Lucifer's Shadow

  • by David Hewson
  • Narrated by Christopher Kay
  • 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In an ancient burial ground on an island off Venice, a young woman's casket is pried open, an object is wrenched from her hands, and an extraordinary adventure begins. From the moment he arrives in Venice, Daniel Forster is seduced by the city's mystery. An earnest young academic, Daniel has come for a summer job cataloguing a private collector's library. But when Daniel's employer sends him to buy a stolen violin from a petty thief, a chain reaction of violence and deception ignites. Suddenly Daniel is drawn into a police investigation - and a tempest swirling around a beautiful woman, a mysterious palazzo, and a lost musical masterpiece dating back centuries. With each step he takes, Daniel unwittingly retraces a journey that began in 1733, when another young man came to Venice. And when, in this realm of intrigue and beauty, two lovers came face-to-face with a killer: and a mystery was born.

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Keep Listening!!!!

Wonderful story - one of Hewson's best after you get through the first two hours. I listened to it twice before I "got" that the narrator was conveying verbally what would have been immediately obvious if I had been reading. Once I understood the structure the story unfolded as wheels within wheels. Very satisfying, intricate, stimulating, kept me glued to my iPod. Do read this book!
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- Elizabeth C. Moulton

Spellbinding story

This is a wonderful, complex, literate thriller that interweaves two stories, one set in the present and one set in the 18th century. The characters are a unique and interesting cast. The plot moves briskly, with unpredictable twists and turns. The Venetian setting will appeal to anyone who has visited the city. The narrator is very good, changing voices quite deftly for so many characters. His Italian and American accents are not the best, but do not detract from one's enjoyment of the plot.
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- Nancy B.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2007
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks