A Question of Belief : Guido Brunetti

  • by Donna Leon
  • Narrated by David Colacci
  • Series: Guido Brunetti
  • 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As Venice experiences a debilitating heatwave, Commissario Brunetti prepares to escape the city and spend time with his family in the mountains. For Ispettore Vianello, however, the weather is the last thing on his mind; it appears his aunt has become obsessed with horoscopes and has been withdrawing large amounts of money from the family business. Not knowing what to do, he consults Brunetti and asks permission to trail her. This 'unofficial' investigation leads them to the flat of Stefano Gorini. But who is this man? And why is Vianello's aunt giving him large amounts of money?
Meanwhile, Brunetti receives a visit from a friend who works at the Commune. It seems that discrepancies have been occurring at the Courthouse involving Judge Luisa Coltellini and Araldo Fontana, an usher with a flawless track record. Intrigued, Brunetti asks Signorina Elettra to find out what she can while he is away on his family holiday. When news reaches Brunetti that Araldo Fontana has been murdered in a violent attack, he returns to the city to head up the investigation. But why would someone want a good man dead, and what might his death have to do with the discrepancies at the Courthouse?
It soon becomes clear that things are not what they seem, and as suspicions arise Brunetti has to dig ever deeper to uncover the truth behind the façade.

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Favourite so far

Wonderful structure. Oozes with the sweltering heat of Venice in August. Ms Leon's use of the perfect word had me reaching for the dictionary on a number of occasions and the more I know of Brunetti the more I want to be in his company. As usual David Colacci's performance is superb.
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- Mr. S. Wallace-jones

Not the usual Brunetti

I have enjoyed all the books I have heard until now, but I found it difficult to get passed hearing this one read with an American accent. It is well read but the voice and the character don't match. The story itself I found very dark, and the pacing erratic.
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- Michael Doury

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-10-2011
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks