he feels suffocated by. Mimi is determined to start afresh after her divorce. And there's one new arrival whose true motives are yet to be revealed....   

For each of them, Montenello offers a different promise of happiness. But can they turn their dream of Italy into reality?

A deliciously escapist summer listen, perfect for fans of Jo Thomas.  

©2019 Nicky Pellegrino (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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loved it

lovely story that really brought southern Italy to life. Made me want to jump on the next plane.

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Absolutly loved it !!

The story twists and turns in a beautiful flow of old and new . Crossing bridges never crossed and making you feel so part of every characters life !! A wonderful story line as always with Nicky Pelligrino's books. A great way to escape reality and loose yourself in the streets of Italy ! Thankyou

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  • J. Edwards
  • 14-08-2019

Australian accents

I really enjoyed this gently listen but really the Australian accents are appalling. Please get an Australian to narrate them as very few of us sound like we have lived in the outback all our lives.

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  • Lisa A.
  • 30-06-2019

Charming! Exactly the kind of book I was looking for

My favorite book has a bit of history a bit of fiction people stories and is believable and well written. I love this book. I love the characters. I love architecture art and things of beauty. This book respects those things. A great read. I was stuck in terrible traffic for hours and I didn’t mind a bit!

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  • Holly C.
  • 06-09-2019

Just love this narrator + Pellegrino's books.

I always feel like I'm away in a foreign country, relaxing and in heaven when I listen to McDowell reading Pellegrino's books. A holiday every time I read ❤️ thank you both

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  • JG
  • 03-08-2019

A house for a Euro?

I loved this book. A town in Italy that is falling apart, a mayor who wants to bring in new people. A group of people from all different walks of life whose stories unfold. I loved all the characters and it is a heartwarming story.

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  • Johan Koorts
  • 12-07-2019

Escape to Italy ;)

I adored this book. The only negative is that I can't go and visit Montenello and the people who started to feel like friends to me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-04-2019

Another fantastic read from Nicky Pellegrino.

An intriguing story bought to life by Jane McDowell. Interesting, believable characters, I just wish I could see an ad like that!