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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Nicol Zanzarella

Historical Fiction • 9.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

In an impressive performance, Nicol Zanzarella takes listeners into the beauty, sensuality, and deadly dangers of sixteenth-century Venice. Valentina Riccardi is both a courtesan and a paid assassin. She has no moral qualms about her work, believing that her contract killings are for the good of the Venice she loves. That's true until her employer, Ambrogio Malatesta, presents her with an impossible dilemma: Assassinate the man she loves, or her beloved young daughter will be killed. Zanzarella delivers credible Italian accents and well-rounded personalities. She maintains the high energy needed for this convoluted plot, keeping the story compelling and entertaining. Intrigue, betrayal, secrets and shocking revelations fill this engrossing mystery, and Zanzarella's spot-on narration makes Alyssa Palombo's well-crafted story choice listening. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2024

DD ISBN 9781666661804 $17.99

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