Extended Audio Sample

Download Falling in Love Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Falling in Love, by Donna Leon Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donna Leon Narrator: David Colacc Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries Release Date:
Regular Price: $24.99 Download
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Download learn more )

Donna Leon’s Death at La Fenice, the first novel in her beloved Commissario Guido Brunetti series, introduced readers to the glamorous and cutthroat world of opera and one of Italy’s finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli—then a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor.

Years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to Venice and La Fenice to sing the lead in Tosca. Brunetti and his wife, Paola, attend an early performance, and Flavia receives a standing ovation. Back in her dressing room, she finds bouquets of yellow roses—too many roses. Every surface of the room is covered with them. An anonymous fan has been showering Flavia with these beautiful gifts in London, St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, and now Venice, but she no longer feels flattered. A few nights later, invited by Brunetti to dine at his in-laws’ palazzo, Flavia confesses her alarm at these excessive displays of adoration. And when a talented young Venetian singer who has caught Flavia’s attention is savagely attacked, Brunetti begins to think that Flavia’s fears are justified in ways neither of them imagined. He must enter in the psyche of an obsessive fan before Flavia—or anyone else—comes to harm.

Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “The audacious investigation…into the psychology of stalkers is thorough and illuminating. But for opera buffs, going backstage at Teatro La Fenice is the real treat.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “For many fans, the high points in Leon’s beloved Guido Brunetti series have been the two novels featuring opera diva Flavia Petrelli…Now, finally, Flavia returns…The reappearance of Flavia gives Leon the opportunity to display her deep love of music and to construct a marvelous climactic scene between Flavia and her fan that parallels the finale of Tosca. Brava!”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The ever-incredible Leon’s twenty-fourth stunning entry…featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti brings the series full circle, revisiting Venice’s Teatro La Fenice…Another provocative addition to a fine series, certain to appeal to aficionados of profound literary mysteries.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “David Colacci has been the voice of the Commissario Guido Brunetti series for the past ten years. He narrates Donna Leon’s twenty-fourth Brunetti mystery with the expertise of one who knows his characters well…Colacci disappears into the storytelling. He shifts swiftly and believably among the many familiar characters, allowing their quirks and mannerisms to shine through. Colacci’s performance makes opera, mystery, and Falling in Love much fun.”


  • A BookPage Top Pick in Audiobooks for June 2015
  • A New York Times Bestseller
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations