Guido Brunetti
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    Death at La Fenice

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By Richard Morant
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    (2)
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    The twisted maze of Venice's canals has always been shrouded in mystery. Even the celebrated opera house, La Fenice, has seen its share of death. But nothing so horrific and violent as that of world-famous conductor, Maestro Helmut Wellauer - poisoned during a performance of La Traviata.

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    Dressed for Death | Donna Leon

    Dressed for Death

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (159)

    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.

    marvelous duo

    Author Donna Leon and narrator David Colacci area a marvelous duo. Leon's books are literary mysteries. They aren't blood and guts and violence (wel..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 29 2010 by Tom (Asheville, NC)
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    Death and Judgment: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery | Donna Leon

    Death and Judgment: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (110)

    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.

    Escape to Northern Italy if you dare...

    Love the narration of this book, you can see the streets of Venice and Padua as the story is read. The book itself was well done, I was immersed in th..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 29 2010 by Anne (Fremont, CA, USA)
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    Fatal Remedies: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery | Donna Leon

    Fatal Remedies: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    Commissario Guido Brunetti's career is under threat when his professional and personal lives unexpectedly intersect. In the chill of the Venetian dawn, a sudden act of vandalism shatters the quiet of the deserted city, and Brunetti is shocked to find that the culprit waiting to be apprehended at the scene is a member of his own family. Meanwhile, he is also under pressure from his superiors to solve a daring robbery with connections to a suspicious accidental death. Could the two crimes be connected? And will Brunetti be able to prove his family's innocence before it's too late?

    Great series

    This is not one of my absolute favorites in the series but Leon is always good .
    Colacci makes Guido come Alice. I love his reading and even if th..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 30 2012 by Stephanie (Long Beach, CA, United States)
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    Friends in High Places: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 9 | Donna Leon

    Friends in High Places: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (92)

    In Friends in High Places, Commissario Guido Brunetti is visited by a young bureaucrat investigating the lack of approval for the construction of Brunetti's apartment years before. What began as a red-tape headache ends in murder when the bureaucrat is later found dead after a mysterious fall from a scaffold. Brunetti starts an investigation that will take him into the unfamiliar and dangerous areas of drug abuse and loan-sharking, and will reveal, once again, what a difference it makes in Venice to have friends in high places.

    One of her best...

    Have always liked her stories of Comissario Brunetti and descriptions of one of my favorite cities, Venice. I think Donna Leon is perfecting her craf..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 20 2013 by Diana Burton (Granbury, Texas USA)
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    A Sea of Troubles | Donna Leon

    A Sea of Troubles

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The murder of two clam fishermen off the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, draws Commissario Brunetti into the island's close-knit community, bound together by a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders worthy of the Mafia. When the Vice-Questore's secretary Signorina Elettra volunteers to visit the island, where she has relatives, Brunetti finds himself torn between his duty to solve the murders, concerns for Elettra's safety, and his not entirely straightforward feelings for her....

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    A Sea of Troubles: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery | Donna Leon

    A Sea of Troubles: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (96)

    On a beautiful spring morning on the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, a small fishing boat moored at the docks suddenly explodes. When it becomes clear that the fire was deliberately set and the boat’s owners brutally murdered, Commissario Brunetti tries to dig up information from Pellestrina’s close-knit - and closemouthed - citizenry. But it is with mixed feelings that he accepts Signorina Elettra’s offer to visit her relatives there and search for clues.

    Classic Mystery

    Donna Leon never disappoints, Guido Brunetti and his team are back for another case of murder. It is a well constructed murder mystery and this time ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 29 2011 by Jocelyn (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
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    Wilful Behaviour | Donna Leon

    Wilful Behaviour

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    When one of his wife Paola's students comes to visit him, with a strange and vague interest in investigating the possibility of a pardon for a crime committed by her grandfather many years ago, Commissario Brunetti thinks little of it, beyond being intrigued and attracted by the girl's intelligence and moral seriousness. But when she is found murdered, clearly stabbed to death, Claudia Leonardo is suddenly no longer simply Paola's student, but Brunetti's case ...

    Murdered student's connection to 1940s Venice

    I would not compare the audio edition to a print one.

