The Girl From Venice

Author(s): Martin Cruz Smith
Original Publish Date: Oct 18, 2016
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.18 hours)
Product Number: Z100136134
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508221876
Narrator/s: Zach Appelman
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From Martin Cruz Smith, "a master of the international thriller" (The New York Times), a suspenseful World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice. Venice, 1945. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young woman's body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble. Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia rather than hand her over to the Nazis. This act of kindness leads them into the world of Partisans, random executions, the arts of forgery and high explosives, Mussolini's broken promises, the black market and gold, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon. With Martin Cruz Smith's trademark suspense, action, and breathtaking romance during World War II Italy, The Girl from Venice is "a gripping evocation of a beautiful nation and of two people, trapped in the lunacy of war and the bravery it can inspire" (The Seattle Times).

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Author(s): Martin Cruz Smith
Narrator(s): Zach Appelman
Product Number DD27145
Released: Oct 18, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508221869
Author(s): Martin Cruz Smith
Product Number EB00658898
Released: Oct 18, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781439153192

Professional reviews

"The latest audiobook from Martin Cruz Smith is set during the collapse of the Axis forces in northern Italy at the end of WWII. It's a fascinating place and time, in which no one knows whom to trust and there are spies, collaborators, and competing factions everywhere. Brothers betray brothers as people switch sides, wartime scams come to an end, and the innocent and guilty all try to figure out which way to jump, and how to survive. The dramatis personae have all kinds of accents as well as agendas, and narrator Zach Appelman generally handles them well. His pacing and line readings are also effective, though his delivery can be sloppy. Fans of international thrillers and WWII adventures will be delighted anyway. B.G. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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