Someone said it was funny. It's not funny. Somehow I got the impression it would be cute and light hearted. It's not. It's boring. Boring. Boring.
Closer to so many different story lines.
Too many of the story lines were left hanging. The whole story lacked closure.
I always enjoy Alexander McCall Smith's work, and this was not exception. He charactors are interested and weel developed. I just wish they did something! Charactor development is fine, but some action would be appreciated.
Librarian, reader, commuter. I got tired of the radio and CDs and switched to audio books. Now I listen to books while I quilt, clean, etc
It took me awhile to get into this book. Each chapter is told from the perspective of a different resident of an apartment building in London. Each story is gently told and the movement and change is subtle and gentle. The characters are human, at once frustrating and endearing or flawed. By the time I finished, I enjoyed this book very much. I look forward to listening to the next one.
Having a point to the intersecting lives would have helped. There needed to be a plot or a reason to care about these mundane people
For me, this book needed a beginning middle and ending or at least some obvious progression.
I am not familiar with Simon Prebble but I think the narration was fine.
The characters were fleshed out and the descriptions were good.
If I didn't have a compulsion to finish every book I start, I wouldn't have finished this one
I was leery of this because, as much as I love Precious Ramotswe, I hated the characters in 44 Scotland St. So I put this off for a long time. But this was fun, with characters I really liked. I plan to read more in the series just to see what happens to them next. I was torn between 4 and 5 stars, but I decided that Precious and Grace were 5s and these were right below.
Corduroy Mansions was just a fun book. It was upbeat and quick-moving. I quickly came to be interested in each character and found them to be varied and mostly likeable - except for the ones that weren't supposed to be. When the book was over I was tempted to use my next credit immediately on the next book, but I resisted because I don't want them all to be done too quickly. Simon Prebble did a wonderful job with the narration, with good pacing, enunciation, and emphasis. All in all, an excellent choice!
I love Alexander McCall Smith. But this book has none of the memorable characters as #1 Ladies Detective. A man has a mid-life crisis and buys a new pair of shoes.
I had not read anything in this series but will in the future....charming story, very entertaining.
Retired "Okie" librarian & happy to have found Audible for good stories & staying in touch with new authors & books.
Yes I would listen to Corduroy Mansions again just as I would visit a friend again even though I had already been to their house. The story is peopled with interesting characters and a sweet dog I would gladly welcome into my home.
Freddy de la Hay, the dog.
The narration is great and reliable.
Freddy de la Hay, the dog.
The story is great clean fun. I will want to listen to more in the series.