Another narrator !!
All of Peter Mayle's novels ~~ wish Audible would acquire rights to Hotel Pastis (sp. ?)
Stephen Weber, Eric Conger, James Daniels, Jonathan Davis, Paul Michael ~~ almost any other with the exception of Dick Hill who is so awful I refuse to purchase any audio read by him ~~ but that complaint is not relevant to this review.
I have read all of Peter Mayle's wonderful books and especially enjoyed them, so it was exciting to see this one listed among Audible's collection ~~ did not have a credit available, but purchased it anyway as the story should have made a delightful listening experience ~~ a poor judgment call to waste the money !!!!
No, I don't think so.
I have not.
The performance was OK, about on par with the story.
No, I looked forward to more about travel. I didn't hate it, but it never grabbed me you might say. I listened while painting the interior of my house and it served it's purpose - meaning I didn't really have to listen much to get the gist.
This story might be good for a drive or a listen while you're painting the house. It doesn't sag or go off in monotonous tangents. It's just forgettable.
Yes, a nice inside view of the French countryside.
Yes, for light enjoyment.
Crisp easy listening
Possibly, the characters could be carried over in more depth.
Relaxing and fun.
The plan to trap the wine merchant.
I felt like I was listening to the character in the story.
I read anything with Peter Mayle on the cover. Fiction or non, he tells a great story.
When the main character meets his cousin.
The scene where the author describes the dinner with the next door neighbors
I listened to this over my Christmas break, it took about 2 days. Then I watched the movie. The audible book was better.
The story carries you to France and gives you afeeling of what it is like to live there. A glimpse of the people, the food, and wine of one of my favorite places in the world. Mayle has a great feeling for France, and expresses it well in his books. The narrator held my interest, and also did a good job of expressing the tone of the book.
Well written story. Good narration. Probably better as a short story. Nothing heavy here. Best read on a cold rainy day when there is nothing else to do.