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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,754 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexander McCall Smith Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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New York Times best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith brings his peerless wit to this second entry featuring a motley collection of residents in London's Pimlico neighborhood.

Literary agent Barbara Ragg has agreed to represent a man writing a book about his experiences hanging out with the Abominable Snowman. Terence Moongrove's residence has become the target of New Age cosmologists. And pint-sized terrier Freddie de la Hay is being recruited by MI6 to infiltrate a Russian spy ring.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 2/15/2014

    " As usual, Alexander McCall Smith's ability to capture human nature is riveting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 2/13/2014

    " Alexander McCall Smith once again captures the everyday, sometimes unusual things that people experience and writes in a way that you feel like you know the people in the novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 2/13/2014

    " Another book to leave you feeling good and very amused. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/4/2014

    " I love the cozy world created by Alexander McCall Smith int the Corduroy Mansions series. This book continued to develop the characters that were introduced the first book. In this story Freddie de la Hay is foolishly loaned to M16 to do some spying. They were dishonest with William French Freddie's companion and Freddie was lost to William for a while. There were of course other stories in the book about other residents in the Corduroy Mansions. I am sure I will be reading the next book in the series! "

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

    " The second book in the Corduroy Mansions series was a bit more bizarre than the first one. Terrier Freddie de la Hay is recruited by MI6 to use in a corporate espionage sting, there is a plot to steal Terrence's home, and also, there's a alleged yeti roaming around London. Despite the extremely odd plot line, McCall Smith makes this one, like the first in the series, a comforting, cozy read, focusing on home, family, friends, and neighbors. It's obvious that there will be a third book in the series, and I'll be reading that one as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah (sarahelisabethm) | 2/1/2014

    " More like 3.5. I don't like this series as much as 44 Scotland Street, but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 1/29/2014

    " I cannot get through a month without adding another Alexander McCall Smith novel. Though I started the Corduroy Mansions series with some misgivings, I have fallen in love with the characters and find the plots and people fresh. How does A.M. Smith keep it up?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/25/2014

    " A very enjoyable book with entertaining characters. Mr Smith always seems to come up with un-extraordinary but very entertaining and sometimes downright silly characters. A pleasant read that left me smiling and kept me reading. The plot jumped around to the different characters, but this didn't bother me as much and kept me wondering what would happen next. A relaxing book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Ensign | 1/20/2014

    " A light read. Enjoyed it, but not as much as this author's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 1/15/2014

    " I liked the book because I like the author but it wasn't one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Den S. | 1/7/2014

    " Cleaver. Would like to read more by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue Bratton | 1/3/2014

    " This was a great fun read keeping in the spirit of Alexander McCall Smith. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 12/3/2013

    " Highly enjoyable sequel to Corduroy Mansions. Will look forward to the next installment! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Roberts | 10/25/2013

    " Yes...the dog is a spy...and lots of hilarity ensues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marge | 10/17/2013

    " My fantasy is that Alexander McCall Smith has as much fun writing his novels as I have reading them. I enjoyed this one, in its many, mostly playful, moods. And, McCall Smith has such a lovely way with language - delightful, all around. But, I am a devoted fan! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Windy | 10/9/2013

    " 3.5 stars. Again, just an easy book to enjoy. Very comfortable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophia | 8/31/2013

    " The Dog who came in from the Cold is a charming continuation of the lives of the Corduroy Mansions residents. I'm especially glad that Pimlico terrier Freddie de la Hay gets his own chapters as he is loaned out to MI6. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Jane | 6/13/2013

    " Had a hard time finding this book but was dying to know what happened to the characters from Corduroy Mansions. Was disappointed in the book. Freddie de la Hay becomes an undercover agent but is caught. William gets him back. I felt so badly for William. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 5/21/2013

    " A delight. Very similar in unique format and humor to the Scotland Street series, which I love. (Although no character here was quite as funny as Bertie or Irene.) I hadn't read the first in this series for quite a while, but still did fine without reviewing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Austin | 4/4/2013

    " I liked this even better than the first. Loveable, laughable characters that perhaps are too honestly a reflection of our own goofy selves and occasional revealing insights into the human condition in the midst of a quirky story. The third installment goes on my "to read" list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana Petty-stone | 10/11/2012

    " This is the second book in the Corduroy Mansions series and I loved this one as much as I did the first one. You can't help but love Freedie de la Hay, the Pimlico Terrier, and all the quirky characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 6/16/2012

    " As always, Alexander McCall Smith does not disappoint. I love the wit and charm of the all of this characters and this book is no exception. It is the second in the Corduroy Mansion Series and this time, we get to know the dog even more as he takes on the starring role! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina Siegel | 2/12/2012

    " A nice book, like all of McCall Smith's work. Gentle and breezy and well-written. Engaging characters. Totally unbelievable story, but enjoyable to read. I'll forget it in a week, but it was worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara Guidi | 1/4/2012

    " A lot of characters to follow, and I'm not sure if I love all the English names and words. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kc | 12/19/2011

    " Nothing particularly special but another charming addition to the Corduroy Mansion series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adydewey | 8/5/2011

    " An enormous cast of characters whom McCall Smith handles with charm, but not much of a mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 5/14/2011

    " Delightful. Characters ponder life, discuss philosophy, have small but significant personal adventures and generally make their way through life and loves. Enjoyable as usual. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Jane | 2/8/2011

    " Had a hard time finding this book but was dying to know what happened to the characters from Corduroy Mansions. Was disappointed in the book. Freddie de la Hay becomes an undercover agent but is caught. William gets him back. I felt so badly for William. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/16/2010

    " 2nd book to the Corduroy mansions series - i liked it better than the first. a good light read after the epic david mitchell book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 11/7/2010

    " Whilst I really love his Edinburgh and Botswana series, these books based in London make a nice change "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nova | 10/3/2010

    " this was the second in the Corduroy Mansions series. Unfortunately for me there was too great a time lapse between series so i had forgotten many of the characters. Nevertheless another very enjoyable read from a favourite author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 8/30/2010

    " Another book to leave you feeling good and very amused. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 5/31/2010

    " Any book that makes me laugh out loud must be good for me and others. Read and enjoy.Thank you AMS "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonya | 11/25/2009

    " I relish my time spent reading a little section of this each day! I'm pretty sure I've laughed out loud at almost every chapter. "

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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

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.