The Brewer of Preston by Andrea Camilleri audiobook
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The Brewer of Preston: A Novel

By Andrea Camilleri
Translated by Stephen Sartarelli
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing 9780143121497

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781483039480

  • ISBN: 9781483039466

  • ISBN: 9781483039473

  • ISBN: 9781481519007

Runtime: 6.57 Hours
Category: Fiction/Humor
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Montalbano series brings us back to Vigàta in the nineteenth century for a rip-roaring comic novel.

1870s, Sicily. Much to the displeasure of Vigàta’s stubborn populace, the town has just been unified under the Kingdom of Italy. They’re now in the hands of a new government they don’t understand and definitely don’t like. Eugenio Bortuzzi has been named prefect for Vigàta, a regional representative from the Italian government to oversee the town. But the rowdy and unruly Sicilians don’t care much for this rather pompous mainlander nor the mediocre opera he’s hell-bent on producing in their new municipal theater. The Brewer of Preston, it’s called, and the Vigatese are revving up to wreak havoc on the performance’s opening night.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fans of Camilleri’s Inspector Montalbano series will relish this amusing, playful tale.” Publishers Weekly
“Hilarious…Camilleri is a great plotter, and his books are filled with action (mayhem, usually), but the dominant note in all his fiction is humor. Sometimes the amusing prose is sly and witty, but most usually it’s demotic, outright bawdy…The author’s literacy sits lightly throughout but is another small, cunning pleasure in a book full of delightful surprises.” Library Journal
“In nineteenth-century Sicily, a cornucopia of craziness surrounds the première of an opera buffo in a small music-loving town…Fans of Camilleri’s long-running Inspector Montalbano series will be familiar with his brand of lusty lunacy, carried here to a degree that rivals Boccaccio.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Andrea Camilleri

Author Bio: Andrea Camilleri

Andrea Camilleri (1925–2019) wrote the internationally bestselling Inspector Montalbano mysteries as well as historical novels. His books have been made into television shows in Italy and translated into thirty-two languages. His thirteenth Montalbano novel, The Potter’s Field, won the Crime Writers’ Association International Dagger Award and was long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 6.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English