Guido Guerrieri
Books in series5
UNABRIDGED
(4.1 based on 451 ratings)
  • 1
    Involuntary Witness: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 1 | Gianrico Carofiglio

    Involuntary Witness: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Gianrico Carofiglio
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (107)

    A nine-year-old boy is found murdered at the bottom of a well near a popular beach resort in southern Italy. In what looks like a hopeless case for Guido Guerrieri, a Senegalese peddler is accused of the crime. Faced with small-town racism, Guido attempts to exploit the esoteric workings of the Italian courts. The voice of Sean Barrett brings this gritty Italian detective series to life.

    An Unlikely Crusader

    Absorbing is probably the best way to describe the impact that this book had on me. Primarily it is a courtroom drama and is successful in both depict..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 April 2013 by Alasdair (United Kingdom)
  • 2
    A Walk in the Dark: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 2 | Gianrico Carofiglio

    A Walk in the Dark: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Gianrico Carofiglio
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (72)

    When Martina accuses her ex-boyfriend - the son of a powerful local judge - of assault and battery, no witnesses can be persuaded to testify on her behalf. Guido Guerrieri knows the case could bring his legal career to a premature and messy end, but he cannot resist the appeal of a hopeless cause. Nor can he deny his attraction to Sister Claudia, the young woman in charge of the shelter where Martina is living, who shares his love of martial arts and his virulent hatred of injustice.

    Story well told

    A story well told, totally engaging, a little predictable, but immensely pleasurable to listen to.

    Reviewed on 29 October 2013 by Steven (Harrogate, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Reasonable Doubts: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 3 | Gianrico Carofiglio, Howard Curtis (translator)

    Reasonable Doubts: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Gianrico Carofiglio, Howard Curtis (translator)
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (61)

    Guerrieri is asked to handle the appeal of Fabio Paolicelli, sentenced to 16 years for smuggling drugs. Paolicelli intially confessed to the crime, and everything seems stacked against the appeal. Guerrieri's reluctance to take on the case is intensified by the fact that he knows Paolicelli, and it is only the intervention of Paolicelli's beautiful wife, Natsu, that finally overcomes Guerrieri's reluctance.

    Good story

    I thought this was a well told crime novel, but although generally I like the main character, he is a bit depressing with his moaning and also his beh..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 January 2015 by mollyeyre (Leicestershire UK)
  • 4
    Temporary Perfections: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 4 | Gianrico Carofiglio

    Temporary Perfections: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Gianrico Carofiglio
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    Manuela, the daughter of a wealthy couple from Bari, disappeared without a trace months before and the police have closed their investigation, to the parents' despair. Counsellor Guerrieri reluctantly takes on an unusual assignment: to seek new evidence to force the police to reopen the case. It's a job more suitable to a private detective but a job that leads him to Nadia, a former client, a fascinating woman with an ambiguous past and to the tempting Caterina, Manuela's best friend, exquisitely too young for the jaded Guerrieri....

    Just slightly deviated from the golden path

    The author has gone slightly off track in this 4th book of a tremendous series. Whereas Guido's asides about his past and his flaws added a warm pers..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 March 2015 by Linda (London, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    A Fine Line: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 5 | Gianrico Carofiglio

    A Fine Line: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Gianrico Carofiglio
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    This suspenseful legal thriller tells the story of Judge Larocca, who, to quote The Brothers Karamazov, 'lies to himself and listens to his own lies, so gets to the point where he can no longer distinguish the truth'. A man always looking to justify his evil and corrupt behaviour, he is perhaps an apposite metaphor for Italy itself. When he becomes the subject of corruption allegations, fellow judge Guerrieri goes against his better instincts and takes the case.

    Quiet yet gripping

    Carofiglio writes deceptively quiet crime novels. There are no bullets. Most of the action is in observation, conversation & mental debate. Still, the..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 September 2016 by Michelle (Hawthorn, Australia)