Library Ed. Recorded Books 2017
CD ISBN 9781501924958 $72.75 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781501959257 $49.75 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781501924965 $65.00
Narrator Timothy Ackroyd brings a full complement of accents, intonations, and restraint to this comic romp through Tuscany. Ackroyd's delivery of the numerous laugh-out-loud lines enlivens this comic novel based on the wild premise that Paul Stuart, a successful food writer, faced with no other available rental, makes do with a bulldozer. Author Alexander McCall Smith has a grand time with this excursion through the Italian countryside. The Montalcino setting is irresistible, and the banter between Stuart, the eccentric Scot, and the world-weary Italians--whom Ackroyd captures perfectly--turns this rebound romance into an engaging frolic. The audiobook is sprinkled with witty asides on such topics as Brunello and porcini mushrooms, which add color and flavor to the delicious recipe. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2017]
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