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Funny, sad & delightful

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-12-2019

I love Graham, and this is such a great little story. Great character development and a lovely mixture of small town nostalgia, mystery, laughs and sad twists. Graham is a great storyteller.

Loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-10-2019

I love Philip Pullman, and this new story did not disappoint. Great dramatic performance by Michael Sheen.

Heartbreaking and beautiful!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-2019

Such a beautifully detailed and evocative story, that rivals some of the best love stories I've ever read. At times horrific in its wartime details and hardships, but melodic, at time dunny, and always bittersweet. The narrator took me a while to get used to (especially because American Russian Alexander had a Scottish accent while speaking "Russian" but an American accent while speaking English, which I found a bit baffling), but in the end I really loved his characterization.

A short story for anyone who loves Pullman

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-2019

An intriguing little short story for anyone who loves Philip Pullman's books. Bill Nighy is a fantastic narrator

Lots of fun!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 29-07-2019

A continuation of the lighthearted story of the Poor Relation. Lots of fun! Davina Porter is always a brilliant narrator

Wonderful & humorous

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Reviewed: 25-07-2019

A lovely lighthearted fun story with lots of humour. Davina Porter is wonderful as always!

Dreadful!

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Reviewed: 08-07-2019

Worst approximation of a Scottish accent I've ever heard (and I've heard many!). This narrator needs to stick to English or American accents. Or go and study Davina Porter's narration. I stuck it out for half an hour and then gave up - it was just too awful. And I never normally give up on books part way through. So far, nothing interests me about the story either - it's obvious, and clumsily written. Even as far as chick lit or historical romance goes, this is bad.

Liked it but it's not Marian's best work

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-2019

It was OK, and it got better towards the end, but I found it quite hard to get into. Rachel isn't a very likeable character, and I found the whole thing a bit predictable. Great narration though.

Entertaining!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-2019

I've always loved Marian Keyes for her character & relationship development, her ability to make me laugh out loud, and the way she makes her characters so imperfect and relatable. The narration was great, apart from the bit where the Scottish guys sounded Irish haha. Definitely recommend this one if you're looking for something fun & entertaining but heartfelt.

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Beautiful, emotional and poignant

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Reviewed: 02-03-2019

So beautifully read by both narrators - really made both characters come alive for me. This is one of my favourite books, so I'm very glad the audio book lived up to my expectations. Definitely one I will return to again and again.