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The Venetian Game

Narrated by: Tim Bruce
Series: Venice, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
4 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Summary

A game of cross and double-cross in Venice, one of the most beautiful cities on earth.

From his office on the Street of the Assassins, Nathan Sutherland enjoys a steady but unexciting life translating Italian DIY manuals. All this changes dramatically when he is offered a large sum of money to look after a small package containing an extremely valuable antique prayer book illustrated by a Venetian master. But is it a stolen masterpiece - or a brilliant fake?

Unknown to Nathan, from a vast mansion on the Grand Canal twin brothers Domenico and Arcangelo Moro, motivated by nothing more than mutual hatred, have been playing out a complex game of art theft for 20 years. And now Nathan finds himself unwittingly drawn into their deadly business....

Vengeance in Venice, the second book in Philip Gwynne Jones' sensational Venice series, is available now"

©2017 Philip Gwynne Jones (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"Superb - always gripping, beautifully constructed and vivid." (Stephen Glover)

"It is no surprise to find that Philip Gwynne Jones lives in Venice...art and architecture interweave into a story that builds to an almost surreal climax." (Daily Mail

"Sinister and shimmering, The Venetian Game is as haunting and darkly elegant as Venice itself." (L. S. Hilton, best-selling author of Maestra)

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Not a patch on Donna Leon

Good descriptions of places and architecture in Venice. However, the story is just not strong and the hero is too difficult to like. Nathan is the furthest thing from Brunetti you could find. Needed a better central figure.

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More of a tourist guide than thriller

I love Venice and hoped to hear of the various places as I listened. I did not expect every street to be mentioned to the stage where location became more important than story. The story was 'ok' but not one I would have gone for had I have known the content beforehand