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Dressed for Death Audiobook

Dressed for Death

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Publisher's Summary

Commissario Guido Brunetti's hopes for a refreshing family holiday in the mountains are once again dashed when a gruesome discovery is made in Marghera--a body so badly beaten the face is completely unrecognizable. Brunetti searches Venice for someone who can identify the corpse but is met with a wall of silence. He then receives a telephone call from a contact who promises some tantalizing information. And before night is out, Brunetti is confronting yet another appalling, and apparently senseless, death.

©1994 Donna Leon; (P)2009 BBC Audio

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    . Hager CHESTERFIELD, MO, US 02-13-15
    . Hager CHESTERFIELD, MO, US 02-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable with a twist"

    Clever story
    Interesting and believable characters
    Thank you Donna Leon.
    Love the setting, beautiful Venice. And the family- exquisite, excellent

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    Melinda Santa Ynez, CA, United States 11-19-14
    Melinda Santa Ynez, CA, United States 11-19-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointed"

    I read 3/4 of the book and then deleted it. Took forever to get to the point and then it just didn't hold my interest. Loved the references in Venice but I don't see this author's draw.

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    Frances Hartnett Angara Virginia, USA 02-18-14
    Frances Hartnett Angara Virginia, USA 02-18-14
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    "Interesting mystery, great narration"
    What did you love best about Dressed for Death?

    The way the author conveyed the atmosphere of being in Venice in the hot, muggy, non-air conditioned summer. The heat is practically a character itself.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, the plot is good. The solution to the mystery was not readily apparent until revealed by the narrative. The intricacies of politics, corruption, and culture had an effect on the progress of the murder investigation, and I found that additional facet added interest.


    What about David Colacci’s performance did you like?

    He is so good at voicing the different characters. None of his narration felt out of place or jarring, even when he voiced the females and the villains. The Italian accent he gave his characters helped convey the sense of place.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved by the compassion and respect detective Guido Bernelli displayed toward the murder victim and witnesses, and by his loving relationship with his wife and daughter.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first exposure to Donna Leon, whose novels were recommended by a friend. I would purchase another Donna Leon-David Colacci audiobook without hesitation. With her plotting skills and his great narration, I was hooked from beginning to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia 06-13-13
    Cynthia 06-13-13

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    "Nice change."

    The change of location (other than Britain or U.S.) made the book more interesting. Unique for me.

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    amanda United States 12-24-12
    amanda United States 12-24-12
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    "Ok glad it was on sale"
    What would have made Dressed for Death better?

    A better story more interesting characters


    What could Donna Leon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not sure, just a reader not a writer


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It was cheap


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Paul ABERDEEN, WA, United States 05-17-12
    Paul ABERDEEN, WA, United States 05-17-12
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    "Not Donna's best work"

    I have enjoyed Donna's writing in the printed form much more then the spoken format. I find the use of profanity to be distasteful and unnecessary for the most part and when I am reading I can just overlook the objectionable language and get the since of the work. In the audio format it's more difficult to overlook the shocking language.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Debra W. Haven, UT, USA 04-24-12
    Debra W. Haven, UT, USA 04-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "yuk"
    What disappointed you about Dressed for Death?

    The language was horrible, The main character was unlikeable, I listened for an hour and turned it off. wow, havent read anything this bad in a long time.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Donna Leon again?

    no


    What character would you cut from Dressed for Death?

    Didnt find any that I cared enough about to keep


    Any additional comments?

    dont waste a credit

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful

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