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  • A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
  • Written by: Donna Leon
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Willful Behavior

Written by: Donna Leon
Narrated by: Steven Crossley
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Publisher's Summary

Mystery lovers everywhere are addicted to Donna Leon's ever-honorable Commissario Guido Brunetti and her portrayal of Venice's beautiful but sinister byways and canals.

In Willful Behavior, Brunetti is approached for a favor by one of his wife's students. Intelligent and serious, Claudia Leonardo asks for his help in obtaining a pardon for a crime once committed by her now-dead grandfather. Brunetti thinks little of it - until Claudia is found dead. Soon, another corpse and an extraordinary art collection lead Brunetti to long-buried secrets of Nazi collaboration and the exploitation of Italian Jews - secrets few in Italy want revealed.

©2002 Donna Leon and Diogenes Berlag AG Zurich (P)2011 AudioGO

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My Fair Lady Meets the Gondolas

Donna Leon's fabulous writing and the lusciousness of Venice are destroyed by the plummy King's English of the narrator. The listener is constantly pulled out of the story each time a character speaks. It is like being in the middle of Harrod's rather than walking along the canals of Venice.

The brilliance of the David Collaci narrations of this series is that he speaks in English with the requisite Italian accents.

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poor narration

David Collaci is a much better narrator. The accents and voices here were bad, it was a jarring change.

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Get rid of this narrator

Absolutely Ghastly narrator! He manages to make the Brunettis sound cold, obnoxious and peevish in the extreme.

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