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Conservator Flora Garibaldi discovers that several paintings in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery have been replaced by clever forgeries. Where are the original artworks, and who’s in charge of the smuggling operation? Flora’s efforts to help the police make her the target of a criminal mastermind and murderer.

©2019 Sarah Wisseman (P)2019 Sarah Wisseman

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Great

Great series, .and great narration by Carrie. Brought the detail of this plot of art, forgeries and mystery. Liked the character of Flora. Enjoyed as well as others in this series.

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Art Caper & Delightful!

I really enjoyed the book and the characters and that it took place in an art museum in Italy! A good suspenseful mystery with interesting characters and interesting descriptions and a whole lo of action. so when you get a chance pick up a copy and enjoy.

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Enjoyable

This is very enjoyable with the narrator doing such a good job delineating the characters. The story is very interesting and definitely different. I really liked it!

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Fun mystery story!

This was a fun mystery that revolved around art forgery as well as the relationship and professional decisions of the protagonist (so it has almost equal parts romance and mystery). The mystery evolved rather quickly, without many plot twists, but I think that is a characteristic of the series (which I didn't start from the beginning). The narrator did a good job of distinguishing between most of the characters, although I did get a little confused at one point between two female characters.

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Art Caper

A good mystery set in the art world. It had interesting characters and a unique setting. You liked the story and enjoyed the way the narrator told the story. So when you get a chance, pick up a copy and enjoy. "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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A good mystery

The story itself was good . Intriguing characters and a really good plot. The narration is a little stiff but it doesn’t take away from the story.

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A Must Read!

This is a wonderfully written romantic mystery comedy. The female lead is Flora and she is fantastic. She is so well written that I found myself thinking she would make a great friend. This book is set in Italy and the descriptions of the palace just add an air of mystery to the book. I would definitely recommend this book!

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good effort..but unfortunately lacking

The story was a good effort, but read like a movie script.
The dialogue was simplistic, stilted, flat.

Unfortunately this was all made worse by a narrator who tried too hard. Many narrators seem to struggle with doing different voices, however this narrator seemed to struggle with the text reading as well.

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  • Debbie McLean
  • 06-14-20

wow

what a totally awesome audiobook from the pen of Sarah Wisseman and narrated by Carrie Coello, I'll look for more from this author and narrator xxxx

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  • Julie
  • 12-19-19

A work of art

I enjoyed this book and the hours just flew by while listening to the narrator. I listened to book one and started this one before I realised that it was book three in the series. I don't think it made to much difference listening to them in the wrong order but after writing this review I am off to listen to book two. I liked the characters but it was the look into running of the museum that captured me as the author did a good job of describing it that I could easily picture it in my head. I also liked the mystery.
Flora is restoring an old work of art when she discovers that something isn't right, the painting isn't behaving the way it should be when cleaned. The colour is to bright, on closer inspection she finds a smiley face that shouldn't be there. The painting has been switched with a very clever fake but can she convince her new boss of that fact and to also call in the police? Time runs out and the police are called in when a security guard is killed but are the two crimes connected? The painting must have been switched sometime in the last two years when the museum was under going building repairs but with the murder committed sometime over night the killer and the thief might not even be the same person. Is it safe for Flora to work there or will asking question mean she makes it to the top of someone's to do list?
I liked the narrator and thought she put in a lot of emotion to her story telling.

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  • Calowaren
  • 12-07-19

Excellent audiobook

I really, really loved this book. A great story with well defined and believable characters, lots of details about the setting which brought the tale to life, and no space filling fluff. Though I'm not an art lover the story had me enthralled and kept me interested enough to Google a few of the rt pieces mentioned later, something that few books do.

My only regret was that I didn't realise this was the third book in a series and I hadn't read the first two, now on my wishlist, but even so the story was complete and could easily be a standalone book.

Narration was excellent, the plot was tight and overall a thoroughly enjoyable audiobook.

Book 3 in the series and another well written story. Although only a novella it had enough depth to keep it interesting and the characters were believable. It certainly kept me entertained while stuck in a huge traffic jam in the middle of Birmingham, UK. Probably saved my sanity too.

I received a free copy of this audiobook either from the author or a promotion or giveaway and am voluntarily writing an honest and unbiased review.

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  • Simon Gibson
  • 11-21-19

The World of Art & Crime Meet In Italy

This is a novel of crime in the rarefied world of fine art. An American trained conservator, Flora, living and working in Italy, stumbles upon a series of forged paintings in a highly prestigious Italian art gallery. This could ruin the gallery, discretion is needed. Flora, working closely with the Police, uncovers the perpetrators but only after murder has been inflicted. An intriguing novel with great attention to detail by the author. The narrator adds to the enjoyment and involvement of the listener in the experience.