Portuguese Irregular Verbs
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    Portuguese Irregular Verbs | Alexander McCall Smith

    Portuguese Irregular Verbs

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Hugh Laurie
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    (28)
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    Alexander McCall Smith, best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, has turned his hand to humour. The delightful result is a creation of comic genius. For in the unnaturally tall form of Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, we are invited to meet a memorable character whose sublime insouciance is a blend of the cultivated pomposity of Frasier Crane and of Inspecteur Clouseau's hapless gaucherie.

    Listen again and again

    I don't know if there is category called best re-listenable, if there is then this is No.1. This is a lovely book and Hugh Laurie does a superb job; f..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 23 2011 by Cidem (Marrickville, Australia)
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    Portuguese Irregular Verbs | Alexander McCall Smith

    Portuguese Irregular Verbs

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (72)

    From New York Times best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith, creator of the phenomenally popular No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels and winner of the inaugural Saga Award for Wit, comes the first wonderfully entertaining novel starring Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, distinguished philologist, and frequently inept human.

    A Delightful Read

    "Portuguese Irregular Verbs" was refreshing and delightfully funny. The main characters--as some have noted--are not very "loveable&qu..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 26 2008 by E. Pearson (Idaho)
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    The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs | Alexander McCall Smith

    The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Hugh Laurie
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    (10)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
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    In the sequel to Portuguese Irregular Verbs, our hero, Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, is the unlikely choice to address veterinarians in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas; is dogged by dachshunds; becomes embroiled with that notorious Coptic schismatic, the Duke of Johannesburg (and his victim the Patriarch of Alexandria); and finally ends up being mobbed as the star attraction on a Mediterranean cruise ship.

    A treat for Hugh Laurie fans

    Acerbic. Witty. Amusing.

    Reviewed on February 29 2012 by Needles (St Peters, Australia)
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    The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs | Alexander McCall Smith

    The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (110)

    With millions of copies of his New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency mysteries in print across the globe, Alexander McCall Smith is one of the most popular novelists and humorists in the world. Starring the brilliant but bumbling Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs is a wonderfully entertaining showcase for Smith's award-winning wit.

    So disappointing.
    Reviewed on August 12 2012 by Deanna (St. Robert, MO, United States)
  • 3
    At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances | Alexander McCall Smith

    At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    The irresistible wit and charm of Alexander McCall Smith's New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series has won over countless fans. The same subtle humor and enchanting characterizations are full on display in At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, the third entertaining novella starring Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld.

    Ridiculously Fun

    I enjoyed this book as much as any of McCall Smith's others, though it was a bit over the top, even for Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld. Hi..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 30 2009 by E. Pearson (Idaho)
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    At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances | Alexander McCall Smith

    At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Hugh Laurie
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    The third novel in the Portuguese Irregular Verbs trilogy sees von Igelfeld suffering the slings of academic intrigue as a visiting fellow at Cambridge, and the arrows of outrageous fortune in an eventful Columbian adventure. Between trips, von Igelfeld returns to his beloved Regensburg only that to discover while he has been away his murine colleagues have been at play.

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    Unusual Uses for Olive Oil | Alexander McCall Smith

    Unusual Uses for Olive Oil

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
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    (60)
    Story
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    Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, author of the highly regarded Portuguese Irregular Verbs (200 LTD copies sold!) and a pillar of the Institute of Romance Philology in the proud Bavarian city of Regensburg, finds that life is very difficult these days. His academic rival (and owner of a one-legged dachsund) Detlev-Amadeus Unterholzer has been winning undeserved recognition. With help from the matchmaking Ophelia Prinzel, he stumbles toward a romance with Frau Benz, a charming widow who owns her very own Schloss and a fleet of handsome cars.

    The Professor!

    This is the first time I have read this series about Professor Dr. Monitz-Maria Von Igelfeld and his dachshund. The title got my attention and of cou..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 09 2013 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
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    Unusual Uses For Olive Oil | Alexander McCall Smith

    Unusual Uses For Olive Oil

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Julian Rhind-Tutt
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    Life is so unfair, and it sends many things to try Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, in the proud Bavarian city of Regensburg. There is the undeserved rise of his rival (and owner of a one-legged dachshund), Detlev Amadeus Unterholzer; the interminable ramblings of the librarian, Herr Huber; and the condescension of his colleagues with regard to his unmarried state. But when his friend Ophelia Prinzel takes it upon herself to match-make, and duly produces a cheerful heiress with her own Schloss, it appears that the professor's true worth is about to be recognised.

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