I would not compare the audio edition to a print one.
I would compare it to other Donna Leon books that I have read or listened to. It does not disappoint and, as in her other Brunetti books, Leon manages to place the crime against a background that is far from the Venice that the tourist perceives - in this case a 1940s war criminal . Whatever the serious and unsavoury issues involved, Leon always allows her readers to follow Brunetti's musings through the calles and campos of the sestieri and end with the perfect meal cooked by his wife.
The narrator is excellent.
Any scene with Brunetti and the amazing Elletra .
Yes, this was a well structured story told rom the point of view of, at first encounter, four unconnected characters whose connections to the main mystery of boy in the suitcase became clear only very gradually.
It was quite nail-biting towards the end.
No. This was the disappointing part of the listening experience. This narrator really irritated me. There was a lot of over-dramatisation in her reading and a sort of sarcasm.
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