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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,536 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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Inspector Montalbano’s gruesome discovery of the body 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, whose charms Montalbano cannot help but appreciate. But it is a reclusive violinist who holds the key to the murder.

Montalbano does not disappoint, bringing his compelling mix of humor, cynicism, compassion, and love of good food to solve another riveting mystery.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The novels of Andrea Camilleri breathe out the sense of place, the sense of humour, and the sense of despair that fills the air of Sicily. To read him is to be taken to that glorious, tortured island.”

    Donna Leon, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Camilleri once again thrills with his fluid storytelling and quirky characters...the author has increased the stakes for Salvo’s career and the amount of maverick behavior. Through this deft translation, Camilleri’s tale of lust, greed and hidden beauty should win new American readers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Montalbano’s] sharp wit and sharper tongue add dimension to the convoluted case with its eccentric cast of suspects. AudioFile Golden Voice Grover Gardner doesn’t waste time on Italian accents, instead providing personal touches and quirky behaviors to Camilleri’s many honest character portraits. Montalbano loves fine cuisine, and Gardner adds just the right spice to each mouth-watering description. Translator Stephen Sartarelli earns top marks for his impeccable work in the fourth Inspector Montalbano mystery published in the US.”


  • “Camilleri continues to mix procedural detail with personal drama—Montalbano’s tenuous relationship with his lover and his attraction to one of the witnesses in the case—in ways that add depth to both the characters and the drama. If you like the Italian crime novel, you’ll love this series.”


  • Winner of the Audie AwardAudie Award for Best Mystery Narration

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Theut | 2/15/2014

    " Un capolavoro. Da leggere :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 2/11/2014

    " Voice of the Violin is a character driven police procedural, not that there is anything wrong with its plot. Inspector Montalbano is as crafty a cop as you could hope to meet, but he also has a well rounded personal life, especially when it comes to enjoying fine Sicilian cooking. His investigative team is likable and entertaining, with quirks of their own. And those who populate this particular case, the murder of a stunning young woman, are equally engaging. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Anna | 2/2/2014

    " Maybe I'm just distracted, or maybe it is because I read Book 1 and not 2 or 3 before getting to this one, but I had trouble keeping all the characters straight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ceri Kay | 1/25/2014

    " Good but not the best Montalbano mystery by a long way. "

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