Aaaaah. Just relax and enjoy this novel. If you have read any of the 44 Scotland Street novels, you will know what to expect plot-wise - an array of ..Show More »characters all with (fairly minor and often amusing) problems. But the best bit for me was Andrew Sachs' narration. Remember the ad for a famous food store that featured a chocolate pudding with melted chocolate oozing out ('This is not just a chocolate pudding...')? Remember how it made you feel (apart from hungry!)? Well, that's the effect Andrew Sachs' voice has. Your muscles relax, the stresses of the day float away. if you want a relaxing, undemanding, amusing listen; download this one.
This really reminded me of Waugh's work (which I love) and that was strangely unsettling because there were a lot of modern references to technology....Show More ». yet this story really felt as if it belonged in the 1930s or 40s. I liked it, and enjoyed listening to it, but I couldn't say I was utterly compelled or drawn in by any of the characters. It was very much an ensemble piece. Nice if you're on a long journey, or doing the iroing!