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soothingly predicable

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

Reviewed: 17-08-2020

I listen to Dillon when I need something simple and with a guaranteed happy ending. this one was less ambitious than others, with one of the story arch's being too convenient and easily resolved. Price-lewis is normally good, but someone who could do an Irish accent for Lorkin was really needed.

lots and lots of lovely words, SLOW plot

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

Reviewed: 10-06-2020

I can see both sides of the reviews, and agree that it would probably be better if read rather than listened to. Once I let go of my frustration with the discursive nature of the writing, it was enjoyable enough.

Dull as dishwater

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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: 31-05-2020

Bland and so full of clichés it had me cringing. Getting a refund half way through, before the killer "strikes (yet) again".

A real disappointment

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

Reviewed: 06-03-2020

I saw it through, because I'm such a big fan of Keyes. I hoped that something would happen to improve it, but alas... it was strange how little the theme of motherhood and parenthood played in this "will he call me? does he like me?" story, that began with a woman being abandoned with a newborn. It was a missed opportunity to add some meat to this young-adult-esq chic lit. Halligan did an admirable job given the content.

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The best narrator ever!

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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: 07-10-2019

I really enjoyed this book (Keyes is always a good read) and she doesn't shy away or trivialise the mental illness angle, but it was the narration that compelled me to write a review. If I could give Daly more than 5 starts, I would. She was pitch perfect, and hilarious. Highly recommend!

super slow start but picks up after 3 hours

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

Reviewed: 09-05-2019

I was very close to getting a refund as the first few hours were so slow and the narrator soporific that it was putting me to sleep. I gave it one more chance and I was glad I did, as the premise was unique and the plot became quite gripping towards the end.

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Returning due to the narrator

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

Reviewed: 26-03-2019

By the 9th chapter I was almost asleep. While having a very smooth voice, there was very little emotion in the reading, and absolutely no distinction between character voices. This was confusing as the many character names are complex and tricky to follow on their own if it is your first time, as it is mine. I'm going to try a different narrator and hope for a more dramatic reading.

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It was ok

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

Reviewed: 27-02-2019

An interesting story given a trauma filled life, but the lengthy description of hoarders was a bit tiresome. The author didn't really take a balanced view of Sandra, so it was very much a love letter, as she admits at the start. Oddly, the narrator had a cold for a good 3rd of the book, but did the accents well.

Brilliant as always!

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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: 06-10-2018

This author and narrator are a fantastic combination. Funny, engaging and heartbreaking at times. Thoroughly enjoyable.

So formulaic & predictable it was almost comical.

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

Reviewed: 09-08-2018

I wouldn't recommend this book if you want twists or good character development. Very predictable