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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 132
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    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

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.  

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Earthly Remains

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 279

    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

    • Dressed for Death

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 425
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 324
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 322

    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

    • 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 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    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

    • By Its Cover

    • Commissario Guido Brunetti, Book 23
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 234

    One afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books. After a round of questioning, the case seems clear: The culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an American professor from a Kansas university. The only problem-- the man fled the library earlier that day, and after checking his credentials, the American professor doesn't exist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Colacci is BACK!!!

    • By Alexis on 04-07-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 230

    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

    • 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 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 204

    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

    • Falling in Love

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 211

    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

    • The Girl of His Dreams

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    On a rainy morning, not long after the funeral of his mother, Commissario Brunetti and Ispettore Vianello respond to a 911 call reporting a body floating near the steps in one of Venice's side canals. Reaching down to pull it out, Brunetti's wrist is caught by the silkiness of golden hair, and he sees a small foot - together he and Vianello lift a dead girl from the water.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow Started Really Pulls You In

    • By Alexis on 07-01-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Jewels of Paradise

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 89

    Caterina Pellegrini is a native Venetian, and like so many of them, she’s had to leave home to pursue her career elsewhere, mostly abroad. With a doctorate in baroque opera from Vienna, she lands in Birmingham, England, as a research fellow and assistant professor. Birmingham, however, is no Venice, so when she gets word of a position back home, Caterina jumps at the opportunity. The job is an unusual one.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A "mystery" of a different sort, . .

    • By Ruth on 10-14-12

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Temptation of Forgiveness

    • Commissario Brunetti, Book 27
    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Sibley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon, read by David Sibley. When important information is leaked from inside the Venetian Questura, Commissario Guido Brunetti is entrusted with the task of uncovering which of his colleagues is responsible. But before Brunetti can begin his investigation, he is surprised by the appearance in his office of a friend of his wife's, who is fearful that her son is using drugs. A few weeks later, Tullio Gasparini, the woman's husband, is found unconscious with a serious head injury at the foot of a bridge, and Brunetti is drawn to pursue a possible connection to the boy’s behaviour. But the truth is not straightforward.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • 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 192
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 175

    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
    • A British Brunetti

    • By PhilR on 06-05-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Blood from a Stone

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    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

    • Doctored Evidence

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 228
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    Against the atmospheric backdrop of the city of Venice, Brunetti finds himself fighting a lone battle to prove the innocence of a Romanian housekeeper accused of brutally murdering her miserly employer. With the odds stacked against her from the onset of the investigation when she fled from police, her guilt seems a fait accompli...until a neighbor comes forward to protest the innocence of the accused.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another wonderful Leon.

    • By Susan on 03-03-08

    Regular price: $22.37

    • 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 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 150

    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

    • 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 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 182

    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
    • Worth the credit

    • By Julia on 04-21-12

    Regular price: $18.17

    • 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 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    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

    • 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 383
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344

    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

    • Uniform Justice

    • By: Donna Leon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    When Venetian detective Commissario Guido Brunetti is called to investigate a presumed suicide in Venice's elite military academy, his inquiries are immediately met with a wall of silence. The young man is the son of a doctor and former politician, a man of an impeccable integrity all too rare in Italian politics. Dr. Moro seems devastated by his son's death, but is not eager to talk to the police.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not one of my favorite Brunetti stories

    • By Pamela on 10-03-13

    Regular price: $24.47

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