The Bellini Card by Jason Goodwin audiobook

The Bellini Card: A Novel

By Jason Goodwin
Read by Stephen Hoye

Tantor Audio

The Yashim the Eunuch Series: Book 3

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200126880

  • ISBN: 9798200126873

  • ISBN: 9798200126897

Runtime: 10.35 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Istanbul, 1840: the new sultan, Abdulmecid, has heard a rumor that Bellini's vanished masterpiece—a portrait of Mehmed the Conqueror—may have resurfaced in Venice. Yashim, our eunuch detective, is promptly sent to investigate, but—aware that the sultan's advisers are against any extravagant repurchase of the painting—decides to deploy his disempowered Polish ambassador friend, Palewski, to visit Venice in his stead. Palewski arrives in disguise in down-at-the-heel Venice, where a killer is at large, as dealers, faded aristocrats, and other unknown factions seek to uncover the whereabouts of the missing Bellini. But is it the Bellini itself that endangers all or something associated with its original loss? And how is it that all of the killer's victims are somehow tied to the alluring Contessa d'Aspi d'Istria? Will the Austrians unmask Palewski, or will the killer find him first? Only Yashim can uncover the truth to the manifold mysteries.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Audie Award winner Stephen Hoye handles the multiple accents and voices with ease. Fans of Jenny White's Kamil Pasha mysteries...will love this superb foray into another time and place. Library Journal Starred Audio Review
“Audie Award winner Stephen Hoye handles the multiple accents and voices with ease. Fans of Jenny White’s Kamil Pasha mysteries…will love this superb foray into another time and place.” Library Journal (starred review)
“A toothsome, wryly humorous, and historically accurate view of La Serenissima, seen through the eyes of a very unusual man.” Booklist (starred review)
“Goodwin skillfully blends deduction, action sequences and period color.” Publishers Weekly
“Stephen Hoye’s narration is superb—his pacing and accents are wonderfully executed. His creation of distinctive, memorable characters is further enhanced by his seemingly effortless transitions between voices.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Jason Goodwin

Author Bio: Jason Goodwin

Jason Goodwin is the author of Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire, A Time for Tea: Through China and India in Search of Tea, and On Foot to the Golden Horn, among others. He lives in Sussex, England, with his wife and four children.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English