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Download A Long Finish: An Aurelio Zen Mystery Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 5 3.10 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Dibdin Narrator: Michael Kitchen Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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After his adventures in Cosi Fan Tutti, Aurelio Zen finds himself back in Rome, sneezing in a damp wine cellar and being given another unorthodox assignment - to release the jailed scion of an important wine-growing family. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joann Griffiths | 2/9/2014

    " I loved it. Perhaps the topics of wine and truffles influenced me. With all of his books, I have loved the various Italian settings. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dianne | 2/6/2014

    " I did not like this book. Reading through this series I find that Dibdin moves from influence to influence as he plays with different styles. In this novel the hero reminds me of Inspector 'Cluseau' (I am not sure of the spelling) of the Pink Panther films. I have spotted Agatha Christie and John Buchan in two previous books as well as the noirish Dead Lagoon and the comic opera Cosi Fan Tutti. I would have given it one star but there are aspects of the story which are interesting, and if Zen has lost his mind, there are others around who have retained their's, namely the local police. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jude | 1/15/2014

    " CDs, actually, with a slightly over-done but still fine Michael Kitchen narrating. My first Zen. The language is thick and succulent, sardonic & quite entertaining. With that as the main course, especially in narrated form, plotting is excused. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 False Millennium | 1/11/2014

    " Not one of my favorites. Like other Dibdin Zen novels, this one takes place in a specific area of Italy, and he focuses in on the cutural differences: food, wine, speech, habits. I've got one left to read, and since Dibdin is deceased, "that" as they say, "is that." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jrobertus | 1/11/2014

    " aurelio zen is detecting again. some humor by the 'perpetually cheesed off' detective, but i am running out of interest in detective novels in general. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 1/5/2014

    " Not as good as the earlier Zen stories. The ending seemed contrived. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trspears42 | 12/31/2013

    " Murder in the Italy's wine country "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki Tremper | 12/13/2013

    " Not just a new region, but a new industry - wine. Cool. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 11/28/2013

    " A very lightweight story and the characterisation of the detective Zen pretty thin and not particularly credible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathanielk | 10/18/2013

    " Good atmosphere, claustrophopic and over-stretched plot. You might get more out of this if you drink a lot of Barolo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camillesharee | 9/27/2013

    " I'm not a murder mystery person but this was really good. Would definitely read another Aurelio Zen book though I think the setting is what really made enjoy the book, or maybe the characters, no the humor ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Hayes | 12/29/2012

    " A mind-twisting return to form after the disappointing, gimmicky Cosi Fan Tutti. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carlotta | 11/8/2012

    " Like a trip to wine country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Anderson | 11/1/2012

    " Aurelio Zen investigates a murder of a vineyard owner in Piedmont, exploring old feuds among families. One of my favorite Zen stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 10/5/2012

    " As usual a well written mystery set in beautiful but corrupt Italy. However, I HATE rats so this was tough for me to get through. Nice to see a mystery where the protagonist is wrong though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Havi | 8/23/2012

    " My favorite Dibdin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 2/18/2012

    " I liked the Masterpiece series more than reading the book :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brick | 2/15/2012

    " Sense of place is terrific, this series is a wonderful travelogue, an in depth introduction to places and cultures within Italy, I am sure that these mysteries reveal elements of the places and local cultuures that would be impossible for the casual tourist to discern. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 7/18/2011

    " Zen returns back to Rome & is immedietley sent North to near Turin to investigate the Murder of a local Vineyard owner. Not one of authors best but enough of a plot, dialoge & humour to keep fans happy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mitch | 5/24/2011

    " Another solid Zen mystery - although quite a change of pace after Cosi Fan Tutti - I have to say my main impression from this book was one of reading 40 or 50 pages and then feeling the need for a bowl of pasta or a glass of wine "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ms. | 5/14/2011

    " I read too slowly and it didn't gel. Abandoned, but will reread. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 9/23/2010

    " Zen returns back to Rome & is immedietley sent North to near Turin to investigate the Murder of a local Vineyard owner. Not one of authors best but enough of a plot, dialoge & humour to keep fans happy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 8/7/2010

    " Aurelio Zen investigates a murder of a vineyard owner in Piedmont, exploring old feuds among families. One of my favorite Zen stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trspears42 | 6/5/2010

    " Murder in the Italy's wine country "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 5/12/2010

    " Another easy-reading Dibdin book. Aurelio Zen feels quite similar to Freeling's Van Der Valk to me. Possibly just the whole English author does European detective thing. 'though that probably avoids the usual getting bogged down in Britishness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carlotta | 1/22/2009

    " Like a trip to wine country. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lansing Public Library | 1/21/2009

    " The Mystery group didn't care for this book.
    Sometimes the story didn't make sense and
    they had questions about things that they felt the author left hanging!
    They were, however, surprised by the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jude | 8/25/2008

    " CDs, actually, with a slightly over-done but still fine Michael Kitchen narrating. My first Zen. The language is thick and succulent, sardonic & quite entertaining. With that as the main course, especially in narrated form, plotting is excused. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 1/5/2008

    " Not just a new region, but a new industry - wine. Cool. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathanielk | 7/24/2007

    " Good atmosphere, claustrophopic and over-stretched plot. You might get more out of this if you drink a lot of Barolo. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jrobertus | 7/19/2007

    " aurelio zen is detecting again. some humor by the 'perpetually cheesed off' detective, but i am running out of interest in detective novels in general. "

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