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  • The Terracotta Dog

  • Inspector Montalbano, Book 2
  • By: Andrea Camilleri
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)

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The Terracotta Dog

By: Andrea Camilleri
Narrated by: Mark Meadows
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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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Surprising

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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What a joy.

Even though I know most of these stories very well, I enjoyed this very much. The story is great, the narrator super, it was most uplifting. I shall certainly be collecting more. The author manages to tell a story with love, sex, death, violence, mystery and strong language without any gratuitous intent,

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Excellent - his best book

Moving & memorable storyline which wrks well as an audio book. Excellently narrated by Mark Meadows.

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Brilliant book

Great story and interesting characters not a crash bang wallop book but some thing is always happening It’s never dull

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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.

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Montalbano solves two cases

Mafia criminals and two young murder victims. Two cases for Montalbano to solve.
Overall this story kept me interested but I have to say that Montalbano's treatment of Livia in this book really annoys me. He ignores her and leaves her on her own etc; etc... I don't know why she puts up with him, I really don't. Montalbano shows no sign that he wants to marry her, he enjoys his single state. He uses her for his intimate requirements, that's all.