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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (42 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: October 2004 ISBN: 9781440745430
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The first rule for the dignified: keep away from comical situations <#150> because you'll only look more ridiculous! Lucky for us, Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld doesn't know this rule. The professor practices veterinary medicine without a license, transp Download and start listening now!

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  • “This delightful head-in-the-clouds professor will enthrall the author’s many fans. Recommended.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia | 2/17/2014

    " Second in the Professor trilogy by A. McCall Smith. Fabulous, funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnnelle Walker | 2/15/2014

    " This was such a humorous, delightful easy read! Perfect for a cold day, curled up in a comfy chair!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/12/2014

    " clever and hilarious. it pokes fun at acadamia and the foolishness of human pride. i'm a big A. M. Smith fan, and this book reminds me why. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debi Rudman | 2/10/2014

    " Listened to this as an audiobook - outstanding! Can't wait to read the others in the series. It's ok to begin with this one - background information is provided. A different Alexander McCall Smith than I expected - really lovely book. "

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

    " A fun quick read. I really enjoyed learning more about the German culture. "

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

    " Oh wow, I can't take it, Professor von Igelfeld is too funny. These books are short, sweet and such a riot. I usually CANNOT sympathize with self-important people, but him? I can very easily. He has me laughing out loud with the embarrassing, ridiculous situations he gets himself into and his constant belief that life is just not fair and he deserves better than his colleagues - because, after all, he DID write THE book on Portuguese Irregular Verbs. (Oh my gosh, I love it. After a surgery sadly gone wrong (I won't tell the specifics), he woefully views a one-legged sausage dog and says "He can roll. He can get around by rolling.". If you're not chuckling at that, don't finish the book.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/27/2014

    " If dry humor is your think that this series by Alexander McCall Smith is for you! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Urmylifenow | 1/24/2014

    " I laughed myself silly reading this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/19/2014

    " A delightful, light and humorous, quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nonna Mikat | 1/19/2014

    " Cute and a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 mandy | 1/2/2014

    " Hilarious! My first Alexander McCall Smith book. I will definitely be reading more. My only complaint was that it was so short! But a fun read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Duana | 12/17/2013

    " Maybe I missed something by not reading the first in the series, but I couldn't find a plot nor could I manage to get interested in the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 12/16/2013

    " This is possibly my favourite Von Igelfeld book. I still snigger about the conference presentation in the book. 5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 10/27/2013

    " Second read of this one. This series makes me laugh out loud! Oh that poor sausage dog. . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/21/2013

    " Professor Dr. von Igelfeld continues to get into some amazing situations which can make you groan or laugh. The character has grown on me, and has exhibited some growth himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mo | 8/26/2013

    " This is a hilarious pisstake on academia, the power struggles the huffs and everything all good fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 8/26/2013

    " This book is so funny!! I listened to it on audio CD and it was wonderful, it made me laugh out loud. The Professor is so funny. Make sure you read "Portuguese Irregular Verbs" first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 5/21/2013

    " Funny! Great tape to listen to in the car on a long trip. I will definitely get other tapes by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/2/2013

    " The first book in this series was rather dry and boring, but this one was laugh out loud funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bren Boston | 2/18/2013

    " This book is a nice sort of dry humor, especially funny for anyone who has spent a significant amount of time in an academic setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bluejeanamy | 5/19/2012

    " Fairly certain I'm the only one of my age bracket/gender/nationality reading this series, but I love it. Smith nails the human psyche and I'm a total sucker for anything Brit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 5/12/2012

    " Not as exciting or interesting as his Botswana series. I gave it a try just because I love sausage dogs! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 4/4/2012

    " Hysterical! Very, very dry humor, but so funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorene | 2/14/2012

    " A very close second to Portuguese Irregular Verbs. These books show the wonderfully silly side of this author, and parts could be read again and again without tiring of them. Can't wait to hear Hugh Laurie's voice doing them on tape. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 12/14/2011

    " I give this one a 3.5. It was very funny, but seemed so much more far fetched than the first. I am still going to read the third one though. "

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

    " Very pleasant, easy little book. Funny and silly, and occasionally laugh-out-loud hilarious. My first foray into any of McCall Smith's books, I found it quite entertaining. I'll have to read some more of his when I'm in need of a light, fun book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 11/13/2011

    " Von Igelfeld is such a buffoon and his adventures only continue. In this one, he brings his sense of self-importance to America & Italy. A fun book; wide range of appeal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse Bullington | 8/31/2011

    " His series continues to grow on me, with this volume providing even more guffaws. And make no mistake, these are Guffaw Books, as opposed to Winsome Smile Books or the dread LOLer Tomes. A great airplane book, provided one's flight is of no great distance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandellagreen Green | 8/27/2011

    " Funnier and even more enjoyable than the first. Highly recommend--especially for anyone who attended Waterford. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Good Reads Over Coffee Book Club Wells | 7/31/2011

    " If this book does not make you laugh than check out the audio and listen to it. If that doesn't make you laugh, than you're a prud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 6/24/2011

    " Fun little book. I laughed out loud and really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 6/8/2011

    " Much better than the first book. Very funny if you can appreciate Germans! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corissa | 3/31/2011

    " I love this author. So far, just two chapters in, but just as awkwardly funny as the first in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvain | 3/22/2011

    " More of the funny German professor from AM Smith's "Portuguese Irregular Verbs." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 2/20/2011

    " #2 in the series and just as much fun as the first one! This quirky professor has me laughing the whole way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/18/2011

    " I listened to the audiobook version of this book and laughed until I cried over the escapades of pompous Professor von Igelfeld. A wee bit predictable in some spots, but great fun, nevertheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia | 1/16/2011

    " Second in the Professor trilogy by A. McCall Smith. Fabulous, funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bluejeanamy | 1/8/2011

    " Fairly certain I'm the only one of my age bracket/gender/nationality reading this series, but I love it. Smith nails the human psyche and I'm a total sucker for anything Brit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Micaela | 1/6/2011

    " I really think you have to have a certain sense of humor to appreciate McCall Smith's wit. I think he's hilarious, but I can see how not everyone would enjoy this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 1/4/2011

    " This is so funny! I love the fact that Mr McCall Smith can create such deep believable characters in such silly situations and it all seems so plausible! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doreen | 12/11/2010

    " Much preferred this to the first book in the series. The narrative felt a bit stronger over-all, and I found the chapter on his visit to the psychoanalyst particularly amusing. The lightness also didn't feel quite as forced as in the first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/11/2010

    " AMS has a particular talent for charming titles that make me want to read his books. But I don't love any of them that I've read, even to read others in the series to which the one I've just read belongs. I don't know why this is. "

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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

Paul Hecht’s long career in audio books spans dozens of titles and authors as varied as Ray Bradbury and Gore Vidal, Jack Finney and Thomas Mann. He has recorded such books as Bob Dole’s One Soldier’s Story and Alexander McCall Smith’s Portuguese Irregular Verbs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances. Hecht’s theater career in New York includes many Broadway and television credits.