Almost French

  • by Sarah Turnbull
  • Narrated by Caroline Lee
  • 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After backpacking her way around Europe, journalist Sarah Turnbull is ready to embark on one last adventure before heading home to Sydney. A chance meeting with a charming Frenchman in Bucharest changes her travel plans forever. Acting on impulse, she agrees to visit Fredric in Paris for a week. Put a very French Frenchman together with a strong-willed Australian girl and the result is some spectacular - and often hilarious - cultural clashes. Language is a minefield of misunderstanding and the simple act of buying a baguette is fraught with social danger.
But as she navigates the highs and lows of this strange new world, from the sophisticated cafes and haute couture fashion houses to the picture postcard French countryside, little by little Sarah falls under its spell: passionate, mysterious, infuriating, and charged with that French specialty - seduction. And it becomes her home.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Almost Terrific

In contrast to some reviewers of this book who compared it negatively to Mayles, etc., I found it authentic, well-written, and rich in cutural details about Parisians and life in Paris. While similar "memoirs" of Paris supplement their meager content with recipes and cooking instructions, Turnbull attempts to offer readers a dimensional portrait of the city and its people, including, for instance, details about French antipathy toward "Anglo-Saxon" feminism, the City of Light's love affair with dogs, and the extended time required to befriend Parisians. My ONLY issue with the audio version is the reader's strange combination of annoying accent and knowing attitude. With another reader this book might have earned five stars all around.
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- Elizabeth

Just okay

What would have made Almost French better?

The paperback was good just does not do it for me as an audio book.

What was most disappointing about Sarah Turnbull’s story?

I just found this book did not keep me interested. I did read the hard copy some years ago which was much better and I enjoyed it, however I have not been able to listen to the audio version. Have tried several times but given up on it.

Any additional comments?

I wasted my credit. I love Caroline Lee she is terrific.

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- Jan "Member since 2010 I suspended my account for a couple of months and audible incorrectly states I joined June 2015 crazy with 343 titles"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-14-2011
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd