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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,342 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donna Leon Narrator: David Colacc Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries Release Date:
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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? Just when it looks like he will be able to get away, a shocking, violent crime forces him to stay in Venice. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “The humid, oppressive Venetian summer is palpable in Donna Leon’s nineteenth Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery…Leon creates such a rich sense of place that reading often feels like a slow vaporetto ride through the swelteringly humid canals of Venice, past splendid bridges and palazzi with time out for tramezzini and rich Italian coffee.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Leon’s books are a joy, and the nineteenth Venice-based Commissario Brunetti novel is well up to her consistently high standard.

    Guardian (London)

  • “Set during an oppressive Venetian August, Leon’s masterful nineteenth Commisario Guido Brunetti mystery presents Brunetti with two puzzles that impinge on his most intimate beliefs…As one good man who still believes in the rule of law despite his disgust at Italy’s mounting corruption, Brunetti allows readers to share his belief that decency and honesty can, for a little while, stave off the angst of the modern world.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Leon’s many fans love this series for the Venetian setting, the complex family dynamics, and the hero’s mix of melancholy and compassion, and in this nineteenth installment, they get all of the above…A unique combination of bedrock cynicism and warm humanity.”

    Booklist (starred review)

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carrie | 2/9/2014

    " I do enjoy the Brunetti series, but I really feel this was unresolved. The end came too quickly, too tidily, without real resolution for either story line. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Annie | 1/31/2014

    " This was a nice, easy holiday read recommended to me by my Grannie. It was set in Venice and had a lot of Italian words in it. I managed to work out what a lot of them meant from the context and from my knowlegde of French and Spanish, but I think someone who had some knowledge of Italian would get more out of it. There was enough mystery to keep me wanting to read on but not so much suspense that I couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathryn | 1/24/2014

    " More satisfying than the last few books in this series, this time Brunetti simultaneously chases down a charlatan and a murderer. Wait until winter to read this story or you will surely be sweating along with Guido. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emma Cooper | 1/23/2014

    " I don't know how Donna Leon manages to keep her Brunetti series so fresh and compelling. A great mystery, but as usual the insights on Venetian society and Italian bureaucracy add to the enjoyment. My only quibble is whether Italian culture is still so judgemental of homosexuality. Some of the attitudes - though not of the author or her main character - seem very outdated. "

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