The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles : Josephine Series

  • by Katherine Pancol, William Rodarmor (translator), Helen Dickinson (translator)
  • Narrated by Ellen Archer
  • Series: Josephine Series
  • 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Le Divorce meets The Elegance of the Hedgehog in this hilariously entertaining mega-best seller from France.
When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Joséphine Cortès is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two - confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoé - is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Joséphine's charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all - a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a très chic Paris address - but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life.
When Iris charms a famous publisher into offering her a lucrative deal for a twelfth-century romance, she offers her sister a deal of her own: Joséphine will write the novel and pocket all the proceeds, but the book will be published under Iris's name. All is well - that is, until the book becomes the literary sensation of the season.

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As substantive as a macaroon

Maureen Corrigan recommended The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles as a light, fun escape. I usually like her recommendations, but this is an exception. I thought the plot was predictable and labored, and the characters were tedious. I found it neither fun nor entertaining, and finished it only because it was the only book on tape I had on my iPhone on the long drive home.

I'm usually a Francophile and expected to enjoy this book if only because it was written by a French author. But sadly, no. Josephine, you're no Amelie.



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- Teresa

Fascinating, moving, unforgettable

Listened through audible, while walking. The story kept me walking for hours without even knowing I was burning calories by the 1000's 😘
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- Bernard Lernout

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-31-2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio