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The Hypnotist's Love Story Audiobook

The Hypnotist's Love Story

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Publisher's Summary

This wonderfully perceptive new audiobook is about the lines we'll cross for love. It's about the murky areas between right and wrong, and the complexities of modern relationships.

The Hypnotist's Love Story is about the mild craziness that lurks behind the facades we present to the world, especially when it comes to love.

Ellen O'Farrell is an expert when it comes to human frailties. She's a hypnotherapist who helps her clients deal with everything from addictions to life-long phobias. So when she falls in love with a man who is being stalked by his ex-girlfriend she's more intrigued than frightened. What makes a supposedly smart, professional woman behave this way? She'd love to meet her!

What she doesn't know is that she already has. Saskia has been masquerading as a client, and their lives are set to collide in ways Ellen could never have predicted.

©2011 Liane Moriarty (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    Amanda macquarie fields, Australia 15/07/2015
    Amanda macquarie fields, Australia 15/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story wonderfully read"

    Brilliant as ever..Moriarty and Lee go very well together. The characters are so real. The stories so believable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barb 02/10/2014
    Barb 02/10/2014
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    "Nice listen"
    What did you like most about The Hypnotist's Love Story?

    Nice story .. an easy listen


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hypnotist's Love Story?

    The story line from the stalker


    What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

    Excellent voice to listen to


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Tragic story of lost love


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Oliver 10/06/2014
    Jane Oliver 10/06/2014
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    "Interesting, quaint, very Sydney"
    What did you like most about The Hypnotist's Love Story?

    The obsessive nature of both women was well portrayed and the stalker woman was by at the more interesting to me; a tad therapeutic but a good mid-range read. It explores relationship development well if not a bit clichéd with the husband-to-be's family. A thoroughly decent and curious novel.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have had a Stronger development of the male character, to show how emotionally illiterate he was, but earlier... Perhaps showing his rigidity through his work a little more.


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Lee’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes; her beautiful Australian voice is excellent in this and the Secret garden Revisted one.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Trance your way out of this one


    Any additional comments?

    A really good Australian story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John 16/03/2014
    John 16/03/2014
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    "A joy to read"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hypnotist's Love Story the most enjoyable?

    I love Liane Moriarty's books - this one possibly the best so far. The pace of this book is excellent. Her characters are so easy to relate to. Caroline Lee's narration is just perfect for this book. Kept listening until the early hours - just couldn't stop!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jacquie88 Australia 01/12/2016
    Jacquie88 Australia 01/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Complicated love "

    Enjoyed this book. Again Moriarty captures the experience from multiple characters and it is never a clear sense of right amd wrong and she shifts our empathy from one character to another. Loved the glimpse into the world of hypnotism. Sad I've run out of Moriarty books to read.

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    Georgina 10/11/2016
    Georgina 10/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "slow and boring"

    really slow and anticlimactic ending. really dissapointing after reading my husband's secret. think i won't be listening to moriarty again.

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    Clare 13/10/2016
    Clare 13/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "I just loved it"

    Story and narrator both - cannot fault. I look forward to listening to more by Lianne Moriarty.

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    Lacee 21/08/2016
    Lacee 21/08/2016
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    "I am now such a fan"

    This was my second book written by Liane and narrated by Caroline and enjoyed both performances immensely.

    Easy to listen to, intriguing story lines. Just what I need to shut the world out :)

    Now, I shall start my third.

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    Michelle 15/08/2016
    Michelle 15/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointed"

    I have listened to nearly all of Liane Moriarty's books while I travel for work. I was so disappointed with this book. I found the supposed victims in this book - Patrick and Ellen impossible to like or even relate to. My favourite character was by far the stalker. I couldn't listen to it all it was so blah blah blah. I went online to read a review to find out how it ended which was also blah

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    Rodney Fielding 02/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Quality soap opera"

    I had never read or heard an example of so-called chick lit before and did not think I would last the distance, but this got me in and I enjoyed it. I am a rather conservative male reader of 72, by the way.

