This was a very entertaining book. OK, so there were a couple of things that sounded a little awkward: an adviser (a professor of archaeology) intent ..Show More »on being a matchmaker for one of his very young, female students. And that same adviser asking same student to bring his brand new Landrover from Oxfordshire to Mallorca. I mean, seriously? An inexperienced driver, driving first on the 'wrong' side of the road, then, on the continent, driving on the right side, but with the steering wheel on the left -- that's a challenge even for drivers who are used to drive on that side of the car. Plus, we all know the Americans drive mainly automatic cars, and this one had gears to shift.
That aside, this was a very enjoyable book, playing with all cliches and prejudices you can think of ,of all nations involved -- and there are a lot of those: England, France, Spain, America, Germany, Ireland.... and it doesn't end there. Gender, age, -- you name it-- you'll find it here.
I could imagine that if you're easily offended this book might not be for you. I found it hilarious, after all, all these cliches are well known, and are portrayed in the funniest way. If I had thought for a moment that the author actually holds all these prejudices, I'd probably have turned away in disgust, but I couldn't detect any of that.
The book starts out fairly slowly, but once things get moving, it is very fast paced until the very end. The narrator did a fabulous job with all the different accents, kudos for that. It was an enjoyable, light and fast listen, exactly right for forgetting everything around me for a while.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher.
This story was great. The adventure held non stop action. I love Jane. She is capable in sticky situations, her clumsiness adds a little humour and sh..Show More »e doesn't hesitate in a crisis. This was a fun and entertaining read from start to finish and I look forward to the next adventure in the series.