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The Terra Cotta Dog, Audio Edition

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Terra Cotta Dog, Audio Edition (1996/2002/2007) Andrea Camilleri translated by Stephen Sartaelli narrated by Grover Gardner

I do enjoy this series, and I’m glad that Michael is enjoying listening to it (since I couldn’t get him to read it).

We see Montalbano become fascinated with a murder that happened during WWII–a completely inexplicable tableau.

One of the things I enjoy about these stories is how often they make me laugh, and how some things become funnier over time, as I laughed about Fazio’s pulling a piece of paper from his pocket while Michael hasn’t read/listened to enough stories to get why this is so funny.

Couple of notes. First this passage:

In my opinion, it is definitely a photomontage. Rather well done.”

“What makes you think so?”

“The background shadows. The girl’s head has been mounted in place of the real bride’s head.”

There is a word that you never hear anymore: photomontage.

And this bit just cracks me up:

out of curiosity, he raised his eyelids just enough to see a little. Livia was there, sitting beside the bed in the only metal chair; behind her, standing, was Anna. On the other side of the bed, also standing, was Ingrid. Livia’s eyes were wet with tears, Anna was crying without restraint, and Ingrid was pale, her face drawn.

Good God! Montalbano said to himself in terror.

This series is a delight, and it’s not bad to listen to either.
Rating: 8/10

Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Categories: 8/10, Audio Book, Mystery, Police, Re-Read, Translated     Comments (0)    

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