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Alexander McCall Smith / Read By Hugh Laurie - Portuguese Irregular Verbs album mp3
Portuguese Irregular Verbs
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Portuguese Irregular Verbs by Alexander McCall Smith. Read by Hugh Laurie; Time Warner Audio Books; Unabridged 4hours; cassettes or CDs £1. 9. The pinnacle of academic achievement for Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology has been the publication of his work Portuguese Irregular Verbs. So esoteric is it that no one will ever read it. However, von Igelfeld goes to prodigious lengths to bring his work to a wider audience.

Portuguese Irregular Verbs is the first book in Alexander McCall Smith’s The 2 ½ Pillars of Wisdom series sometimes called the Igelfeld trilogy. This is the unabridged version read by Hugh Laurie. Personally, I thought the book was just okay, but the audio version is hilariously dramatized by Hugh Laurie complete with a myriad of accents and characterizations. uk: Alexander McCall Smith, best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, has turned his hand to humour. The delightful result is a creation of comic genius

Portuguese Irregular Verbs book. Alexander McCall Smith’s Portuguese Irregular Verbs is very short and very funny. It follows a German professor of philology and some of his colleagues as they engage in that peculiar sport of academic infighting in the exclusive world of international conferences. This is not subtle humour. The core jokes are about stereotypes, funny exactly because they are spot on. There is a sweet innocence about the hapless professors. Take for example, their decision to use the hotel tennis court, although Alexander McCall Smith’s Portuguese Irregular Verbs is very short and very funny. Hugh Laurie's narration certainly added to the enjoyment. This was my first audiobook and it was a good introduction. Also short (. 5 hours).

By: Alexander McCall Smith. Narrated by: Hugh Laurie. Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins. The third novel in the Portuguese Irregular Verbs trilogy sees von Igelfeld suffering the slings of academic intrigue as a visiting fellow at Cambridge, and the arrows of outrageous fortune in an eventful Columbian adventure. Between trips, von Igelfeld returns to his beloved Regensburg only that to discover while he has been away his murine colleagues have been at play.

Alexander McCall Smith possesses a seemingly limitless imagination. McCall Smith skewers the pomposity of academic pretension with an irresistible, deadpan insouciance. McCall Smith happily pushes every scene to its Monty Python-esque limit. The Georgia Straight. Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, author of that great triumph of Germanic scholarship, Portuguese Irregular Verbs, had never set foot on American shores. Further Studies of Canine Pulmonary Efficiency, he read. And then: by Professor Martin Igelfold, Universtiy of Münster. Von Igelfeld stared at the page for a moment, his heart a cold stone within him.

Listen to this book for FREE when you try Audible. Portuguese Irregular Verbs is one of only three books in Alexander McCall Smith's series featuring Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, author of the philological masterwork that gives this book its title. All of the von Igelfeld books were published in 2003, so that there is arguably no starting point to the series, yet readers would be advised to begin with this volume.

Narrated by Paul Hecht. From the New York Times best-selling creator of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels and winner of the inaugural Saga Award for Wit, comes the first novel starring distinguished philologist Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld. Von Igelfeld is the world's leading scholar on Portuguese irregular verbs. But in other matters - such as tennis against equally dreadful opponents and the arranging of fencing duels - he is not nearly so skilled. Yet that does not stop him from having a go at life, and the results are always humorous.

Portuguese Irregular Verbs. By: Alexander McCall Smith. Narrated by: Paul Hecht. Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins. What does Hugh Laurie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book? Hugh Laurie's outrageously silly German accent as von Igelfeld absolutely adds to the humour, he has great fun with the nuances.

Alexander McCall Smith followed Portuguese Irregular Verbs with two sequels: The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, both published in 2003. In 2004, Abacus (an imprint of Little, Brown and Company) republished all three novels in a paperback omnibus titled The 2½ Pillars of Wisdom. A fourth volume, Unusual Uses for Olive Oil, was published in 2011. Portuguese Irregular Verbs has eight chapters: The Principles of Tennis. Duels, and How to Fight Them. Early Irish Pornography. Portuguese Irregular Verbs. Holy Man. Dental Pain.


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Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Alexander McCall Smith – (text)
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Time Warner AudioBooks
  • Copyright (c) – Time Warner AudioBooks – (packaging)


  • Music By – Frank Schulmeyer
  • Photography By – Peter Simpkin
  • Producer, Directed By – Garrick Hagon, The Story Circle
  • Read By – Hugh Laurie
  • Written-By – Alexander McCall Smith


"Unabridged on 4 CDs. Running time: approx. 4 hours."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 9781405500609
  • Other (ISBN): 978-1-4055-0060-9