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44 Scotland Street
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  • 1

    44 Scotland Street

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The brilliant Alexander McCall Smith became an international sensation with his New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels. His award-winning wit, made famous through that series, is fully on display in 44 Scotland Street.

    J. Rogers says: "Smith's answer to Maupin"
    Smith's answer to Maupin

    This book is a fun listen, and it is literally Smith's take on Maupin's Tales of City, but set in his beloved Edinburgh. It seems that many who have a..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 23 2005 by J. Rogers (Northern California)
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    44 Scotland Street: 44 Scotland Street, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Hilary Neville
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    The story revolves around the comings and goings at No. 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisable are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Association, who dreams of membership of Scotland's most exclusive golf club. We have the pushy Stockbridge mother, and her prodigiously talented five-year-old son, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Italian.

    Ruth says: "Blah"
    Blah

    getting to the point quicker - it rambled on and on about nothing of importance

    Reviewed on August 04 2013 by Ruth (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 2

    Espresso Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Robert Ian Mackenzie
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    Between glances in the mirror, vain Bruce contemplates a new career as a wine merchant. His troubled flatmate, Pat, finds himself looking for true love at a nudist picnic. Precocious Bertie, now six years old, prepares for kindergarten despite the horror of being forced to wear pink overalls. Meanwhile, his domineering mother, Irene, and his psychologist, Dr. Fairbarn, struggle with dark secrets as Bertie plots his rebellion against them.

    Dorothea says: "Brilliant, as usual."
    Brilliant, as usual.

    This sequel to 44 Scotland Street (please read/listen to them in order) is a pleasure. The narration, the observations and gentle social satire are ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 15 2007 by Dorothea (Chicago, Israel)
  • 3

    Love Over Scotland: A 44 Scotland Street Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Internationally best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith, creator of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels, offers the third installment from his popular Scotland Street series. The endearing denizens of 44 Scotland Street soldier on, both domestically and across the globe, in this entertaining mosaic that is filled with the author's trademark wit and charm.

    Lois says: "The Best 44 Scotland St. Book Yet"
    The Best 44 Scotland St. Book Yet

    I have read all of this series, have enjoyed them immensely, and find this to be the most enjoyable. The characters, as usual, are highly developed a..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 20 2007 by Lois (Knoxville, TN, United States)
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    Love over Scotland: 44 Scotland Street, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Hilary Neville
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    With his characteristic warmth, inventiveness and brilliant wit, Alexander McCall Smith gives us more of the gloriously entertaining comings and goings at 44 Scotland Street, the Edinburgh townhouse. Six-year-old prodigy Bertie perseveres in his heroic struggle for truth and balanced good sense against his insufferable mother and her crony, the psychotherapist Dr Fairbairn, going as far as to make a short-lived bid for freedom on a trip to Paris with the Edinburgh youth orchestra.

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  • 4

    The World According to Bertie

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Robert Ian MacKenzie
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    i>The World According to Bertie is the fourth in the series and revolves around the many colorful characters that come and go at No. 44 Scotland Street. McCall Smith handles the characters with his customary charm and deftness - the stalwart Tory chartered surveyor, the pushy mother, and, most importantly in this novel, the beleaguered Italian-speaking prodigy, Bertie. This is classic McCall Smith - clever, witty and entertaining - and beautifully illustrated.

    glamazon says: "Great visit to 44 Scotland Street"
    Great visit to 44 Scotland Street

    I have always enjoyed the McCall Smith characters and the various series, whatever their locations, Edinburgh or Botswana. I grab each one as soon as ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 27 2008 by glamazon (The Coast of Rhode Island)
  • 5

    Unbearable Lightness of Scones

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Precocious six-year-old Bertie joins the scouts to escape his mother, Matthew learns to handle the challenges of marriage, and Domenica deals with loneliness. Even four-legged Cyril gets in on the action, finding himself a bit of canine romance.

    Benedict says: "Touching bit of love"
    Touching bit of love

    I really like Alexander McCall Smith's writing and his sentiments about the important little bits of life.

    I can imagine some readers new..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 16 2010 by Benedict (San Francisco, US, Canada)
  • 6

    The Importance of Being Seven

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Robert Ian Mackenzie
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    Perhaps best known for his No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith delights fans around the world with his warmhearted 44 Scotland Street novels. In the series’ sixth entry, the residents of 44 Scotland Street grapple with problems both trivial and severe, but none so great as when six-year-old Bertie Pollock - who longs to be seven - mislays his mum and learns a valuable lesson about wish fulfillment.

    Benedict says: "Beyond touching"
    Beyond touching

    Alexander McCall Smith is perhaps my favorite living author of fiction.

    This latest book is one of his most moving and touching, I think. M..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 31 2012 by Benedict (SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States)
  • 7

    Bertie Plays the Blues: A 44 Scotland Street Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Robert Ian Mackenzie
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    Domestic bliss seems in short supply at 44 Scotland Street. Over at the Pollocks', dad, Stuart, is harbouring a secret about a secret society and Bertie is feeling kind of blue. Having had enough of his neurotic hot-housing mother, he puts himself up for adoption on eBay. Will he go to the highest bidder or will he have to take matters into his own hands? Will the lovelorn Big Lou find true love on the Internet? And will Angus Lordie and Domenica make it up the aisle? Catch up with all your favorite faces down in 44 Scotland Street as we follow their daily pursuit of a little happiness.

    Pauline says: "Eternally 6+"
    Eternally 6+

    While Bertie is charming as always, McCall Smith should end the series here rather keeping Bertie at 6-7 forever. There seemed to have been a breakt..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 23 2014 by Pauline (Redlands, CA, United States)
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    Bertie Plays The Blues: 44 Scotland Street, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    Even down to its well-set Georgian townhouses, Edinburgh is a hymn to measure and harmony. But on Scotland Street, domestic accord is in short supply. Matthew and Elspeth welcome three new arrivals, though the joys of multiple parenthood are somewhat lost due to sleep deprivation and the difficulties of telling their brood apart. Angus and Domenica are to marry, and Domenica has ambitious and disturbing plans for their living arrangements, especially when it appears that Antonia, in Italy recuperating from Stendhal Syndrome, may not return.

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  • 8

    Sunshine on Scotland Street: 44 Scotland Street, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    Scotland Street witnesses the wedding of the century of Angus Lordie to Domenica Macdonald, but as the newlyweds depart on honeymoon Edinburgh is in disarray. Recovering from the trauma of being best man, Matthew is taken up by a Dane called Bo, while Cyril eludes his dog-sitter and embarks on an odyssey involving fox-holes and the official residence of a cardinal. Narcissist Bruce meets his match in the form of a sinister doppelganger; Bertie, set up by his mother for fresh embarrassment at school, yearns for freedom; and Big Lou goes viral.

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    Sunshine on Scotland Street: A 44 Scotland Street Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Robert Ian Mackenzie
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    Once more, we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith. With customary charm and deftness, Alexander McCall Smith gives us another instalment in this popular series, now running in its eighth season in The Scotsman.

    Monterey Brookman says: "This deserves 10 stars!"
    This deserves 10 stars!

    Alexander McCall Smith is unequalled as writer. His books are masterpieces – and Sunshine on Scotland Street does not disappoint. Psychologically, phi..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2014 by Monterey Brookman (Las Vegas, NV USA)
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    Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers: 44 Scotland Street, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
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