• The Bitter Taste of Murder

  • Tuscan Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Camilla Trinchieri
  • Narrated by: Danny Deferrari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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The Bitter Taste of Murder

By: Camilla Trinchieri
Narrated by: Danny Deferrari
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Publisher's Summary

The follow-up to Murder in Chianti finds ex-NYPD detective Nico Doyle recruited by Italian authorities to investigate the murder of a prominent wine critic. 

One year after moving to his late wife’s Tuscan hometown of Gravigna, Nico Doyle has fully settled into life there, seeing friends in the course of daily errands and helping to serve and test recipes at his in-laws’ restaurant. 

But the town is shaken by the arrival of wine critic Michele Mantelli in his flashy Jaguar. Mantelli holds his influential culinary magazine and blog over Gravigna’s vintners and restaurateurs (and, to Maresciallo Perillo’s dismay, the traffic laws). He has either impressed or ticked off most of ravigna’s residents - but most of all Nico’s landlord, Aldo Ferri, whose vineyard Mantelli seems intent on ruining. 

Mantelli’s lavish, larger-than-life, and often vindictive personality has made him many enemies, and when he is poisoned, Perillo has a headache of a high-profile murder on his hands - and once again turns to Nico for help.

©2021 Camilla Trinchieri (P)2021 Recorded Books

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Wish I Had Listened to Sample

Lousy narration kept me from going past first chapter. Would have returned it if I could. Mispronounced author's name is unforgivable! Don't waste your credit!

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Disappointment

Based on the first book on this series I really looked forward to the release of this second book. Sadly, the narrator of this second book falls far short of the excellence of the narrator of the first book. In the first minute, there were at least three mispronunciations of Italian words and names. What a mood-killer. Advice: read it yourself.

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A taste of Tuscany

We liked the story and the characters. But the reader of the first book was much better.

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Get Narrator from 1st Book

The narrator from the first book was much better and took pleasure in pronouncing Italian words well and gave characters distinctive voices. This narrator seemed to use a similar voice for every character. When there were 3-4 word sentences in quick succession I couldn’t follow who was saying what. I often checked to make sure my setting wasn’t on 1.25x speed. He would rush past normal pauses at the end of the sentence. It felt like someone was reading a book out loud as fast as they could in a monotone voice. I had a hard time enjoying the story.

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Excellent Book & an enjoyable listen

The difference between a good mystery novel and a great one is the story interwoven with the mystery. The mystery is very good. The story and characters are great! The narrator is a little better than “OK.” Listening to the story is entertaining, interesting, and enjoyable.

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Good story, poor narration

An otherwise well written novel, was undercut by a reader with only one voice. I say reader rather than voice actor because a voice actor would have put more life into it. Mr. Deferrari did nothing to differentiate the characters. The male characters all sounded alike and the female characters sounded like the men.

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Interesting characters

The narrator fades into whispers that makes it difficult to hear in those spots. I like the main character, but find his thoughts redundant and wordy. Plot is better than first book.

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Disappointing second installment

Really liked the first in this series but just couldn’t get into this one. My mind kept wandering and it took an effort to return my attention. I also found the characters hard to keep track of and the narrator on this one missed the mark. Fine, but a bit of a let down overall.