I enjoyed listening to this serial novel, read nicely in all the Scottish accents by Ian Mackenzie. It is not a story of excitement or adventure, just daily lives and human insights - but for me interesting nevertheless.
I enjoyed this little book, but I am a middle aged grown up. I like William Steig's drawings and the story. However, I would be quite surprised if children enjoyed it. The main character is a bourgeois (mouse) person who is thrown into a wilderness situation and experiences the seasons outdoors.
I recommend this very interesting book that, among other things, decribes the difference between real hope and fake optimism when a person is seriously ill. Written by an oncologist who often writes for the New Yorker magazine, from his professional and personal experience.
"Meet Lucian, en engaging young bean counter who's about to be put to death by a pair of villainous soothsayers. His headlong escape proves to be a collision course with Joy-in-the-Dance, a girl of marvels and mysteries--sometimes hotheaded, sometimes affectionate, but always spirited and resourceful. And the trio is completed by Fronto, a poet turned into a donkey, whose loyalty is a strong and tough as the hide of a jackass..."
Steeped in myth and magic as old as the ancient Greeks but sparkling with wit and wisdom as fress as tomorrow, this is an unforgettable storyteller's tribute to the most time-tested and marvelous of tales."--from the jacket flap.
I like the protaganist in this light series, Hitchcock Sewell. He's a present day Archie Goodwin, if you know the Nero Wolfe series by Rex Stout, except instead of being a PI he is an undertaker. It probably doesn't matter too much if you read in order in this series...
"...is reminiscent of Ralph Ellison's finest work. Underscoring both the specificity of her characters' lives and the general ambience of black existence, Naylor movingly captures life in New York and America." - Publishers Weekly
"With more cock-ups than hold-ups, The Bank Robber Diaries is every bit as hilarious and wickedly un-PC as Danny King's best-selling debut The Burglar Diaries. Guaranteed to have you laughing all the way to the bank."
(from the cover)
This audiobook is read beautifully by Gwen Watford. Not actually a mystery, this is a story of life in a cozy Cotswold community. "The gentle humor and delightfully entwined characters will warm your heart and lighten your day."