Guido Brunetti
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  • 1
    Death at La Fenice | Donna Leon

    Death at La Fenice

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By Richard Morant
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    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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  • 8
    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
    (137)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (117)

    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)
  • 9
    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
    (160)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (142)

    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)
  • 10
    A Sea of Troubles | Donna Leon

    A Sea of Troubles

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    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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  • 11
    Wilful Behaviour | Donna Leon

    Wilful Behaviour

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    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)
  • 12
    Uniform Justice | Donna Leon

    Uniform Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    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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  • 13
    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
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    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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  • 14
    Blood From a Stone | Donna Leon

    Blood From a Stone

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

    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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  • 15
    Through a Glass Darkly | Donna Leon

    Through a Glass Darkly

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    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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  • 16
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  • 18
    About Face: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery | Donna Leon

    About Face: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    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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  • 19
    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
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    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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  • 21
    Beastly Things: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 21 | Donna Leon

    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
    (182)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (151)

    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 | Donna Leon

    Beastly Things: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    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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  • 22
    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
    (144)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (128)

    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
    (17)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    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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  • 23
    By Its Cover: Commissario Brunetti, Book 23 | Donna Leon

    By Its Cover: Commissario Brunetti, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    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 (United States)
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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
    (216)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (190)

    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)
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    Falling in Love | Donna Leon

    Falling in Love

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (155)

    Donna Leon's Death at La Fenice, the first novel in her beloved Commissario Guido Brunetti series, introduced listeners to the glamorous and cutthroat world of opera and one of Italy's finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli - then a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor. Years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to Venice and La Fenice to sing the lead in Tosca.

    A Night at the Opera

    I'm a big fan of Brunetti and Donna Leon, but this book did not seem to me to be at all inspired. The first of Leon's Venetian mysteries was set at L..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 22 2015 by C. Telfair (Shepherdstown, WV, United States)
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    Falling in Love | Donna Leon

    Falling in Love

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon’s first novel in the Commissario Brunetti series, readers were introduced to the glamorous and cut-throat world of opera and to one of Italy’s finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli - then a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor. Now, many years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to the illustrious La Fenice to sing the lead in Tosca. As an opera superstar, Flavia is well acquainted with attention from adoring fans and aspiring singers.

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  • 25
    The Waters of Eternal Youth | Donna Leon

    The Waters of Eternal Youth

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (189)

    Fifteen years ago a teenage girl fell into a canal late at night. Unable to swim, she went under and started to drown, surviving only thanks to a nearby man, an alcoholic, who heard her splashes and pulled her out, though not before she suffered irreparable brain damage that left her in a state of permanent childhood, unable to learn or mature. The drunk man claimed he saw her thrown into the canal by another man, but the following day he couldn't remember a thing.

    Great story

    This was one of my favorite story lines among the last several Brunetti books. The characters, settings, and cultural side notes are always fun, but t..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 30 2016 by PhilR (Greeley, CO)
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    The Waters of Eternal Youth: Brunetti 25 | Donna Leon

    The Waters of Eternal Youth: Brunetti 25

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (5)

    In The Waters of Eternal Youth, the 25th instalment in the best-selling Brunetti series, our commissario finds himself drawn into a case that may not be a crime at all. Brunetti is investigating a cold case by request of the Grand Contessa Lando-Continui, a friend of Brunetti's mother-in-law. Fifteen years ago the Contessa's teenage granddaughter, Manuela, was found drowning in a canal.

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