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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (587 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Kanon Narrator: Holter Graham Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It is 1946, and a stunned Europe is beginning its slow recovery from the ravages of World War II. Adam Miller has come to Venice to visit his widowed mother and try to forget the horrors he has witnessed as a U.S. Army war crimes investigator in Germany. Nothing has changed in Venice, not the beautiful palazzi, not the violins at Florian's, not the shifting water that makes the city, untouched by bombs, still seem a dream.

But when Adam falls in love with Claudia, a Jewish woman scarred by her devastating experiences during the war, he is forced to confront another Venice, a city still at war with itself, haunted by atrocities it would rather forget. Everyone, he discovers, has been compromised by the Occupation; the international set drinking at Harry's, the police who kept order for the Germans, and most of all Gianni Maglione, the suave and enigmatic Venetian who happens to be his mother's new suitor. And when, finally, the troubled past erupts in violent murder, Adam finds himself at the center of a web of deception, intrigue, and unexpected moral dilemmas. When is murder acceptable? What are the limits of guilt? How much is someone willing to pay for a perfect alibi?

Using the piazzas and canals of Venice as an enthralling but sinister backdrop, Joseph Kanon has again written a gripping historical thriller. Alibi is at once a murder mystery, a love story, and a superbly crafted novel about the nature of moral responsibility.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kelly MacIver | 2/13/2014

    " Really enjoyed this one but still trying to figure out if I really know what all the characters' motives really were.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bob | 1/30/2014

    " Interesting topic, ie. "Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leanne | 1/25/2014

    " Not the type of book I typically read, but I really did enjoy this. It begs to be made into a movie... just imagine it shot on lcation.... bella! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kim | 1/19/2014

    " I just finished this book for my book club. It was an historical fiction piece. I don't care for a backwards mystery, where the murder happens in the beginning, the murderer is revealed, and then whether or not they get caught is the main subject of the novel. While an additonal mystery is threaded throughout the novel, it is not as compelling as it needs to be sustain a popular fiction type of pace. I was really caught up with the story in the beginnong, for about the first 100-200 pages, but then, it began to lose momentum. "

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