My Italian Bulldozer Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already late book, it seems like the perfect escape from stressful city life. Upon landing, however, things quickly take a turn for the worse when he discovers his hired car is nowhere to be found. With no record of any reservation and no other cars available, it looks like Paul is stuck at the airport. That is, until an enterprising stranger offers him an unexpected alternative.
While there may be no cars available, there is something else on offer: a bulldozer. With little choice in the matter, Paul accepts, and so begins a series of laugh-out-loud adventures through the Italian countryside, following in the wake of Paul and his Italian bulldozer. A story of unexpected circumstance and a lesson in making the best of what you have, My Italian Bulldozer is a warm holiday listen guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
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|Listening Length||6 hours and 44 minutes|
|Author||Alexander McCall Smith|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||19 May 2016|
|Publisher||Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 52,844 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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I expected a humorous tale of a man's adventures driving a bulldozer through Italy. I mean, it's a silly premise - what else could you expect?
Instead, after an uneventful drive from A to B, the bulldozer barely features anymore, other than characters mentioning how unusual it is to rent a bulldozer.
The plot is basically: culinary writer goes on research/writing trip to Italy and ends up driving a bulldozer to his accommodation. He interacts with locals in the hotel and cafe, meets another tourist/writer and after 2 hrs convinces himself he is in love, gets an unexpected visit from his ex and then his (female) editor, goes out to restaurants and finally, in the last bit, uses the bulldozer to help a local.
That's it. There was no substance to it, no humor, nothing that interested me.
The beginning had a pleasant atmosphere, and overall it's made me want to go to a small Italian town to write a book, so I'll round it up to 2 stars, but wouldn't really recommend this.
Alas, I didn't.
Story started off well enough, a bit odd, but looked promising.
Unfortunately for me, it never quite hit the spot.
I don't want to spoil the story for anyone, so I won't go into it. Suffice to say, for me, the characters didn't ring quite true and the actual story line itself, I felt was rather weak and at times forced.
It just does not have the fluidity and vision No. 1 LDA has.
Sorry. Big fail.
The bulldozer is odd, I may have missed the point of it, and the technical mistakes about the electrical raising of the blade- which would actually be done via a powerful hydraulic system- not the battery, are irritating and a bit distracting. I kept thinking, would this book be any better or worse if the bulldozer were to be removed from it. True it was used to demolish the wall, and move the heap of earth to allow the re-classifying of the wine, but really!!
Worth a read, but a bit Mills and Boonish,I'm afraid.
Botswana fascinates endlessly, this doesn't.