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Summary

Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories is a brilliant collection of short stories, personally chosen by Andrea Camilleri, following Inspector Montalbano from his very first case in Vigàta, in which he stumbles upon a young girl lurking outside a courthouse with a pistol in her handbag. When she is taken in for questioning and won't utter a single word, Montalbano must find another way to learn whom she is trying to kill and why....

Other cases include a missing woman who has run away from the love of her life, an old married couple who appear to be rehearsing their suicides and a crime so dark there's only one person the inspector can call for help.

With twists and turns aplenty, these short stories have all the wit, mystery and culinary gusto that Camilleri's fans have come to love him for.

©2018 Andrea Camilleri (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • 23-08-18

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I love this stuff. Mark Meadows, well done on playing all those characters and to the guys who produced and directed etc. The Scottish accent was exquisite 😃

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Oh dear, oh dear.......................

This is a good fun book, I read it a while back, but wanted an audiobook copy too, so was pleased to see it offered.

So why the one star?

Well the narrator might be good for all I know, and he does have a fair range of accents. Sadly none of these get within a couple of thousand miles of Sicily or Italy, or for that matter anywhere south of Basingstoke. If you fancy hearing pheasants talking in Norfolk yokel, while discussing their goats getting lost on the mountains. It is all too terrible, really terrible. No I mean this, I really do, it is unremittingly awful.

You might think it might be funny - well have a go, it was for a few minutes. I tried to get through it but no, it is too too terrible.

Thanks for nothing audible, it's going back for return.

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