Cabal : Aurelio Zen

  • by Michael Dibdin
  • Narrated by Michael Kitchen
  • Series: Aurelio Zen
  • 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Deception everywhere and a satisfying conclusion

Where does Cabal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Both story and narration are in my top ten.


What did you like best about this story?

Zen has always skated on the edge of the corrupt Italian system, I was on tenterhooks following him as he descended deeper into it's murky waters. Deception on all sides with a satisfying conclusion.


What does Michael Kitchen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Michael Kitchen has an incredibly versatile voice. He largely uses vocal light and shade to distinguish the characters and speaks with absolute clarity. This adds another dimension to Michael Dibdin's wonderful writing.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book had me laughing and close to tears at times.


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- Gypsy Girl

Just thinking about this story makes me smile

What a treasure.
There is macabre humour in the story's symmetry.The start and finish.

Zen very patiently explains why a death in the Vatican is suicide and a death in Rome is murder.
Kitchen is the perfect reader who does convey the nuance behind Aurelio Zen's appearance of professional behaviour as he determines his course of action in difficult circumstances.
Forget the series you may have seen on TV. This story written by Michael Dibden, read by Michael Kitchen is one you will listen to again and again.
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- Sandy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-01-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios