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Rounding the Mark Audiobook

Rounding the Mark: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

While swimming along the Sicilian shore, Inspector Montalbano discovers a corpse. His pursuit of the cause of death intersects with the inquiry into a hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a young boy who may have been victimized by human traffickers.

The buying and selling of immigrant children, for slave labor, sex, and as a source of illegal organ transplants, is part of the evil underside of the opening of Europe's borders. That, combined with frustration with his department's repressive handling of security for the G-8 summit in Genoa and the corruption among his superiors and the politicians behind them, makes setting anything right seem like an exercise in futility.

Montalbano alternates between despair and steely resolve. When he realizes that he may have inadvertently aided the boy's victimizers, his internal turmoil intensifies.

Solve another mystery with Inspector Montalbano.

©2003 Sellerio Editore; Translation copyright 2006 by Stephen Sartarelli (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Montalbano is a delightful creature.” (USA Today)

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

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    "Creepy Good"

    Imagine running into a dead body while you are swimming, and then having the mental and physical fortitude to drag it back to shore. That's how the story starts. Imagine where it ends.

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    K Kravitz 04-06-16
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    "Repetitive"
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    Camilleri's stories are too predictable. I enjoyed the first few but his formula is not holding up. The stories are thin and stretched out to make up the 5 hours of recording.

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    MovieLover 10-15-15
    MovieLover 10-15-15

    Not much of a reader but love to listen

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    "Curse the Saints"
    What made the experience of listening to Rounding the Mark the most enjoyable?

    Grover Gardner does such a great job as the narrator. The humorous writing of Andrea Camilleri makes for such an enjoyable listen. Each of the characters are well developed and so distinct.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scenes in each of the series is when Montalbano starts a circular conversation that just makes me laugh out loud. The wit of the writing is so entertaining.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to this book in one sitting. It isn't as long as the others but I am working my way through listening to one after the other.


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    Jack 04-01-15
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    Exceeded expectations. An intricate plot that all came together. Montalbano's vulnerability continues to increase. His supporting cast is becoming more important.

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