    Reviewed on August 13 2012 by mary (Dublin 6, Ireland)
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    Willful Behavior: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery | Donna Leon

    Willful Behavior: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (61)

    Mystery lovers everywhere are addicted to Donna Leon's ever-honorable Commissario Guido Brunetti and her portrayal of Venice's beautiful but sinister byways and canals. In Willful Behavior, Brunetti is approached for a favor by one of his wife's students. Intelligent and serious, Claudia Leonardo asks for his help in obtaining a pardon for a crime once committed by her now-dead grandfather.

    Leon Audio Fans Beware!!

    Prior titles in this series were read by David Colacci. Steven Crossley is a good reader, but not for this series. Strongly suggest listening to the..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 06 2011 by Lawrence (Greensboro, NC, United States)
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    Uniform Justice | Donna Leon

    Uniform Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (45)

    When Venetian detective Commissario Guido Brunetti is called to investigate a presumed suicide in Venice's elite military academy, his inquiries are immediately met with a wall of silence. The young man is the son of a doctor and former politician, a man of an impeccable integrity all too rare in Italian politics. Dr. Moro seems devastated by his son's death, but is not eager to talk to the police.

    Not one of my favorite Brunetti stories

    This story includes most of my favorite characters from the Brunetti series but places them in a completely new environment - a military school. Whil..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 03 2013 by Pamela (Avon Lake, Ohio, United States)
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    Uniform Justice | Donna Leon

    Uniform Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Neither Commissario Brunetti nor his wife Paolo have ever had much sympathy for the Italian armed forces, so when a young cadet is found hanged, a presumed suicide, in Venice's elite military academy, Brunetti's emotions are complex: pity and sorrow for the death of a boy, close in age to his own son, and contempt and irritation for the arrogance and high-handedness of the boy's teachers and fellow-students.

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    Doctored Evidence

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    Against the atmospheric backdrop of the city of Venice, Brunetti finds himself fighting a lone battle to prove the innocence of a Romanian housekeeper accused of brutally murdering her miserly employer. With the odds stacked against her from the onset of the investigation when she fled from police, her guilt seems a fait accompli...until a neighbor comes forward to protest the innocence of the accused.

    Another wonderful Leon.

    This author is my favorite mystery writer. I feel like I know his detective his wife and kids. They don't get any better than this. The plot in thi..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 03 2008 by Susan (Salt Lake City, UT United States)
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    Doctored Evidence: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery | Donna Leon

    Doctored Evidence: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    When a wealthy Venetian woman is found brutally murdered, the prime suspect is her Romanian maid, who has fled the city. As she attempts to leave the country, carrying a considerable sum of money and forged papers, the maid runs into the path of an oncoming train and is killed. Case closed. But when the old woman's neighbour returns from abroad, it transpires that the maid could not have been the killer. Commissario Brunetti decides - unofficially - to take on the case himself.

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    Blood from a Stone | Donna Leon

    Blood from a Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (56)

    On a cold Venetian night, shortly before Christmas, a street vendor is killed in a scuffle in Campo San Stefano. The closest witnesses are the tourists who had been browsing the man's wares: fake handbags of every designer label. The dead man had been working as a vu cumpra, one of the many African immigrants purveying goods outside normal shop hours and without work permits. Commissario Brunetti's response is that of everybody involved: why would anyone kill an illegal immigrant?

    genre surprise

    At times this was the sterotypical contemporary detective story with corny novel/audiobook devices like Italian accented English (to make us believe w..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 11 2009 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
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    Blood From a Stone | Donna Leon

    Blood From a Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a man is killed in a scuffle in Campo San Stefano. The closest witnesses to the event are the tourists who had been browsing the man's wares before his death - fake handbags of every designer label. Officially termed a venditore ambulante or extracomunitario, the dead man was working as a vu cumpra, one of the many Black Africans purveying goods outside normal shop hours and without work permits. Arriving on the scene, Commissario Brunetti's response matches that of everybody involved: why would anyone kill a vu cumpra?

