The Venetian Game Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
A game of cross and double-cross in Venice, one of the most beautiful cities on earth.
From his office on the Street of the Assassins, Nathan Sutherland enjoys a steady but unexciting life translating Italian DIY manuals. All this changes dramatically when he is offered a large sum of money to look after a small package containing an extremely valuable antique prayer book illustrated by a Venetian master. But is it a stolen masterpiece - or a brilliant fake?
Unknown to Nathan, from a vast mansion on the Grand Canal twin brothers Domenico and Arcangelo Moro, motivated by nothing more than mutual hatred, have been playing out a complex game of art theft for 20 years. And now Nathan finds himself unwittingly drawn into their deadly business....
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 8 minutes|
|Author||Philip Gwynne Jones|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||17 May 2018|
|Publisher||Hachette Audio UK|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 78,668 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
447 in Amateur Sleuth Mysteries (Audible Books & Originals)
692 in International Mystery & Crime (Audible Books & Originals)
3,615 in International Mystery & Crime (Books)
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Nathan, the Bristish Consul (hon.) would appear to have the dream job; that is until he becomes involved in and a complex game of art theft.
You'll have to figure the rest out for yourself, and I highly recommend this book. I can't wait for Jones' next novel - It's bound to be good.
Including many of the iconic sites of Venice makes it so much more enjoyable, especially if you know and love the city. Would make a great movie.
Top reviews from other countries
Best enjoyed with a Negroni or a Prosecco, a slab of pizza and a large-scale street map of Venice, or better still follow on Google Street View. Can’t wait to get back there.
To say too much more would be to spoil the plot. The pleasure from this tale is to be derived from the portrayal of Venice and the numerous references to Venetian art and artists. Nathan is a bit of a plodder but there are some well drawn characters here and the affection that the author holds for Venice comes shining through. A very enjoyable read and I’m delighted to see that a follow up is already listed.
I feel it does help, when reading the book, if you have visited Venice - which I would encourage everyone to do, it's a marvellous city.
This book is the first in a series of stories featuring the hero, Nathan Sutherland, I would suggest that the books are read in the correct order - I have read another book about Nathan but out of order: it would have been read the other way round.
I am looking forward to reading more of Philip Gwynne Jones's books.