|# of Units:||7 CDs|
|Length:||9 hours, 8 minutes|
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I really can't believe I'm taking the time to write a review on this book. If I think about the story line it is hard to believe I was even able to stick with this one. It just doesn't really seem like "my kind of book" from the outside. The truth is though I thoroughly enjoyed this read. I laughed outloud a number of times hearing the great one liners that are scattered throughout the dialog. The narrator is great and easily kept me interested in the story. I can't debate how crazy, stupid the plot is here, but if you can get past the strangeness this is a really enjoyable book.
Sorry, but I could only manage to listen to about 20 minutes of this one. Once the Italian-accented English dialogue started, I could not stand it!
Ok, the plot is a little slow. But the character of Brunetti (and others) and the Italian context make this book. I'll rent more of Leon's "Brunetti" books.
An intriguing mystery and commentary on Venetian life. I was unfamiliar with this author and will definitely read more.
An excellent clever mystery with wonderful descriptions of life and sites in Venice Italy. I have read other Donna Leon books but this one really came across beautifully as an audio book. Congratulations to the Reader, D. Colacci.
Donna Leon has written four previous Guido Brunetti novels, "Death and Judgment, Dressed for Death, Death in a Strange Country, " and "Death at La Fenice", which won the Suntory Prize for the best suspense novel of 1991. She teaches English at the University of Maryland extension at a U.S. Air Force base near Venice Italy, where she has lived for over twenty years.