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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,419 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donna Leon Narrator: David Colacc Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries Release Date:
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On a rainy morning, not long after the funeral of his mother, Commissario Brunetti and Ispettore Vianello respond to a 911 call reporting a body floating near the steps in one of Venice’s side canals. Reaching down to pull it out, Brunetti’s wrist is caught by the silkiness of golden hair, and he sees a small foot—together he and Vianello lift a dead girl from the water. But, inconceivably, no one has reported a missing child, nor the theft of the gold jewelry that she carries.

So Brunetti is drawn into a search not only for the cause of her death, but also for her identity, her family, and for the secrets that people will keep in order to protect their children—be they innocent or guilty. The investigation takes Brunetti from the canals and palazzos of Venice to a Gypsy encampment on the mainland, through quicksands of connections and relationships both known and concealed, as he struggles with both institutional prejudice and entrenched criminality to try to unravel the fate of the dead child.                            

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Reading The Girl of His Dreams leaves you no choice but to reconsider what makes a mystery novel so good. Certainly there’s no denying the appeal of a hard-boiled crime story, where more often than not a brilliant yet battered P.I. drives you white-knuckled to the edge of your seat, but Donna Leon’s Guido Brunetti—at once exactingly inquisitive and disarmingly sensitive—bucks that genre convention entirely.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • Amazon Best Book of the Month

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rafa Sánchez | 2/18/2014

    " Going deeper into Brunetti's world and his circle of acquintances. He is a brave guy... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dee | 2/17/2014

    " A terrific nwe Brunetti, with glorious food, the ever wise Paola, and a tragic story...the greatest writer about Venice since the 19th century. And more fun than James and Wharton and Mann. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris | 2/13/2014

    " Ahhh, my Brunetti fix! I am never disappointed!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 2/1/2014

    " Nice to read about the gentle pace of Venice in the sunshine when it is winter here. I like how they just walk about pop in for coffee here and a bite to eat there. "

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