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Elle Newmark's richly seductive prose brings to life the color and scandal of 15th-century Venice. Through Luciano, a street urchin apprenticed to a great chef in the palace of the doge, Newmark tells a wicked tale of political and papal intrigue. In Venice where every whisper is a secret or a lie, Luciano's initiation into the chef's spicy world makes for deliciously suspenseful listening.

The Book of Unholy Mischief is more than terrific historical drama; its a love story, an investigation into ancient religious secrets that haunt us today, and its a story of intrigue replete with pulse-pounding chase scenes, murderous assassins, torture chambers and conniving, desperate characters. It's beautifully written, authentically detailed, and fiendishly well plotted. Listeners will want their friends to read or listen to it so they can talk about it over dinner in their favorite Italian restaurant.

©2008 Elle Newmark; (P)2008 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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A surprisingly good book

This audio book will be a keeper to listen to again. I could visualize Venice and wish I had visited there when I was in Italy.

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Jumbled

I have joyed this book. But part way through the tracks were mixed and it skipped a section then later went back to the middle part. So it was disconcerting to listen through.

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Surprisingly different

Unique story that will transport you to a different time and place. Insightful. Provocative. Adventurous