Like many others, at the start, I thought I may not like this book. But Major Pettigrew ripens with time into a delicious story.
This is due, in large part, to the exceptionally fine narration, which is one of the best I've listened to from Audible.
Satisfying in every way; characters you care about, current themes addressed with adroit storytelling. Loved every page.
Charming story told from the perspective of a very human, old-fashioned English gentleman who is adapting to modern society. Excellent reader. Easy to listen to and hard to ignore as you get involved in these characters.
I just loved this book and could not stop listening. There was action, suspense, and romance in the book. The narrator was able to make each character and individual and come alive.
It might have enjoyed this book more had I read it as opposed to listening to it.I really did not enjoy the "brittish" narrator at all. The story line is a slow starter and truthfully, I finally just ended up putting it down. Too bad!
A great listen - well worth your time. The narrator made it fun to listen to. The author made me feel like I was right there in the village of Edgecombe watching the entire amusing story unfold. If you are an elderly parent with a child who is trying to control you, you will especially enjoy this book. I loved it because I spent a lot of time in England and can relate to so many aspects of the story. If you enjoy politically incorrect humor, then you will love this book.
Really satisfying. Not all that much happens, but the story is good and you will sympathize with the characters. I didnt want it to be over. If you love modern british fiction, this book is for you.
I love the English sensibilities of this story. The rather stuffy Major who realizes that the attractive Pakistani shopkeeper in his neighborhood is a kindred spirit. The Major steps out of his comfort zone and is rewarded with an insight into other people's lives that are quite different than his own while also realizing that his own social circle is rather limiting and bigoted.
This book was mentioned at our book club recently but some had already read it. Not me so I thought I'd download it. I was not sure what to expect. LOVE the british accents. I found the story to be very pleasurable and would highly recommend it. I appreciate the mixture of cultures and it was a good reminder that no family is perfect. Well done.