A Noble Radiance

Narrated by: David Colacci
Series: Guido Brunetti, Book 7
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
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A macabre grave is found at the foot of the Italian Dolomites. The body is found to be Roberto Lorenzoni's, only son and heir of one Venice's oldest, most aristocratic families. 

Commissario Guido Brunetti must move in the highest circles of power and corruption to unravel the mystery behind the young man's disappearance and murder.

©1998  Donna Leon and Diogenes Verlag AG, Zurich (P)2018 Recorded Books
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One of the best Brunetti mysteries

Lots of insight into the Brunetti family, as well as his relationship with his brother and his father-in-law, and even a little glimpse of his father, made this book especially interesting. The contrast between this family and the one involved in the murder plot, as well as how all, even Brunetti's father, have been shaped and their character revealed by the events of history, with consequences that continue to shape each generation. Lots of philosophical argument too, often supplied by the insightful Paula.
As always a flawless, rich reading by Mr. Colacci.

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another good detective story of Donna Leon

The book - as many of Donna Leon books, is well written thriller story, that makes you keep reading/listening. very good when you have long drives or tedious tasks to do :-).
As in other books - the story reveals the holes in the justice as well as criticism on the Italian government.
It is well narrated and I found its 8+ hours well spent.

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A Noble Tale

I enjoyed this book, Donna Leon's writing takes me away to Venice and adventures and sights and sounds of wonder.
I find David Colacci a steadfast guide with just enough drama and just enough relaxation to paint vivid pictures of all the characters I have come to care about.
I am thrilled to find these books available to listen to. It has made chemo so much easier for me.










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a great read

Donna Leon again transports us to a world she helps us to better experience and understand. She successfully creates for us a compelling story. Her portrayal of characters is vivid, the tone poignant. With every book I appreciate Venice even more and feel more connection to Brunetti and to his colleagues and family. Well done!

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Leon and Brunetti get better and better!

The characters are multi-dimensional; the story is mesmerizing; the ending, as always, is a total surprise. Can't beat David Colacci as the perfect narrator. May the series go on and on!