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Unusual Uses For Olive Oil Audiobook

Unusual Uses For Olive Oil

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Life is so unfair, and it sends many things to try Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, author of Portuguese Irregular Verbs and pillar of the Institute of Romance Philology in the proud Bavarian city of Regensburg.

There is the undeserved rise of his rival (and owner of a one-legged dachshund), Detlev Amadeus Unterholzer; the interminable ramblings of the librarian, Herr Huber; and the condescension of his colleagues with regard to his unmarried state. But when his friend Ophelia Prinzel takes it upon herself to match-make, and duly produces a cheerful heiress with her own Schloss, it appears that the professor's true worth is about to be recognised.

Maddening, idiotic and hugely entertaining, von Igelfeld is an inspired comic creation.

©2011 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2011 Hachette Digital

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    Patricia scunthorpe, United Kingdom 08/11/2011
    Patricia scunthorpe, United Kingdom 08/11/2011 Member Since 2016

    I tend to use audible like you would use a book shop. I browse most days and delight in finding a new author or series of books.

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    At first I was a bit worried that the new reader would not be able to fill Hugh Laurie's shoes but Julian Rhind-Tutt made an excellent job of reading this delightful tale. Alexander McCall Smith took us on a roller-coaster ride from the depths of stuffiness of academia to adventure on the top of mountains. There is romance in the air on an academic trip to the Alps and we are given hope that Doctor Professor von Iglefeld will find fortune and romance.

    It is Mr McCall Smith's acute ability to observe human nature, to include our animal friends - the one-legged daschund survives- that make these stories so good. I greatly enjoyed these few hours of escape from real life. Please keep writing them Mr Mc Smith!

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    The story was enjoyable (I love Alexander McCall Smith's stories) but Julian Rhind-Tutt's reading was brilliant - really entertaining and an amazing range of voices! As a result, I'm working my way through his other audio books.


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    A sort of Germanic Mr Bean!! so funny! Julian Rhind-Tutt brings all the characters to life and makes listening to this story such a joy. I laughed out loud. brilliant!!!

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