Listen free for 30 days

  • Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

  • Auntie Poldi, Book 1
  • By: Mario Giordano
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection - including bestsellers and new releases.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, celeb exclusives, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.
Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions cover art

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

By: Mario Giordano
Narrated by: Matt Addis
Try for £0.00

£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.

Buy Now for £12.99

Buy Now for £12.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Listeners also enjoyed...

Murder in Tuscany cover art
The Exiled cover art
Lucifer Falls cover art
Detective Sebastian Clifford, Books 1-3 cover art
Inspector Alan Grant: The Full Collection cover art
A Real Shot in the Arm cover art
Death at the Auction cover art
Monsieur Pamplemousse Hits the Headlines cover art
Starter Villain cover art
Tangier cover art
A Spoonful of Murder cover art
A Killing in November cover art
Cara Massimina cover art
The Bookshop Murder cover art
The Cornish Wedding Murder cover art
A Rare Interest in Corpses cover art

Summary

Fiction at its most charming - A Man Called Ove meets Andrea Camilleri. Auntie Poldi is this summer's most unlikely hero.

Auntie Poldi can think of no finer place to wait for death than Sicily. All she asks is a sea view, fine wine (and plenty of it) and her family close around.

When death instead takes her handsome young friend Valentino - and under mysterious circumstances at that - Poldi will not take it lying down.

Perhaps it's in her blood (her father was a detective chief inspector); perhaps it's a diverting excuse to spend more time with men in uniform; or perhaps it's just the promise she makes to Valentino while holding his poor dead hand.

But Auntie Poldi's hunting instincts have never felt more alive. Justice must be served - if it's the last thing she does....

©2015 Mario Giordano (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic reviews

"Alive with a tang of lemons to set the senses zinging." ( The Spectator)

What listeners say about Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    33
  • 4 Stars
    26
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    43
  • 4 Stars
    13
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    29
  • 4 Stars
    22
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great cozy mysteries - give it a shot!!!

very good - if you like stories of sunny holidays and classic mysteries such as death in paradise you will love this book! hope they translate the rest of the series soon!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Dire

I don't usually leave bad reviews but felt I had to here. The narrator is okay. It is what he has to work with is the problem. It told through the nephew of the main lady. Who is Germen but goes to live in Sicilly. There is a murder. But eighty percent of the book is the food she eats. Her sex life and her many thoughts on friends Very little about the job in hand. Oh and the odd Italian word is thrown in which we are supposed to know . It is slow and turgid. I gave up 4 hours in. Will try to send it back. My advice? Don't bother!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent

Excellent story, great narration, well rounded characters evocative descriptions of Sicilia mixed with a good dose of humour. Very much looking forward to the next book in the series.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Enchanting

I’ve just listened to this book while on holiday in Sicily and loved the references to places, history and food. It’s fun. Lightweight mystery novel but most enjoyable.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A good yarn!

Nice easy listening. An amusing mystery set in the beloved Sicily, with lots of references to good food and beautiful places. I really enjoy anything narrated by Matt Addis.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it !

I enjoyed the story , it wasn’t fun , easy to listen to . Narrator was also good felt like I was in Sicily. I would recommend abd I am going to download the others in the series.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!