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His pompous British accent is a major flaw. If this book were a movie would you go see it? What disappointed you about The Golden Egg? I have read some but listened to all available audio books in this wonderful series, all narrated by David Colaci, who is wonderful and he is Brunetti. I cannot believe that on the last, for now at least, book of the series, the narrator has changed. I have tried to give him a chance through chapter 8, but cannot bear to listen to him. Besides the British accent, the book sounds as if I have the timing set to 2x; plus he has no intonation for the different characters and is simply reading the book as fast at he can.

I will get the written version on my Kindle and at least I can imagine the wonderful Italian accents and distinctive voices I have loved and become accustomed to. See above, VERY disappointed in the performance! Do not recommend this to a new reader because they will not get the full experience of the series, and do not recommend to readers who are completing the series. Get the printed verison. Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Rintoul? David Colaci. What character would you cut from The Golden Egg? I have not completed the book; need to return this one a buy the printed version.

In comparison to other Donna Leon audiobooks the narration in this edition falls flat. It takes the joy out of the book. See above. Donna Leone does It again I love traveling vicariously. I love when a book or book series is set in autumn because autumn is my favorite season. I thought this was fun to get at this time of year.

I think this was a really good mystery to listen to.


In the beginning I sorely missed the voice of David Colacci, who has brought to life all the vividly etched characters in all the other recorded books in this series. David Rintoul has a magnificent voice, but I found his manner of reading much better suited to non-fiction. He failed to discriminate the voices of Donna Leon's characters as they engaged in dialogue with one another, so it took a while to adjust my listening mode.

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The tale is unusually long and winding. Commissario Guido Brunetti's investigation of the suicide of a deaf and retarded man seems pointless and leading to one blank wall after another, until the threads come together in one absolutely chilling conclusion. Seldom has Leon been able to generate within me a set of physical sensations, which I am inclined to believe she herself might have felt at the germination of her idea.

Like all the characters in this story, who closed the door on Brunetti's curiosity, do I wish not to have known the truth?

Golden Egg, The (Commissario Brunetti #22)

The book left me staring into the abyss of human ignorance and blind greed. Your audiobook is waiting…. By: Donna Leon. Narrated by: David Rintoul. Series: Guido Brunetti , Book Length: 8 hrs. People who bought this also bought Publisher's Summary Over the years, the best-selling Commissario Guido Brunetti series has conquered the hearts of mystery lovers all over the world. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Amazon Reviews. Sort by:.

Most Helpful Most Recent. Vermonter Narration not up to the job The story was as good as any Donna Leon has written about our favorite Venetian detective. PhilR A British Brunetti I didn't fully appreciate how much I have come to equate David Collaci with Brunetti until listening to the new narrator for this addition to the series.

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Jen Not Donna's best work. Beth down the Road The story line was a bit weak compared to her other books Would you be willing to try another book from Donna Leon? No Any additional comments? A Bad Choice for Narrator!

I just couldn't get past the narrator How did the narrator detract from the book? Eunis Disappointing performance What disappointed you about The Golden Egg? Anonymous User Habetler MI Experience Venice Donna Leone does It again The Golden Egg I love when a book or book series is set in autumn because autumn is my favorite season.

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Penny K Worse, there s no official evidence of Davide s existence: he apparently was never born and never went to school, saw a doctor, or received a passport. The colorful locals are uncooperative. Brunetti s understanding of the Venetian bureaucracy, which operates smoothly on bribery and familial connections, allows his subordinates to enlist the help of various aunts and cousins, as is neatly shown in a subplot involving the mayor and his son. Appreciative of feminine charms, the deeply uxorious Brunetti amply displays the keen intelligence and wry humor that has endeared this series to so many.

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