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The Italian Girl

By: Lucinda Riley
Narrated by: Yolanda Kettle
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Publisher's Summary

Set against a memorable backdrop of Lucinda Riley's trademark evocative locations, The Italian Girl unfolds into a poignant and unforgettable tale of love, betrayal and self-discovery.

Nothing sings as sweetly as love, or burns quite like betrayal.

Rosanna Menici is just a girl when she meets Roberto Rossini, the man who will change her life. In the years to come, their destinies are bound together by their extraordinary talents as opera singers and by their enduring but obsessive love for each other - a love that will ultimately affect the lives of all those closest to them. For, as Rosanna slowly discovers, their union is haunted by irreversible events from the past....

Rosanna's journey takes her from humble beginnings in the back streets of Naples to the glittering stages of the world's most prestigious opera houses. 

First published as Aria under the name Lucinda Edmonds, now extensively rewritten.

©2020 Lucinda Riley (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Limited
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Moving story

It is not often you read a story that makes you think about what it is to love so greatly you lose yourself . Simply not true right! But sometimes when you look at what that looks like after stepping back you don’t grow weaker from it but stronger. I love how Lucinda layers her story so your getting multiple stories that all merge together with a beautiful ending. Will miss this beautiful lady and her extraordinary writing. Rest In Peace Lucinda Riley

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Outstanding!!!

This is one of the best books I’ve listen to in a long time! It was well written and the narration was well done. I always considered Ms Riley’s “The Midnight Rose “ as her best book; this one was just as good.

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Wonderful story and narration

This book has wonderful characters and a storyline that spans decades. I’m a huge fan of Lucinda Riley and it’s wonderful to have her older work freshened up and audio recorded. The narration is superb and brings the wonderful characters to life!

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Historia muy predecible

Ame y leí todo de las "Siente hermanas" y más títulis de esta autora, pero esta historia es muy básica y sobre todo, muy predecible.

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Fantástico!!

Great story. Good suspense. Complex storyline. Very romantic. I don’t have any interest in opera but still enjoyed it very much.
Bravo!

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Meh

Wanted to enjoy this but when you make the main male character so unlikable and then have the main female character pine for him over and over again it’s difficult. Typical live story no true passion or even interest in the why and how this man could be so magnetic. It’s a nope for me.

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Another Great Novel by Lucinda Riley

She is excellent at character development and this story did not disappoint. My only criticism is that the characters should have been portrayed with the correct accents

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I love how much research the author does. I enjoyed every page.

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Wonderful

I have listened to many of Lucinda’s books. This is by far my favorite of them all!

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Powerful

While listening to the Seven Sisters I became a huge Lucinda Riley fan. While waiting for Pa Salt to be released I started to make my way through other Lucinda Riley delights and have but one more to go! Of these books The Italian Girl ( BTW I like the other title Aria better…smile) was by far my favorite. It was powerful, gripping and intense. It was one of those stories where I could see a little bit of myself in each character. The ending brought my tears which seldom surface in literary works. I shall dearly miss Lucinda’s writing!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-07-21

brilliant read

really enjoyed it. would definitely recommend it to friends can't wait to get more books by Lucinda Riley

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  • Máire
  • 05-31-22

My Favourite Author

What can I say? This is one of the best novels I have read/listened to in a very long time. Lucinda Riley's talent for storytelling will life on forever. I will miss her novels. R.I.P.

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  • Dottie
  • 03-27-21

Another amazing book by Lucinda Riley

I really enjoyed this book from the beginning with its many twists and turns. I wanted to keep listening to find out what would happen to the characters. Well written & beautifully read

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  • Vera Jardine
  • 02-23-21

One of the best books I’ve listened to

Lucinda Riley is a brilliant story teller. I enjoyed every part of this book. I found it difficult not to listen to it all in one go!

Yolanda kettle is an excellent narrator, and so enjoyable to listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-02-21

Magnificent

This is an amazing book. I felt as though I had lived in this story. So well written and narrated.
A beautiful love story and I learnt so much about opera too, Lucinder’s stories are fabulous. Thank you.

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  • Pamela Dear
  • 01-29-21

Yet another wonderful book

So Totally spellbinding.Emotional to the end.a-wonderful story and the characters so well described.Thank you.

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  • S. M. Featherstone
  • 10-30-22

Another great by Lucinda Riley

A truly gripping story right to the end, Lucinda is truly a great storyteller, excellent.

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  • Ida Foster
  • 09-18-22

Absolutely fantastic

OMG I have loved every single captivating moments of this book. I cannot wait to read the next.

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  • eballerina
  • 09-18-22

Utterly Captivating

Absolutely enchanting story as always by this talented author, an wonderful story teller capturing the he passionate love of 2 opera singers.

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  • margaret goldsmith
  • 08-01-22

Fantastic!

I enjoyed The seven sisters and looked forward to reading this book when I came across it and was blown away. What a Beautiful story. So well written and beautifully narrated. Definitely 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-27-22

My first Lucinda Riley audio book

I love Lucinda Riley’s books. This is the first audio version I have read. The narrators accents (American and Italian) are a little annoying, but if you can get past that then it’s a captivating book. Not my favourite story of hers but still excellent and I was unable to “put it down”.

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  • JILL MEYER
  • 04-19-21

Recommend you read this one!

I really enjoyed the story but the narration almost spoilt it: mistakes in which voice to use for which text occasionally and I didn't enjoy the tone of the narrator. I see this is an early book from Lucinda which may explain the predictable conversations between characters. She has clearly matured.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-18-22

A sweet listen

A sweet , if somewhat predictable story .
The characters do not have the depth of The authors later works , but still it was an enjoyable listen .
Overall the audio is fine although as noted by another listener , the pronunciation of the word “Mama “ has a nails on chalkboard quality. But look past it if you can

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-22-21

Slow/but

Found it a little slow, nearly gave up. I stay with it then thoroughly enjoyed it. it was up to the standed of her other books. enjoyed the storyline and great narration. pleased I stayed with it. listened to it in just over 2,1/2 days.

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  • Jess Keen
  • 03-31-21

Loved it!

Another amazing story from Lucinda Reily. Takes you through all the feelings of loving and hating characters but with a great story that flows well.

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  • G Rumpy
  • 03-11-21

Something a bit different

Whilst I enjoyed the story with it's various twists, I found the narration painful to listen to.
The voice would have been fine without the addition of the "Italian" accent peppered throughout. the word Mama totally got on my nerves and ruined what would otherwise have been a gripping book to listen to.

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  • Sandie E
  • 03-09-21

Brilliant

I have become a huge fan of Lucinda, since listening to the first book some weeks ago. I was captivated right from the start, and that continued through the whole book. A beautiful story, and one I shall never forget.

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  • Day, Date Clock
  • 02-14-21

Loved it!

Could not stop listening. Great narration too. Highly recommend this book. will be looking for another from Lucinda Riley.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-21

Amazing narration

Lovely story
Narrator is amazing.
Satisfying story. Will do another Lucinda Riley now!!!
She is a great writer

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-31-21

loved the book

Loved it..Well written and narrated. Great when Rosanna moved on and Lucca and Abby moved on...