Anything Considered

by Peter Mayle | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1559273909 Global Overview for this book
Registered by echesketch of Landis, North Carolina USA on 7/21/2005
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by echesketch from Landis, North Carolina USA on Thursday, July 21, 2005

~ On two audiocassettes ~

"Bennett is an English expatriate living in France with champagne taste and a beer bankroll. Happy-go-lucky, a bit roguish, and almost out of cash, he places an ad in the 'International Herald Tribune' volunteering his services: anything considered except marriage.

"He pursues a response from the very, very wealthy Julian Poe, who has developed a simple but slightly illegal scheme to help keep the French tax man away from his door. He has also (although Bennett doesn't know it yet) developed a means of producing truffles, and intends to corner the immensely lucrative truffle market.

"Bennett signs on to help Poe with his taxes and soon finds himself in Monaco, living in a style to which he has always wished to become accustomed. But his bubble soon bursts under the weight of Poe's nefarious truffles, and Bennett finds himself involved with Sicilian and Corsican Mafiosi, crooked gendarmes, an order of monks dedicated to the god Bacchus - and the beautiful, sexy Anna Hersh, who's supposed to help Bennett, but who has her own agenda for this 'affaire' that may be hazardous to the health of both of them."

~ On two audiocassettes ~

Journal Entry 2 by echesketch from Landis, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I had a great time listening to this audiobook. It was light and comical; just the perfect thing for me these days. A real treat is the simple classical music between what I believe are the book's chapters.

Another bookcrosser in Book Talk recommended Tim Curry as an excellent reader of audiobooks and I agree wholeheartedly with this particular audio. So much so that I also purchased another audiobook that is read by him: A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett. I'm confident that he is equally as good reading that one.

Journal Entry 3 by echesketch from Landis, North Carolina USA on Sunday, October 28, 2007

This audiobook will be heading out in BigJohnLefty's audiobook box!

Journal Entry 4 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Saturday, November 24, 2007
Taken out of bigjohnlefty's audiobox. I ADORE Tim Curry and this book sounds like fun, so I'm really looking forward to listening to this. Thanks!

Journal Entry 5 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Monday, December 03, 2007
I finished listening to this yesterday. It was a great novel!

As Bennett settles into his life of luxury, he realizes he's in the middle of something a lot darker and deeper than he had counted on. Then when his own mistake puts him and his employer in jeopardy, it's up to him- and his new partner- to bail them out. It all revolves around a briefcase containing the secret to truffle-growing, of all things!

At first, I had a hard time really liking the characters- they're all a bit beyond anything I can really relate to. However, they're very entertaining & interesting and I did care what happened to them by the end. I particularly enjoyed the abbot LOL This is certainly an enjoyable story with lots of complications and plenty of twists and turns- but humor as well.

I loved Tim Curry's reading (as I knew I would) though his female voices aren't the best, naturally. I totally agree with you, echesketch, about the presentation, including the reading and the music between chapters.

This was great! Thanks so much!

Journal Entry 6 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Friday, January 23, 2009
Adding this to my bookbox ray: Earreading Audiobooks on Cassette Bookbox #1

I hope whoever finds it, enjoys it!

Journal Entry 7 by imawinn2 from Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Monday, August 17, 2009
I picked this out of Earreading Audiobooks on Cassette Bookbox. It looked like a fun one and having the plus of Tim Curry read it ought to be good. I will start listening to this very soon.

Journal Entry 8 by imawinn2 from Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Thursday, August 20, 2009
What a fun audio to listen to. The story takes the happy-go-lucky main character, Bennett, from France to Monaco and then gets him unwittingly caught up in a dangerous game that could decide who controls the truffle market. "Truffles??", you ask?

Somebody has developed a serum that, for the first time in agricultural history, can allow one to produce the highly prized fungi at will. Such a technology is most valuable when one considers that truffles bring in about $300 per pound.

Who will control this lucrative truffle market. Will it be the wealthy, yet dangerous, Julian Poe, who initially hires Bennett to help in a slightly illegal tax evasion scheme. Perhaps it will be a Sicilian Mafiosa boss by the name of Tutsi. Or... maybe it will be the lovely Miss Anna Hersh who was hire by Poe to assist Bennett. And what does an order of monks have to do with this caper? You must listen to find out.

Tim Curry (of Rocky Horror Picture Show fame) does a great job reading this light-hearted and comical mystery. It found the whole audiobook delightful!

Journal Entry 9 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Thursday, September 03, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (9/3/2009 UTC) at Neenah, Wisconsin USA



Putting this in Carlissa's Audiobox. Happy Travels!

Journal Entry 10 by judygreeneyes from San Diego, California USA on Sunday, October 25, 2009
I pulled this audio casette book out of the travelling book box to give it a read. Thanks imawinn2 for sending it on -- I love Tim Curry also.

Journal Entry 11 by judygreeneyes from San Diego, California USA on Thursday, November 19, 2009
I just finished listening to this audiobook on my way to work this morning. I agree with all of the journal entries previously made -- I was initially drawn to the fact that Tim Curry was doing the reading, and I know how awesome and talented he is. But the story itself, while not my usual fare, was so fun and improbable, I really enjoyed it. The ending left me with a silly grin on my face. And now I've added to my list of life goals to find out what truffles taste like, because I really don't think I've ever had one. Thanks all, for sharing this book and passing it along!

Journal Entry 12 by judygreeneyes at San Diego, California USA on Saturday, November 21, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (11/21/2009 UTC) at San Diego, California USA



Sent by mail to Waderwoman for her listening pleasure. Enjoy!!

If you aren't familiar with Bookcrossing, take a few minutes to check out this very cool site. Bookcrossers LOVE books, and more than anything, they love to read books and then set them free for other people to find and enjoy. I would love it if you would leave a journal entry -- you can say where you found the book or how you liked it when you read it. Then, when you are ready, pass it along for someone else to enjoy! Thanks and happy reading!

Journal Entry 13 by waderwoman on Thursday, November 26, 2009
Oooh Judy! This looks great- thankyou so much!

Journal Entry 14 by waderwoman on Saturday, January 30, 2010
Just finished listening to this- a great story and wonderfully read by Tim Curry although his Italian accent left a little to be desired!
I shall hang onto it until the next audio book sweepstake.
Thanks for shring Judy! x

Journal Entry 15 by waderwoman at on Friday, February 18, 2011

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If you are reading this then you have found me!
Please do a journal entry-Thanks xx

Taking along to the meet up_will be left on shelf if not chosen

Journal Entry 16 by wingReetPetitewing at Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, January 19, 2014
We've decided to 'retire' this book, it's moved from Costa Coffee to Divine Café and no one plays cassette tapes anymore. If any previous journalers would like it back please let me know.

Journal Entry 17 by wingReetPetitewing at Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Going back to imawinn2

Journal Entry 18 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Thursday, February 06, 2014
This audiobook has arrived. I will be sharing this with some of the BCers who still listen to audio cassettes. Thanks for sending it back to me ReetPetite. :-)

Journal Entry 19 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Friday, April 04, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (4/4/2014 UTC) at Neenah, Wisconsin USA


I sent this off to iwillrejoice who picked it off her own Audiobook VBB list. I think you will really enjoy this one. Happy Ear-reading! ;-)

Journal Entry 20 by wingiwillrejoicewing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
It's here! Arrived yesterday. Thanks for sharing!

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