Under the Tuscan Sun

  • von Frances Mayes
  • Sprecher: Frances Mayes
  • 6 Std. 9 Min.
  • gekürztes Hörbuch


Frances Mayes - widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer - opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In sensuous and evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. An accomplished cook and food writer, Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which are included in this audio. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion. A celebration of the extraordinary quality of life in Tuscany, Under the Tuscan Sun is a feast for all the senses.



"An intense celebration of what [Mayes] calls 'the voluptuousness of Italian life'...appealing and very vivid." ( The New York Times Book Review)
"Irresistible...a sensuous book for a sensuous countryside." ( Minneapolis Star-Tribune)


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Rather slow and disappointing

Oooh, why did I watch the movie before reading the book?! That spoiled it for me.

And why did the author herself read the book - not a good choice at all. I thought that her strong Southern drawl and very slow pace did not really fit.

All in all, the story is slow, and remains slow, despite of the explanation of their achievements and their love for Italy, which I share.

And I only realized in the end that this was an abridged version. Not sure whether the longer version would have been better though.

I found this audio book rather disappointing, due to the reasons I quoted above.
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Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 15.12.1999
  • Verlag: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio