44 Scotland Street
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UNABRIDGED
(4.4 based on 444 ratings)
  • 1
    44 Scotland Street: 44 Scotland Street, Book 1 | Alexander McCall Smith

    44 Scotland Street: 44 Scotland Street, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Hilary Neville
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (57)

    The story revolves around the comings and goings at No. 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisable are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Association, who dreams of membership of Scotland's most exclusive golf club. We have the pushy Stockbridge mother, and her prodigiously talented five-year-old son, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Italian.

    accents

    would have liked to have listened to the story bring told in a scottish accent

    Reviewed on 01 July 2016 by Larraine ()
  • 2
    Espresso Tales | Alexander McCall Smith

    Espresso Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Hilary Neville
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    In Espresso Tales, Alexander McCall Smith returns home to Edinburgh and the glorious cast of his own tales of the city, the residents of 44 Scotland Street, with a new set of challenges for each one of them. Bruce, the intolerably vain and perpetually deluded ex-surveyor, is about to embark on a new career as a wine merchant, while his long-suffering flatmate Pat MacGregor, set up by matchmaking Domenica Macdonald, finds herself invited to a nudist picnic in Moray Place in the pursuit of true love.

    book's fine, reader not so much...

    The book, as expected, is amusing.But it has a wee problem: given that it's set in Edinburgh with entirely Scottish characters, why oh why have it re..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 August 2012 by Carole (Yonkers, New York, United States)
  • 3
    Love over Scotland: 44 Scotland Street, Book 3 | Alexander McCall Smith

    Love over Scotland: 44 Scotland Street, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Hilary Neville
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    With his characteristic warmth, inventiveness and brilliant wit, Alexander McCall Smith gives us more of the gloriously entertaining comings and goings at 44 Scotland Street, the Edinburgh townhouse. Six-year-old prodigy Bertie perseveres in his heroic struggle for truth and balanced good sense against his insufferable mother and her crony, the psychotherapist Dr Fairbairn, going as far as to make a short-lived bid for freedom on a trip to Paris with the Edinburgh youth orchestra.

    An enjoyable read

    This is a delightful, funny and thoughtful story. The reader does a wonderful job. The large and small events in the characters' lives give them and t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 January 2015 by Sara ()
  • 4
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  • 5
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  • 6
    Not Available on Audible.co.uk Why not?

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  • 7
    Bertie Plays The Blues: 44 Scotland Street, Book 7 | Alexander McCall Smith

    Bertie Plays The Blues: 44 Scotland Street, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (45)

    Even down to its well-set Georgian townhouses, Edinburgh is a hymn to measure and harmony. But on Scotland Street, domestic accord is in short supply. Matthew and Elspeth welcome three new arrivals, though the joys of multiple parenthood are somewhat lost due to sleep deprivation and the difficulties of telling their brood apart. Angus and Domenica are to marry, and Domenica has ambitious and disturbing plans for their living arrangements, especially when it appears that Antonia, in Italy recuperating from Stendhal Syndrome, may not return.

    The continued tales from 44 Scotland Street

    Another delightful update about the residents of 44 Scotland Street (and their near neighbours in Moray Place, India Street and other areas of Edinbur..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 October 2011 by Jill Besterman (Jersey, Channel Islands United Kingdom)
  • 8
    Sunshine on Scotland Street: 44 Scotland Street, Book 8 | Alexander McCall Smith

    Sunshine on Scotland Street: 44 Scotland Street, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    Scotland Street witnesses the wedding of the century of Angus Lordie to Domenica Macdonald, but as the newlyweds depart on honeymoon Edinburgh is in disarray. Recovering from the trauma of being best man, Matthew is taken up by a Dane called Bo, while Cyril eludes his dog-sitter and embarks on an odyssey involving fox-holes and the official residence of a cardinal. Narcissist Bruce meets his match in the form of a sinister doppelganger; Bertie, set up by his mother for fresh embarrassment at school, yearns for freedom; and Big Lou goes viral.

    Very disappointing

    I'm sorry not to able to say anything good about this book. It was boring, slow and a very weak storyline.

    Reviewed on 12 June 2016 by Mrs ()
  • 9
    Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers: A 44 Scotland Street Novel | Alexander McCall Smith

    Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers: A 44 Scotland Street Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (51)

    As summer blooms in Edinburgh's gardens and Bertie Pollock's birthday appears on the horizon, all at 44 Scotland Street is not cake and sunshine. Newlywed Angus Lordie has been booked by his bride into what he must not call the loony bin; Bruce's first encounter with hot wax brings more anguish than he bargained for; and Bertie's birthday dreams of scout camp and a penknife look set to be replaced by a game of Royal Weddings and a gender-neutral doll.

    Perfect holiday reading!

    Brilliantly written, funny and well scripted. Characters bought to life by excellent narration. The short chapters made it ideal for my holiday.

    Reviewed on 05 May 2015 by C. Pattison (England)
  • 10
    The Revolving Door of Life: 44 Scotland Street, Book 10 | Alexander McCall Smith

    The Revolving Door of Life: 44 Scotland Street, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    Once more we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith. With customary charm and deftness, McCall Smith gives us another instalment in this popular series, now running in its ninth season in The Scotsman. Anything could happen to Bertie and the gang.

    A short walk to Valvona & Crolla

    The descriptions of the smells, aromas, atmosphere and sensuality of V&C never fail to take me straight to Edinburgh. And for Bertie they must be an a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 October 2016 by MsZ (East Midlands, United Kingdom)
  • 11
    The Bertie Project: 44 Scotland Street, Book 11 | Alexander McCall Smith

    The Bertie Project: 44 Scotland Street, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (41)

    Once more, we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith. With customary charm and deftness, Alexander McCall Smith gives us another installment in this popular series, now running in its ninth season in the Scotsman. Anything could happen to Bertie and the gang....

    Castration of Stuart - and Bertie

    As usual this is a wonderful narration by David Rintoul - chust sublime! I only get these books in audible form - I think much of the story would be..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 September 2016 by Bookaholic (Killin, Scotland)