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The Sunshine Cruise Company Audiobook

The Sunshine Cruise Company

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Publisher's Summary

Susan Frobisher and Julie Wickham are turning 60. They live in a small Dorset town and have been friends since school. On the surface Susan has it all - a lovely house and a long marriage to accountant Barry. Life has not been so kind to Julie, but now, with several failed businesses and bad relationships behind her, she has found stability: living in a council flat and working in an old people's home.

Then Susan's world is ripped apart when Barry is found dead in a secret flat - or, rather, a sex dungeon. It turns out Barry has been leading a double life as a swinger. He's run up a fortune in debts, and now the bank is going to take Susan's home.

Until, under the influence of an octogenarian gangster named Nails, the women decide that, rather than let the bank take everything Susan has, they're going to take the bank. With the help of Nails and the thrill-crazy, wheelchair-bound Ethel, they pull off the daring robbery but soon find that getting away with it is not so easy.

The Sunshine Cruise Company is a sharp satire of friendship, ageing, the English middle classes, and the housing bubble from one of Britain's sharpest and funniest writers.

©2015 John Niven (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks (UK)

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    Helen V 18/09/2016
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    "Ripping good yarn"

    One of the funniest stories we have listened to on our daily commute. We have a new respect for regularity and utube. 😂 Should be a movie.

    The story romps along with the occasional twist. The author carefully plants little insignificant seeds throughout the story that blossom at numerous points in the story and then you laugh even harder.

    Magic Ollerenshaw's narration was first class. She has a way of using the pregnant pause that is masterful.

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    Cindy 25/08/2016
    Cindy 25/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliantly funny"

    Loved it! Fantastic story. Kept me laughing till the end! Worth purchasing. I think I'll listen to it again.

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    Janelle moree, Australia 29/08/2015
    Janelle moree, Australia 29/08/2015 Member Since 2014

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    "Great Fun"

    Lots of evil baddies, ordinary people doing wild things. Think of Thelma and Louise . GO OLD GRRRLS!!!!

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  • Panny
    7/02/16
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    "I loved this book"
    Where does The Sunshine Cruise Company rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed every minute of this book. I place it at the top.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Brilliant characters, great unique story, great ending and, of course, the humour.


    What does Maggie Ollerenshaw bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Maggie Ollerenshaw if one of my favourite narrators. She can do the cockney accent to perfection.


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

    I don't care about the tag line... call it whatever you like... just please, please, please make this book into a film. I can just imagine some of the brilliant British older actors and actresses starring in it. Just make sure it's a British film with British actors!


    Any additional comments?

    Message to John Niven: more books like this one please.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/11/16
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    "The best audio book I have ever listened to!"
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    I definitely got some interesting looks form people on the train commuting to work. I was completely hooked to the storyline and laughing the whole way through.

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  • MRSJP
    8/10/16
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    "Quite funny in several places"

    Predictable farce with just enough by way of funny bits to keep you listening to end. Fairly entertaining escapism both literally and metaphorically.

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  • Andy Sargeant
    18/09/16
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    "Absolutely Brilliant"

    I was recommended this book and went into it not knowing anything. I have never laughed so much with a book before. This has to be one of the funniest, well written, loveable characters, fantastic storyline books that I have read. I cannot praise it enough. The narrator made the characters come alive. I'm just sad it came to an end!

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  • Ms NA Collins
    23/08/16
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    "perfect holiday read"

    a clever funny and enjoyable book which made me laugh out loud. many characteristics of the ladies were readily identifiable as ones I have seen and heard.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • deborah-jane
    Steyning, United Kingdom
    7/08/16
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    "I brake for no one!"

    The best book I've listened to in ages! Couldn't stop! On the edge of the seat story telling at its very best. And hilariously funny in places too! I will be looking at John Nivens other books straight after submitting this five star review!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • lou58
    18/07/16
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    "Funny story but..."

    This book was full of good ideas and some laugh out loud moments, completely spoilt for me by the amount of expletives. I have never listened to a book with so much foul language and lost count of the number of c and f words. I don't think the inclusion of bad language enhances the story at all. The narration was very strange with some dodgy French and Russian accents and a peculiar rising lilt at the end of every sentence.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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