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by | Read by Robert Ian Mackenzie

Fiction • 15 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

Alexander McCall Smith's first outing to 44 Scotland Street was originally a serial novel in THE SCOTSMAN. Happily, in ESPRESSO TALES he revisits all the quirky residents of the Edinburgh townhouse. Robert Ian Mackenzie's impeccable take on the characters reveals their trials, tribulations, blind spots, and charms. We catch up with old friends like 6-year-old Bertie, suspended from nursery school for writing graffiti on the bathroom wall--in Italian; with university student Pat, invited to a nudist picnic; and with narcissistic Bruce, dumped twice--by his girlfriend and his boss. McCall Smith's deceptively simple character sketches give Mackenzie plenty to work with, and his spot-on performance brings a decidedly droll tone to the proceedings. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]



Trade Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006

CS ISBN 1419396153 $29.99 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 1419396145 $34.99 • Twelve CDs


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006

CS ISBN 142810285X $89.75 • Twelve cassettes

CD ISBN 1428102876 $119.75 • Thirteen CDs

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