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Publisher's Summary

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.
©1994 Michael Dibdin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Anniebligh on 10-12-13

We have found the perfect narrator for Zen and...

.... the publishers who really should know better, think any good narrator will do.


Cameron Stewart may be an OK straight reader and he totally fails to capture Michael Dibdin's Zen.

Especially as this is Zen returning to Venice.

It is not a more complicated plot, it is not a darker view of the world.

It is the total failure of Cameron Stewart to capture the nuance, the humour, the niavety of our world weary chauvinist, the blatent hypocracy and corruption that flatens the story and characters.

What would he do to 'Cosi Fan Tutti' ( I shudder to think).?

So far no one can best Michael Kitchen as narrator for Dibdin's Zen.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Kenneth on 08-25-14

Language is great

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes the story is good and the ability of the author to communcate with exciting vivid language is excellent.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plt was not up front, Therefore the plot was a surprise.

Which scene was your favorite?

The description of who people and places were were all enthralling.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I read this book mostly because of the language.

Any additional comments?

It is a must read.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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1 out of 5 stars
By MO on 05-23-18

Love the Story, shame about the narration ...

Loved the Story

Narrators interpretation of female voices sound like Nails on a Blackboard ...

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amy on 03-10-18

A great booked ruined.....

Worst reading I've heard, could not continue listening, how did this pass scrutiny? Ruined book.

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