The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf Audiobook Cover

The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf

David Rintoul

Embark on a delightful adventure with 'The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf,' the latest audiobook in the best-selling Detective Varg series by Alexander McCall Smith. This hilarious crime novel introduces us to Detective Ulf Varg as he navigates a sensitive crime investigation and personal dilemmas. With its unique blend of humor and crime, this audiobook is a captivating and witty addition to the genre. Follow Ulf as he faces a disappearing cabin mystery, tests his friendship with a coworker, and explores a groundbreaking veterinary treatment for deaf dogs. 'The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf' is a must-listen for crime fiction enthusiasts.

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Description

Introduction:

Are you a fan of humorous crime novels? Look no further! In the latest addition to the best-selling Detective Varg series, 'The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf,' author Alexander McCall Smith brings us another delightful adventure filled with wit, charm, and of course, a touch of crime. This audiobook is narrated by professionals at Recorded Books, ensuring an engaging and captivating listening experience.

Plot and Characters:

The story takes place at the Department of Sensitive Crimes, which is facing downsizing due to a decrease in sensitive crime cases. During this challenging time, Detective Ulf Varg finds himself amidst both a sensitive crime investigation and personal turmoil. As the department's members become embroiled in arguments and uncertainty about their future, Ulf strives to maintain his composure.

However, things take a complicated turn when Ulf's long-time friend and coworker, Anna, appears to shift blame onto him for a previous case gone wrong. The tension between them tests their friendship and forces Ulf to confront his own dilemmas.

Amidst the chaos, Ulf is assigned a peculiar task – to find out how a man's cabin mysteriously disappears. This leads him on an intriguing journey of uncovering the truth behind the stolen house. Through unexpected twists and turns, Ulf's determination to solve the case shines, leaving readers captivated and eagerly awaiting what happens next.

In addition to the gripping crime investigations, 'The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf' also introduces a fascinating subplot involving a new veterinary treatment for deaf dogs. Ulf's own canine companion, Martin, becomes a potential candidate for this groundbreaking treatment. This subplot adds depth and heart to the story, highlighting the bond between Ulf and his dog.

Writing Style and Genre:

Alexander McCall Smith is renowned for his ability to blend crime fiction with humor, and this novel is no exception. His writing style is witty, engaging, and filled with clever one-liners that will leave readers chuckling throughout the audiobook. By incorporating the Scandinavian noir genre, or as McCall Smith calls it, 'Scandi blanc,' the author creates a unique and refreshing take on crime fiction.

Conclusion:

'The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf' is a must-read (or rather, must-listen!) audiobook for fans of crime fiction, humor, and captivating storytelling. Alexander McCall Smith's brilliant writing and the exceptional narration provided by Recorded Books will transport you into a world where crime investigations are anything but ordinary. With its delightful characters, intricate plot, and moments of hilarity, this audiobook is guaranteed to keep you entertained from start to finish.

Additional Info

Book Name: The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Alexander McCall Smith
Narrators: David Rintoul
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Audiobook Length: 6H59M
Publisher: Recorded Books
Language: English
Publish Date: 2023-08-29
Last Price: 14.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is the name of the novel?

The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf

Who is the author of the novel?

Alexander McCall Smith

What genre does this novel belong to?

Scandi blanc

What series does this novel belong to?

Detective Varg series

What is the main dilemma faced by Ulf Varg in this novel?

Resolving a sensitive crime and his own delicate situation

What is happening at the Department of Sensitive Crimes?

It is downsizing due to a recent downturn of sensitive crime

What is causing bickering between colleagues at the Department?

The uncertainty of who will be transferred elsewhere

Who blames Ulf Varg for an old case?

Anna, a longtime friend and coworker

What task is Ulf assigned with during all the chaos?

Finding out what happened to a mysteriously disappeared cabin

What is the topic of the promising veterinary treatment mentioned in the novel?

Deafness in dogs

Who might be the perfect patient for the veterinary treatment?

Ulf's dog, Martin

What does the latest novel in the series offer?

Another farcical installment that defines the genre

Reviews

10 reviews for this audiobook
  • Em
    Emma 02-Oct-2023

    This audiobook was like diving into a cozy mystery blanket on a rainy day. Alexander McCall Smith's storytelling has a charming and whimsical quality that keeps you engaged from start to finish. The characters in this book are larger than life, especially the Big Bad Wolf, who adds a touch of mischief and intrigue to the story. I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone who enjoys a delightful and captivating tale.

  • Ja
    James 08-Oct-2023

    I absolutely adored this audiobook! Alexander McCall Smith has a knack for creating enchanting worlds and endearing characters. The Big Bad Wolf is such a fascinating and complex character, and I found myself rooting for him throughout the story. The narration was superb, bringing the characters to life with nuance and emotion. This is a must-listen for any fan of fairy tales and clever storytelling.

  • So
    Sophie 16-Oct-2023

    The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf is a delightful audiobook that takes a fresh and imaginative twist on a classic fairy tale character. Alexander McCall Smith's writing is witty, humorous, and full of heart. The narrator did an excellent job of capturing the essence of each character, making them feel alive and relatable. I couldn't stop listening and was thoroughly entertained from start to finish. Highly recommended!

  • Ol
    Oliver 03-Nov-2023

    What a captivating audiobook! Alexander McCall Smith has a unique talent for creating charming and memorable stories, and The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf is no exception. I was immediately drawn into the whimsical world of this book and couldn't get enough of the delightful characters. The narration was superb, bringing each character to life with distinct voices and accents. I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone in need of a magical escape.

  • Li
    Lily 27-Nov-2023

    This audiobook is pure magic! Alexander McCall Smith has once again crafted a delightful tale that will capture your heart. The characters are wonderfully developed, and the storyline is both captivating and entertaining. The narrator did a fantastic job of bringing the story to life, adding depth and personality to each character. If you're in the mood for a whimsical and charming audiobook, look no further than The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf!

  • Ja
    Jack 17-Dec-2023

    I was completely enchanted by this audiobook. Alexander McCall Smith has a way of weaving together a story that is both whimsical and thought-provoking. The Big Bad Wolf is such a complex and interesting character, and I loved following his journey throughout the book. The narrator did an excellent job of bringing each character to life, making them feel like old friends. This is a must-listen for fans of fairy tales and captivating storytelling.

  • Em
    Emily 22-Jan-2024

    The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf is a delightful and enchanting audiobook. Alexander McCall Smith's storytelling is captivating and filled with warmth and humor. The characters in this book are richly developed and oh-so-charming. The narration was excellent, with the narrator capturing the essence of each character's personality and quirks. If you're looking for a lighthearted and whimsical audiobook, this is the perfect choice!

  • Wi
    William 29-Jan-2024

    I was completely enthralled by this audiobook! Alexander McCall Smith has a gift for creating captivating stories, and The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf is no exception. The storyline is engrossing, and the characters are so well-developed that you can't help but root for them. The narration was impeccable, with the narrator's voice bringing the story to life in a way that made it feel like a vivid dream. I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone in search of a magical listening experience.

  • Av
    Ava 06-Feb-2024

    What a delightful audiobook! Alexander McCall Smith has a way with words that is simply enchanting. The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf is a refreshing and imaginative twist on a classic fairy tale character. I fell in love with the quirky and endearing characters, and the storyline kept me engaged from start to finish. The narrator did an excellent job of capturing the spirit of the book, making this audiobook an absolute pleasure to listen to.

  • Ma
    Mason 22-Mar-2024

    This audiobook was like stepping into a whimsical wonderland. Alexander McCall Smith's storytelling is captivating and filled with charm. The Big Bad Wolf is such a fascinating and complex character, and I loved following his journey throughout the book. The narration was top-notch, with the narrator bringing each character to life with distinct voices and accents. I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone who wants to escape into a magical and enchanting world.

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