Earthly Remains

Earthly Remains

A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Audiobook CD - 2017
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"Donna Leon's bestselling mystery novels have won a multitude of fans for their insider's portrayal of Venice. From family meals to vaporetti rides, the details and rhythms of everyday life are an integral part of this beloved series. But so are the never-ending influx of tourists and the suffocating corruption. Through it all, Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti, a good man who loves his family and his city, has been an enduring figure, but in Earthly Remains, Brunetti's endurance is tested more than ever before. During an interrogation, Brunetti acts rashly, doing something he quickly comes to regret, and in the fallout, he realizes that he needs a break. Granted leave from the Questura, Brunetti's wife Paola ships him off to a villa owned by a wealthy relative on Sant'Erasmo, one of the largest islands in the laguna. There he intends to pass his days rowing, and his nights reading Pliny's Natural History. The recuperative stay goes according to plan until David Casati, the caretaker of the house, goes missing following a sudden storm. Now, Brunetti feels compelled to investigate, to set aside his leave of absence and understand what happened to the man who had become his friend"--
Publisher: [United States] : Recorded Books, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781501949708
Branch Call Number: CD F LEO
Characteristics: digital, rda
audio file, CD audio, rda
Additional Contributors: Colacci, David - Narrator

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susanchyn
Jul 14, 2017

This is a marvelous book, though tinged with sadness.

Any reader who cares about the decline of our Earth’s ecology will like this.
Any reader who loves bees will like this.
Any reader who is fascinated with the Venice lagoon islands, their waters and agriculture, will like this.

The audio is perfect.

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