Commissario Ricciardi
Books in series7
UNABRIDGED
(4.1 based on 47 ratings)
  • 1
    I Will Have Vengeance: Commissario Ricciardi, Book 1 | Maurizio de Giovanni

    I Will Have Vengeance: Commissario Ricciardi, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Maurizio de Giovanni
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Naples, 1931. A bitter wind stalks the city streets, and murder lies at its chilled heart. When Maestro Vezzi, one of the world's greatest tenors, is found brutally murdered in his dressing room at Naples' famous San Carlo theater, the enigmatic and aloof Commissario Ricciardi is called to investigate. Arrogant and bad-tempered, Vezzi was hated by many. But with the livelihoods of the opera at stake, who would have committed such a callous act?

    Little right, a Lot Wrong

    First mistake was buying three by the same author before listening to one. The second was since I had run out of everything by Donna Leon and startin..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 08 2016 by Gabrielle ()
  • 2
    Blood Curse: The Springtime of Commissario Ricciardi | Maurizio de Giovanni

    Blood Curse: The Springtime of Commissario Ricciardi

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Maurizio de Giovanni
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Ricciardi has visions. He sees and hears the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths. It is both a gift and a curse. It has helped him become one of the most acute and successful homicide detectives in the Naples police force. But all that horror and suffering has hollowed him out emotionally: He drinks and doesn't sleep. Other than his loyal partner, Brigadier Maione, he has no friends.

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  • 3
    Everyone in Their Place: The Summer of Commissario Ricciardi: The Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 3 | Maurizio de Giovanni

    Everyone in Their Place: The Summer of Commissario Ricciardi: The Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Maurizio de Giovanni
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    Together with his indefatigable partner, Brigadier Maione, Commissario Ricciardi, a man driven into solitude by his paranormal "gift" of seeing the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths - a talent that also makes him a highly effective investigator - is conducting an investigation into the death of the beautiful and mysterious duchess of Camparino. The duchess' connections to Neapolitan privileged social circles and the local Fascist elite make the case a powder keg waiting to blow.

    Fabulous italian crime story

    You can not know who was firstborn; commisario Ricciardi or commisario Montalbano. Amazing atmosphere with certain spice; the commisario's Deed.

    Reviewed on November 02 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 4
    The Day of the Dead: The Autumn of Commissario Ricciardi: The Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 4 | Maurizio de Giovanni

    The Day of the Dead: The Autumn of Commissario Ricciardi: The Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Maurizio de Giovanni
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Commissario Ricciardi is the undisputed wizard of Neapolitan crime scenes. He solves every crime with an uncanny swiftness that leaves his colleagues dumbfounded. Indeed, there are those who think his abilities are the work of the devil, an unnatural and ungodly gift to be exorcised. And maybe they're right. Ricciardi sees the dead; he sees and hears the final moments in the lives of those who have suffered violent deaths. It may be a talent, or it may be a curse, but it is nonetheless a kind of black magic.

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  • 5
    By My Hand: The Christmas of Commissario Ricciardi: The Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 5 | Maurizio de Giovanni

    By My Hand: The Christmas of Commissario Ricciardi: The Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Maurizio de Giovanni
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    As Naples prepares for its holiday celebrations, behind the facade of order and happiness imposed by the fascist regime lurks terrible poverty and blinding desperation. In a luxurious apartment on the Mergellina beach, the bodies of a fascist militia officer and his wife have been found. The woman's throat has been cut while the man has been stabbed over 60 times. Seemingly, the hands of two separate killers have been at work.

    still good but

    as the series wears on the author overplays his hand on the personal story lines (as opposed to the crime). he takes too many opportunities to stretc..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2016 by fm2 ()
  • 6
    Viper: No Resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi: Commissario Ricciardi, Book 6 | Maurizio de Giovanni

    Viper: No Resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi: Commissario Ricciardi, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Maurizio de Giovanni
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Naples, 1932. A week before Easter, springtime offers fragrant temptations to the men and women of Naples - but evil also lurks in the sweet-smelling spring air. At the high-class brothel in the center of town known as Paradiso, Viper, the most famous prostitute of all, is found dead after being suffocated with a pillow. Her last client swears that he left her alive and well. But when her next client arrived, he found her dead. Who killed her and why?

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  • 7
    The Bottom of Your Heart: The Inferno for Commissario Ricciardi | Maurizio de Giovanni

    The Bottom of Your Heart: The Inferno for Commissario Ricciardi

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Maurizio de Giovanni
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In the middle of a summer heat wave, as Naples prepares for one of its most important holy days, a renowned surgeon falls to his death from the window of his office. For Commissario Ricciardi and Brigadier Maione, it is the beginning of an investigation that will bring them into contact with the most torrid, conflicting, and enduring of human passions.

    Please find a better narrator!

    Please find a better narrator who can pronounce Italian and who doesn't make every female sound awful!

    Reviewed on February 04 2016 by Amazon Customer ()