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  • Moonglotexas
    South Africa
    21/01/14
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    "Entrancing, mind- shifting!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hypnotist's Love Story the most enjoyable?

    The character development is exquisite and I came to love all the main characters even the "bad" ones. Such a balanced view on each drew me into each twist and turn and finding myself with divided loyalty.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved both leading ladies actually, but it think the hypnotherapist wins out.


    What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Caroline Lee allows one to savour the beautiful, lyrical nature of the writing and fully absorb the characters without rushing to keep up with the action.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending was realistic and yet serendipitous, love those endings.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Karen Campbell
    United Arab Emirates
    15/05/12
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    "Very enjoyable"

    Liane Moriarty is one of my favourite authors. Her characters are believable with understandable moods, motivations, and actions. They are real people who find themselves dealing with an unusual situation. Caroline Lee's narration is pragmatic and well paced so she is a perfect match for the book. The story line is quirky and interesting. It may not be gripping but the story develops at a good pace so it is always easy to listen to. I smiled and laughed as I listened and felt sad but satisfied when it ended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kath of Oz
    Melbourne
    20/05/14
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    "Marvellously original characters"

    Ellen, the central character of this delightful, funny and elegant story, is refreshingly different. Caught in a relentless self-awareness that therapists must find so hard to shrug off, she is charming, disarming and sometimes very funny. Here are people who, like so many of us, try to live good and careful lives, but run adrift without really knowing why. But Ellen collects herself and presses on, finding a way through with her mix of philosophy, restraint and willingness. The very wholesomeness of her expectations keeps us taught with fear of their failure.
    The stalker in this story, Ellen's opposite, is skilfully and compassionately drawn and remarkably real and familiar to us as readers. Who among us has not been at least some way down the path of the stalker? We are taken into her world of pain and injustice but not left to find our own way out.
    Many levels of emotion, humour and philosophical exploration in this clean, gracious story,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tammy Sheedy
    Oxbow, Sk, CA
    7/09/15
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    "Enjoyed it!"

    I Enjoyed this book even more than I thought I would. I also learned a few things along the way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mgn
    london
    28/08/15
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    "Good But too long"

    I liked the theme but really got bored w the over-long stuff in the middle. Just not necessary. Total of 28 chapters where the first ten and last four are required. Rest absolutely not needed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sue
    1/08/15
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    "Fifth book ! Fifth five stars !"

    This is the fifth book I have listened to by Liane Moriarity ... And I have enjoyed every single one !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Constance
    20/09/14
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    "Mindless Entertainment!"
    What did you love best about The Hypnotist's Love Story?

    The dialogue and humour.


    What other book might you compare The Hypnotist's Love Story to and why?

    The Rosie Project. The humour


    What three words best describe Caroline Lee’s performance?

    Simple, realistic and memorable


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Spoiler Alert!! I was surprised at the ending...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aimee
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    8/02/14
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    "a really good listen"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hypnotist's Love Story the most enjoyable?

    The narration was very easy to listen to. Plus it was a great story


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the characters in the story, it was really interesting


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my 3rd book that she has narrated, I've loved all of them


    If you could rename The Hypnotist's Love Story, what would you call it?

    The hypnotist and the stalker


    Any additional comments?

    It was a great listen, I didn't want it to end. This is the last of liane moriarty audiobooks available for me to listen to, so I feel a little lost for another book now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Catherine
    LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
    23/11/14
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    "Brilliant"
    Where does The Hypnotist's Love Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best, everytime I had to pause my Ipod, I did so reluctantly! It was quite a fast pace and I always wanted to listen more to find out what would happen next.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was interesting throughout. Each of the characters were different. Some of the lines made me laugh out loud. The storyline was excellent and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, it takes a different turn.


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favourite?

    Both were good.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Don't want to give anything away, but I finally felt sorry for Saskia and was glad when she found that there was life after a failed relationship and other people actually liked her!


