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D. D. Pianta

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  • Io uccido

  • By: Giorgio Faletti
  • Narrated by: Diego Ribon
  • Length: 21 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Un dee-jay di Radio Monte Carlo riceve, durante la sua trasmissione notturna, una telefonata delirante. Uno sconosciuto, dalla voce artefatta, rivela di essere un assassino. Il fatto viene archiviato come uno scherzo di pessimo gusto. Il giorno dopo un pilota di Formula Uno e la sua compagna vengono trovati morti e orrendamente mutilati sulla loro barca.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ottimo!

  • By D. D. Pianta on 20-05-19

Ottimo!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-19

Quasi incredibile pensare che questo sia il primo libro di Faletti. Scritto con maestria, bellissimo giallo: ogni personaggio è approfondito a dovere. Raccomandabile a tutti gli amanti del giallo!

  • Career of Evil

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,905
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,411

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another gripping story.

  • By Bernadette on 22-10-15

loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-19

what can I say? These thrillers are getting better and better! Robert Galbraith is becoming deeper and better with each case. I can't wait to read the next one and long may Strike continue to solve cases!

  • There There

  • By: Tommy Orange
  • Narrated by: Darrell Dennis, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, Alma Cuervo, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Random House presents the audiobook edition of There There by Tommy Orange. Jacquie Red Feather and her sister, Opal, grew up together, relying on each other during their unsettled childhood. As adults they were driven apart, but Jacquie is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. That’s why she is there. Dene is there because he has been collecting stories to honour his uncle's death. Edwin is looking for his true father. Opal came to watch her boy, Orvil, dance. All of them are connected by bonds they may not yet understand. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding narrration, refreshing story

  • By Catherine on 13-01-19

so good!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-19

narrated superbly, is really good all around. Please keep on writing! can't wait for more books from you!

  • Venetia

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community. Has she found her soul mate, or is she playing with fire?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great read!

  • By Marjo on 02-06-14

very enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-19

a world apart from now, so refreshing! enjoyed the characters. I love period books. the narrator is ace!

  • The Silkworm

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 2
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,056

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star rating based on quality not name

  • By Linda on 06-08-14

another big hit!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-19

what can I say: love these books! just about to order the next one of the series!

  • Love, Nina

  • Despatches from Family Life
  • By: Nina Stibbe
  • Narrated by: Nina Stibbe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 316

In the 1980s, Nina Stibbe wrote letters home to her sister in Leicester describing her trials and triumphs as a nanny to a London family. There’s a cat nobody likes, a visiting dog called Ted Hughes (Ted for short) and suppertime visits from a local playwright. Not to mention the two boys, their favourite football teams, and rude words, a very broad-minded mother and assorted nice chairs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A heartwarming and hilarious listen

  • By Saffy on 24-11-13

really good

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-03-19

it took me back to my first trips to London in the 80s and to the areas I used to live in: plumstead, Woolwich ... so different and fresh!

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

  • By: Truman Capote
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565

Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) performs Truman Capote's masterstroke about a young writer's charmed fascination with his unorthodox neighbor, the "American geisha" Holly Golightly. Holly - a World War II-era society girl in her late teens - survives via socialization, attending parties and restaurants with men from the wealthy upper class who also provide her with money and expensive gifts. Over the course of the novella, the seemingly shallow Holly slowly opens up to the curious protagonist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless

  • By I OFarrell on 06-10-15

fabulous

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-19

it's a classic! not to be missed. narrated in a fantastic way! absolutely loved it!

  • Cristo si è fermato a Eboli

  • By: Carlo Levi
  • Narrated by: Massimo Malucelli
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Scritta tra il 1943 e il 1944, durante la sua militanza nel Comitato di Liberazione Nazionale, viene pubblicata nel 1945, a guerra ormai conclusa...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic of post-war Italian literature

  • By AMS on 08-09-15

Finalmente!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-19

Mi fu imposta la lettura alla scuola media e non finimmo il libro, che trovai noioso! Dopo moltissimi anni mi sono accinta ad ascoltarlo: un capolavoro! Sono felice di averlo apprezzato e mi ha aperto gli occhi! Stupendo, un classico moderno! Lo consiglio vivamente: la lettura di Malucelli è bellissima!

  • L'amore molesto

  • By: Elena Ferrante
  • Narrated by: Anna Bonaiuto
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 2

Che cosa è accaduto ad Amalia? Chi c'era con lei la notte in cui è morta? È stata davvero la donna ambigua e incontentabile che sua figlia si è sempre immaginata? L'indagine di Delia si snoda in una Napoli plumbea che non dà tregua, trasformando una vicenda di quotidiani strazi familiari in un thriller domestico che mozza il respiro. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bellissimo!

  • By D. D. Pianta on 04-01-19

Bellissimo!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-19

Un altro capolavoro di Elena Ferrante, letto da Anna Bonaiuto: che gemma! La combinazione di Ferrante/Bonaiuto è incredibile! Ascoltato d'un fiato!

  • The Journey of Crazy Horse

  • A Lakota History
  • By: Joseph M. Marshall III
  • Narrated by: Joseph M. Marshall III
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37

Most of the world remembers Crazy Horse as a peerless warrior who brought the U.S. Army to its knees at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But to his fellow Lakota Indians, he was a dutiful son and humble fighting man who, with valor, spirit, respect, and unparalleled leadership, fought for his people's land, livelihood, and honor. In this fascinating biography, Joseph Marshall, himself a Lakota Indian, creates a vibrant portrait of the man, his times, and his legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible story and narrator

  • By Dog in a Flat Cap on 15-04-15

great story.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-18

great story and great narration. it is easy to follow. very informative. loved listening to it