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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (286 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Dibdin Narrator: Michael Tudor Barnes Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN:
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Italian police detective Aurelio Zen is posted to remote Calabria, at the toe of the Italian boot, on a routine assignment. But what he encounters there is anything but routine. Beneath the surface of a tight-knit community, violent forces are at work.

Zen is determined to find a way to penetrate the code of silence and uncover the truth behind a brutal murder. His mission is complicated by another secret that has drawn strangers from the other side of the world - a hunt for buried treasure, launched by a single-minded player with millions to spend pursuing his bizarre and deadly obsession. 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 Nick | 2/12/2014

    " Billed as the final Aurelio Zen in the long-running series, End Games has all the charm and delicious Italian craziness of the others. I'd bought this before the recent PBS airing of the British TV version of three of the early Zens. Compared to most TV detective yarns, they are fine, but it's REALLY hard to adapt a good police procedural. What makes them so addictive, so "page-turning" gets blunted and ginned up at the same time in the movie version. Typically. End Games also returns us to the original Zen trope, e.g., that he's a kind of Palladin of Italian police, which are invariably corrupt and/or incompetent. Zen rides in, overcomes the suspicion engendered by all outsiders, especially a Venetian by way of Rome. Along the way, we readers get insight into the particular flavor of evil and craziness in a given Italian reggione, in this case, Calabria. Very enjoyable. Not deep, but very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 2/11/2014

    " It's not every mystery novel where a knowledge of Revelations and end-times theories comes in handy. Dibdin may have been a bit too clever for me in this one. By the end, I felt like I missed a nuance here and there, but I still enjoyed how everything came together. I'm going to miss Aurelio Zen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lavinia | 1/19/2014

    " Michael Dibdin's 'Zen' books have got wittier and wittier over the years. I am so sad he died, I shall miss Aurelio, I've been reading about him for such a long time he seems like an old friend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 1/12/2014

    " Not quite what I was expecting, but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harolynne | 12/24/2013

    " I love the Dibdin books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty | 12/21/2013

    " Michael Dibdin and Aurelia Zen, RIP. And thanks for your service. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 12/17/2013

    " This was one of his best books. His character and others were so strong and clear. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 11/28/2013

    " A typical Aurelio Zen book - starts slowly, plot thickens, writer's style delightfully odd. So sad that Dibdin died and can bring us no more Aurelio Zen. I recommend you read them all, from book one to the last. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 11/20/2013

    " His last Aurelio Zen mystery, and very good. I can't wait to read more of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ine | 10/11/2013

    " i always enjoy reading about aurelio zen and the mysteries he has to solve "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Greenhalgh | 10/5/2013

    " 11th and final Zen novel. Not his best. But if Dibdin has slipped past you, start from the beginning with Ratkin. You won't regret it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 8/28/2013

    " Good Italian mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harry | 8/15/2013

    " A good mystery. Nice atmosphere and believable characters. Nothing particularly black and white though it is clear who wears what hats. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathanielk | 6/7/2013

    " Sadly, the last book he will write, but well worth it. A Dibdin book can emphasize ambiguity and difference in realistic settings or it can be post-modern farce. Happily, this is the former and a good note for him to have gone out (too soon) on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacque Bona | 4/11/2013

    " The Zen series was so enjoyable. I am sad it is over. I loved this last book. It encompassed so much Italian cultural heritage. A fitting end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yllacaspia | 1/13/2013

    " I liked this, apart from the mad Christia, which I felt spoilt it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 6/27/2012

    " Love that Aurelio Zen and the complexities of Dibdin's mysteries. Didn't like the portrayl of the computer guys too much - seemed too contrived. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Camille Fremed | 5/21/2012

    " Overly complex with nothing to show for at the conclusion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 3/3/2012

    " An 'Aurelio Zen' mystery set in Italy. Makes me want to travel there--and eat Italian food! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 2/5/2012

    " Entertaining mystery, though it couldn't keep my attention at all times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth TorstensonLeMasters | 1/4/2012

    " Good mystery--great italian setting "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tasha | 7/25/2011

    " This is just really not my type of book at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 6/28/2011

    " I am a fan and am saddened that, with the death of the author, so died Zen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 1/12/2011

    " The best of the series! Shame it was the last. The plot and the sense of place are at their richest. I am left with the mental picture of Zen the master criminal-hunter, slithering about in a muddy forest in the rain, in his smart office suit and polished shoes filled with water. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Camille | 1/10/2011

    " Overly complex with nothing to show for at the conclusion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 10/1/2009

    " A typical Aurelio Zen book - starts slowly, plot thickens, writer's style delightfully odd. So sad that Dibdin died and can bring us no more Aurelio Zen. I recommend you read them all, from book one to the last. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Guy | 2/15/2009

    " Het laatste deel uit de Zen-reeks, tevens het laatste boek dat Dibdin schreef, zoekt donkerder oorden op een hoort bij het beste uit de reeks. Een genadeloos portret van het moderne Italië. (****)
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/6/2008

    " His last Aurelio Zen mystery, and very good. I can't wait to read more of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 11/23/2008

    " This was one of his best books. His character and others were so strong and clear. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lavinia | 4/4/2008

    " Michael Dibdin's 'Zen' books have got wittier and wittier over the years. I am so sad he died, I shall miss Aurelio, I've been reading about him for such a long time he seems like an old friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathanielk | 8/22/2007

    " Sadly, the last book he will write, but well worth it. A Dibdin book can emphasize ambiguity and difference in realistic settings or it can be post-modern farce. Happily, this is the former and a good note for him to have gone out (too soon) on. "

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