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Marietta: A Maid of Venice

Gelesen von Michele Fry

(4,833 Sterne; 12 Bewertungen)

This swash-buckling, romantic story of Zorzi Ballarin and Angelo Beroviero, master glass-blowers of Murano, Italy in the 1500's, is not entirely fiction. Many of the works of these artizans are preserved in the Museum of Murano, including their discovery of the clear glass we know as "crystal". Giovanni Beroviero, the lesser artist and jealous son, did indeed write the damning letter which brought Zorzi to trial before the Council of Ten (the original letter is still preserved). The treasured colored glass formulas of Paolo Godi are real. Arisa the Georgian slave mistress is fictional, but beautiful Eastern slaves were indeed bought and sold in Italy for many centuries. The patriarchal society that kept women walled in was real, and the myriad gondolas plying the canals, and the palaces of Venice in which much of the story takes place, are still there. Francis M. Crawford has woven a riveting tale of intrigue that never slacks off from first word to last. ( ~ Author's note and Michele Fry, Soloist) (11 hr 34 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1

31:54

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Chapter 2

31:07

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Chapter 3

29:35

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Chapter 4

29:47

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Chapter 5

27:38

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Chapter 6

29:09

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Chapter 7

29:19

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Chapter 8

26:55

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Chapter 9

29:22

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Chapter 10

28:43

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Chapter 11

30:05

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Chapter 12

30:34

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Chapter 13

28:58

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Chapter 14

29:12

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Chapter 15

30:06

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Chapter 16

29:22

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Chapter 17

27:37

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Chapter 18

29:57

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Chapter 19

29:46

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Chapter 20

29:39

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Chapter 21

30:55

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Chapter 22

35:20

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Chapter 23

23:28

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Chapter 24

16:23

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Bewertungen

Randall

(5 Sterne)

Excellent reader. Her voice and manner seem to have been perfectly matched together. Good story but a little heavy on romance for me.

(5 Sterne)

I liked the book. It was interesting to learn about Murano glass blowing and the story had plenty of love and adventure in it.

(5 Sterne)

Loved this book, held my interest throughout. Narrator does a good job