The Track of Sand

CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: DD32701
Released: Oct 26, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441722041
Narrator/s: Grover Gardner
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Inspector Salvatore Montalbano wakes from strange dreams to find a gruesomely bludgeoned horse carcass in front of his seaside home. When his men come to investigate, the carcass has disappeared, leaving only a trail in the sand. Then his home is ransacked, and the inspector is certain that the crimes are linked. As he negotiates both the glittering underworld of horseracing and the Mafia's connection to it, Montalbano is aided by his illiterate housekeeper, Adelina, and a Proustian memory of linguate fritte. Longtime fans and new readers alike will be charmed by Montalbano's blend of unorthodox methods, melancholy self-reflection, and love of good food.

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Author(s): Andrea Camilleri
Narrator(s): Grover Gardner
Product Number Z100099488
Released: Jul 20, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481553520
Author(s): Andrea Camilleri
Product Number EB00398466
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101466032

Professional reviews

"The irascible police inspector Salvo Montalbano, at 56 and counting, is splendidly evoked by Grover Gardner as he battles with prescient dreams, contentious peers, failing eyesight, and brutally murdered horses. In Camilleri's 12th Sicilian police novel, a dead horse discovered on Montalbano's beach launches a convoluted unofficial investigation that leads the bachelor police inspector--think Maigret meets Columbo--to Mafioso and horse racing, as well as seductions and many amazing Italian meals. Italian accents do not rule Gardener's narration, but the voices of the gruff Montalbano, his seductive female acquaintances, and his hard-pressed staff are all unique snapshots of character. Even the minor characters, such as a peasant with a cell phone and a cuckolded husband with the "voice of a dubber of porn flicks," are all immensely entertaining. D.P.D. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"