Excursion to Tindari

Andrea Camilleri

Grover Gardner (Narrator)

12-01-08

6hrs 29min

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12-01-08

6hrs 29min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator.” Washington Post

Inspector Salvo Montalbano has come to be known as "one of the most engaging protagonists in detective fiction" (USA Today).In Excursion to Tindari, Andrea Camilleri's savvy and darkly comic take on Sicilian life leads the inspector into his most bone-chilling case yet.

A young Don Juan is found murdered in front of his apartment building early one morning, and an elderly couple is reported missing after an excursion to the ancient site of Tindari—two seemingly unrelated cases for Inspector Montalbano to solve amid the daily complications of life at Vig├áta police headquarters. But when Montalbano discovers that the couple and the murdered young man lived in the same building, his investigation stumbles onto Sicily's brutal "New Mafia," which leads him down a path more evil and far-reaching than any he has been on before.

Praise

“Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator.” Washington Post

“Montalbano is a delightful creation.” USA Today

“Italian author Andrea Camilleri manages to leaven a dark mystery involving gruesome crimes with a light touch afforded by humorous situations and an engaging cast, featuring cynical but lovable Inspector Montalbano. This is not narrator Grover Gardner’s first Sicilian Inspector Montalbano mystery, and that familiarity with the author’s style and the characters’ personalities is especially evident in his comfortable and believable presentation of the irascible middle-aged detective. Gardner catches both Montalbano’s quiet musings as he examines his life as well as his crude outbursts when he’s under pressure. In successfully meeting the challenges of a translation with a multidimensional cast, multiple plot lines, and a generous sprinkling of earthy language, Grover Gardner demonstrates why he’s an AudioFile Golden Voice.” AudioFile

“Grover Gardner is an award-winning narrator with over 650 audiobook titles to his credit…Each character is uniquely voiced and believable. A fun listen.” SoundCommentary.com

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Language English
Release Day Nov 30, 2008
Release Date December 1, 2008
Number in Series 5
Series Display String The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries
Release Date Machine 1228089600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Police Procedurals
Author Bio
Andrea Camilleri

Andrea Camilleri (1925–2019) wrote the internationally bestselling Inspector Montalbano mysteries as well as historical novels. His books have been made into television shows in Italy and translated into thirty-two languages. His thirteenth Montalbano novel, The Potter’s Field, won the Crime Writers’ Association International Dagger Award and was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Narrator Bio
Grover Gardner

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over a thousand titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.

Overview

Inspector Salvo Montalbano has come to be known as "one of the most engaging protagonists in detective fiction" (USA Today).In Excursion to Tindari, Andrea Camilleri's savvy and darkly comic take on Sicilian life leads the inspector into his most bone-chilling case yet.

A young Don Juan is found murdered in front of his apartment building early one morning, and an elderly couple is reported missing after an excursion to the ancient site of Tindari—two seemingly unrelated cases for Inspector Montalbano to solve amid the daily complications of life at Vig├áta police headquarters. But when Montalbano discovers that the couple and the murdered young man lived in the same building, his investigation stumbles onto Sicily's brutal "New Mafia," which leads him down a path more evil and far-reaching than any he has been on before.

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