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  • Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Militant Midwives

  • By: Michael Bond
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)
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By: Michael Bond
Narrated by: Bill Wallis
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Summary

Having delivered a particularly stirring speech at his recently deceased colleague's funeral, Monsieur Pamplemousse is more than a little disturbed when the coffin explodes during the ceremony. Luckily, his faithful hound Pommes Frites gave out a warning cry just in time, so there were no casualties. But, who exactly is behind this explosion? And was the same person responsible for his late co-worker's demise?

This latest in their wild romps find the entertaining duo causing chaos at a prestigious hotel, where the dish of the day is red herrings. With delectable wit, sharp dialogue and a marvellous sense of timing, this is the latest in the adventures of Monsieur Pamplemousse and his beloved bloodhound.

©2006 Michael Bond (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Daft fun!

The story was a no brainer! It was easy to work out the plot early on! However, Michael Bond's writing and Bill Wallis' telling kept me entertained throughout!

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Espionage and gastronomy

Easy listening and lots of fun. 1st one I have listened too but I will be downloading the rest. A trip round Paris with Monsieur Pamplemousse and Pomme frite is not to be missed.

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‘Ello ‘ello for detective fiction

A real pleasure to revisit these books. The characters are charming, the plot funny and sinister by turns, and the narrator gets it exactly right without the dreadful cod French accent. I shall be reading more.

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Great listen

I am loving these stories they are such fun to listen to and narrated by one of the greats what's not to like

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Neither here or there.

Not much to this story a third in french and not all explained with explanation. Would not read again and may not try this author either.

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Excellent funny tale

Bill Wallace an excellent reader. Wry funny book with an amazing plot, thank you Michael Bond

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Farcically funny in the best way.

Firstly, Michael Bond's writing is wonderful and the humour of the story shines through each and every line. Secondly, Bill Wallis' narration is second to none that I've heard. He is utterly magnificent with characterisation that brings the story to life in the most witty and sparkling way. I had a smile on my face throughout the reading, accompanied with laugh out loud moments on a regular basis. What's not to love in listening to a brilliant narrator of superb words expressing the free thoughts of a detective blood hound?

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Wonderfully evocative of Paris!

So much enjoyed this little meander around Paris with Monsieur Pamplemousse and his faithful chien. At a time when visiting Paris is impossible because we are living through a pandemic this story helps one both to reminisce on past happy days and culinarily delights and to hope for a better future when we might once again follow recommendations from Le Guide and it’s 3 stock pot recommendations. Really hope that Audible will produce more of these books very soon.

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