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  • The Pyramid of Mud

  • The Inspector Montalbano, Book 22
  • By: Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli - translator
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

On a gloomy morning in Vigàta, a call from Fazio rouses Inspector Montalbano from a nightmare. A man called Giugiù Nicotra has been found dead in the skeletal workings of a construction site, a place now entombed by a sea of mud from recent days of rain and floods. Shot in the back, he had fled into a water supply system tunnel. The investigation gets off to a slow start, but all the evidence points to the world of construction and public contracts, a world just as slimy and impenetrable as mud.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner

  • By Reba on 01-31-18

Another winner

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-18

I hope book twenty three comes out soon. A lot of twist and turns in this book. A true detective story and a little risk taking. If you are an Andrea Camilleri, Inspector Montalbano, his comrads and Grover Gardnen fan then this book will make you happy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Little Night Magic

  • By: Lucy March
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,531
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,527

Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York, waffle house since she was a teenager; not a lot of upward mobility there. She’s been in love with Tobias, the cook, for the last four years; he's never made a move. Intent on shaking things up, Olivia puts her house on the market, buys a one-way ticket to Europe, and announces her plans to her friends - but then she meets Davina Granville, a strange and mystical Southern woman....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I really hope this turns into a series...

  • By Shelly on 01-07-13

Just to silly for me

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-18

I just couldn't get into this book, doesn't mean it's bad, just to silly for me.

  • The Potter’s Field

  • The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries, Book 13
  • By: Andrea Camilleri
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Witty and entertaining, the Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri—a master of the Italian detective story—have become favorites of mystery fans everywhere. In this latest installment, an unidentified corpse is found near Vigàta, a town known for its soil rich with potter’s clay. Meanwhile, a woman reports the disappearance of her husband, a Colombian man with Sicilian origins who turns out to be related to a local mobster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Do you love or hate Inspector Montalbano?

  • By MidwestGeek on 05-09-15

Andrea Camilleri and Grove Garden Are Outstanding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-17

It's wonderful to see that Andrea Camilleri keeps Salvo Montalbano, Mimi, Fazio, Catarella and the rest of the of the loyal team of the Vigata police force interesting, and still solving murders. Chief Inspector Montalbano is at it again, this time with his trusted investigator Fazio. Mimi is acting up, lying to his wife and causing tension in the office. An unusual dead body is found in a plastic bag in a very muddy field on a very rainy day. Right away Mimi is insisting that Montalbano should allow him to have complete control of the investigation. In the meantime, Livia is questioning Montalbano why he has Mimi out so much on stake outs. Miami's wife is crying on Livia's shoulder, and Livia wants answered, and so does Montalbano, because he doesn't have Mimi out on stakes outs at night. See what true friendship is all about in this book. Enjoy.

  • Hounded

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931

Andy Carpenter isn't sure what to think when he gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins. He certainly isn't expecting to show up at a crime scene. But that's exactly where he arrives - at the house where Pete has just discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Balfour. Upstairs are Danny's now orphaned four-year-old son and basset hound. And that, Andy discovers, is why he and Laurie were called to the scene - Pete wants them to take care of the boy and the dog so they won't get thrown into the "system". This is already asking a lot, but soon Pete needs another big favor from Andy. Pete himself has come under suspicion for Danny's murder, and he needs defense attorney Andy to represent him - and to find out what really happened in Danny's house that day!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Andy Carpenter yet!

  • By Joe on 08-10-14

How Andy Became a family man

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-17

I have listened to almost the entire Andy Carpenter series. The first book I listened to was Outfoxed. I liked the book so much I realized I needed to start the series from the beginning. I love the satire from Andy and the special group of people that work with him on a case. The bantering between Andy and Laurie is healthy and enduring. This books starts out with a murder that leaves an eight year old boy alone. Pete Stanton is accused of murdering the boys father. Pete is a high ranking officer in the police department and Andy's best friend. Pete ask Andy and Laurie to take the boy after making arrangements with child welfare services. Of course Pete needs an attorney and the story goes on from there with lots of twist and turns. Grover Gardner is the perfect narrator for this book.

  • Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories

  • The Inspector Montalbano, Book 0.5
  • By: Andrea Camilleri
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

In Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories, Andrea Camilleri has selected 21 short stories, written with his trademark wit and humor, that follow Italy's famous detective through highlight cases of his career. From the title story, featuring a young Deputy Montalbano newly assigned to Vigàta, to "Montalbano Says No", in which the inspector makes a late-night call to Camilleri himself to refuse an outlandish case, this volume is an essential addition to any fan's collection and a wonderful way to introduce listeners to the internationally best-selling series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS BOOK NEEDS TO BE LISTENED TO FIRST!!!

