These three novellas serve to inform the reader of the early life and times of Bruno, his loves, desires, and his professional investigations.
I found them very helpful in understanding the man we meet in the first novel, Heresy. While not strictly necessary to get into the novels they provide the colour to the man we meet and explain some of the references in the novels that are easily glossed over but knowing the backstory adds depth to the plot.
Good reads, easy to get into and insert yourself in the storyline.
The Dead of Winter: Three Giordano Bruno Novellas Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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|Listening Length||7 hours and 41 minutes|
|Author||S. J. Parris|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||12 November 2020|
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These are all extracts from previous booksReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 November 2020
Only purchase if you have not already read previous bruno giordano books
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Beware this is a compendium of novellas already published.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 December 2020
Unfortunately this is just a compendium of the three Bruno Giordano novellas, do not buy if you have already read these. I found it deceiving that this was offered for pre-purchase at the same time as the last of the novellas, It came across as a new novel, I wouldn’t have purchased it if I had realised it was just a compendium of books I already owned or had ordered.
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Well written but pretty boringReviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 December 2020
As a murder mystery there isn't much suspense, and for historical interest the only detail is that Bruno lives in a convent (sic) in Naples in 1567 or so and goes to prayers a few times a day, and occasionally slips out to the tavern. Sorry, given most of it away.
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Disappointed 😞Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 December 2020
Disappointed to find I had already read these as individual books.
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what shaped Giordano BruniReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 January 2021
These three stories backfill the early life of Giordano Bruni. They vary in quality but added together they are a useful and interesting prequel to Parrish's novels. Oddly, each seems to be better than the one before, even though presumably they were all written after at least 1 or 2 of the novels. There are elements that strain my capacity for suspending disbelief, but they do fill 'holes' in explaining Bruni's skills. The one real (and giant) hole in the explaining of his persona is... there is almost no explanation of how he acquired his famous/infamous/astonishing memory. In the novels we learn a little more about the 'how and why' but nothing about what the techniques underlying this skill might be. Frustrating!
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