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Download A Florentine Death: Michele Ferrara, Book 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (297 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michele Giuttari Narrator: Nigel Graham Publisher: Hachette Digital Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN:
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Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara knows that the beautiful surface of his adopted city, Florence, hides dark undercurrents. When called in to investigate a series of brutal and apparently random murders, his intuition is confirmed. Distrusted by his superiors and pilloried by the media, Ferrara finds time running out as the questions pile up. Is there a connection between the murders and the threatening letters he has received? Are his old enemies, the Calabrian Mafia, involved? And what part is played by a beautiful young woman facing a heart-rending decision, a priest troubled by a secret from his past, and an American journalist fascinated by the darker side of life? Ferrara confronts the murky underbelly of Florence in an investigation that will put not only his career but also his life on the line.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mum | 2/11/2014

    " Made me want to go to Florence!! Really enjoyed it and have got the sequel to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 2/8/2014

    " Drats, I seem to have gotten hooked on yet another author who bases his/her books in Bella Italia! Add this author to Dibdin, Christobel Kent, Donna Leon. Great reads all! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat Stearman | 2/7/2014

    " Not my favourite writer of Italian detective stories, but he is actually an Italian detective so that has to count for something. Good story, well told. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathyred | 1/20/2014

    " Not compelled to finish. I'm not sure whether it was because of cultural differences, poor translation, or just oor writing "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Obisbooks | 1/20/2014

    " Started out ok, interesting characters, seeming unrelated murders, but then the characters got kind of stock, and the killing of one just was totally unnecessary and I lost interest then. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 1/19/2014

    " Written by the former head of the Florence Police Force and translated from Italian this was a fascinating and entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lavinia | 12/25/2013

    " I think this is a first novel, and although you know the identity of the 'perp' from the beginning it is still creepily gripping. I hope he is writing another one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tamara Elias | 12/22/2013

    " I think this book "suffered" because of the (presumed) translation from Italian to English. I could tell that the writer "knew his stuff", but reading it was disjointed, and I attribute it to the inherent difficulties with translation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bjorg Sveins | 11/23/2013

    " The author's note at the end sais it all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mementomori | 11/18/2013

    " Maybe i expected more? I pleasant enough tour around Florence, but wonder if i ll spend time reading more of his........ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carole Eyles | 4/20/2010

    " Not as good as Donna Leon but drawing on his own experiences, Michele Giuttari has created an interesting Italian detective, Michele Ferrara. I enjoyed the story but found it a bit stilted. Not bad for a first novel, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise Charles | 3/3/2010

    " Enjoyed this, set in modern times and definitely influenced by the authors real life job - the translation was also good, they can often be clumsy - will definitely read another despite it being quite gruesome. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jan | 11/8/2009

    " A charity book purchase bought in the hope it could be the new Wallander which it is not. The author, a retired policeman, should have stuck with the day job. The characters are one dimensional, the plot only too predictable and the women chaste wives or lesbian harlots!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mum | 5/25/2009

    " Made me want to go to Florence!! Really enjoyed it and have got the sequel to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lavinia | 4/18/2008

    " I think this is a first novel, and although you know the identity of the 'perp' from the beginning it is still creepily gripping. I hope he is writing another one. "

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