Cordouroy Mansions
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    Corduroy Mansions | Alexander McCall Smith

    Corduroy Mansions

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Andrew Sachs
    Overall
    (33)
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    Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteelly crumbling mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico. This is the home patch of - among others - a lovelorn literary agent, possibly the first ever nasty Liberal Democrat MP and Freddie de la Hay, an urbane terrier trained to be vegetarian and respectful of feline rights.

    Pointless

    I wanted to like this book so much but it was utterly bland and tedious. The narrator was well chosen for such a waste of time.

    Reviewed on April 21 2014 by Virginia (Cobden, Australia)
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    Corduroy Mansions: A Novel | Alexander McCall Smith

    Corduroy Mansions: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (247)

    In London’s Pimlico neighborhood lies a tenement described in architectural guides as “a building of no interest whatsoever.” But the residents of Corduroy Mansions—including a literary agent, a wine merchant, a thoroughly unpleasant member of Parliament, and a vegetarian dog—are a rather fascinating lot.

    Oedipus Snark, MP

    If that name made you smile, this book is for you. I admit that I put this one aside when it came out because it didn't seem on par with the 44 Scotla..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 25 2012 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 2
    The Dog Who Came in from the Cold: A Corduroy Mansions Novel | Alexander McCall Smith

    The Dog Who Came in from the Cold: A Corduroy Mansions Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (193)

    Literary agent Barbara Ragg has agreed to represent a man writing a book about his experiences hanging out with the Abominable Snowman. Terence Moongrove’s residence has become the target of New Age cosmologists. And pint-sized terrier Freddie de la Hay is being recruited by MI6 to infiltrate a Russian spy ring.

    Comfort food

    Corduroy Mansions is a fun, rewarding story--humorous, but not laugh-out-loud funny. It's comfort food in literary form. We look forward to every book..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 28 2011 by Robert (Clayton, NC, United States)
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    A Conspiracy of Friends | Alexander McCall Smith

    A Conspiracy of Friends

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Andrew Sachs
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    (19)
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    Story
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    Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico is an oasis of old-fashioned civilisation, its inhabitants considerate and peace-loving. But beneath the polite exterior seismic change is stirring. Barbara Ragg makes an eye-popping discovery about her stolid Scottish suitor’s past, while Oedipus Snark – newly appointed and tirelessly self-interested Government Minister – has a close encounter in Switzerland that leaves him a new man all together.

    Intelligent humor, best unabridged

    McCall Smith is currently writing two novels in daily instalments in British newspapers. This is the third part of the one set in Corduroy Mansions, L..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 21 2011 by Katharina (Bremen, Germany)
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    A Conspiracy of Friends: A Corduroy Mansions Novel, Book 3 | Alexander McCall Smith

    A Conspiracy of Friends: A Corduroy Mansions Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (99)

    It seems the universe itself is conspiring against the residents of Corduroy Mansions, as they all find themselves struggling with their nearest and dearest. Oedipus Snark’s mother, Berthea, is still at work on her scathing biography of her son—the only loathsome Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament; literary agents Rupert Porter and Barbara Ragg are still battling each other for first crack at the manuscript of Autobiography of a Yeti; and fine arts graduate Caroline Jarvis is busy exploring the blurry line between friendship and romance....

    New Adventures for Favorite CM Characters

    Somehow Alexander McCall Smith has a gift for developing characters that seem like ordinary, everyday people yet he can craft their ordinary, everyday..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 26 2012 by Tricia Robertson (California)