The Flood

  • by David Hewson
  • Narrated by Saul Reichlin
  • 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Florence, 1986. A seemingly inexplicable attack on a church fresco of Adam and Eve brings together an unlikely couple: Julia Wellbeloved, an art student, and Pino Fratelli, a semi-retired detective who longs to be back in the field. Their investigation leads them to the secret society that underpins the city: an elite underworld of excess, violence and desire.
Rich in the culture of Tuscany’s most mysterious city, The Flood takes a dazzling journey into the history of Florence, and to the darkness in Florence’s past: the night of the great flood in 1966…
This is a dazzling Italian mystery, rich with culture, intrigue and dark secrets, from an internationally bestselling crime writer at the height of his powers. David Hewson’s many bestselling works include The Killing and the Nic Costa crime series set in Rome.
This full length novel from David Hewson is an audiobook exclusive from Whole Story Audiobooks. It is narrated by Saul Reichlin, whose multi- award-winning audiobook narrations have attracted many thousands of listeners.

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What the Critics Say

"Hewson is a daunting talent – a writer who is master stylist, who respects the audience’s intelligence and who effortlessly keeps the thrills coming a mile a minute" (Jeffery Deaver)

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New characters to engage with

Would you consider the audio edition of The Flood to be better than the print version?

There is no print version and this is disappointing because I would love to be able to annotate it for my next trip to Firenze.


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

I kept jumping for character to character, trying to decide who was the guilty one, which I am sure is what David was aiming at. OK ... you got me!


What about Saul Reichlin’s performance did you like?

Well performed, although Saul needs to get his pronunciation of the Italian words right and consistent. Occasionally I felt like reaching into the speaker and giving him a good shake.


Any additional comments?

I sincerely hope that David is going to continue writing the story of these characters. I want to know what happens to them next. He does need to be nicer to Firenze, though. It is a city that you grow to love. I did.

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- Robyn

Interesting context

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

Yes, but better if you have been to Florence.


What did you like best about this story?

The narration very good. The characters are nicely fleshed out across the story.


Which scene was your favorite?

Detailed descriptions of interactions between characters in general.


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- Dr.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks