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  • Mr. Flood's Last Resort

  • A Novel
  • By: Jess Kidd
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
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Maud Drennan is a dedicated caretaker, but her sunny, capable disposition and snappy quips mask a deep sadness. A tragic childhood event left her in the company of a cast of patron saints who pop in and out of her life like unwelcome tourists. She tries to find solace in her hard work in London...but then she meets the inimitable Mr. Flood. A menace by all accounts, Cathal Flood is a widower living alone in a Gothic Dorset mansion crawling with collector's items and feral cats.

  • 4 out of 5 stars

  • By Carol on 07-07-18

Endlessly fascinating

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Reviewed: 11-11-18

Lovely (and understandable) Irish reading of a funny and compelling book. There are memorable characters, a mystery full of plot twists, and a satisfying ending. Even a puppy makes a happy appearance! This book bridges the gap between the popular and the literary. Dickens would love it.