Guido Brunetti
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  • 1
    Death at La Fenice | Donna Leon

    Death at La Fenice

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    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By Richard Morant
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    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.

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 December 2012 by Alison Semple (Deal)
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  • 10
    A Sea of Troubles | Donna Leon

    A Sea of Troubles

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    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    The murder of two clam fishermen off the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, draws Commissario Brunetti into the island's close-knit community, bound together by a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders worthy of the Mafia. When the Vice-Questore's secretary Signorina Elettra volunteers to visit the island, where she has relatives, Brunetti finds himself torn between his duty to solve the murders, concerns for Elettra's safety, and his not entirely straightforward feelings for her....

    Terrible reading
    Reviewed on 07 September 2015 by Margit ()
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    Wilful Behaviour | Donna Leon

    Wilful Behaviour

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    When one of his wife Paola's students comes to visit him, with a strange and vague interest in investigating the possibility of a pardon for a crime committed by her grandfather many years ago, Commissario Brunetti thinks little of it, beyond being intrigued and attracted by the girl's intelligence and moral seriousness. But when she is found murdered, clearly stabbed to death, Claudia Leonardo is suddenly no longer simply Paola's student, but Brunetti's case ...

    Predictable good fun by Leon

    Maybe, depends when. A trick is clever really only once. In particular when it comes to crime novels.

    Reviewed on 03 December 2014 by Maximilian ()
  • 12
    Uniform Justice | Donna Leon

    Uniform Justice

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    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    Neither Commissario Brunetti nor his wife Paolo have ever had much sympathy for the Italian armed forces, so when a young cadet is found hanged, a presumed suicide, in Venice's elite military academy, Brunetti's emotions are complex: pity and sorrow for the death of a boy, close in age to his own son, and contempt and irritation for the arrogance and high-handedness of the boy's teachers and fellow-students.

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  • 13
    Doctored Evidence: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery | Donna Leon

    Doctored Evidence: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

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    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    When a wealthy Venetian woman is found brutally murdered, the prime suspect is her Romanian maid, who has fled the city. As she attempts to leave the country, carrying a considerable sum of money and forged papers, the maid runs into the path of an oncoming train and is killed. Case closed. But when the old woman's neighbour returns from abroad, it transpires that the maid could not have been the killer. Commissario Brunetti decides - unofficially - to take on the case himself.

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  • 14
    Blood From a Stone | Donna Leon

    Blood From a Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a man is killed in a scuffle in Campo San Stefano. The closest witnesses to the event are the tourists who had been browsing the man's wares before his death - fake handbags of every designer label. Officially termed a venditore ambulante or extracomunitario, the dead man was working as a vu cumpra, one of the many Black Africans purveying goods outside normal shop hours and without work permits. Arriving on the scene, Commissario Brunetti's response matches that of everybody involved: why would anyone kill a vu cumpra?

    Another excellent Brunetti story

    Completely on form

    Reviewed on 21 July 2013 by Caroline (London, United Kingdom)
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    Through a Glass Darkly | Donna Leon

    Through a Glass Darkly

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    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    A luminous spring day in Venice, and Commissario Brunetti and his sidekick Vianello play hooky from the Questura along the Grand Canal to rescue Vianello's friend Marco, who has been arrested during an environmental protest. They get him released, only to be faced by the fury of the man's father-in-law, who owns a glass factory on Murano. The old man is seething with rage, and his daughter shares her fear with Brunetti that he will actually hurt her husband.

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  • 18
    About Face: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery | Donna Leon

    About Face: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    At a dinner party given by his parents-in-law, Commissario Brunetti meets Franca Marinello, the wife of a prosperous Venetian businessman. He's charmed - perhaps too charmed, suggests his wife Paola - by her love of Virgil and Cicero, but shocked by her appearance. A few days later, Brunetti is visited by Carabinieri Maggior Filippo Guarino from the nearby city of Marghera.

