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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (346 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Hewson Narrator: Christopher Kay Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN:
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In an ancient burial ground on an island off Venice, a young woman's casket is pried open, an object is wrenched from her hands, and an extraordinary adventure begins.

From the moment he arrives in Venice, Daniel Forster is seduced by the city's mystery. An earnest young academic, Daniel has come for a summer job cataloguing a private collector's library.

But when Daniel's employer sends him to buy a stolen violin from a petty thief, a chain reaction of violence and deception ignites. Suddenly Daniel is drawn into a police investigation - and a tempest swirling around a beautiful woman, a mysterious palazzo, and a lost musical masterpiece dating back centuries.

With each step he takes, Daniel unwittingly retraces a journey that began in 1733, when another young man came to Venice. And when, in this realm of intrigue and beauty, two lovers came face-to-face with a killer: and a mystery was born. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Charlottekilpatrick | 1/31/2014

    " Most God-awful thing I've veer picked up "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 1/27/2014

    " So disjointed I couldn't finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stella | 1/8/2014

    " god, that took me long. it was a good book, but not one of his best i think. it just kept on going and going and not moving anywhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/3/2014

    " 1733 to current day Venice mystery "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 12/25/2013

    " Wow book starting out good...I am looking forward to reading this weekend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracie | 12/25/2013

    " Very good mystery. I highly recommend all his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 11/14/2013

    " I absolutely loved this book. All the loose ends were tied up very satisfactorily and the twist was just brilliant. I have heard this book being compared to The Da Vinci Code but is far superior, the writing vividly brings Venice to life and now I desperately want to visit. Maybe one day...... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauri | 11/8/2013

    " Too slow at the beginning. Couldn't get very far. "

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

    " Read it after returning from Venice and I enjoyed it. It is kind of two stories in one. Best work by this author in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Zimmerbaum | 11/4/2013

    " Slow start - switches back and forth betwen time periods and plot lines, which was initially a bit off-putting - but both plot lines became very interesting and for a while I couldn't put this down. Ending a little underdeveloped, but still worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daryl | 5/5/2013

    " I guess that I'm attracted to tales set in Venice and stories that contain two or more related plotlines set in different eras. This is a rich, intriguing, and at times terrifying novel that I have read twice and plan to read again--but not when Pat is out of town. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 4/2/2012

    " An engaging and suspenseful novel about a young academic that goes to Venice for a summer job and inadvertently winds up as a pawn in a dangerous game between two rivaling underground factions for a priceless violin. A complex story with lots of turns ans twists ~ a real page turner ~ loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Marinas | 5/1/2011

    " I seldom find a book that captures my imagination as this one did. It has a superb balance between past and present, evil and good, survival and defeat. After reading it, I went on to buy several books by David Hewson and I was amazed to see that none of them lived up to the expectations ;-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kara | 2/11/2011

    " There were no characters that I was really sympathetic with. If one of the narrators was in first person I think it would have helped. Also the jumbled chapters could be confusing.

    It was an interesting premise but I never really got into the book or wanted to know more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cait | 9/5/2010

    " Things happen! Then other things happen. It is all very mysterious, and also: the criminal underworld has connections to the very BEST society!

    Typical thriller? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spela | 4/18/2010

    " god, that took me long. it was a good book, but not one of his best i think. it just kept on going and going and not moving anywhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 7/18/2009

    " Wow book starting out good...I am looking forward to reading this weekend! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 6/23/2009

    " So disjointed I couldn't finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracie | 6/9/2009

    " Very good mystery. I highly recommend all his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 6/1/2009

    " 1733 to current day Venice mystery "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daryl | 4/16/2009

    " I guess that I'm attracted to tales set in Venice and stories that contain two or more related plotlines set in different eras. This is a rich, intriguing, and at times terrifying novel that I have read twice and plan to read again--but not when Pat is out of town. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/28/2008

    " An engaging and suspenseful novel about a young academic that goes to Venice for a summer job and inadvertently winds up as a pawn in a dangerous game between two rivaling underground factions for a priceless violin. A complex story with lots of turns ans twists ~ a real page turner ~ loved it. "

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About the Author
Author David Hewson

David Hewson is a former journalist with the London Times, the Sunday Times, and the Independent. He is the author of more than twenty-five novels, including his Rome-based Nic Costa series which has been published in fifteen languages. He has also written three acclaimed adaptations of the Danish TV series The Killing.

About the Narrator

Christopher Kay began his performance career with an early start as both an actor and singer in theater. In time, he began to pursue broadcasting opportunities, including announcing, newsreading, audiobook narration, and presenting radio and television programs. He worked extensively for Granada, Yorkshire, and the BBC. During his distinguished career, he has earned eleven broadcasting awards and two AudioFile Earphones Awards. Born in Stockport, Cheshire, he now makes his residence in Clwydian Hills of North Wales.