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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,479 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donna Leon Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781482982435
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In Fatal Remedies, Brunetti’s career is under threat when his professional and personal lives unexpectedly intersect. In the chill of the Venetian dawn, a sudden act of vandalism shatters the quiet of the deserted city, and Brunetti is shocked to find that the culprit waiting to be apprehended at the scene is a member of his own family. Meanwhile, he is also under pressure from his superiors to solve a daring robbery with connections to a suspicious accidental death. Could the two crimes be connected? And will Brunetti be able to prove his family’s innocence before it’s too late?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Prepare to be charmed by David Colacci’s reading, the likable characters, and the Venetian views.”

    Library Journal

  • “It’s delightful to listen to David Colacci seamlessly alternate between the lyrical quality of English spoken with Italian accents, and the internal and descriptive narration spoken in an ordinary American accent. Additionally, Colacci’s beautiful pronunciation of Italian words and phrases keeps the listener eagerly anticipating the next luscious utterance.” 

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  • “No one knows the labyrinthine world of Venice…like Leon’s Brunetti.”

    Time, praise for the series

  • “The sophisticated but still moral Brunetti, with his love of food and his loving family, proves a worthy custodian of timeless values and verities.”

    Wall Street Journal, praise for the series

  • “One of the most exquisite and subtle detective series ever.”

    Washington Post, praise for the series

  • “A splendid series…with a backdrop of the city so vivid you can smell it.”

    Sunday Telegraph (London), praise for the series

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 2/6/2014

    " muy bueno, se los recomiendo!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 2/2/2014

    " Another great book in the series. Interesting look into Venetian culture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 1/27/2014

    " A decent entry in this series, but I feel two main points were left hanging by a sharp turn the author took with the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 1/24/2014

    " I have liked all of her books. This one did not disappoint. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Serena | 1/12/2014

    " Read this when I ran out of material on the airplane. Italian detective writer. Love the scene. Made me want brioche. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ted Graham | 1/6/2014

    " Goood murder mystery. The characters in this series continue to develop. A very enjoyable read, though unfortunately has me wanting a European vacation with some good food and wine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Siebert | 12/21/2013

    " One of my favorite Comissario Brunetti books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 11/10/2013

    " Another straightforward "police procedural" from Donna Leon Commisario Brunetti. They are all so easy to read and enjoyable ... assuming you like this sort of thing, that is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jens | 11/9/2013

    " I love feminist, class-aware, internationally-oriented mysteries which evoke Venice, loving partnerships, and Italian food. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/9/2013

    " Really enjoying this series. this one is simpler, focuses on his personal relationships and still uncovers a sad but prevalent criminal sideline. It doesn't go where you think it will. commendable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 DJ | 9/5/2013

    " Loved this one. It gets more into the relationship between Guido and Paola and shows more depth to their characters than usual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cooper | 7/31/2013

    " Donna Leon once again sends me on a wonderful journey of murder through the eyes and streets of Commissioner Brunetti. Love this series! If you are a mystery lover, this is a series you must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 6/20/2013

    " I really like this series. Her books center around a Detective's work (in Venice) but really the stories are more about the Detective himself. Compelling and well-written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim Reilly | 2/24/2013

    " Another great Brunetti mystery. Not enough food references for my liking, but an intriguing story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 12/17/2012

    " Commissario Brunetti's home life is unsettled when is wife Paola is arrested for breaking a window in a travel agency involved in the international sex trade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 karen | 12/14/2012

    " Donna Leon is one of my favorite mystery writers. do yourself a favor and read one of her detective Brunetti's books.They are set in Venice and you get to arm chair travel at the same time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 11/3/2012

    " Enjoyable. Brunetti struggles with his own and his wife's consciences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MV | 10/28/2012

    " Yeah, I think these keep getting better & better. It got really suspenseful at the end, I couldn't put it down. I enjoyed the whole plot, especially getting to know Paola better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shani | 9/24/2012

    " Donna Leon comes up trumps as usual. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samra Muslim | 7/14/2012

    " Average on the mystery/thriller front - and really slow, kinna reflective of the Italian culture probably! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne Hosking | 3/26/2012

    " A pleasant shortish read. I like these books, set in Venice with my favourite Venetian detective, whose wife prepares such delicious meals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 3/16/2012

    " Atmospheric storytelling and excellent character development; after his wife is arrested, Brunetti unravels the mystery behind a travel agency booking sex trips to southeast Asia; well narrated "

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About the Author
Author Donna Leon

Donna Leon has lived in Venice for thirty years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and China, where she worked as a teacher. Her novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed, including Friends in High Places, which won the CWA Silver Dagger for Fiction.

About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has recorded more than one hundred audiobooks, earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His narration of The Suspect was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2007.