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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrea Camilleri Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries Release Date:
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When a colleague extends his summer vacation, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is forced to stay in Vigàta and endure the August heat. Montalbano’s long-suffering girlfriend, Livia, joins him with a friend—husband and young son in tow—to keep her company during these dog days of summer. But when the boy suddenly disappears into a narrow shaft hidden under the family’s beach rental, Montalbano uncovers something terribly sinister. As the inspector spends the summer trying to solve this perplexing case, Livia refuses to answer his calls—and Montalbano is left to take a plunge that will affect the rest of his life.

Fans of the Sicilian inspector as well as readers new to this increasingly popular series will enjoy following the melancholy but unflinchingly moral Montalbano as he undertakes one of the most shocking investigations of his career.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The joys of August Heat arise less from the central plot than from its margins: Montalbano’s never-flagging fondness for food, his ruminations on aging, and his commentaries on Italian society.”

    Washington Post

  • “Camilleri’s tenth mystery to feature [Inspector] Montalbano cleverly balances a compelling story line with engaging characters.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Sartarelli’s translation captures the region’s quaint idioms and slang without losing clarity or humor. Grover Gardner performs the role of the melancholy yet driven Montalbano with artistry, balancing cantankerousness with geniality.”

    AudioFile

  • “Montalbano may be the most agonizingly human lead character in the mystery genre…[a] beguiling tragicomedy.”

    Booklist

  • “Despite its noirish undertones, the perfect beach read for those lucky enough to have found suitable accommodations.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A 2010 CWA International Dagger Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ursula | 3/30/2011

    " Good mystery with great characters. Makes me want to live in Sicily despite the heat. I'll definitely read more by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Klaus | 12/29/2010

    " Buecher von Andrea Camilleri sind eine Freude zu lesen. Insbesondere die ueber Commissario Montalbano. Spitze "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Yorgos | 11/20/2010

    " I enjoyed the pace of the novel, and its depiction of an unbearable August in the Mediterranean. I felt the inspector, however, broke character for the sake of the plot, and thought that the red herrings offered were awkward and the finale heavy handed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrea | 7/25/2010

    " This is such a fun mystery - very easy to read in 1-2 days. "

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