    Any additional comments?

    Have listened to and loved each of Liane Moriartys books that have been available to download through 'Audible' I have listened to them all and am disappointed that there are no more. I think she has written more, but some are not on 'Audible' Liane Moriarty is very witty, sometimes her characters come out with some hilarious comments. The different personalities are very intriguing, and others can remind you of somebody you know. Her books are a must for women in their 30s, 40s + 50+ Liane Moriarty really brings the personalities to the fore and she certainly knows how womens minds work.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • primrose
    teddington, United Kingdom
    13/12/13
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    "Credible and very well observed characters."
    Would you listen to The Hypnotist's Love Story again? Why?

    This book has the ability to enthrall and grip from the very beginning. As a Hypnotherapist I approached it with some misgivings, but enjoyed another book from this author so gave it a go. The story has real credibility and unlike many others it does not gloss over real issues and leave you feeling that it could never happen to real people. The emotional responses are totally believable and very well observed.
    I am not crazy about the narrator but she does a good enough job on this, although she does "grate" on me a little.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I felt that the Hypnosis elements were well researched and totally credible. Good story.


    What aspect of Caroline Lee’s performance might you have changed?

    Its difficult to explain her shortcomings, as this is a very subjective view, but I do find her voice a tad grating.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No, but I did enjoy the emotional challenges.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Ann
    Newcastle, England
    10/08/14
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    "Great listen or read."
    Where does The Hypnotist's Love Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was surprisingly good and well researched.


    Any additional comments?

    Liane Moriarty is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. I really enjoyed this book, as I did 'The Husband's Secret' and, as I am doing with 'What Alice Forgot'. They are all different, easy reads, intelligently written with well drawn characters.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    Westcliff, Essex, United Kingdom
    18/03/14
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    "Great to begin with but sadly that didn't last."
    Would you try another book written by Liane Moriarty or narrated by Caroline Lee?

    I would on both counts


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the first 1/3 to half of the book but after that it was as if the writer ran out of story. I thought at one point that the book had come to an abrupt end but then saw I had over 3 hours to go so smiled to myself and waited for the twist that must be coming. Nothing came. Just a 3 hour very long winded end.Real shame.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Louise ROONEY
    UK
    12/03/15
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    "Meh!"
    What disappointed you about The Hypnotist's Love Story?

    Nothing really happened


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Put some meat into it


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrator


    What character would you cut from The Hypnotist's Love Story?

    The child or at least the way the narrator put on the childs voice


    Any additional comments?

    meh :(

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Heidi
    Banstead, United Kingdom
    2/04/14
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    "Thought provoking"
    If you could sum up The Hypnotist's Love Story in three words, what would they be?

    Sensitive, touching, rewarding


    What other book might you compare The Hypnotist's Love Story to, and why?

    It is quite unique


    What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

    Her voice varied slightly between the two main female characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Saskia reflecting on her relationship with hew step -son before it was cut short.


    Any additional comments?

    My sympathies and thoughts changed towards Ellen, Patrick and Saskia several times throughout the story of their intertwining lives.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Gabrielle Harvey-Jones
    17/03/15
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    "A beautifully crafted story"

    I love Liane Moriarty's books and am gradually working my way through them! They are a pleasure to listen to!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Rayleigh Essex, United Kingdom
    13/10/14
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    "My first dissapointing read by Lianr Moriarty"

    This the fourth book I have listened to by this author, and was disappointed. The story line was most dragged out and could have been finished in less time.
    Perhaps this was because it was one of her earlier works.
    I loved the latest "Little Lies"

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Fiberfan
    10/06/15
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    "Well told, a little boring."

    I kept listening, because I expected some interesting twist in the story.
    It is a nicely told story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • teresa
    15/03/15
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    "Thank you for this book."

    loved it! It makes you think about relationships from all sides, and made me realise I have been all sides.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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