Through a Glass, Darkly : Guido Brunetti

  • by Donna Leon
  • Narrated by David Colacci
  • Series: Guido Brunetti
  • 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On a spring day in Venice, Commissario Brunetti and his assistant, Vianello, play hooky to help Vianello's friend Marco Ripetti, arrested during an environmental protest. They secure his release, only to be faced with the fury of the man's father-in-law, Giovanni De Cal, who has made violent threats against Ripetti. Brunetti's curiousity is peaked, and he finds himself drawn to investigate. Is De Cal the type of man to carry out his threats? When the body of De Cal's bookish night watchman is found in front of a blazing furnace, he wonders: Could the old man have killed him?


What the Critics Say

"It is so enjoyable roaming Venice with [Brunetti] - mulling things over, coming up against dead ends - that the outcome is a genuine surprise. Further, you'll want to catch the first plane over there." (The Washington Post)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

too much information!

Like so many good series, the Brunetti books have gone from good stories to too much information. Not info about the crime or follow-up, but too much about our hero. Exactly what he eats and where? I blame word-processing and not enough plot.

Also I found the Italian accent the reader used, to be unecessary and a bit silly.

Who would like this book more than I did? An Italian cook or cook-wanna-be.
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- Jean

Another terrific book by Donna Leon.

Any additional comments?

I've listened to every book Donna Leon has written with David Colacci as the narrator. Ms. Leon is a wonderful writer, and she keeps the stories interesting throughout the series. The characters have depth and breadth, and Venice itself seems like a character in the story. I've tried listening to some of the books in this series read by narrators other than David Colacci, but none of them measure up to his skill. I haven't made it more that about 10 minutes with any of them. My only complaint about any of the books in this series is that I wish they were all read by Mr. Colacci.

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- Dyer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-04-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.