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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,831 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexander McCall Smith Narrator: Robert Ian MacKenzi Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The 44 Scotland Street Series Release Date:
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Featuring all the quirky characters we have come to know and love, The Unbearable Lightness of Scones, finds Bertie, the precocious six-year-old, still troubled by his rather overbearing mother, Irene, but seeking his escape in the Cub Scouts. Matthew is rising to the challenge of married life with newfound strength and resolve, while Domenica epitomizes the loneliness of the long-distance intellectual. Cyril, the gold-toothed star of the whole show, succumbs to the kind of romantic temptation that no dog can resist and creates a small problem, or rather six of them, for his friend and owner Angus Lordie.

With his customary deftness, Alexander McCall Smith once again brings us an absorbing and entertaining tale of some of Scotland's most quirky and beloved characters—all set in the beautiful, stoic city of Edinburgh.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It is impossible to come away from an Alexander McCall Smith novel without a smile on the lips and warm fuzzies in the heart.” Chicago Sun-Times
  • “Delightful…Sweet…Graceful…Wonderful…Alexander McCall Smith writes faster than most people read, which is good news for [his] legions of fans who rarely have to go more than a few months without a new fix of his gentle but powerfully addicting fiction.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chez | 2/17/2014

    " loved the characters, never wanted it to end. Will be looking for the next in the series, so hurry up and write it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/7/2014

    " I probably shouldn't have jumped directly into the middle of this series, but this was the book I acquired. I like Smith's dry humor, and the vivid characters he created, but there really wasn't a story line running through the entire book. It's more like a continuing look at these characters lives as they evolve. From a character standpoint I enjoyed it, but I couldn't really find the "story." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Katharine Holden | 2/1/2014

    " Rather silly. Cardboard characters. Full of unfunny fat jokes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/30/2014

    " Book number 5 is just as good as the rest. You gotta love Bertie! "

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