Rounding the Mark : Inspector Montalbano

  • by Andrea Camilleri
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • Series: Inspector Montalbano
  • 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

While swimming along the Sicilian shore, Inspector Montalbano discovers a corpse. His pursuit of the cause of death intersects with the inquiry into a hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a young boy who may have been victimized by human traffickers.
The buying and selling of immigrant children, for slave labor, sex, and as a source of illegal organ transplants, is part of the evil underside of the opening of Europe's borders. That, combined with frustration with his department's repressive handling of security for the G-8 summit in Genoa and the corruption among his superiors and the politicians behind them, makes setting anything right seem like an exercise in futility.
Montalbano alternates between despair and steely resolve. When he realizes that he may have inadvertently aided the boy's victimizers, his internal turmoil intensifies.

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What the Critics Say

“Montalbano is a delightful creature.” (USA Today)
“Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator.” (Washington Post)

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Customer Reviews

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Creepy Good

Imagine running into a dead body while you are swimming, and then having the mental and physical fortitude to drag it back to shore. That's how the story starts. Imagine where it ends.
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- Sarah

Repetitive

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Camilleri's stories are too predictable. I enjoyed the first few but his formula is not holding up. The stories are thin and stretched out to make up the 5 hours of recording.

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- K Kravitz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-15-2010
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.