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  • The Girl from Venice

  • By: Martin Cruz Smith
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 178

Venice, 1944. The war may be waning, but the city is still occupied and people all over Europe fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a sky of brilliant stars, a poor fisherman named Cenzo comes across a girl's body floating in the lagoon. He carries her into his boat and soon discovers that she is very much alive and very much in trouble: Born to a wealthy Jewish family who has been captured and deported by the Nazis, Guilia is on the run after she was found hiding in a local hospital.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Arkady Renko.

  • By Richard Delman on 11-21-16

If you like fish you'll like this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-17

This thriller about a reluctant spy who wants nothing more than to go back to his small fishing village in the end of WW2 era Italy, is fascinating and beautiful all the way through. The reader of the story had a rich and relaxing voice and gave the main character a charm I enjoyed throughout. If you like fishing and WW2 this is definitely a book you'll enjoy.