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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,111 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martin Walker Narrator: Robert Ian MacKenzie Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781440708954
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Acclaimed journalist Martin Walker has written a New York Times Notable Book and a novel shortlisted for the Whitbread Book of the Year Prize. Bruno, Chief of Police is the first installment of a series starring BenoIt "Bruno" CourrEges, the only cop stationed in a rural French village where tradition remains strong. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helaine | 2/9/2014

    " I have read the first three books in this series and become very fond of Bruno. The description of the countryside and countryside living in modern France along with the Bruno's and the other villagers' foods and wines gives you a good feel of place. Looking forward to the latest one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bette | 2/7/2014

    " I enjoyed it. I learned something about what went on in the countryside during the German occupation of France, and the mystery was interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amweatherill | 2/3/2014

    " Rather slow moving until he sped things up for the last few chapters. Made me want to go to France and eat the food and drink the wine, tho. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susana | 1/31/2014

    " Excellent!!! Thoroughly enjoyed the book. It was fun, entertaining, informative (history) and well written. Looking forward to reading the next one he wrote. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara Bodem | 1/3/2014

    " I found myself immune to Bruno's charms. May try one more in the series to give it a thorough try, but I'm not hopeful. "

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

    " Nice, pleasant book. A step above other silly mysteries, but not in the big leagues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck | 12/20/2013

    " Great back story, for Bruno and the recently deceased. Reading this book felt like the slow pace of life I recall from southern France. Sprinkled within are vague recipes I would like to try! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gordon | 12/5/2013

    " Not a major work of fiction, but fun for anyone who's been outside of Paris. Makes me sad and longing for le pays. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan Bendson | 12/4/2013

    " Fun light reading! Makes you want to go to France and eat :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 11/22/2013

    " Michelle Raitt recommended this series of murder mysteries set in Dordogne in France. Very good characters, sense of location, and good mystery. Remiind me a bit of the Louise Penny Three Pines mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/28/2013

    " Oddest ending of any murder mystery. I love to read about France. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 9/27/2013

    " Wonderful lead character, light mystery. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Jenckes | 3/16/2013

    " I love Bruno. A rich and rewarding read. I was reading this book on our trip in France last summer. We visited quite near the site of the story. We went to the Resistance Museum in Lyon. It just made the story more real. Fabulous! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 12/11/2012

    " Really great as an audio book! Small town life in France mixes with current issues and past history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 10/22/2012

    " If Peter Mayle had woven a murder mystery into his hymns to Provence, they might have looked something like this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lani Walker | 9/26/2012

    " Pleasant who dunit set in the French countryside. Most likable characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 1/6/2012

    " Such a cute setting and the mystery was decent, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret Dee | 10/6/2011

    " A real gem. An interesting hero who loves to cook, drink and garden in a small town in France. The story was not what I expected. I hope the Mystery Book Club enjoys this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edie | 7/9/2011

    " Very fun to read. Ending made more sense once Fred pointed out the subtitle was "A Nightmare". "

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

    " An entertaining read - a change from Scandinavian doom and gloom!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 1/6/2011

    " Loved this book...made me want to move to Southern France! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 1/1/2011

    " A real gem. An interesting hero who loves to cook, drink and garden in a small town in France. The story was not what I expected. I hope the Mystery Book Club enjoys this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roy | 11/5/2010

    " I liked this book, although it was a little slow in parts and was not one to keep you engrossed from start to finish "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 10/31/2010

    " Excellent first story by Martin Walker. Set in France, about the Chief of Police in a small town, dealing with crime, racism. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amweatherill | 10/27/2010

    " Rather slow moving until he sped things up for the last few chapters. Made me want to go to France and eat the food and drink the wine, tho. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 10/25/2010

    " Set in a wonderful small town in France where the Chief of Police really doesn't have that much to do, until a hate crime is committed. Really likable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/4/2010

    " Oddest ending of any murder mystery. I love to read about France. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 9/28/2010

    " slow start, but I picked it up again and enjoyed the small French village atmosphere. Lots of good food and wine along with the mystery. "

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About the Author
Author Martin Walker

Martin Walker is the senior director of the Global Business Policy Council in Washington, DC. He is also editor emeritus and writes the syndicated column “Walker’s World” at United Press International. His books include The Cold War: A History, short-listed for the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and for Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award, and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1993; and Martin Walker’s Russia, which became a BBC Radio series, as well as several novels. He lives in Washington, DC, and the southwest of France.

About the Narrator

Robert Ian Mackenzie became an actor after holding a wide variety of other jobs, including everything from London policeman to water ski instructor in Greece. Since then, his acting career has encompassed straight theater, musicals, opera, films, television, voice-overs, commercials, and recorded books. His audiobook narration has won him seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.