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The Vendetta Defense Audiobook

The Vendetta Defense

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Publisher's Summary

In The Vendetta Defense, Lisa Scottoline, New York Times best-selling author of Moment of Truth and Mistaken Identity, tells a wonderfully rich story of past sins, love, and justice.

Lawyer Judy Carrier takes the case of an elderly pigeon racer, Tony Lucia, who has been arrested for the murder of his lifelong enemy, Angelo Coluzzi. "Pigeon Tony", as he's known, confesses to Judy that he killed Coluzzi because of a vendetta begun more than 50 years ago.

Her client's guilt, however, is only the beginning of Judy's problems. The Coluzzi family wants revenge, and they are determined to finish off Pigeon Tony and Judy before the case can go to trial.

©2001 Lisa Scottoline; (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Scottoline is wickedly funny....The outcome is Mary Higgins Clark meets Susan Isaacs meets John Grisham." (Philadelphia Magazine)

"Scottoline's writing style is sharp, intelligent, funny, and hip." (USA Today)

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    This is a five star book with a one star narrator. Perhaps it is the programming, but you can hear each gulp of water.

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    Courtney 09-25-15
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    The narrator absolutely positively makes the listen a pleasure...loads of fun! I also enjoyed the authors portrait of us Italians!

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    Patricia United States 05-03-15
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    I loved the story and the narrator performs well but it sounds as if she is chewing and swallowing throughout the book. I had a hard time avoiding annoyance because of this.

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    jamo002 10-30-07
    jamo002 10-30-07 Member Since 2002
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    "Chick Drama"

    I liked this story line a lot. Very creative! The narrator was great, especially with Italian Accents. Problem was a ton of corny humer obviously aimed at female readers. Males may want to consider this but I still gave it 3 stars. Without the corny stuff it would have been a 4+ for me.

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    I found this book rather boring. First of all, the main character at times was an idiot and at other times quite bright. The dialogue was excruciating at times. I completed the book, but looking back, I don?t know why!

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