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Death at La Fenice Audiobook

Death at La Fenice

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Publisher's Summary

The twisted maze of Venice's canals has always been shrouded in mystery. Even the celebrated opera house, La Fenice, has seen its share of death. But nothing so horrific and violent as that of world-famous conductor, Maestro Helmut Wellauer - poisoned during a performance of La Traviata. Even Commissario of Police Guido Brunetti, used to the labyrinthine corruptions of the city, is shocked at the number of enemies Wellauer has made on his way to the top - but just how many have motive enough for murder? The beauty of Venice is crumbling. But evil is one thing that will never erode with age.

©1992 Donna Leon (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Alison Semple Deal 23/12/2012
    Alison Semple Deal 23/12/2012 Listener Since 2010
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    "This takes me to Venice"

    I've read all of the books about Inspector Brunetti and loved every one. The stories are excellent but for me, it's the atmosphere and setting of them that wins hands down. I love the way that the author describes the food and the care with which it' s produced and the beauty and fascination of the city of Venice.

    The other heartening thing is the solid, loving relationship between Brunetti and his wife and their children, such a contrast with the tortured relationships in so many crime books today.

    Roll on the next book and perhaps a television adaptation?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Evesham, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    Michael Evesham, United Kingdom 13/04/2013 Member Since 2009
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    "Venician Treat"

    My wife recommended Donna Leon to me and I was soon hooked. She joins other other authors writing great stories about the Italian police in action. The backdrop of Venice with its mixed of locals and international characters fleshes out the pictures painted in the story. The main characters are all 'fleshed out' well along with their families too. Richard Moran is easy to listen too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tonez Kane 04/04/2016
    Tonez Kane 04/04/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Enthralling"

    A very engrossing read and recommended for vivid characterisation and accompanying a visit to the city of Venice itself

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    courtoakme 03/12/2015
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    "Venice comes "alive""
    What did you like most about Death at La Fenice?

    Feeling part of everyday life in Venice


    What did you like best about this story?

    Descriptions of travel in Venice


    Which character – as performed by Richard Morant – was your favourite?

    Inspector Brunetti


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, wanted it to last


    Any additional comments?

    Made me want to read more of these books

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    M. P. Adam 27/02/2015
    M. P. Adam 27/02/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent! "

    The story wraps me in the very fabric of Venice.

    This narrator is a superb Brunneti.

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    Mrs Karen B Dunn 04/01/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant and timely!"

    Such a surprise.
    Thank you Donna Leon. I enjoyed this immensely as my daughter spent a term in Venice recently.

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