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    Through a Glass, Darkly | Donna Leon

    Through a Glass, Darkly

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (51)

    On a spring day in Venice, Commissario Brunetti and his assistant, Vianello, play hooky to help Vianello's friend Marco Ripetti, arrested during an environmental protest. They secure his release, only to be faced with the fury of the man's father-in-law, Giovanni De Cal, who has made violent threats against Ripetti. Brunetti's curiousity is peaked, and he finds himself drawn to investigate. Is De Cal the type of man to carry out his threats?

    Another terrific book by Donna Leon.
    Reviewed on December 04 2011 by Dyer ()
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    Through a Glass Darkly

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    A luminous spring day in Venice, and Commissario Brunetti and his sidekick Vianello play hooky from the Questura along the Grand Canal to rescue Vianello's friend Marco, who has been arrested during an environmental protest. They get him released, only to be faced by the fury of the man's father-in-law, who owns a glass factory on Murano. The old man is seething with rage, and his daughter shares her fear with Brunetti that he will actually hurt her husband.

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    Suffer the Little Children

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (44)

    When Commissario Brunetti is summoned in the middle of the night to the hospital bed of a pediatrician, he is confronted with more questions than answers. Three men, a young carabiniere captain and two privates from out of town, burst into the doctor's apartment while the family was sleeping, attacked him, and took away his 18-month-old boy. What could have motivated an assault by the forces of the state that was so violent it has left the doctor mute?

    Inspector Brunetti continues to please

    I have tried to "read" this series of books in sort of chronological order but have discovered it doesn't matter too much. The plot lines are stellar,..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 15 2008 by David (High River, Alberta, Canada)
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    The Girl of His Dreams | Donna Leon

    The Girl of His Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (58)

    On a rainy morning, not long after the funeral of his mother, Commissario Brunetti and Ispettore Vianello respond to a 911 call reporting a body floating near the steps in one of Venice's side canals. Reaching down to pull it out, Brunetti's wrist is caught by the silkiness of golden hair, and he sees a small foot - together he and Vianello lift a dead girl from the water.

    Slow Started Really Pulls You In

    Though slow to start, if you give this novel a chance, you will be drawn in very deeply. The characterizations are strong, the characters fascinating ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 01 2008 by Alexis (Richmond, CA, USA)
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    About Face | Donna Leon

    About Face

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    The polluted waters of the canals in Venice are an ever-present issue; but environmental concerns become significant in Commissario Guido Brunetti's work when an investigator from the Carabiniere - looking into the illegal hauling of garbage - asks for a favor. But the investigator is not the only one with a special request.

    good but take note

    I liked this book, but take note that it doesn't move quickly and it's not just a detective mystery. Leon's detective Guido __ solves the case but alo..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 22 2009 by Tom (Asheville, NC)
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    About Face: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    At a dinner party given by his parents-in-law, Commissario Brunetti meets Franca Marinello, the wife of a prosperous Venetian businessman. He’s charmed – perhaps too charmed, suggests his wife Paola – by her love of Virgil and Cicero, but shocked by her appearance. A few days later, Brunetti is visited by Carabinieri Maggior Filippo Guarino from the nearby city of Marghera.

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    A Question of Belief: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (43)

    Commissario Guido Brunetti must contend with ingenious corruption, bureaucratic intransigence, and the stifling heat of a Venetian summer. As he plans a trip to the mountains with his family, he learns that cases at the local court - hardly known as a model of efficiency - are being delayed to the benefit of one of the parties. A creative new trick for corrupting the system, perhaps, but what can Brunetti do about it?

    It's boring

    The book moves at an agonizingly slow pace. It's apparent up front what the ending is. And not much scenery.

    Reviewed on June 20 2011 by rgsinger ()
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    A Question of Belief | Donna Leon

    A Question of Belief

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    As Venice experiences a debilitating heatwave, Commissario Brunetti prepares to escape the city and spend time with his family in the mountains. For Ispettore Vianello, however, the weather is the last thing on his mind; it appears his aunt has become obsessed with horoscopes and has been withdrawing large amounts of money from the family business. Not knowing what to do, he consults Brunetti and asks permission to trail her. This ‘unofficial’ investigation leads them to the flat of Stefano Gorini.

    Are the culprits ever punished?

