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Fabulous Maeve

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-2019

A feel good book read beautifully
The expansion of each character’s story was superbly finished with an integrated ending

A great audible story of 1960s Ireland

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-10-2019

Maeve Binchy was a fabulous writer who brought life in small Irish villages in the 1960s alive with her stories. This one is told beautifully and keeps the listener wonderfully engaged

Annoying main character

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-2019

The story is ok but the main character is irritating
Easy listening and happy ending
Not Kinsella’s best by a long shot

Abrupt ‘non ending’ spoils good story

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-2019

The character build up and descriptions are great but the sudden ’non end’is such an anticlimax!! What happened? Did the author run out of steam?
The narrator is great
But I feel robbed and let down!!!!!
Sure- we can ‘write our own’ imagined end to this love triangle - and it may be trendy for the author to steer away from a neat ‘Hollywood ‘ story- BUT- for a relaxing, entertaining audiobook this is is not good enough
Try again Jane Fallon!

Brilliant Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-2019

Lucinda Riley is an exceptional writer whose books are all different and equally amazing
The Butterfly Room is captivating and would make a great film!
Excellent narration by Nicolette McKenzie

Dreadful Narration Wrecks Story

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-2019

This is an interesting story but the narrator was so bad that I stopped listening and read the rest of the book - for the first time in 4 years of listening to audiobooks
Narrator Kate Rawson’s accents for the different characters were horrific to listen to, made no sense in terms of geography and made this otherwise nice story impossible to listen to
Such a pity

Great story, gets you in!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-2019

A gripping story that captures your interest and keeps you wanting to know what happens next
Excellent character development - believable people. Nice change from romcom stories
Pleasing end
Highly recommend this. Well performed by the narrator

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Fun novel by Mansell

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-2019

A charming story with the well written details we expect from Jill Mansell
Comforting to know that all ends happily
Enjoyable and full of endearing characters
The narrator’s attempt at accents especially an Australian accent was painful and made the audible experience less enjoyable

Not Mansell’s Better One

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-2018

A trite story with annoying main female character. No depth to the characters. Made worse by the narrator singing very badly in three spots. Try other Mansell books