- source: my local library
Steven Crossley (Narrator),
- Whole Story Audiobooks (Publisher)
- published 2014
- Listening Length: 3 hours and 47 minutes
When his loving wife, Betty, plans a trip to Ireland for Fatty O'Leary's 40th birthday things go wrong almost immediately: the seats in economy class on the plane are too small; Irish bathroom furniture is not as commodious as he'd have liked. And all the time Fatty must put up with the unthinking cruelty of strangers.
Like many generously built people Fatty O'Leary is a most forgiving man. He has very few malicious bones in his body and he quickly forgets indignities once they have been surmounted, most of the time. His trip of a lifetime quickly turns into a nightmare, and indeed progresses from one nightmare to another, all caused mainly by his generous proportions, but Fatty, an antiques dealer from Arkansas, soars above it all. His wife Betty deserves a medal.
This was a lovely entertaining read, not, I should point out, crime fiction.
Steven Crossley does a wonderful job of the narration.
My rating: 4.4
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4.6, THE MINOR ADJUSTMENT BEAUTY SALON
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4.5, THE WOMAN WHO WALKED IN SUNSHINE
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