"As the sole voice for a veritable smorgasbord of characters, time periods and plotlines, Edoardo Ballerini works magic with this audio production. Whether capturing the heartache of an Italian innkeeper or the frustration of a Hollywood production assistant, Ballerini lends just the right inflection and tone to some outstanding dialogue from Walter. There doesn't seem to be an accent Ballerini can't pinpoint or a fictional person he can't animate. As the action shifts from the 1960s to the present day and back again, from actual plotted events to in-text novels or movie pitches, Ballerini does not once falter in his faithfulness to the overall story, one that wrestles with the essentials of dreams, love, and life. L.B.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"