By

Read By

Robin Laing

Length

9 hrs and 41 mins

Audiobook Review

The Diary of a Bookseller

Shaun Bythell

Overall
Performance

Charming and funny, sardonic and quirky.

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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This was an easy listen. The conversational writing style, humour and self-deprecation come together to make this endearing and uplifting. His stories are genuinely funny.

If I had a critique it's that this is like a conversation with a charming stranger that goes on for too long, neither of us able to extricate ourselves politely. I struggled to keep going. Might have given 4 stars had it been shorter.

Shaun's literary references and in-depth knowledge fantastically punctuate the story to great effect.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

Robin Laing, usually found narrating crime thrillers, is truly affable as the softly spoken Shaun.

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO...​​

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The tone and humour are similar to the work of Matt Dunn.
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ABOUT

The Diary of a Bookseller

THE BLURB

Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff.

He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.