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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexander McCall Smith Narrator: various narrators Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 1995 ISBN: 9781440795527
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In these hilarious stories of perverse meetings, casual dates, and romantic encounters, we are enthralled, saddened, inspired, and surprised by the encounters we are made privy to. Alexander McCall Smith, a master of the unexpected and a seamless storyteller, revels in offering us the quirky complications inherent in entanglements that human beings engineer for themselves, entanglements that can be shocking, edifying, compulsive, complicated, and sometimes, completely disastrous.

This is an exceptional collection of stories from a New York Times bestselling author whose rapidly growing audience delights in his extraordinary imagination and delicious insights into the endlessly fascinating peculiarities of the human condition.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Reminiscent of Roald Dahl in their dark ironies, these tales of the emotional unexpected are perceptive, deftly written, and droll.”

    Michel Faber, New York Times bestselling author of The Crimson Petal and the White

  • “Nimbly examines the mysteries of dating in this captivating collection…Smith’s nine stories, with their light humor and touching moments, should inspire smiles and sighs in tenderhearted readers everywhere.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Smith’s characters possess the quirkiness of Hiaasen creations…For love stories without the sap, you can’t go wrong here.”


  • “Captivating…Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, the tales focus on young and old characters in places as diverse as Australia, Italy, and Zimbabwe…Lisette Lecat, who has been an outstanding narrrator for McCall Smith’s bestsellers, shows here that she is equally adept with quite different material. Simon Prebble and Susan Lyon also excel…A truly delightful listen.”


  • Finalist for the 2005 Audie Award for Best Narration of Short Stories/Collections

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Graeme | 5/29/2011

    " Subtle,thoughtful characterization in interesting, unexpected settings. He is great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 5/26/2011

    " Returned to library. Only made it rhrough 25 pages "

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

    " What a treasure trove of stories. I'm half-way through and can't wait to finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kay | 3/31/2011

    " So hard to believe this book was written by THE Alexander McCall Smith. It is very dark, there is very little humor or warmth. It was first published in 1995 so maybe it is pre First Ladies Detective Agency books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura | 2/8/2011

    " I've loved all the other books that I've read by this author but this one was too bizarre for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/23/2011

    " Not that the writing or stories are bad, but one story was so disturbing, I could never recommend it - sorry "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 10/6/2010

    " Fine stories with just a couple of clunkers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 9/29/2010

    " A group of short stories. I thought this was a book in his Detective series but it is not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia | 9/19/2010

    " Reminded me of Roald Dahl. The adult stuff, not the kids books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicolle | 9/9/2010

    " Fun collection of eclectic short stories, all based around relationships. Overall very entertaining, and a great read while traveling! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 8/26/2010

    " I read this just 6 weeksago and already I have forgotten enough to be able to review it. Obviously not one that sticks with you. I have enjoyed everything by Alistair McCall Smith, some exceptionally, but this was just OK. A fun read but not up to his normal standard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 8/8/2010

    " Great as an audio book (had started reading a couple of years ago and abandoned it). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teddy | 7/29/2010

    " These were very interesting and quirky stories that I thoroughly enjoyed. Very off the wall in a fun way. "

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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

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narration, has narrated over two hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.