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This review is from: At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances (Audio CD)McCall Smith's books can be likened to Bovril.
You either adore the product or you loathe it. There seems to be no inbetween position.
I hate Bovril - but I love McCall Smith's books.
I found that I liked this one in particular.
The main character is an opinionated boorish highly educated academic. He is also hilarious.
Hugh Laurie voices the book marvellously bringing each of the characters involved to life in a splendid fashion. The voice he adopts for Von Iglefeld is especially amusing.
It found it a worthwhile buy; investing in it when I knew that I was scheduled for more surgery. Disinclined to read I popped this in to my CD player and the time passed by most pleasurably. I was so cheered up I forgot my pain.
A fine book and a fine recording.