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The Merde Factor Audiobook

The Merde Factor

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Publisher's Summary

Englishman Paul West is living the Parisian dream, and doing his best not to annoy the French. But recently things have been going très wrong: His apartment is so small that he has to cut his baguettes in two to fit them in the kitchen. His research into authentic French cuisine is about to cause a national strike. His Parisian business partner is determined to close their tea-room. And thinks that sexually harassing his female employees is a basic human right. And Paul's gorgeous ex-girlfriend seems to be stalking him.

Threatened with eviction, unemployment and bankruptcy, Paul realises that his personal merde factor is about to hit the fan....

©2012 Stephen Clarke (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"The tone is as ever gentle; the humour more hit than miss. It's lighter than a good millefeuille, and just as moreish." (FT)

"Some scenarios are so cringe worthy you suspect they may have happened in real life...Paul, the outsider in a deeply patriotic nation, is more than believable with his candour and humour." (Press Association )

"The prime reason to return to this series is that the books still make you laugh... this has a decent level of humour generally throughout... I liked Mr Clarke's books and sense of humour, and especially his intelligent whimsy, before now, and I found both in this latest volume. I must thank the publishers for my review copy." (The Bookbag)

"Like the best of Brit farce it all chuckles along to a hilarious but happy conclusion." (4 Stars, Weekend Sport)

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    Cat 18/02/2015 Member Since 2010
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    "Pointless and not funny"

    Not funny, not evocative of Paris and full of painful stereotypes and unlikeable characters whilst being racist and clichéd towards the French.

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    Matthew Shepshed, United Kingdom 19/07/2013
    Matthew Shepshed, United Kingdom 19/07/2013 Member Since 2015

    ECP in East Midlands, lots of driving so plenty of time to catch up on a good audiobook or three :D

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    "Bored...."
    What would have made The Merde Factor better?

    I could only manage a few minutes at the beginning it was so very boring. Nothing grabbed my attention, quickly turned off!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen Clarke again?

    I enjoyed "reading" Merdé and Merdé actually, 1000 things etc, I just wonder if listening to them makes it less entertaining?


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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