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The Vintage Caper Audiobook

The Vintage Caper

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Publisher's Summary

A diverting and witty crime novel by the renowned author of A Year in Provence.

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. Along the way, bien sûr, he's joined by a beautiful French colleague, Sophie. In their quest to discover the truth, Sam and Sophie must explore many a château and its contents.

The unravelling of this ingenious crime is threaded through with Mayle's seductive rendering of France's sensory delights. From the fine wines of Bordeaux to the bouillabaisse of Marseille, this is pure vintage Mayle.

©2010 Quercus Publishing PLC (P)2010 Quercus Publishing PLC

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    Jonathan G 01/12/2015
    Jonathan G 01/12/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story of greed and intrigue"
    Where does The Vintage Caper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    About half way up - good for detail, less so for reading


    What did you like best about this story?

    The detail of the locations, wines and countryside


    Did Lorelei King do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    She tried, but was handicapped by being an American lady reading a book by an Englishman set in France


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The agony of listening to French names and words being mangled by American pronunciation


    Any additional comments?

    How about using English readers for English books - they'll have to speak slowly for American listeners of course?

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    Amazon Customer 31/08/2011
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    "Private detective story at Mayle's style"

    One Wine enthusiasist loses worth of 3 million collection of Bordeaux wines. Special private detective is assigned by insurance company for quest to get bottles back. This to France flying private detective is not interested just for lost bottles. He is more interested in gourmande cousine and wine of France. In France he gets woman as an assistant who is also enthusiaist of food and wine. They find out that there is a person who is interested of buying Bordeaux bottles, but to meet person they must first travel to Marseille.
    To check his wine cellar they must make a plan to be private writers of world's best wine cellars...

    No certain place is introduced in this book, but it's definetly written in Mayle's style.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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