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  • 19
    A Question of Belief | Donna Leon

    A Question of Belief

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    As Venice experiences a debilitating heatwave, Commissario Brunetti prepares to escape the city and spend time with his family in the mountains. For Ispettore Vianello, however, the weather is the last thing on his mind; it appears his aunt has become obsessed with horoscopes and has been withdrawing large amounts of money from the family business. Not knowing what to do, he consults Brunetti and asks permission to trail her. This 'unofficial' investigation leads them to the flat of Stefano Gorini.

    Favourite so far

    Wonderful structure. Oozes with the sweltering heat of Venice in August. Ms Leon's use of the perfect word had me reaching for the dictionary on a num..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 May 2015 by Mr. S. Wallace-jones (United Kingdom)
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  • 21
    Beastly Things: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 21 | Donna Leon

    Beastly Things: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    When a body is found floating in a canal, disfigured and with multiple stab wounds, Commissario Brunetti is called to investigate and is convinced he recognises the man from somewhere. However, with no identification except for the distinctive shoes the man was wearing, and no reports of people missing from the Venice area, the case cannot progress. Brunetti soon realises why he remembers the dead man, and asks Signorina Elettra if she can help him find footage of a farmers' protest the previous autumn.

    New narrator please!

    Not one of Donna Leon's best, but would be an ok listen if it weren't for the dreadful quality of the narration. The reader has no sensitivity to the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 May 2012 by Julia (London, United Kingdom)
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    The Golden Egg | Donna Leon

    The Golden Egg

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    Twenty-one years ago, when a conductor was poisoned and the Questura sent a man to investigate, readers first met Commissario Guido Brunetti. Since 1992's Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon and her shrewd, sophisticated, and compassionate investigator have been delighting readers around the world. For her millions of fans, Leon's novels have opened a window into the private Venice of her citizens, a world of incomparable beauty, family intimacy, shocking crime, and insidious corruption.

    A pleasant meander in Venice

    I enjoy these Brunetti books not because they are intense thrillers or clever investigations but for the characters who populate the pages as they see..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 May 2013 by Kirstine (Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom)
  • 23
    By Its Cover: Commissario Brunetti, Book 23 | Donna Leon

    By Its Cover: Commissario Brunetti, Book 23

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    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    By Its Cover is the much anticipated twenty-third instalment in Donna Leon's bestselling crime series, where Commissario Brunetti is better than ever as he addresses questions of worth and value alongside his ever-faithful team of Ispettore Vianello and Signorina Elettra. When several valuable antiquarian books go missing from a prestigious library in the heart of Venice, Commissario Brunetti is immediately called to the scene.

    Narrator

    David Rintoul is the best narrator ...of any genre & any authors work. This story is a typically enjoyable Brunetti outing. Well written with thoughtf..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 May 2015 by Gillian M. ()
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    Falling in Love | Donna Leon

    Falling in Love

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    In Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon's first novel in the Commissario Brunetti series, readers were introduced to the glamorous and cut-throat world of opera and to one of Italy's finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli - then a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor. Now, many years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to the illustrious La Fenice to sing the lead in Tosca. As an opera superstar, Flavia is well acquainted with attention from adoring fans and aspiring singers.

    Style over substance

    A slight story told with skill and narrated overly dramatically. It's time for Brunetti to retire, I've enjoyed his company but it's all a little dull..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 March 2016 by Michael Lynes (london)
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    The Waters of Eternal Youth: Brunetti 25 | Donna Leon

    The Waters of Eternal Youth: Brunetti 25

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    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    In The Waters of Eternal Youth, the 25th instalment in the best-selling Brunetti series, our commissario finds himself drawn into a case that may not be a crime at all. Brunetti is investigating a cold case by request of the Grand Contessa Lando-Continui, a friend of Brunetti's mother-in-law. Fifteen years ago the Contessa's teenage granddaughter, Manuela, was found drowning in a canal.

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