©2004 Michael Dibdin; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
...because it didn't take me long to listen to the whole thing! I really like Dibdin's writing style and the ironic distance he uses with such subtlety. We readers are allowed to know more than the protagonist even when he is at his confident best. I also enjoyed the reader for the dry humour of his interpretation and for the way he handled the many different voices. While it was clear that this was written in English, for an English audience, Dibdin manages to set the scene very convincingly in Italy. Certain parts made me laugh out loud. Very enjoyable listen!
Michael Kitchen's subtle style is just right for the Aurelio Zen series, where the characters are never just good guys or bad guys but all the shades in between.
Tell us about yourself! I am 71 years old and love listening to books while walking every day (3 miles) and travelling.
Took a while for me to get into the story but it was a good mystery and had a perfect ending! I bought the book because of Michael Kitchen - he is a superb narrator. I have purchased the next in the series.
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.
An enjoyable listen as Micharl Kitchen takes us through the cut and thrust of wine and truffles.
The elite Inspector of Rome is facing a most unwelcome promotion and is offered a deal if he can release a winemaker to get the season's crop into the vats for an anticipated superb vintage. Meanwhile....
An innocent is quickly released from the clutches of Justice and the crime still begs a solution.
It is a story that is likely to leave a smile and a fondness for Zen.
Old World Traveler
The rank is top 5%.
I am on my second run through of this story. Kitchen does a superb job of reading this story and the character voices are fantastic. This is a very enjoyable story that holds your attention at every turn. The story has numerous subplots as well so at times you gain these interesting insights into Dibdin's view of Italian life. This is a Five Star book and I highly recommend it.
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