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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,573 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexander McCall Smith Narrator: Robert Ian MacKenzie Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The 44 Scotland Street Series Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781436101110
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Some of Edinburgh's most entertaining characters live at this colorful address. A witty portrait of Scottish society, focusing on mystery, love, and unique individuals, making for a very active apartment building. First published in a Scottish newspaper, Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/10/2014

    " I've listened to the first two of this series on CD. Great fun and the reader is wonderful "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 2/10/2014

    " Absolutely loved this book - want to buy it for myself, and am super excited that there is a second book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 2/9/2014

    " A.M. Smith at has best! This is my second time through this book, and I still laughed out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kindlebug | 1/31/2014

    " McCall Smith's prose is light, airy, conversational and witty. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait to start the next volume (a potent indicator of a good writer in my opinion). I can see that this style of book wouldn't be to everyone's taste - it is not an epic tale with multiple histories, character lines and plots. But for me, that's what makes it marvellous escapism - it is easily accessible and all the characters (even the more odious ones) are believable and likeable. If you like PG Wodehouse or Jerome K Jerome, there's a good chance you'll like the 44 Scotland Street Series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cstrand | 1/30/2014

    " A fun, quick read with quirky and interesting characters. Set in Edinburgh which made me long to be there while reading it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 1/23/2014

    " Interesting characters,funny,quirky stories...wished for a bit more. Overall good light reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 1/21/2014

    " A fun read, not for everyone though. Very interesting and likable characters. It's chapters were originally written for daily publication in Scotland, so each chapter has a little golden nugget that carries you to the next. I thought it was a fun approach to regular people and their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 1/20/2014

    " An enjoyable collection of characters and an entertaining set of stories. I look forward to reading the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/18/2014

    " A enjoyable book club, learning all about Scotland. I didn't enjoy it as much as the Number 1 ladies (Precious is precious), but still a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harmony | 12/24/2013

    " Fun characters, but not quite as charming as the Philosophers Club or No. 1 Ladies Detective agency series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teji | 12/1/2013

    " This book was kind of hard to get into, but I enjoyed it once I settled in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vessi | 11/19/2013

    " entertaining:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susie John | 3/24/2013

    " What a wonderful group of characters!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karyn | 10/30/2012

    " Fun, but nothing spectacular. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Jane | 6/3/2012

    " People who live at that address-arrogant Bruce, Pat, her boss Matthew, Irene and Bertie, Domenica and the supposed Peploe painting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy Shaw | 2/18/2012

    " Very fun story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 10/20/2010

    " Like other books I've read by McCall Smith I found this to be an easy read with some quirky characters. If you have a few hours to fill there would be worse ways than reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 3/14/2009

    " Not my favourite by this writer, but well written as usual! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 3/11/2009

    " i love wee bertie and long for him to get the upper hand on his mum "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 5/31/2008

    " Light and European and making me giggle periodically. Just what I needed! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shirley Brown | 6/27/2007

    " What a hilarious book. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. AMS has such a good sense of human nature and all our foibles. I love Bertie! Go Bertie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate Schindler | 1/3/2007

    " I was kind of eh about the book. I love his No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, but this one wasn't quite as charming. I guess he thinks that the Scottish are less functional than the Batswana. "

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About the Author
Author Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He has also written numerous stand-alone novels, books for children, and nonfiction works. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana.

About the Narrator

Robert Ian Mackenzie became an actor after holding a wide variety of other jobs, including everything from London policeman to water ski instructor in Greece. Since then, his acting career has encompassed straight theater, musicals, opera, films, television, voice-overs, commercials, and recorded books.