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    • Peter Mayle's Provence: Including 'A Year in Provence' and 'Toujours Provence'

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Peter Mayle, Patrick Macnee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    When Peter Mayle and his wife traded England's long, gray winters and damp summers for life in southern France, they entered an enchanting, wonderful, sometimes bewildering world. Now, share their adventures, pleasures, and frustrations: the joys and occasional hazards of wining and dining in France, taking part in goat races, attending a Pavorotti concert under the stars - and much more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Relaxing and light hearted read

    • By Anne on 06-29-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Year in Provence

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Peter Mayle
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    Peter Mayle and his wife had been to Provence as tourists. They had dreamed of one day trading the long, grey winters and damp summers of England for the blue skies and sunshine of the coast of southern France. And then they made it happen. They moved into an old farmhouse at the foot of the Luberon mountains and embarked on a wonderful, if at times bewildering, new life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ban abridged versions

    • By marlowe on 03-30-15

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Provence A-Z

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    An indispensable, richly informative, and always entertaining audio sourcebook on Provence, by the writer who has made the region his own. Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. It is rather a selection of those aspects of Provence that Peter Mayle, in almost 20 years there, has found to be the most interesting, curious, delicious, or down-right fun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A review of all things "Provencale"

    • By Dennis on 08-13-08

    Regular price: $31.93

    • French Lessons

    • Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew
    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Armed with knife, fork, and corkscrew, Peter Mayle travels to every corner of France. From bouillabaisse to escargot, here is all the glory and pleasure of the French table in the most satisfying audiobook. Bon appétit!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Diane on 02-13-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • A Good Year

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Ben Chaplin
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Max Skinner is not exactly setting the London financial world on fire, and when his supervisor steals his biggest client, it's definitely time to inspect the vineyard in Provence that his recently departed uncle left him. Heartily and happily distracted upon his arrival by the landscape, the weather, and the food, not to mention the gorgeous notaire handling the estate and the stunning owner of the local bistro, Max almost forgets about his inherited property.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A classic Mayle tale...but go unabridged

    • By Name Hidden on 09-21-04

    Regular price: $19.93

    • A Good Year

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    Peter Mayle once again returns to the beautiful but complicated world of Provence, to find that the highly competitive boutique wine trade has hidden depths that cannot be hidden by the sunny grape arbors above the ground. Mayle's usual fish-out-of-water British protagonist comes to inspect a Provencal vineyard left to him by his newly-dead uncle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five stars aren't enough

    • By Richard on 08-03-04

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Vintage Caper

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    The story begins high above Los Angeles, at the extravagant home and equally impressive wine cellar of entertainment lawyer Danny Roth. Unfortunately, after inviting the Los Angeles Times to write an extensive profile extolling the liquid treasures of his collection, Roth finds himself the victim of a world-class wine heist.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A bad reader reads cliches

    • By benefit on 11-30-09

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Acquired Tastes

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Acquired Tastes is a celebration of life's extravagances. It explores an aspect of human nature that, although dormant in hard economic times, is capable of erupting with the hint of good fortune and the drop of a credit card. It samples the luxuries of Havana cigars, Parisian hotels, bespoke London tailoring, and handmade shoes; discusses the proper color for a stretch limousine; and weighs the cost versus the pleasure of keeping a mistress.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved every bit

    • By BronzeAG on 09-17-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Diamond Caper

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    When a Riviera socialite's diamonds are stolen - the latest in a string of seemingly unconnected but ever-more-audacious jewelry heists across France - Elena flies in to investigate the insurance claim. It's a trip she's more than happy to make, as it gives her a chance to meet up with old friends in Marseille - and, particularly, with Sam.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A good "caper," atrocious narration

    • By Frederic de Sibert on 12-17-15

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Marseille Caper

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    At the end of The Vintage Caper, Sam had just carried off a staggering feat of derring-do in the heart of Bordeaux, infiltrating the ranks of the French elite to rescue a stolen, priceless wine collection. With the questionable legality of the adventure. Sam thought it’d be a while before he returned to France, especially with the charms of the beautiful Elena Morales to keep him in Los Angeles. But when the immensely wealthy Francis Reboul asks our hero to take a job in Marseille, it’s impossible for Sam and Elena to resist the possibility of further excitement....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Easy-going, no investment…

    • By Ray on 05-20-15

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Provence A-Z

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Peter Mayle
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    An indispensable, richly informative, and always entertaining audio sourcebook on Provence, by the writer who has made the region his own. Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. It is rather a selection of those aspects of Provence that Peter Mayle, in almost 20 years there, has found to be the most interesting, curious, delicious, or down-right fun.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Literary Equivalent of Scenic Attractions

    • By 7aurorablue on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $15.93

    • The Corsican Caper

    • A Novel
    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Billionaire Francis Reboul is taking in the view at his coastal estate, awaiting the arrival of vacationing friends Sam Levitt and Elena Morales, when he spies a massive yacht whose passengers seem a little too interested in his property. The yacht belongs to rapacious Russian tycoon Oleg Vronsky, who, for his own purposes, will stop at nothing to obtain Reboul's villa.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not good

    • By Brenda Cantwell on 01-26-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Acquired Tastes

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    With an updated foreword by Peter Mayle, Acquired Tastes, originally published in 1993, is a celebration of life's extravagances. It explores an aspect of human nature that, although lying dormant in hard economic times, is capable of erupting with the hint of good fortune and the drop of a credit card.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The most entertaining book

    • By Desmond on 07-08-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • A Good Year

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Time Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Max Skinner is a man at the heart of London's financial universe until his employers embark on a little asset-stripping of their own. Himself. Amid the grey London drizzle, there is one potential ray of sunshine: Max's Uncle Harry has left him his estate in his will, an eighteenth-century chateau and vineyard an hour's drive from Avignon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Escapism for a Francophile

    • By Simon on 02-01-14

    Regular price: $11.18

    • The Amazing Adventures of Chilly Billy

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Tomorrow night, just before you go to bed, creep into the kitchen very, very quietly. Go up to the fridge, and don't make a sound. Once you meet Chilly Billy and hear of his adventures inside the refrigerator, you'll never open the fridge door in quite the same way again. Chilly Billy is a fun and lovable character you won't soon forget.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Vintage Caper

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Hollywood lawyer Danny Roth is the victim of a world-class wine heist – and he is devastated. Sam Levitt, former corporate lawyer, wine connoisseur, and expert on cultivated crime, is called in by Roth’s insurance company, now saddled with a multi-million-dollar claim. His leads take him first to Bordeaux’s magnificent vineyards and then to glorious Provence.

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Eine korsische Gaunerei

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Alexander Bandilla
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    In seinem luxuriösen Palais auf einem Hügel über der Bucht von Marseille wartet Francis Reboul auf Sam Levitt. Als der Rechtsanwalt mit dem ausgeprägten detektivischen Spürsinn und dem Hang zu unkonventionellen Ermittlungen zusammen mit seiner Freundin Elena Morales aus Kalifornien endlich eintrifft, wartet Arbeit auf ihn. Denn ein Oligarch namens Oleg Vronsky ist in der Bucht mit seiner Luxusjacht vor Anker gegangen und observiert das Palais von Reboul.

    Regular price: $12.49