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Cabal: Aurelio Zen, Book 3 | [Michael Dibdin]

Cabal: Aurelio Zen, Book 3

When, one dark night in November, Prince Ludovico Ruspanti fell 150 feet to his death in the chapel at St. Peter's, Rome, there were a number of questions to be answered. Inspector Aurelio Zen finds that getting the answers isn't easy, as witness after witness is mysteriously silenced - by violent death. To crack the secret of the Vatican, Zen must penetrate the most secret place of all: the Cabal.
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When, one dark night in November, Prince Ludovico Ruspanti fell 150 feet to his death in the chapel at St. Peter's, Rome, there were a number of questions to be answered. Inspector Aurelio Zen finds that getting the answers isn't easy, as witness after witness is mysteriously silenced - by violent death. To crack the secret of the Vatican, Zen must penetrate the most secret place of all: the Cabal.

©1992 Michael Dibdin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Sandy 11-15-12
    Sandy 11-15-12

    Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.

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    "Just thinking about this story makes me smile"

    What a treasure.
    There is macabre humour in the story's symmetry.The start and finish.

    Zen very patiently explains why a death in the Vatican is suicide and a death in Rome is murder.
    Kitchen is the perfect reader who does convey the nuance behind Aurelio Zen's appearance of professional behaviour as he determines his course of action in difficult circumstances.
    Forget the series you may have seen on TV. This story written by Michael Dibden, read by Michael Kitchen is one you will listen to again and again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Edward G. Mitchell 11-05-12
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    "Great story, great reader"

    For fans of Michael Dibdin, this is a real treat. Michael Kitchen is perfect for Zen and his adventures.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rose N 03-12-15
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    "Deception everywhere and a satisfying conclusion"
    Where does Cabal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Both story and narration are in my top ten.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Zen has always skated on the edge of the corrupt Italian system, I was on tenterhooks following him as he descended deeper into it's murky waters. Deception on all sides with a satisfying conclusion.


    What does Michael Kitchen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Michael Kitchen has an incredibly versatile voice. He largely uses vocal light and shade to distinguish the characters and speaks with absolute clarity. This adds another dimension to Michael Dibdin's wonderful writing.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book had me laughing and close to tears at times.


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    Michael 03-17-14
    Michael 03-17-14

    Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.

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    "This series just gets better and better"

    Michael Dibdin's writing is tighter and so easy to listen to. In face Michael Kitchen is the best for this series. Not looking forward to the next book as I understand he does not do it. The Cabal is the best thus far and I was a little sad when it ended. Having PBD (Post Book Depression) isn't my idea of fun. I will get over it and get on with the next book. This story is so clever and interesting. Listen to this book or miss something you should of experienced in life.

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