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  • Falling in Love

  • By: Donna Leon
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Style over substance

  • By Michael Lynes on 16-03-16

Very disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-18

I felt it rambled on for the first 3 chapters...lost my interest....too much detail about opera

  • Dead Wrong

  • Calladine & Bayliss, Book 1
  • By: Helen H. Durrant
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

First a shooting, then a grisly discovery on the common.... Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to track down a killer before the whole area erupts in violence. Their boss thinks it's all down to drug lord Ray Fallon, but Calladine's instincts say something far nastier is happening on the Hobfield housing estate. Can this duo track down the murderer before anyone else dies and before the press publicise the gruesome crimes?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Calladine and Bayliss get their first hit !

  • By Anne C. on 31-10-16

disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-11-17

I thought the torture scenes were overly graphic...chilling to begin with...The they went on too long..became almost gratuitous and somewhat lost credibility

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