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The Terracotta Dog

Inspector Montalbano, Book 2
Narrated by: Mark Meadows
Series: Inspector Montalbano, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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Summary

The Terracotta Dog, the second audiobook in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series, opens with a mysterious tête-à-tête with a mafioso, some inexplicably abandoned loot from a supermarket heist and some dying words that lead Inspector Montalbano to a secret grotto in a mountain cave where two young lovers, dead 50 years and still embracing, are watched over by a life-size terracotta dog. Montalbano's passion to solve this old crime takes him, heedless of personal danger, on a journey through the island's past and into a family's dark heart amid the horrors of World War II.

Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Salvo Montalbano has garnered millions of fans worldwide with his sardonic, engaging take on Sicilian small-town life and his genius for deciphering the most enigmatic of crimes.

The Terracotta Dog is followed by the third title in this satirical and humorous series, The Snack Thief.

©2017 Andrea Camilleri (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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I have read quite a few Montalbano books, seen others on tv and heard some tbks. I was aware from an Italian speaking friend that the tv show's subtitles did not reflect the actual dialogue. I was not really expecting the crude language of this translation. Not normally prudish but I prefer my Salvo to be a bit more sanitised. However one thing that I learnt was how Catarella got his job. Don't think I will get any other Montalbano Audible books. There's plenty of other things I can listen to.

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Montabano has a history lesson

Great characters and a rivettingc story. makes you want to travel to Vigata and Montabalno

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Some characters bit annoying, but story got going

Characters are a bit cliched, but story got going in second half. Enjoyed the narrator.