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Death and Judgment Audiobook

Death and Judgment: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

A truck crashes and spills its dangerous cargo on a treacherous road in the Italian Dolomite mountains. Meanwhile, in Santa Lucia, a prominent international lawyer is found dead aboard an intercity train.

Suspecting a connection between the two tragedies, Commissario Guido Brunetti digs deep for an answer, stumbling upon a seedy Venetian bar that holds the key to a crime network that reaches far beyond the laguna. But it will take another violent death in Venice before Brunetti and his colleagues begin to understand what is really going on.

Death in Venice: investigate more of Guido Brunetti's cases.

©1995 Donna Leon; (P)2009 BBC Audio

What the Critics Say

"Leon isn't well known is this country, but she should be. She's a superbly gifted writer whose stories are complex and filled with charm, humor, and intelligence." (Booklist)

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    Amazon Customer Pasadena 04-01-13
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    Not a happily ever after. Sometimes life is not fair, only punctuated by delicious morsels of Venetian cuisine

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    Doug 01-02-13
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    Where does Death and Judgment rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 25


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that there was more involvement with Guido's daughter.


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

    David Colacci is a good reader. I like hearing what I assume is correct pronunciation of Italian, and its various dialects.


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    Pamela 12-14-12
    Pamela 12-14-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Not as Venice-oriented as the other Brunetti books"

    Donna Leon's Venetian police procedurals have long been on my favorites list and I would read anything that stars Guido Brunetti.

    This edition is a bit of a change as much of the story does not occur in Venice - as many would guess from the introductory road accident. It also visits some very unpleasant issues - something which does not become clear until late in the book. Unlike most in this series, the squeamish index shoots to the top in one scene - be forewarned if violent sex bothers you (not graphic but violent).

    But it does feature my favorite cast of characters and give a glimpse into the everyday life of a Venetian family (Venetian, mind you, not Italian).

    David Colacci is a fabulous narrator for this series - he IS Guido Brunetti to my ears.

    I would not recommend this as a first read in the series - but if you are already addicted, this should keep you satisfied.

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    Amazon Customer Manteo, NC, United States 05-29-12
    Amazon Customer Manteo, NC, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Into another world"

    What I love about this whole series is the way it colors a culture with native nuances and viewpoint while at the same time weaving a wonderful murder mystery tale.

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    Anita San Angelo, TX, United States 05-21-12
    Anita San Angelo, TX, United States 05-21-12
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    "Ah Luv ALL Ms Leon's books"
    What did you love best about Death and Judgment?

    The way she brings Rome and Italy to life are what I like best.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I stayed up until 6 a.m. to finish listening to this book


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    Jennifer Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 05-08-11
    Jennifer Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 05-08-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Fabulous, interesting and evocative"

    This is a very well-narrated book in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series. The characters come to life in the capable narration of David Colacci. The characters of the prostitutes and the few policemen who try to help them are well portrayed. Of particular interest is the loving and lovely interactions between the policeman and his young daughter, who is so much like him that she unintentionally puts herself in harm's way. A tour-de-force, with a cynical ending.

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    rgsinger 01-02-11
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    "So slow.............."

    This book is agonizingly slow to read. The story is good but overall it is loaded with minutiae unnecessarily.

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