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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,500 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Turnbull Narrator: Caroline Lee Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN:
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After backpacking her way around Europe, journalist Sarah Turnbull is ready to embark on one last adventure before heading home to Sydney. A chance meeting with a charming Frenchman in Bucharest changes her travel plans forever. Acting on impulse, she agrees to visit Fredric in Paris for a week. Put a very French Frenchman together with a strong-willed Australian girl and the result is some spectacular - and often hilarious - cultural clashes. Language is a minefield of misunderstanding and the simple act of buying a baguette is fraught with social danger.

But as she navigates the highs and lows of this strange new world, from the sophisticated cafes and haute couture fashion houses to the picture postcard French countryside, little by little Sarah falls under its spell: passionate, mysterious, infuriating, and charged with that French specialty - seduction. And it becomes her home.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K D | 2/16/2014

    " Intriguing and elucidating, but somewhat uneven in maintaining interest. Overall I enjoyed it, as an ex-pat wannabe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hazel | 2/13/2014

    " I loved this book! It is a non-fictional account of a journalist who moves to Paris to be with the man she loves. She makes sharp observations about cultural differences, and paints a lovely picture of the city of Paris. Well-written and really interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 2/2/2014

    " An interesting ethnography of an Aussie's move to France. Although I enjoyed this book, I didn't love it as much as I thought I would. Turnbull is a good writer, and she presents some interesting points of view on the French. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Oser | 1/28/2014

    " If you want to read a book about the expatriate life, this gives you a taste of that. "

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

    " Lots of interesting French culture information. Quick beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 12/2/2013

    " Chris and I are reading this together and it is a lot of fun - good read for travelers and lovers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 11/23/2013

    " Great commentary about the French, their love of dogs, their strange social customs, and their views on everything! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonia Marsh | 11/5/2013

    " Excellent, humorous writer. She points out all the difficulties foreigners have in understanding the French, and having lived there for fifteen years myself, I know she is skilled at pin-pointing the French attitude to perfection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendi Kavanaugh | 8/16/2013

    " A comical look of living life in Paris from the standpoint of an Australian journalist. It's light, fun, and brutally honest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celt1958 | 7/20/2013

    " Enjoyable story of an Aussie Expat's entry to Parisienne life. Gives insight to the French sosciety "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Schultz | 7/19/2013

    " Pretty revealing look into Parisian Cultural/Social Interactions... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christian | 10/28/2012

    " As an immigrant living in Finland and coping with the cultural differences, I found myself frequently nodding and laughing at the remarkable similarities. I was also familiar with the area of Paris written about and could visualize many places mentioned. A thoroughly enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L-baus | 8/30/2012

    " If one of the reasons for reading fiction is to live a thousand lives, then this book nails it on the head. I got a taste of that expatriate-in Paris life that I should be living right now, but am not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 5/14/2012

    " We must be patient with the French and appreciate the good (and there's a LOT) in their very civilized society "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Berger | 4/17/2012

    " Really good read, if you like memoirs (which I do) and you have a thing for Paris (which I also do). One of the things about this book that was so interesting to me is the struggle of fitting in to a new culture, and the ways the culture feels like it keeps you at bay a bit. That felt familiar... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheryl Wayne | 12/30/2011

    " Interesting prospective as I have never been to Paris but thought author seemed rather spoiled and must be nice to be supported by another... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edna | 11/28/2011

    " enjoyable read ... fun for anyone who loves paris and/or france. author gets a bit repetitive w/her misunderstandings of french behavior but still fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 11/17/2011

    " Just re-read this book on my trip to Paris. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tallerita | 6/17/2011

    " A memoir about learning to live in a foreign country, Sarah Turnbull profiles the frustrations of trying to interpret the culture and fit in. She writes in a way that I feel her frustration and remember the discomfort of meeting new people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linconter | 6/12/2011

    " An Australian woman succumbs to the lure of Paris and a handsome Frenchman and has to learn the ins and outs of the French and Parisian way of life. Funny stories and telling insights on the French people, women in particular. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 6/6/2011

    " A light an amusing tale of an Australian in Paris. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 6/5/2011

    " Loved this book. Turnbull is funny and sincere without a 'woe is me' attitude. I really enjoyed the read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonja | 5/19/2011

    " Good explains a lot of things! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Timothy | 5/9/2011

    " Interesting if you have spent any time living in France or among French people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 5/4/2011

    " Chris and I are reading this together and it is a lot of fun - good read for travelers and lovers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess - The Tales Compendium | 4/25/2011

    " A humorous tale of love, culture clashes and Frenchmen. A terrific read that will leave you wanting to book a holiday to France, if not move there! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 4/22/2011

    " Oh my, I loved this book! So fabulous and fun reading. Light and easy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/20/2011

    " Another in the Tuscan Sun genre but I remember nothing about it so how good could it have been? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 4/4/2011

    " I got bored about halfway through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/25/2011

    " Enjoyed this a great deal. Probably because I could relate so much to feeling lost and frumpy and out-of-place in a foreign country. Lots of humorous anecdotes. I think it could have been a little shorter - the middle section dragged a bit in my opinion.

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About the Author
Sarah Turnbull is the author of the international bestseller Almost French. Formerly a television journalist with SBS in Sydney, she began working as a freelance writer following her move to Paris in 1994. After nearly a decade in France, Sarah spent several years on an island near Tahiti. She now lives in Sydney.
About the Narrator

Caroline Lee is an accomplished actor with numerous theater, film, and TV credits.