    I am glad Donna Leon's mysteries are now read in their unabridged version. As an Italian I appreciate her (very accurate) description of life in Venic..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 27 2011 by monica incisa (2031campi)
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    Drawing Conclusions: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery | Donna Leon

    Drawing Conclusions: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (94)

    Late one night, Commissario Guido Brunetti's telefonino rings. A woman's body has been found in a Spartan apartment on Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio. Brunetti sees some signs of force on the old woman, but they could just as easily have been from the radiator near where she fell. When the medical examiner rules that the woman died of a heart attack, it seems there is nothing to investigate.

    Worth a listen, but

    a somewhat disappointing entry into this excellent series. Well-narrated as ever by David Colacci, and filled with the familiar characters and local ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 18 2011 by Kathleen Rogers (Massachusetts)
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    Beastly Things: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (112)

    When the body of man is found in a canal, damaged by the tides, carrying no wallet, and wearing only one shoe, Brunetti has little to work with. No local has filed a missing-person report, and no hotel guests have disappeared. Where was the crime scene? And how can Brunetti identify the man when he can’t show pictures of his face? The autopsy shows a way forward: It turns out the man was suffering from a rare, disfiguring disease.

    Worth the credit

    I have been fan of Leon for years and this book didn't disappoint! It is a solid Brunetti book. If you haven't read any of Leon's books I suggest you ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 21 2012 by Julia (Manchester, CT, United States)
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    Beastly Things: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    When a body is found floating in a canal, disfigured and with multiple stab wounds, Commissario Brunetti is called to investigate and is convinced he recognises the man from somewhere. However, with no identification except for the distinctive shoes the man was wearing, and no reports of people missing from the Venice area, the case cannot progress. Brunetti soon realises why he remembers the dead man, and asks Signorina Elettra if she can help him find footage of a farmers' protest the previous autumn.

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    The Golden Egg: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 22 | Donna Leon

    The Golden Egg: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (90)

    In The Golden Egg, as the first leaves of autumn begin to fall, Vice Questore Patta asks Brunetti to look into a minor violation committed by the mayor’s future daughter-in-law. Brunetti has no interest in helping his boss amass political favors, but he has little choice but to comply. Then Brunetti’s wife, Paola, comes to him with a request of her own. The mentally handicapped man who worked at their dry cleaners has just died of a sleeping pill overdose, and Paola loathes the idea that he lived and died without anyone noticing him, or helping him.

    A British Brunetti

    I didn't fully appreciate how much I have come to equate David Collaci with Brunetti until listening to the new narrator for this addition to the seri..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 05 2013 by PhilR (Greeley, CO)
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    The Golden Egg | Donna Leon

    The Golden Egg

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Twenty-one years ago, when a conductor was poisoned and the Questura sent a man to investigate, readers first met Commissario Guido Brunetti. Since 1992’s Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon and her shrewd, sophisticated, and compassionate investigator have been delighting readers around the world. For her millions of fans, Leon’s novels have opened a window into the private Venice of her citizens, a world of incomparable beauty, family intimacy, shocking crime, and insidious corruption.

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    By Its Cover: Commissario Brunetti, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    By Its Cover is the much anticipated twenty-third instalment in Donna Leon's bestselling crime series, where Commissario Brunetti is better than ever as he addresses questions of worth and value alongside his ever-faithful team of Ispettore Vianello and Signorina Elettra. When several valuable antiquarian books go missing from a prestigious library in the heart of Venice, Commissario Brunetti is immediately called to the scene.

    Beautifully Crafted Work

    Unfortunately I have not read the print version. This will very soon be rectified when my post arrives.

    Reviewed on April 26 2014 by Steffan (Albany, Western Australia)
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    By Its Cover: Commissario Guido Brunetti, Book 23 | Donna Leon

    By Its Cover: Commissario Guido Brunetti, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (120)

    One afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books. After a round of questioning, the case seems clear: The culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an American professor from a Kansas university. The only problem-- the man fled the library earlier that day, and after checking his credentials, the American professor doesn't exist.

    Colacci is BACK!!!

    How delighted I was to hear David Colacci narrating this series again. His performance is perfect, as always. But the story is too brief by far, and i..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 07 2014 by alexis (Richmond, CA, United States)