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    • The Temptation of Forgiveness

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 213

    Surprised, if not dismayed, to discover from his superior, Vice-Questore Patta, that leaks are emanating from the Questura, Commissario Guido Brunetti is surprised more consequentially by the appearance of a friend of his wife's, fearful that her son is using drugs and hopeful Brunetti can somehow intervene. When Tullio Gasparini, the woman's husband, is found unconscious and with a serious brain injury at the foot of a Venice bridge at midnight, Brunetti is drawn to pursue a possible connection to the boy's behavior. But the truth, as Brunetti has experienced so often, is rarely straightforward.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of her best

    • By Barbara on 04-19-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Acqua Alta

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    In Leon's fifth Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery, the beating of renowned art historian Dotoressa Brett Lynch draws the contemporary Venetian police detective out of his warm and loving home and into the yearly onslaught of acqua alta, the torrential winter rains. Brett, an American who spearheaded a recent exhibition of Chinese pottery in Venice, lives with her lover, Flavia Petrelli, the reigning diva of La Scala. With his open mind and good sense, Brunetti finds himself more fazed by Flavia's breathtaking talent than by the nontraditional relationship between the two women. Brunetti's deliberate and humane investigation to uncover a motive for Brett's beating takes him to dark, wet corners of Venice and into a sinister web of art theft, fakery, and base human desires. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another wonderful reading!

    • By Grete on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Dressed for Death

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 457
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 353
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 351

    Commissario Guido Brunetti's hopes for a refreshing family holiday in the mountains are once again dashed when a gruesome discovery is made in Marghera--a body so badly beaten the face is completely unrecognizable. Brunetti searches Venice for someone who can identify the corpse but is met with a wall of silence. He then receives a telephone call from a contact who promises some tantalizing information.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm hooked!

    • By Robert E. Orlando on 08-14-12

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Earthly Remains

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 300

    A good man who loves his family and his city, Commissario Guido Brunetti is relentless in his pursuit of truth and some measure of justice. In Earthly Remains, Brunetti's endurance is tested more than ever before. During an interrogation of an entitled, arrogant man suspected of giving drugs to a young girl who then died, Brunetti acts rashly, doing something he will quickly come to regret. In the fallout, he realizes that he needs a break, needs to get away from the stifling problems of his work.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hmm... Had To Change 4-Stars Ultimately To 3...

    • By Gillian on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Quietly in Their Sleep

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Commissario Guido Brunetti comes to the aid of a young nursing sister who has had five patients unexpectedly die and decides to leave her convent. In the course of his inquiries, Brunetti encounters an unusual cast of characters but discovers nothing that seems criminal. Is the nun simply creating a smoke screen to justify abandoning her vocation? Or has she stumbled onto something very real and very sinister - something that places her own life in imminent danger? 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator makes this book!

    • By Kindle Gladzor Gospels Mark twai tt the dx7jp9p. on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Question of Belief

    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Commissario Guido Brunetti must contend with ingenious corruption, bureaucratic intransigence, and the stifling heat of a Venetian summer. As he plans a trip to the mountains with his family, he learns that cases at the local court - hardly known as a model of efficiency - are being delayed to the benefit of one of the parties. A creative new trick for corrupting the system, perhaps, but what can Brunetti do about it?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sometimes a bit protracted - finally staggering

    • By Jennifer on 05-22-11

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Death and Judgment

    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 344
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    A truck crashes and spills its dangerous cargo on a treacherous road in the Italian Dolomite mountains. Meanwhile, in Santa Lucia, a prominent international lawyer is found dead aboard an intercity train. Suspecting a connection between the two tragedies, Commissario Guido Brunetti digs deep for an answer, stumbling upon a seedy Venetian bar that holds the key to a crime network that reaches far beyond the laguna.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Escape to Northern Italy if you dare...

    • By Anne on 01-29-10

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Friends in High Places

    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    In Friends in High Places, Commissario Guido Brunetti is visited by a young bureaucrat investigating the lack of approval for the construction of Brunetti's apartment years before. What began as a red-tape headache ends in murder when the bureaucrat is later found dead after a mysterious fall from a scaffold. Brunetti starts an investigation that will take him into the unfamiliar and dangerous areas of drug abuse and loan-sharking, and will reveal, once again, what a difference it makes in Venice to have friends in high places.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of her best...

    • By Diana Burton on 02-20-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • A Noble Radiance

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best Brunetti mysteries

    • By Grete on 08-20-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Death in a Strange Country

    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Early one morning Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Police confronts a grisly sight when the body of a young man is fished out of a fetid canal. All the clues point to a violent mugging, but for Brunetti the motive of robbery seems altogether too convenient.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ah. Vicenza!

