Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
- Narrated by: Steven Crossley
- Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-09-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Recorded Books
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Cornelius P. "Fatty" O'Leary and his wife, Betty, plan a vacation in Ireland for his 40th birthday, where they will tour his ancestral homeland and relax in the countryside. Almost immediately things go terribly wrong: the seats in economy class on the plane are too small; the country hotel's dinner spread and bathroom fixtures leave much to be desired; and the down-to-earth O'Learys find their fellow guests are more than a little snobbish. In this amusing and touching portrayal of a kindly, misunderstood soul, McCall Smith has created yet another memorable character who will become an instant favorite to his many fans.
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By Sharon on 08-05-15
Not up to par
I read all of AMS's novels set in England and Scotland. This one is not since it is an American couple visiting Ireland and I should have stayed with England and Scotland. Not good in any way. Wish I hadn't wasted a credit but I did finish it for some reason.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By S. Spurlock on 10-28-15
Everyone's Dinner Party
If you could sum up Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party in three words, what would they be?
funny, clever, sympathetic
What did you like best about this story?
I loved the interactions between the characters and how all of them experienced their own sense of misguidedness (if that is a real word).
What does Steven Crossley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The narrator was excellent! He did a wonderful job portraying Irish and Arkansas accents, as well as having just the right about subtlety and nuance in his voice to highlight the ridiculousness of a situation.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I was moved by the many moments when Fatty expressed his sincere incredulity at the situation as well as Betty's steadfast support of him, regardless of the fiasco.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful