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Involuntary Witness Audiobook

Involuntary Witness: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

A nine-year-old boy is found murdered at the bottom of a well near a popular beach resort in southern Italy. In what looks like a hopeless case for Guido Guerrieri, a Senegalese peddler is accused of the crime. Faced with small-town racism, Guido attempts to exploit the esoteric workings of the Italian courts. The voice of Sean Barrett brings this gritty Italian detective series to life.

©2005 Gianrico Carofiglio (P)2011 Audible Ltd

What the Critics Say

“Hard-boiled and sun-dried in equal parts. Where Philip Marlowe would be knocking back bourbon and listening to the snap of fist on jaw, Guido Guerrieri prefers Sicilian wine and Leonard Cohen. The role of Guerrieri is to take on impossible cases that have little chance of success. His efforts to prove his client's innocence bring him into dangerous conflict with Mafia interests. Everything a legal thriller should be.” (Financial Times)

''At one level an exciting courtroom thriller, but what places it in a superior league is the portrayal of a slice of Italian society not normally encountered in crime fiction and an immensely appealing flawed hero." (The Times, London)

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    Rigadon USA 12-11-16
    Rigadon USA 12-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "More translation."

    Not only have I learnt how different the legal system in Italy operates, as well as police procedure.
    I hope there are more to come

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    Melinda Putnam Valley, NY, United States 12-11-16
    Melinda Putnam Valley, NY, United States 12-11-16 Member Since 2013

    Fire Angel

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    "amazing story"

    I couldn't put this book down and I had to listen to some parts several times because the writing/narration was so good, I wanted to savor it. I can't recommend this book enough. I hope there's more. I'm off to check.

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    Paul london, Ontario, Canada 12-08-16
    Paul london, Ontario, Canada 12-08-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Great story even better Performance"

    If you like courtroom drama you will like this book
    But this book is much more- how the search for truth in an event can lead to discovery of inner truth

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    Katlover Florida 02-22-16
    Katlover Florida 02-22-16 Member Since 2016

    I love a good clean, edge of your seat, mystery.

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    "Good clean mystery"
    What did you love best about Involuntary Witness?

    A relatable protagonist and storyline.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Guido, of course


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Guido, the main character , thinks he's on a sinking ship, and, after some longstanding stick-to-it, never give up attitude, things start to turn around for his client.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first book in a series, which I kinda tend to stay away from, but it was recommended by an audible associate, and I am glad that I gave it a go, I have already downloaded the next in the series.

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    MJL Provo, UT, US 02-06-16
    MJL Provo, UT, US 02-06-16
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    "Interesting story- I could relate. Has depth to the story, and humor which I like."

    I really liked this book. I would like to get the rest in the series if they are all as good as this. The only very slight disappointment was that the narrator did not have an Italian accent. He did have a very nice voice and easy to understand. He gave a nice performance. But the Italian accent would have brought me into the story more quickly and helped me envision the place and the people.

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    Bronwyn Bloubergstrand, South Africa 12-28-15
    Bronwyn Bloubergstrand, South Africa 12-28-15
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    "It's not "Avocado""

    I really enjoyed this Italian novel about the rather conflicted "advvocato" (lawyer/ advocate) who takes on a challenging case to try to save an innocent man from life in prison. The pace was good, the story was interesting and the characters were colorful. I look forward to reading more by this author.

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    Loretta Franklin Somerville, MA United States 12-13-15
    Loretta Franklin Somerville, MA United States 12-13-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Great story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Sort of. The story was great,


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I found Guido quite an interesting character, good qualities, bad qualities...


    How could the performance have been better?

    This is the part I had the most trouble with. It was difficult for me to listen to an Italian without the Italian accent and intonations that go along with the thoughts. Otherwise, the narrator's performance was excellent (had it been a British or American novel).


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    Joyce Eriksen 11-28-15

    History addict

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    "Beautiful"

    Starting with a pitiable near loser, the novel grows in stature until you end with a winner. Not a hero, a winner who triumphs because he understands his own weakness. It's a wonderful read.

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    Angela 02-28-15
    Angela 02-28-15
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    "I couldn't put it down!"

    Great story, beautifully read. Even when I thought i could predict the ending I was mesmerized by the storytelling. The voice, inflection and pace of the reader made it thoroughly entertaining.

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    elizabitster 02-26-15
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    "story never got me hooked"

    kept waiting to get into this book and before I knew it, it was over. story is okay...no real suspense and I didn't get attached to any if the characters

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