The Fortunate Pilgrim
- Narrated by: John Kenneth
- Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 22-09-2009
- Language: English
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Lucia Santa has traveled 3,000 miles of dark ocean, from the mountain farms of Italy to the streets of New York, hoping for a better life. Instead, she finds herself in Hell's Kitchen, in a bad marriage, raising six children on her own. As Lucia struggles to hold her family together, her daughter confronts the adult world of work and romance while her eldest son is drawn into the Mafia. Meanwhile, her youngest son aspires to American pursuits she cannot understand.
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By Amazon Customer on 19-02-2013
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If you are an Italian-American of a certain age, this story resonates with bits and pieces of history and culture you've heard your whole life. A premiere storyteller, who brings every character to life with a vibrant honesty and recognition of the human condition. I was a little disappointed with the narrator's "Italian" accent; I think this would have been improved by authenticity in that department.
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By bethany on 22-12-2010
excellent book & more so for the narrator
this book is just amazing, funny & truly charming..i listen to a great deal of audio & i can not imagine this book read by another narrator.
23 of 26 people found this review helpful