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Publisher's Summary

In the sixth title featuring Donna Leon's ever-charming and sympathetic protagonist, Commissario Guido Brunetti comes to the aid of a young nursing sister who has had five patients unexpectedly die and decides to leave her convent. 

In the course of his inquiries, Brunetti encounters an unusual cast of characters but discovers nothing that seems criminal. Is the nun simply creating a smoke screen to justify abandoning her vocation? Or has she stumbled onto something very real and very sinister - something that places her own life in imminent danger? 

A beautiful, suspense-filled novel, Quietly in Their Sleep is Donna Leon at the top of her form.

©1997   Donna Leon (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Not very engaging

The narrator was very good which is the only reason I kept listening. The pace was slow and my mind wandered quite a lot. I never got that into it but kept listening hoping for the tempo to change. It never did and I found myself saying when it was over - what was that all about? Boring!

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  • Kindle Gladzor Gospels Mark twai tt the dx7jp9p.
  • 2018-10-30

The narrator makes this book!

I have listened to all of Donna Leon’s books available on audio. I enjoy her Brunetti character very much, and her plots. But what makes them come alive is David Colacci’s reading. His beautiful Italian accented English is never overdone, and different for each character.

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  • Maverick’s Trove
  • 2021-07-11

Quietly in Their Sleep

I binged this one, at first I planned on trying to pace myself and the next thing I know its over! I'm happy and sad. I'm happy because of course it means I liked the book a lot but sad at the same time since it's over so quickly. I'm glad there are more.

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  • Jan
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Secrets

coercion, discord, church-politics, law-enforcement, family, friendship, attempted-murder, murder-investigation, Venice, murder****

Very convoluted and begins with a premise of murder without any supporting evidence, all presented by a young woman who is only very recently no longer a nun. Brunetti starts to become involved on principle but finds many oddities. Then someone appears to try to kill the young woman and it's an even worse entanglement from then on. An odd plot (I only worked for nuns and I am not a catholic) but compelling.
I do enjoy listening to narrator David Colacci, especially his Italian (or is it Venetian) pronunciations.

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