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Download Cosi Fan Tutti: An Aurelio Zen Mystery, Book 5 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (509 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Dibdin Narrator: Michael Kitchen Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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Neopolitan businessmen, politicians, and eminent mafiosi are assassinated as someone takes literally the job of cleaning up the city's tarnished image. In this mystery, Aurelio Zen discovers that in '90s 'New Italy', things are still the same.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nishant | 2/20/2014

    " Not as good as the Dead Lagoon "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 2/18/2014

    " This is my least favorite Zen novel. Just did not grip me like the others. Clever but without the interest of the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 2/17/2014

    " Interesting 5th Zen novel, this time sees him trying to have quiet stress free live in Naples.. Good plot with more cracking dialoge, enjoyable and at times more personal his previous novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brick | 2/10/2014

    " If you have found yourself, as I have, seeing the ensemble cast of a continuing television show, a comedy or perhaps a drama, stepping out of the genre in which they customarily preform and doing something wildly different, and referential, well, welcome to the opera. A continuing but occasional situation in the Zen novels, and well done, entertaining and funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerneels Breytenbach | 2/8/2014

    " Brilliant: a detective novel with both a sense of humour and a keen sense of operatic drama. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene B. | 1/31/2014

    " A bit of light Aurelio Zen silliness; the plot set in Naples, loosely based on the opera. Some amusing Neapolitan characters. Watch out for marauding garbage trucks. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 False Millennium | 1/25/2014

    " This was my last Dibdin book to read. There are no more. I wasn't really pulled into this book at any point, but I would bet it would have been one of the harder ones to write, since he juggled styles and there was a lot of farce in it. Sometimes, when an author tries to hard for "clever," they get "strained." Nonetheless. Dibdin. Done. Checkmark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William Schmit | 1/19/2014

    " I can so better pretend I've been to Italy by joining this story line! Bravisimo! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy Hornik | 1/14/2014

    " Comic opera Aurelio Zen tale set in Naples. Pretty fun. "

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

    " So-so. Saw a couple PBS/made for tv shows based on this author's books...didn't love this one but might try another in the series - mysteries centered around main character Aurelio Zen who is an Italian policeman - all stories take place in Italy... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 12/9/2013

    " Not at all your standard whodunnit, but a rolicking read anyway. Any lover of Shakespearean comedy or just farce in general will enjoy this story of mistaken identity, cops, and murder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 11/7/2013

    " Another interesting Italian mystery. Nice to get a feel of the Italian mindset. "

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

    " Very amusing, with a nice plot twist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judith | 9/12/2013

    " Goofy, based loosely on the plot of the opera. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 8/8/2013

    " I enjoy the Aurelio Zen series, but it is a guilty pleasure because Dibdin plays with international and Italian stereotypes. I can't stop myself from laughing but then I feel guilty for enjoying the fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lou | 6/21/2013

    " First of Dibdin's Zen series I've read. I'm going back for the rest! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 5/7/2013

    " Cosi Fan Tutti was at times a fun mystery, but it took too long to get started. And it was also ridiculous, following after, maybe too closely, the opera's storyline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 10/27/2012

    " Wonderful book; character driven but with creative inter-woven plots. Not your usual crime thriller but this series gets stronger and more enriching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki Tremper | 2/7/2012

    " Silly, on purpose, a very roundabout plot. Yet fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 9/27/2011

    " This is such a clever book - so full of tongue in cheek humour and farce that mimicks the operatic liberato - I was pleasantly surprised. I just love this series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 9/25/2011

    " It was a pleasure to read, one of the best of Michael Dibdin. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nathanielk | 10/24/2010

    " Starts strong, but degenerates into farce as Dibdin tries to cram his crime plot into a re-telling of the opera of the same name. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 10/20/2010

    " I probably wouldn't have liked this book, except it's set in Napoli and the descriptions are awesome. There are some parts where you have to skip some pages, but I loved reading about Piazza Nazionale and Vomero and feeling like I was back there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 7/5/2010

    " Interesting 5th Zen novel, this time sees him trying to have quiet stress free live in Naples.. Good plot with more cracking dialoge, enjoyable and at times more personal his previous novels. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David | 1/23/2010

    " Could not finish this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 7/6/2009

    " Another interesting Italian mystery. Nice to get a feel of the Italian mindset. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Murray | 4/24/2009

    " Dibdin writes some dark novels and some that have a vein of farce and good humour throughout. This is one of the latter. I do not know the opera well enough to see if he exactly follows elements of that plot - but I guess he does. This is gripping and fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 10/4/2008

    " I enjoy the Aurelio Zen series, but it is a guilty pleasure because Dibdin plays with international and Italian stereotypes. I can't stop myself from laughing but then I feel guilty for enjoying the fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 6/1/2008

    " If you like comic opera you will find this book very enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pattie | 1/10/2008

    " Another Dibdin favorite - this one funny, and structured like a comic opera.

    If you don't understand what's going on at first, don't worry, Dibdin ties it all together. "

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

    " Silly, on purpose, a very roundabout plot. Yet fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 1/3/2008

    " This is the first Aurelio Zen mystery I've read although it probably won't be the last. (Michael Dibdin, sadly, died in 2007). Set in Naples, this book is a bit of a tour-de-force as it is loosely based on the Mozart opera of the same name, but updated to modern-day Italy. Quite enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nathanielk | 7/24/2007

    " Starts strong, but degenerates into farce as Dibdin tries to cram his crime plot into a re-telling of the opera of the same name. "

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