Aurelio Zen
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  • 1
    Ratking: Aurelio Zen, Book 1 | Michael Dibdin

    Ratking: Aurelio Zen, Book 1

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    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
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    A powerful industrialist, Ruggiero Miletti, is kidnapped. Inspector Zen is transferred to Perugia to take over the case - but finds that there are many obstacles in his way. The local authorities see him as an interloper, and the victim’s family, one of the most powerful in Italy, seem content to let Miletti languish in the hands of his abductors. Zen has crossed swords with the establishment before - and lost. Can he succeed this time?

    Idiosyncratic Narration

    Glad I persevered with this one! Within minutes of starting this audiobook I was convinced that I was going to have to return it. The idiosyncratic ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 March 2014 by S (United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Aurelio Zen: Vendetta | Michael Dibdin

    Aurelio Zen: Vendetta

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    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
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    Inspector Zen has a problem: an impossible murder, recorded on the closed-circuit video of Oscar Burolo's top-security Sardinian fortress. As Zen gets to work, he is once again plunged into a menacing and violent world where his own life is soon at risk.

    great 2nd book

    I think this is the beginning of zen as a character developing rather than the first book which could have been a one off murder mystery. looking forw..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 May 2016 by Andy (London)
  • 3
    Cabal: Aurelio Zen, Book 3 | Michael Dibdin

    Cabal: Aurelio Zen, Book 3

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    • By Michael Dibdin
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    When, one dark night in November, Prince Ludovico Ruspanti fell 150 feet to his death in the chapel at St. Peter's, Rome, there were a number of questions to be answered. Inspector Aurelio Zen finds that getting the answers isn't easy, as witness after witness is mysteriously silenced - by violent death. To crack the secret of the Vatican, Zen must penetrate the most secret place of all: the Cabal.

    Not as good as Vendetta or Ratking

    Still enjoyed the book, but not as much as first two. Would Zen really go to the lengths of Blackmail? I always thought he was a honest cop? Very conf..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 June 2017 by Ms. J. L. Kyle (London, UK)
  • 4
    Aurelio Zen: Dead Lagoon | Michael Dibdin

    Aurelio Zen: Dead Lagoon

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    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart
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    Aurelio Zen returns to his native Venice to investigate the disappearance of a rich American resident but he soon learns that, amid the hazy light and shifting waters of the lagoon, nothing is what it seems. As Zen is drawn deeper into the complex and ambiguous mysteries surrounding the discovery of a skeletal corpse on an ossuary island in the north lagoon, he is also forced to confront a series of disturbing revelations about his own life.

    Almost the best one yet

    A brilliant story which was cleverly written. The final bit when Zen was walking through Venice was too drawn out, but then it picked up again in the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 October 2017 by Ms. J. L. Kyle (London, UK)
  • 5
    Cosi Fan Tutti: An Aurelio Zen Mystery, Book 5 | Michael Dibdin

    Cosi Fan Tutti: An Aurelio Zen Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
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    Neopolitan businessmen, politicians, and eminent mafiosi are assassinated as someone takes literally the job of cleaning up the city's tarnished image. In this mystery, Aurelio Zen discovers that in '90s 'New Italy', things are still the same.

    Made me smile!

    This book is worth listening to for the excellent way Michael Kitchen reads it. He puts so much humour into it with his expression and Italian accent...Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 July 2011 by Ms I Treloar (Bordon, Hants United Kingdom)
  • 6
    A Long Finish: An Aurelio Zen Mystery | Michael Dibdin

    A Long Finish: An Aurelio Zen Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
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    After his adventures in Cosi Fan Tutti, Aurelio Zen finds himself back in Rome, sneezing in a damp wine cellar and being given another unorthodox assignment - to release the jailed scion of an important wine-growing family.

    one of my favourites in the series

    Good plot and general murder mystery, keeps you guessing all the way to the end.

    Reviewed on 01 July 2016 by Andy (London)
  • 7
    Aurelio Zen: Blood Rain | Michael Dibdin

    Aurelio Zen: Blood Rain

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    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
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    Inspector Zen receives the order he has been dreading all his professional life: his next posting is to Sicily. Set against the backdrop of the 3000 year old city of Catania, Blood Rain reveals Aurelio Zen at his most desperate and driven.

    Comedy, tragedy and acute observation

    This Michael Dibdin masterpiece is beautifully rendered by Michael Kitchen's precise and understated performance. The vicious thuggery of the of the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 February 2011 by Ian (Thompson, Norfolk, United Kingdom)
  • 8
    Aurelio Zen: And Then You Die | Michael Dibdin

    Aurelio Zen: And Then You Die

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart
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    Aurelio Zen of Rome's elite Criminalpol is back, but nobody's supposed to know it. After months in hospital recovering from a bomb attack on his car, he is lying low under a false name at a beach resort on the Tuscan coast, waiting to testify in an imminent anti-Mafia trial. Zen has clear instructions: to sit back and enjoy the classic Italian beach holiday - relaxing in the sun, eating seafood and engaging in a little mild flirtation with the attractive woman sitting under the next umbrella.

    A nice gentle read

    Pleasant interesting worthwhile

    Reviewed on 09 February 2016 by J ()
  • 10
    Aurelio Zen: Back to Bologna | Michael Dibdin

    Aurelio Zen: Back to Bologna

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart
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    When the corpse of the shady industrialist who owns the local football team is found both shot and stabbed with a Parmesan knife, Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen is called to Bologna to oversee the investigation. Recovering slowly from surgery and fleeing an equally painful crisis in his personal life, Zen is only too happy to take on what at first appears to be a routine and relatively undemanding assignment.

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