    • By Kenneth William Barnes on 07-15-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Sea of Troubles

    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 216

    On a beautiful spring morning on the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, a small fishing boat moored at the docks suddenly explodes. When it becomes clear that the fire was deliberately set and the boat’s owners brutally murdered, Commissario Brunetti tries to dig up information from Pellestrina’s close-knit - and closemouthed - citizenry. But it is with mixed feelings that he accepts Signorina Elettra’s offer to visit her relatives there and search for clues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Mystery

    • By Jocelyn on 11-29-11

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Fatal Remedies

    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    Commissario Guido Brunetti's career is under threat when his professional and personal lives unexpectedly intersect. In the chill of the Venetian dawn, a sudden act of vandalism shatters the quiet of the deserted city, and Brunetti is shocked to find that the culprit waiting to be apprehended at the scene is a member of his own family. Meanwhile, he is also under pressure from his superiors to solve a daring robbery with connections to a suspicious accidental death. Could the two crimes be connected? And will Brunetti be able to prove his family's innocence before it's too late?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great series

    • By Stephanie on 04-30-12

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Blood from a Stone

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 134

    On a cold Venetian night, shortly before Christmas, a street vendor is killed in a scuffle in Campo San Stefano. The closest witnesses are the tourists who had been browsing the man's wares: fake handbags of every designer label. The dead man had been working as a vu cumpra, one of the many African immigrants purveying goods outside normal shop hours and without work permits. Commissario Brunetti's response is that of everybody involved: why would anyone kill an illegal immigrant?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • genre surprise

    • By connie on 12-11-09

    Regular price: $22.37

    • Willful Behavior

    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    Mystery lovers everywhere are addicted to Donna Leon's ever-honorable Commissario Guido Brunetti and her portrayal of Venice's beautiful but sinister byways and canals. In Willful Behavior, Brunetti is approached for a favor by one of his wife's students. Intelligent and serious, Claudia Leonardo asks for his help in obtaining a pardon for a crime once committed by her now-dead grandfather.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pronunciation

    • By Lawrence Hicks on 11-06-11

    Regular price: $15.36

    • About Face

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    The polluted waters of the canals in Venice are an ever-present issue; but environmental concerns become significant in Commissario Guido Brunetti's work when an investigator from the Carabiniere - looking into the illegal hauling of garbage - asks for a favor. But the investigator is not the only one with a special request.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good but take note

    • By Tom on 12-22-09

    Regular price: $15.36

    • The Golden Egg

    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 22
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 187

    In The Golden Egg, as the first leaves of autumn begin to fall, Vice Questore Patta asks Brunetti to look into a minor violation committed by the mayor’s future daughter-in-law. Brunetti has no interest in helping his boss amass political favors, but he has little choice but to comply. Then Brunetti’s wife, Paola, comes to him with a request of her own. The mentally handicapped man who worked at their dry cleaners has just died of a sleeping pill overdose, and Paola loathes the idea that he lived and died without anyone noticing him, or helping him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration not up to the job

    • By Vermonter on 09-22-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Falling in Love

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 223

    Donna Leon's Death at La Fenice, the first novel in her beloved Commissario Guido Brunetti series, introduced listeners to the glamorous and cutthroat world of opera and one of Italy's finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli - then a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor. Years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to Venice and La Fenice to sing the lead in Tosca.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I just spent a day in Venice

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-12-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Beastly Things

    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 21
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 190

    When the body of man is found in a canal, damaged by the tides, carrying no wallet, and wearing only one shoe, Brunetti has little to work with. No local has filed a missing-person report, and no hotel guests have disappeared. Where was the crime scene? And how can Brunetti identify the man when he can’t show pictures of his face? The autopsy shows a way forward: It turns out the man was suffering from a rare, disfiguring disease.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not her best...

    • By Robert E. Orlando on 09-16-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Waters of Eternal Youth

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354

    Fifteen years ago a teenage girl fell into a canal late at night. Unable to swim, she went under and started to drown, surviving only thanks to a nearby man, an alcoholic, who heard her splashes and pulled her out, though not before she suffered irreparable brain damage that left her in a state of permanent childhood, unable to learn or mature. The drunk man claimed he saw her thrown into the canal by another man, but the following day he couldn't remember a thing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Leon & Colacci - Perfect

    • By Chris on 04-25-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Drawing Conclusions

    • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 159

    Late one night, Commissario Guido Brunetti's telefonino rings. A woman's body has been found in a Spartan apartment on Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio. Brunetti sees some signs of force on the old woman, but they could just as easily have been from the radiator near where she fell. When the medical examiner rules that the woman died of a heart attack, it seems there is nothing to investigate.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worth a listen, but

    • By Kathleen Rogers on 06-18-11

    Regular price: $18.17

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