The Temptation of Forgiveness Audiobook, by Donna Leon Play Audiobook Sample

The Temptation of Forgiveness Audiobook

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Read By: David Colacci Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries Release Date: March 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781501983689

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Total Audiobook Chapters:

29

Longest Chapter Length:

56:56 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

35 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

19:53 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

36

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Publisher Description

In the 27th novel in Donna Leon's bestselling mystery series, a suspicious accident leads Commissario Guido Brunetti to uncover a longstanding scam with disturbing unintended consequences Surprised, if not dismayed, to discover from his superior, Vice-Questore Patta, that leaks are emanating from the Questura, Commissario Guido Brunetti is surprised more consequentially by the appearance of a friend of his wife's, fearful that her son is using drugs and hopeful Brunetti can somehow intervene. When Tullio Gasparini, the woman's husband, is found unconscious and with a serious brain injury at the foot of a Venice bridge at midnight, Brunetti is drawn to pursue a possible connection to the boy's behavior. But the truth, as Brunetti has experienced so often, is rarely straightforward. An examination of Gasparini's home office reveals a number of strange coupons in his elderly aunt's name from a local drugstore, which over time reveal a long-running scam. As the 27th novel unfolds in Donna Leon's exquisite chronicle of Venetian life in all its blissful and sordid aspects, Brunetti is ever more impressed by the intuition of his fellow Commissario Claudia Griffoni, and by the endless resourcefulness and craftiness of Signorina Elettra, Patta's secretary and gate-keeper, and reminded of the ever-lasting virtues of his own family. His intellectual pursuits lead him to read Sophocles' play Antigone, so revealing of the unintended consequences that can erupt from bad decisions-and tempt him to consider at least personal forgiveness for a crime from the heart gone bad.

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“[Commissario Guido Brunetti] is the perfect hero for Leon’s minimal, almost lyrical writing style…As usual in Leon’s novels, the frank depiction of the darker aspects of life in modern Venice sits right alongside some of the most enchanting descriptions of the city in contemporary fiction.”

— Christian Science Monitor 

Quotes

  • “In his sensitive dealings with the victims of crime, Brunetti proves as much a psychologist and social worker as a cop…Tagging along after this sleuth is a wonderful way to see Venice like a native.”

    — New York Times Book Review
  • “As Brunetti makes his tactful way through a Venetian maze of office politics, family connections, and moral conundrums, his focus switches from school children procuring narcotics to old people victimized by greedy and unethical medical professionals.”

    — Wall Street Journal
  • “Another powerful exploration of the injustice of justice from a master of character-rich crime fiction…Guido Brunetti may be the most beloved protagonist in crime fiction.”

    — Booklist

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — EQ, 3/13/2021

About Donna Leon

Donna Leon is the author of the much-loved, New York Times bestselling series of mystery novels set in Italy featuring Commissario Brunetti. She was named one of the London Times' 50 Greatest Crime Writers. The Brunetti Mysteries have won numerous awards around the world, including the CWA Silver Dagger for Fiction, and hsbr been translated into thirty-five languages.

About David Colacci

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 won numerous Earphones Awards, earned Audie Award nominations, and been included in Best Audio of the Year lists by such publications as Publishers Weekly, AudioFile magazine, and Library Journal. He was a resident actor and director with the Cleveland Play House for eight years and has been artistic director of the Hope Summer Rep Theater since 1992.