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  • The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

  • By: Joanna Nell
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

The life of 79-year-old pensioner Peggy Smart is as beige as the décor in her retirement village. Her week revolves around aqua aerobics and appointments with her doctor. Following a very minor traffic accident, things have turned frosty with her grown-up children, and she is afraid they are trying to take away her independence. Noticing her memory isn't what it used to be, Peggy is taking ever more inventive steps to cover up her dwindling faculties.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice surprise

  • By Anonymous User on 31-03-2019

Was worth staying till the end

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-11-2018

The story started somewhat slowly for me and I wanted to put the book down a few times. Whilst I enjoyed the story, I found the narrator a little on the high side for my liking and often found myself trying to get more depth into the voice.
I was glad I listened to the whole thing as it ended up finishing very nicely and wrapped itself up well.

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