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Download Portuguese Irregular Verbs Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,771 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexander McCall Smith Narrator: Paul Hecht Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainments Release Date:
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From the New York Times bestselling creator of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels and winner of the inaugural Saga Award for Wit, comes the first novel starring distinguished philologist Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld. Von Igelfeld is the world’s leading scholar on Portuguese irregular verbs. But in other matters—such as tennis against equally dreadful opponents and the arranging of fencing duels—he is not nearly so skilled. Yet that does not stop him from having a go at life, and the results are always humorous. Download and start listening now!


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  • “In the halls of academe, a setting fraught with ego-driven battles for power and prestige [Alexander McCall Smith] has rendered yet another one-of-a-kind character: the bumbling but brilliant Dr. Mortiz-Maria von Igelfeld…[a] deftly rendered trilogy [with] endearingly eccentric characters.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “Paul Hecht's deep baritone gives the necessary pseudo-scholarly tone to academicians measuring out their lives in Dravidian verb shifts, Urdu subjunctives, and Early Irish obscenities.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amy Riccio | 2/19/2014

    " Hard to decide how I feel about this one. The quirky character makes me feel good inside but I didn't laugh much and the plot is nonexistent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shelli | 2/17/2014

    " An unusual book...a little disconnected but funny in an offbeat sort of way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 2/14/2014

    " This book was fantastic. If you can listen to it on audio I recommend that. It is a very funny story and the tone condescending way in which the narrator reads the book makes it all the better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kristen-Marie Freeman | 2/8/2014

    " As much as I love his No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. I could not get into this one. I started to listen to it on CD, but didn't end up finishing it. "

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