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3.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 53.22 out of 5 3.22 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexander McCall Smith Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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