Charley Lambert has a perfect life. She has The Job. The Wardrobe. And The Flat. Then she breaks her leg in three places and is forced to hand over her job to her nasty deputy while she recovers. Desperate for something to do, she discovers a talent for helping the lovelorn online. Then along comes William.…
©2013 Lucy Robinson (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
"A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger"
It was a lovey and good paced story
I really liked the friendships between Charlie, Sam and Hayley
I'm not sure if she is actually Scottish, so the accent seemed a little off in parts, but overall it was fine.
Hayley, she seemed like a lot of fun
The story was a bit predictable in parts, but it was still a really nice story to listen to. I had a few laugh out loud moments.
"Not the most original but a great listen"
Its a little like You've got mail the movie
Sam - cheeky chappy
When they finally realised they were meant to be
I usually try to get american accent narrators because I am afraid I may not understand the pure english ones and what they are saying, being a non-born english speaker myself..... But my God this narrator gave another meaning to this book. I was completely hooked !!!
I enjoyed this book so much, i kept on going whenever I got the chance of a little alonr time. I smiled and laughed while listening to it, and I got a bit emotional at times and there where other times I just went on speaking to the character saying something like " OH MY GOD !!! "
I had a bit of a problem at the beginning when you really try to focus and understand where is this book going and what it is about but I quickly got over that and was inmerse into the storyline.
I liked the main character, she was funny and impulsive and she had a spirited mind.... I guess the writer is an excellent one! I recommend this book for an enjoyable time.
"Book is fine - narration is VERY annoying"
The book is good, light, fun.
And although I appreciate that the main character is currently living in Edinburgh - it's evident that the author - a southerner - doesn't actually understand the Scottish speech patterns. This means that the narrator - who is also fine - has an almost impossible job to do. She reads the book in a strong Scottish (East coast) accent throughout. However the author didn't write the book so that this would work.
Not a happy match of book/author/narrator - I found it intensely irritating. So much so I gave up and frankly wish I could return the darn book.. If you wouldn't know a Scottish accent or speech pattern from a London one - it probably won't bother you -- but if you're Scottish I REALLY wouldn't bother with this one.
"Very enjoyable listen"
This has been one of those books that has kept me up way past a sensible bedtime just to get to the end. Kind of thought I could guess the end but wasn't so sure until the last. Beautiful performance too.
Well constructed story around very believable characters. The narrator and story were excellently matched.
Charley Lambert - the main character was my favourite personality in the story - she is portrayed as a very strong minded business woman who can be very clumsy and very funny. Written in the first person - the narrator certainly became this character and that of others personalities within the story.
I enjoyed the entire book - all scenes were totally captivating.
Definitely a book that can be enjoyed in one sitting - life permitting of course!
Will certainly be listening to more from this author and narrator - an excellent combination.
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