Audiobook Review

The Diary of a Bookseller

By
Shaun Bythell
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average rating is 3 out of 5
Performance
average rating is 3 out of 5
Overall
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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

Charming and funny, sardonic and quirky.

THE BIRDICT

💛 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.

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

SQUAWKING THE TALK

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

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: SIMILAR AUDIOBOOKS

No spoilers for this one. Maybe next time!
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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.