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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,540 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Mayle Narrator: Erik Davie Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sam Levitt Series Release Date:
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Set in Hollywood, Paris, Bordeaux, and Marseille, Peter Mayle’s newest and most delightful novel is filled with culinary delights, sumptuous wines, and colorful characters. It’s also a lot of fun.The story begins high above Los Angeles, at the extravagant home and equally impressive wine cellar of entertainment lawyer Danny Roth. Unfortunately, after inviting the Los Angeles Times to write an extensive profile extolling the liquid treasures of his collection, Roth finds himself the victim of a world-class wine heist.Enter Sam Levitt, former corporate lawyer, cultivated crime expert, and wine connoisseur. Called in by Roth’s insurance company, which is now saddled with a multimillion-dollar claim, Sam follows his leads—to Bordeaux and its magnificent vineyards, and to Provence to meet an eccentric billionaire collector who might possibly have an interest in the stolen wines. Along the way, bien sûr, he is joined by a beautiful and erudite French colleague, and together they navigate many a château, pausing frequently to enjoy the countryside’s abundant pleasures.The unraveling of the ingenious crime is threaded through with Mayle’s seductive rendering of France’s sensory delights—from a fine Lynch-Bages and Léoville Barton to the bouillabaisse of Marseille and the young lamb of Bordeaux. Even the most sophisticated of oenophiles will learn a thing or two from this vintage work by a beloved author. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shawn | 2/20/2014

    " A simple tale of a wine heist that was lacking in suspense or intrigue and often boring at times. Somewhat redeemed by it's detailed accounts of Marseille and the exquisite wine and food the characters enjoy on their way to solving the mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Margot | 2/3/2014

    " I love Mayle's books but mystery writing is not his forte. Kept thinking--surely this isn't all, but as the pages went by, realized it was. The romantic aspects were lame as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 1/24/2014

    " A delightfully easy read about wine, CA and France. It's a simple mystery novel, but pleasant and just fun. No brain surgery here, but I would certainly recommend for pleasure reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shannon | 1/19/2014

    " I wish this could do 1/2 stars, because I would give it three and 1/2 stars. It is classic Peter Mayle, easy to read and makes you want to visit France. "

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