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The Red Notebook

By: Antoine Laurain
Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
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Summary

Heroic bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street. There's nothing in the bag to indicate who it belongs to, although there's all sorts of other things in it. Laurent feels a strong impulse to find the owner and tries to puzzle together who she might be from the contents of the bag. Especially a red notebook with her jottings, which really makes him want to meet her. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions?

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"Elegant, witty, lighthearted - and somehow very French." ( Booklist)

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Simple but effective

The plot is very straightforward but it’s intriguing. I anticipated a happy ending but finding out how they got there was entertaining.
There was a strong sense of place, I could really feel I was in Paris. But I did not like the narrator adopting a French accent for dialogue. As it was a translation into English it would have been fine for the characters to have English accents! That jarred for me, and was the reason for 4 stars rather than 5 on performance.

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short but very interesting and exciting

I have to listen to another of his books , after reading this one. hopefully will be as good

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enjoyable

Having read The President's hat, this was a lovely book to listen to. Slightly predictable, but that didn't matter to me and I am not being critical-that was part of the appeal of the story. I enjoyed it and the narration was very soothing. Just what I needed on a lazy Sunday.

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Short and sweet

Sweet story, nice & uncomplicated. Maybe too short to spend a whole credit on but I think I purchased it on special offer. Cute story, transports the reader to Paris for a little fling.

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Delightful

Beautifully and sensitively described. The unfortunate event that leaves the heroine in a temporary coma results in the discovery of her notebook in the stolen and discarded handbag by a stranger...our hero. After clever detective work, Laurain discovers her flat and learns more about her. The story develops further to a satisfying conclusion.

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Brilliant!

This was recommended to me by a stranger. I read the blurb and downloaded it immediately.
To say it was a complete joy is an understatement! I loved every single word!! Hooray for the most magnificent little book (potentially) ever!! Thank you!!!!

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a quick read

bit of an irritating accent in parts, a nice enough story but probably not that memorable

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An Amazing Little Book

A Wonderful spellbinding Story. I was not expecting this to be so captivating but it certainly.

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What a little gem


I thoroughly enjoyed this short mysterious little book.
I was pulled into it straightaway and so enjoyed the meandering search to find the owner of the handbag
Impeccable narration by Alex Wyndham

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Lovely story - great setting

I really enjoyed this book... Loved the Parisien setting and descriptions.. Great narration by Alex Wyndham - recommend..

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