Aurelio Zen
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(4.0 based on 361 ratings)
  • 1
    Ratking: Aurelio Zen, Book 1 | Michael Dibdin

    Ratking: Aurelio Zen, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    A powerful industrialist, Ruggiero Miletti, is kidnapped. Inspector Zen is transferred to Perugia to take over the case - but finds that there are many obstacles in his way. The local authorities see him as an interloper, and the victim’s family, one of the most powerful in Italy, seem content to let Miletti languish in the hands of his abductors. Zen has crossed swords with the establishment before - and lost. Can he succeed this time?

    Michael Kitchen is quite good.

    Expecting Chief Inspector Foyle from Foyle's War TV show I was pleasantly surprised at Michael Ktichen's versatility. He is really quite good. The sto..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 06 2013 by Michael (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2
    Aurelio Zen: Vendetta | Michael Dibdin

    Aurelio Zen: Vendetta

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (37)

    Inspector Zen has a problem: an impossible murder, recorded on the closed-circuit video of Oscar Burolo's top-security Sardinian fortress. As Zen gets to work, he is once again plunged into a menacing and violent world where his own life is soon at risk.

    Dibdin and Zen and Kitchen...a great combo

    The combination of compelling story telling, trenchant humor and delicious characterizations conspire to make this a classic Zen mystery. Michael Kitc..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 01 2012 by Lee Chemel (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • 3
    Cabal: Aurelio Zen, Book 3 | Michael Dibdin

    Cabal: Aurelio Zen, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (35)

    When, one dark night in November, Prince Ludovico Ruspanti fell 150 feet to his death in the chapel at St. Peter's, Rome, there were a number of questions to be answered. Inspector Aurelio Zen finds that getting the answers isn't easy, as witness after witness is mysteriously silenced - by violent death. To crack the secret of the Vatican, Zen must penetrate the most secret place of all: the Cabal.

    Just thinking about this story makes me smile

    What a treasure.
    There is macabre humour in the story's symmetry.The start and finish.

    Zen very patiently explains why a death in the Vat..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 15 2012 by Sandy (BUCKETTY, Australia)
  • 4
    Aurelio Zen: Dead Lagoon | Michael Dibdin

    Aurelio Zen: Dead Lagoon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Aurelio Zen returns to his native Venice to investigate the disappearance of a rich American resident but he soon learns that, amid the hazy light and shifting waters of the lagoon, nothing is what it seems. As Zen is drawn deeper into the complex and ambiguous mysteries surrounding the discovery of a skeletal corpse on an ossuary island in the north lagoon, he is also forced to confront a series of disturbing revelations about his own life.

    We have found the perfect narrator for Zen and...

    .... the publishers who really should know better, think any good narrator will do.


    Cameron Stewart may be an OK straight reader and h..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 12 2013 by Sandy (BUCKETTY, Australia)
  • 5
    Cosi Fan Tutti: An Aurelio Zen Mystery, Book 5 | Michael Dibdin

    Cosi Fan Tutti: An Aurelio Zen Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (55)

    Neopolitan businessmen, politicians, and eminent mafiosi are assassinated as someone takes literally the job of cleaning up the city's tarnished image. In this mystery, Aurelio Zen discovers that in '90s 'New Italy', things are still the same.

    Wonderfully entertaining

    Complex plot and delicious writing serving up great characters in hilarity and drama. Michael Kitchen's narration is the superb.

    Reviewed on January 25 2011 by Lee Chemel (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • 6
    A Long Finish: An Aurelio Zen Mystery | Michael Dibdin

    A Long Finish: An Aurelio Zen Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    After his adventures in Cosi Fan Tutti, Aurelio Zen finds himself back in Rome, sneezing in a damp wine cellar and being given another unorthodox assignment - to release the jailed scion of an important wine-growing family.

    Not a long finish

    ...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 subtlet..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 06 2012 by Denise (Victoria, BC, Canada)
  • 7
    Blood Rain | Michael Dibdin

    Blood Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (28)

    Inspector Zen receives the order he has been dreading all his professional life: his next posting is to Sicily. Set against the backdrop of the 3000 year old city of Catania, Blood Rain reveals Aurelio Zen at his most desperate and driven.

    Be prepared for a rain of blood!

    It was too gruesome and gory. There were images which are, sadly, seared into my memory that I would sooner forget.
    I've read several others in t..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 16 2012 by David (BERKELEY, CA, United States)
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  • 9
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  • 11
    End Games | Michael Dibdin

    End Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Italian police detective Aurelio Zen is posted to remote Calabria, at the toe of the Italian boot, on a routine assignment. But what he encounters there is anything but routine. Beneath the surface of a tight-knit community, violent forces are at work. Zen is determined to find a way to penetrate the code of silence and uncover the truth behind a brutal murder. His mission is complicated by another secret that has drawn strangers from the other side of the world - a hunt for buried treasure.

    Good writer, good mystery, good narrator.

    I wonder if the other reviewers listened to a different audiobook. This one is read by Michael T Barnes, who is British, not American, and who sounds ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 31 2010 by Bernard J. Baars ()