The Bertie Project : 44 Scotland Street

  • by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by Robert Ian Mackenzie
  • Series: 44 Scotland Street
  • 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The newest installment of Alexander McCall Smith's perennially popular and irresistibly charming 44 Scotland Street series.
Bertie's respite from his overbearing mother, Irene, is over. She has returned home from the Middle East, only to discover that her son has been exposed to the worst of evils: cartoons, movies, and even carbonated beverages. But the one who should be most concerned is her unfortunate husband, Stuart, upon whom her wrath is about to descend.
Meanwhile, Bruce has fallen in love with someone other than himself; Big Lou wants to adopt her beloved Finlay; Matthew and Elspeth host the Duke of Johannesburg for supper; and Bertie decides he wants to move away from Scotland Street altogether and live with his grandmother, Nicola. Will Irene and Stuart's marriage survive? Will Bruce's newfound love last? And can Bertie really be leaving home?
With wit, warmth, and humor, Alexander McCall Smith explores these matters of the heart and more with the colorful cast of characters from 44 Scotland Street.

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More on Bertie, soon, if you please!!

Quite a lot happens in this book, but I'm always yearning for Bertie to have more adventures and for Stewart to "man up" to his impossible wife! I do hope Alexander McCall Smith is busily writing more of these adventures right now!!
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- Rio Delta Wild "I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling."

Makes me want to visit Scotland

This continuation of the Bertie saga is delightfully welcome, hugely entertaining, filled with timely and astute political and philosophical observations, beautifully narrated...and yet a tad disappointing. I suppose one could say that life, itself, is often a tad disappointing, and there is every reason for this tale to be as honest as wee Bertie, for example. I cannot discuss what does or does not happen without affecting future readers' enjoyment, but I do think--on reflection--that the finale works fine. I can live with it. I just wanted the story to keep going. We will all be okay somehow, we realize, with or without the Turner Prize.
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- Helen L. "dchelen"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2017
  • Publisher: Recorded Books