Inspector Montalbano is awake at dawn, sitting on his porch, when his attention is caught by a seagull that falls from the sky, performing a strange dance, before lying down to die. Montalbano is perplexed by what he has witnessed and the scene hangs over him like an omen.
About to depart for a holiday with his girlfriend Livia, Montalbano makes a quick trip to the police station to tie up loose ends. But when his dear colleague Fazio is discovered missing, Montalbano instead launches a desperate search for his lost friend....
©2013 Andrea Camilleri (P)2013 Oakhill Publishing
"Montalbano’s 15th case features more hilarious bark and some satisfying bite." (Kirkus Reviews)
Satisfying murder mystery
I wouldn't, its in a league of its own.
No, but I plan to.
Apart from the murder bit, its actually very humerous and this comes out in the reading. I wish there were more of his books in Audible rather than just this one.
Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
I may prefer Sean Barrett as the narrator, as he does have a real skill with European stories, however having read and enjoyed so many of Camilleri novels my ear still hears the humour. And Daniel Philpott does a fair iob.
An inspector of police based in Sicily must have a sense of humour. Our aging Inspector is growing weary of the horrors he encounters and still needs to manoeuver around and through the endemic political corruption to achieve a just result. True to form when one of his men goes missing his plans for a few days and nights with Livia are forgotten.
A good story well read.
I do hope Oakhill continue to publish more Camilleri
"Seagull theme runs through the book"
Yes excellent tale read by a talented Daniel Philpott with good Italian accents.
Catarella always confused and funny, plus the Inspector.
Accents and bringing characters to life.
No - over a few days
Like to see other books in the series for download
"A gruesome tail"
A long run in and a too quick denouement, not quite a classic but
"Distracting false Italian accent"
Didn't read much past the first 2 chapters.
I love the Montalbano stories and tv series, I own two paperbacks, but the audible book was a disappointment and I could not carry on listening after a short time. The reader's jarring theatrical Italian accent ruined this for me. Better that the story be read in straight English and allow the reader to imagine the Italian accent if he or she wants to. Or have a real Italian read it.
Disappointment and annoyance.
Will purchase the e book instead.
"Good stoty spoilt by narration"
I have long enjoyed the Inspector Montalbano stories in books and on film, but found the narration of this one distracting and, at times, irritating. I do not think I will be listeningto them again after the ones already in my library.
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