I actually listened to the audiobook version of this one, which made me want to read the print version. The reader was talented but seemed enamored of her ability to pronounce all the French and foreign words and names and that got in the way for me. Also, it is content rich and hard to digest when someone is reading at a fast clip. But as far as the author's work, it was really well written. Provocative beginning written with the grace and the pace of literature. I really loved the chapters about Mona Lisa's history from the time she was commissioned to the time she wound up on the Loeuvre. I will always be touched by this book.