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It seems the universe itself is conspiring against the residents of Corduroy Mansions, as they all find themselves struggling with their nearest and dearest. Oedipus Snark’s mother, Berthea, is still at work on her scathing biography of her son - the only loathsome Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament; literary agents Rupert Porter and Barbara Ragg are still battling each other for first crack at the manuscript of Autobiography of a Yeti; fine arts graduate Caroline Jarvis is busy exploring the blurry line between friendship and romance; and William French is still worrying that his son, Eddie, may never leave home, even though Eddie’s got a new wealthy girlfriend.
But uppermost in everyone’s mind is William’s faithful terrier, Freddie de la Hay - without a doubt the only dog clever enough to have been recruited by MI6 - who has disappeared while on a mystery tour around the Suffolk countryside. Will Freddie find his way back to Pimlico? Is Corduroy Mansions starting to crumble?
©2011 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC
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By Cindy on 10-29-12

Love McCall Smith and his world

Loved Scotland street series and love this one--Corduroy Mansions. Freddie De La Hay is the dog here who has wonderful adventures, like Cyril the pooch with the gold tooth in the Scotland Street series. Alexander McCall Smith makes wry observations about our world. He is always a gentleman and jabs without vengeance though. This installment in the Corduroy Mansions series ended pretty abruptly. I hope Audible can get ALL the installments for both of these series in time.

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By M. Phinney on 08-09-12

Heartwarming and funny

What did you like best about A Conspiracy of Friends? What did you like least?

I love AMS's characters. They are like old friends - full of all of the characteristics that make us human. The story is a blurr. Not much really happens, but there is still suspense and resolution. Fun to read, but very light.

If you’ve listened to books by Alexander McCall Smith before, how does this one compare?

A bit shorter than most. What's not to enjoy? Wonderful dog, well meaning people occasionally going astray. Redemption for the wicked. Nice ending which leaves the reader wondering what will happen next.

Have you listened to any of Simon Prebble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to others in this series. All first rate.

Did A Conspiracy of Friends inspire you to do anything?

Try to appreciate my friends more!

Any additional comments?

Waiting for the next by Alexander McCall Smith - Botswana, Scotland or England.

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