Sunday, May 5, 2019

Passprts and Plum Blossoms by Barbara Oliverio - Audio Book Tour

Author: Barbara Oliverio

Narrator: Faye Wagner

Length: 7 hours and 28 minutes

Publisher: Scolapasta Press

Released: Feb. 6, 2019

Genre: Romantic Comedy

By the readers' favorite award-winning author, Barbara Oliverio. Barbara's "Love on the Lido Deck" was recently made into a Hallmark Channel Movie.

Annalise Fontana is feeling blue with no job, no boyfriend, and packed among her childhood memories in her parents' home. What could be more enticing than the opportunity to serve as a companion to her elderly Auntie Lil on a senior citizens' tour of China (with a side trip to Singapore)? She digs out her passport and packs her bags and assumes that she's in for a tranquil Jane Austenesque journey.

Nothing could be further from the truth as the trip takes a turn before they even leave the country. What follows is a lively journey with a cast of quirky travel companions who are anything but dull. The Fontana girls immediately fit in to the festive group.

While visiting heart-stopping sights, Annalise also has her heart begin pounding faster as she meets a number of charming young men. But who is the mysterious, brooding stranger who seems to pop up on the streets of Singapore, in Beijing's Forbidden City, and stays on her mind at the Great Wall of China?

Readers' Favorite Award™ Winner Barbara Oliverio is the daughter of Italian immigrants and a real coal miner’s daughter. She grew up in West Virginia with a love of reading and a passion for learning. Following a career path that included being a teacher, journalist, and marketer, she has lived as far away from home as Italy where she practiced her family's native tongue and took advantage of living near other European countries to travel extensively.Her life-long joy in writing has culminated in novels that focus on young Catholic women in a positive light. Readers of all backgrounds have fallen in love with her charming characters who come from close-knit Catholic families who live out their faith.She is also a freelance editor, professional book critic, and mentors blossoming writers on their own paths.A rabid Pittsburgh Steeler fan, she lives with her husband, an equally committed New York Giants fan, outside Orlando where off-football-season dinner conversation is calmer and is usually accompanied by a meal she cooks from one of her mother's treasured recipes. Other interests include New York Times crossword puzzles, good movies, and travel.
Narrator Bio

After touring the country with Broadway’s “Annie”, Faye studied at the famed Moscow Art Theatre, in winter, for the full Chekov experience. Returning to the sunshine of Los Angeles, she earned her BA in Theatre Arts magna cum laude from Loyola Marymount University. Faye’s stage work includes a Broadwayworld award winning turn in “To Kill a Mockingbird”, and “The Grapes of Wrath” directed by MacArthur “Genius” winner David Cromer. TV work includes “Law and Order: True Crime”, “I Love Dick”, “Ray Donovan”, “Lucky Louie”, “’til Death”, and “The War at Home”.

Character(s)                Actor
Annalise Fontana            Lacey Chabert
Eli Chamberlain            Henry Golding
Lilliana (Auntie Lil) Fontana        Rita Moreno
Genio Cusamano            Armand Assante
Georgiann (Georgi) Pierini        Ivonne Coll
Tom Pierini                Joe Montegna
Rory                    Bella Thorne
Breck                    Domnhall Gleeson
“Bear” Willems            Chi McBride
Frida Willems                Lisa Kudrow
Father John                John Ratzenberger
Frank- Annalise’s father        Dan Lauria
Maria - Annalise’s mother        Julie Walters
Nicky (Annalise’s brother)        Giacomo Gianniotti
Sister Mary Grace            Jayma Mays
Jasper                    Taron Egerton
Colette Ehlers                Helena Bonham Carter
Katherine (Kat) and Vivienne (Viv)    Dianne Wiest and Christine Baranski
Yan Mei                Christine Ko

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