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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,244 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donna Leon Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781482981681
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Mystery lovers everywhere are addicted to Donna Leon’s ever-honorable Commissario Guido Brunetti and her portrayal of Venice’s beautiful but sinister byways and canals.

In Willful Behavior, Brunetti is approached for a favor by one of his wife’s students. Intelligent and serious, Claudia Leonardo asks for his help in obtaining a pardon for a crime once committed by her now-dead grandfather. Brunetti thinks little of it—until Claudia is found dead. Soon, another corpse and an extraordinary art collection lead Brunetti to long-buried secrets of Nazi collaboration and the exploitation of Italian Jews—secrets few in Italy want revealed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Donna Leon’s novels have becomes successively more subtle, more complex and perhaps more serious, without ever losing their compelling power as narratives. This is especially true of Willful Behavior; the story is wholly engrossing.”

    Evening Standard (London)

  • “Donna Leon’s compelling series…What makes Leon’s work especially unnerving is the sense that corruption is a continuing process…This is a powerful story, brilliantly evoking Venetian atmosphere, and the characters of Brunetti and his family continue to deepen throughout the series.”

    Times (London)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 2/10/2014

    " Brunetti is shrewd, sophisticated, compassionate, and determined to understand both the past and current Venice. He's evolving to a more open understanding of social issues except where 'southerners' are concerned. When his boss wants to drop a subject or end an investigation Brunetti is willing to go by-pass his boss (a southerner from Sicily) to learn the truth about Nazi involvement and anti-Semitism in Italy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 2/5/2014

    " I think I slept through most of reading this, which is not to say it wasn't good ~ I think I was just extra tired. The Brunetti family and the descriptions of Venice keep me intrigued, even if I don't necessarily love a particular plot, so you won't hear me complaining. ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicky | 2/3/2014

    " More of the same. I'm beginning to have had enough of the series. His wife is unreal bringing up the children, working as a university professor and in her spare time conjuring up delicious three course meals for lunch! The villains also never seem to get their punishment they just disappear into the ether if the Italian justice system with Brunetti not particularly satisfied. "

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

    " I just love Donna Leon. You can't go wrong with her and Commissario Brunetti. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/30/2014

    " As the mystery was solved, much information about life in Venice during and after WWII was revealed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 1/18/2014

    " THis was a usual Brunetti mystery. The story involved his wife a little more than usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mia | 12/26/2013

    " I love all her books - these msyteries take place in Venice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 12/23/2013

    " One of Leon's best! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadine | 12/14/2013

    " This series of mysteries, set in Venice, have great setting and characters and interesting plots. I look forward to every one and haven't been disappointed yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ingeborg | 12/5/2013

    " I've caught up to Donna Leon - have read everything that's out in paperback so far. Still in love with this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Morris | 12/5/2013

    " As always with Donna Leon books a good story, interesting mix of characters and a great feeling of being in Venice. Recommended "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Marie | 5/30/2013

    " Ah, Guido. Quanto ti amo.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/24/2012

    " Another nice and gentle read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín | 11/29/2012

    " Another great detective story from Donna Leon. I really enjoy these books and the way that Venice and Commissario Brunetti's family are interspersed with the story itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Boalch | 7/9/2012

    " I love Donna's books about Commissario Brunetti and Venice and the food .......... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 7/4/2012

    " Very well written, I was not disappointed. I have grown very fond of Commissario Guido Brunetti. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stven | 5/25/2012

    " An excellent entry in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Mcmichael | 3/25/2012

    " Enjoyed that this book focuses on the Italian version of Wold War II and the Holocaust. I've read so much of this from the English, German, and American viewpoint that seeing an Italian take on it was interesting. Smart, as is usual for Leon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Dee | 2/4/2012

    " Love this series. This is an older book. I thought I had read them all. "

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