  • By Reba on 12-31-16

THIS BOOK NEEDS TO BE LISTENED TO FIRST!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-16

I listened to three books before I realized I should have started with this book. This books tells you who Salvo Montalbano is, where he lived when he first started as an inspector and how he got to Vigata. How he found his present house he lives in by the water, his house keeper/cook. How he met Livia his love, how he loves great cuisine. He seeks out the best food even in some of the smallest places. Montalbano savors his food. You have to listen to this book. Short, sweet and gives you great insight to the rest of the Montalbano series by Andrea Camilleri.

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  • The Smell of the Night

  • An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
  • By: Andrea Camilleri
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

A "financial wizard" entrusted with the savings of nearly half the retirees of Vigata mysteriously disappears with the money and a young man who worked for him. In a rather atypical case for Montalbano, the inspector finds himself initially shut out of the investigation by the ever hostile commissioner Bonetti-Alderighi, and forced to work from the shadows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable!

  • By Kathleen on 11-23-11

Another great book showing some personal struggles

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-16

In spite of Montalbano having personal and professional challenges he still relies on his quirky group at his station who watch his back and follow his orders. He follows every lead to solve a case of a missing financial heister who takes a lot of money from the province. He even follows the lead to a dedicated secretary who believes her boss is returning at any time. He shows some great compassion in this book. Andrea Camilleri once again pulls you into the story and the lives of the people. Of course if you are a listener as I am (I assume you are) then you know just how important a good narrator is. GROVER GARDNER IS THE BEST and he brings these books to life. I already purchased the next book "Rounding the Mark".

  • The Shape of Water

  • By: Andrea Camilleri
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 236

Early one morning, Silvio Lupanello, a big shot in the village of Vigata, is found dead in his car with his pants around his knees. The car happens to be parked in a rough part of town frequented by prostitutes and drug dealers, and as the news of his death spreads, the rumors begin. Enter Inspector Salvo Montalbano, Vigata's most respected detective, who has his doubts about the way Silvio died.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good beginning

  • By Lehua of Pacifica on 02-20-09

Chose this book because of the Narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-16

Grover Gardner makes any book come alive. His pauses, expressions pronunciation of all of the foreign words and names amaze me. He makes the characters seem like they're right there by you. I have never listened to nor read an Andrea Camilleri book before this one. I read the authors summery and then the reviews and with Audible I knew I couldn't make a mistake, I can return it. BUT I did not want to return it. Inspector Salvo Montalbano, Vigata's greatest inspector and all the fellow policemen are so entertaining, the odd characters in this story kept me waiting for the next words, the next chapter, what's going to happen. I felt like I was in Sicily. Sicily has a manner all of it's own. This book is not filled with explicit sex, it does have relationships that are true and faithful. The point is to solve the murder. Inspector Montalbano is focused, smart, a little brass in the lingo, but that's the way it is there. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. I am going on with the series. I have listened to this book twice and both times loved it. It's a great book to the beginning of a very good series.

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  • Voice of the Violin

  • An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
  • By: Andrea Camilleri, Translated by Stephen Sartarelli
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a lovely, naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim's friend Anna.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Inspector Montalbano yet

  • By Teatime2 on 09-12-12

Every book in this series is worth the credit/go for it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-16

Inspector Montalbano, is always focused, somewhat rude, uses bad language and portrays an excellent Sicilian inspector. He loves his work and he appreciates good Sicilian food . The Author Andrea Camilleri put a serious inspector with a cast of odd characters that seems to work. Narrator Grover Gardner is the best. I actually found this series by looking for books narrated by him. I'm on to book five.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Motor City Shakedown

  • A Bright and Fletcher Novel
  • By: Jonathan Watkins
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Darren Fletcher, once the rising star of Detroit's criminal justice system, has fallen far. All the way to an office in a smoky dive bar on the wrong side of the city. But a single phone call could be the key to climbing out of his downward spiral: A police brutality victim needs his help, and the family's willing to pay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Plot, Great Characters, and Carrington MacDuffie brings it alive

  • By Reba on 11-20-16

Good Plot, Great Characters, and Carrington MacDuffie brings it alive

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-16

Darren Fletcher, is a very interesting sensitive mysterious attorney, who needs someone like Issabella Bright who is very conscientious doing everything by the book attorney. Darren is very smart but a little unconventional. With his years of experience and Issabella's lack of experience they work together to solve this very dangerous crime and help their dead client anyway. Enjoy, and get ready to purchase books 2, 3 and 4. I'm waiting for book 5. Hopefully there will be a book five.

  • Isolated Judgment

  • By: Jonathan Watkins
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Darren Fletcher and Issabella Bright don't mingle and gossip with the other lawyers around town. The criminal attorneys might be a bit mismatched, but they fight to win and always stand by each other. Their latest case involves a retired Supreme Court judge: His nephew's been murdered on his private island. He needs someone who'll put ethics aside to protect him and find the cold-blooded killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Isolated Judgment Rightfully Names

  • By Reba on 11-05-16

Isolated Judgment Rightfully Names

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-16

Darren and Isabella may have a few unethical ways, but always in a good way. Once again I loved this book and already have the next book downloaded. I hope Jonathan Watkins keeps writing.