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Download Murder at the Opera: A Capital Crimes Novel #22 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (355 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Truman Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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It ain't over till the fat lady sings . . . but the show hasn't even started yet when a diva is found dead. The soprano in question, a petite young Asian Canadian named Charise Lee, was scarcely a star at the Washington National Opera. But when the aspiring singer is stabbed in the heart backstage during rehearsals, she suddenly takes center stage.

Georgetown law professor Mac Smith thought he'd just be carrying a rapier in Tosca as a favor to his beloved Annabel, but now they're both being pressured by the panicked theater board to unmask a killer. Providing accompaniment will be former homicide detective, current P.I., and eternal opera fan Raymond Pawkins.

Soon the Smiths find themselves dangerously improvising among an expanding cast of suspects with all sorts of scores to settle. What they uncover is an increasingly complex case reaching far beyond Washington to a dark world of informers and terror alerts in Iraq, and climaxing on a fateful night at the opera attended by none other than the President himself. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin O'sullivan | 2/20/2014

    " Not as good as her others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 2/17/2014

    " I continue to like Mac and Annie, but the terrorism subplot was not really developed enough to be believable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 LK | 2/14/2014

    " I would have given this 2 1/2 stars if we could do that. I think I might seek out an earlier one in the series and give the series a chance. But this one was just so-so for me. Flat characters, simple story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry Della | 2/13/2014

    " Another capital crimes novel. Fun reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/13/2014

    " Good story and I figured out some of the reasons for the murder. Love mysteries with lots of red herrings!!! "

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

    " This is a good "who done it" type mystery with no gore and no overt violence. Set in Washington DC, amateurs and professionals alike attempt to solve the murder of an aspiring young opera singer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane Rutherford | 1/16/2014

    " My favorite thing about most of Truman's books is that the characters go to restaurants and other locations in DC, and I know where many are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/14/2014

    " This book was a little boring! It was a quick read but I have read better from Trumen! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally Andrews | 1/14/2014

    " Love the setting...Washington, D.C.! One of my favorite cities. Good story line. All of Margaret Truman's are good. Not earth-shaking or terribly suspenseful, but good stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 12/30/2013

    " This wasn't my favorite of the Margaret Truman books because it one wrapped it all up in the last few pages. I did like the part about Raymond at the end, a bit different than most books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Allen | 12/24/2013

    " After about 20 pages I realized I had read this book before. Very good book. All of Margaret Truman's books are good. She is one of my favorite writers and her dad is one of my favorite presidents "

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

    " Loved this one, the usual Annabel and Mac involvement, the dark underpinnings of multiple suspects, crimes other than murder included, with the immediacy of the war on terror added. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dhartridge | 12/7/2013

    " The happily married sleuths have a Nick and Nora quality of humor, style and wit. The Washington DC backdrop provides ample lore. Fun light reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jae | 11/25/2013

    " The end was a bit of a let down. Intriguing til then, but left with a very watered down feeling. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 TJ | 11/25/2013

    " Gave up on it about 130 pages. The banality of writing and the story finally drove me over the edge "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peg | 11/21/2013

    " Most of her books get four stars from me, but this had a little too much information about the opera. Also Mac and Annabel Smith are not my favorite characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Page Stroup | 11/19/2013

    " My favorite thing about this book was reading about the Kennedy Center and the Opera...the plot was a bit predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha Grace | 8/6/2013

    " I read this on CD in the car -- I think that does influence my experience of a book. I felt that it was art of an ongoing tale of the detective and his wife and made me want to now more about them. I was struck by the number of corpses... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 7/19/2013

    " good. interesting story and characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RuthG | 6/29/2013

    " Margaret Truman's mysteries are always entertaining and I invariably learn something from them. This one was no exception and I'm glad I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 8/5/2012

    " This was an enjoyable murder mystery read but I've liked others of the series much better. This one didn't seem to have as much finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tamara Bennett | 4/6/2012

    " not very interested in opera. had hoped to learn somethig about it, but didn't. only info re: 1 opera's story = Tosca. have read the entire Capital crimes seres & the last few haven't been very interesting. preferred the ones w/out Annabelle & Mac as the main characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Val Ford | 5/8/2011

    " Not a bad murder mystery, although the political intrigue was (IMO) a little over the top. I didn't guess the actual murderer until the end, although I was close. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 2/6/2011

    " Margaret Truman does a decent job, the characters are likeable, though several are somewhat stilted. Interesting plot and gives some details about DC area. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 7/15/2010

    " the series with Mac and Annie are very entertaining as well as history of the D. C. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 5/15/2010

    " The diva is murdered on stage at a Wahington opera attended by Mac Smith and his wife, Annabell Reed-Smith. The couple try to solve the case in an ever widening pool of suspects. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 9/9/2009

    " Not one of her best. The plot rambles and it didn't hold my interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haley Montgomery | 5/30/2009

    " I always enjoy Margaret Truman's mysteries. They have a great combination of Washington "insider", character charm and a touch of suspense. A good read. "

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About the Author
Author Margaret Truman

Margaret Truman (1924–2008) won faithful readers with her works of biography and fiction, particularly her Capital Crimes mysteries. Her novels let readers into the corridors of power and privilege, and poverty and pageantry, in the nation’s capital. She was the author of many nonfiction books, including The President’s House, in which she shared some of the secrets and history of the White House, where she once resided. She lived in Manhattan.

About the Narrator

Phil Gigante has narrated more than two hundred audiobooks, earning ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and three of the prestigious Audie Awards for best narration. An actor, director, and producer with over twenty years of experience in theater, film, television, and radio, he is currently the artistic director of Gigantic Productions and Little Giant Children’s Theatre.