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Publisher's Summary

Unlike the rest of her family, Maggie Walsh has always done the right thing - that is until the day she leaves her husband and takes refuge with her friend Emily, a screenwriter in Los Angeles - a city where even the palm trees are skinny. Soon Maggie's doing all sorts of things she's never done before, such as wearing sunglasses in the shower and pitching scripts to studio executives - and meeting a mysterious man named Troy, who is so non-stick he's known as Human Teflon.
©2003 W F Howes Ltd (P)2003 W F Howes Ltd

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Great book didn't like narration

It was a good book but the narrator puts you off the story, she sounds a lot older than the age of the characters...sounds a bit like your grandmother reading to you.

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Great read!

Funny, fast, irish girl goes to LA when her marriage breaks down.Her childhood love and many other excitements await her there!
Can Margaret be wild for once?

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Poor narration.

A great Marian Keyes storyline as usual. However I found the narration unbearable at times. The female Irish narrator continually attempted to mimic American males, and did not succeed. Painful and cringeworthy to listen to. If not an American, at least get a male to read the male parts!

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A bit of a let down

I love Marian Keyes but this book was quite hard to finish. Very slow story line and the narrator did the worst American accent I've ever heard. hoping the next one is better...

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Brilliant

Another winner. I laughed and I cried and became swept away in this fabulous tale, narrated beautifully. All the characters brought to life by both Marian and Gerri.

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Great narration

Excellent story with a very entertaining narrator looking forward to hearing more from this author

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Laugh out loud!

I loved this book. It's got moving emotional sections of a woman going through a break up & laugh out loud moments. It's a funny book & being in my 30s found it completely relevant & I almost recognised some of the characters in my own life. The narrator was fantastic & she had me totally engrossed in the story. Another wonderful book by Marian Keyes.

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  • IRB
  • 03-01-2021

A Beautiful Story

I bought this because I really like Rachel's Holiday. Overall I loved this book. It was a little too long and rambled a bit in the beginning but the second half made up for it. Maggie was brilliant and her friends real friends. I didn't t warm to her mother and disliked her sister Helen. I thought Anna wonderful.
My only complaint is we had so little interaction with Garv. I would have liked more about him and why the family hated him so much. Maggie touched on it but it really didn't explain it satisfactorily.
I liked the end very much.
The Narration was fantastic

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  • M.
  • 12-11-2020

Not as good as first two in series

Content to up the the diverse quality of the first 2 books in the series, but as always Marian Keyes manages to get you laughing out loud in the most inappropriate places. The empathy she creates makes you unable to stop til the end, while the perfect narration by Gerri Halligan adds to the atmosphere.
Just waiting for my next audible credit to listen to the next in the series- I’m hooked by this crazy Irish family!

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good

another great read that is brilliantly read. I laughed out loud in parts. ms keyes is a great storyteller.

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  • Kimberly
  • 18-06-2008

Good story -- GREAT narrator

This was a good book -- funny and sad. It wasn't the deepest book but this was very entertaining. But the narrator just made the book live giving it more depth than maybe it really had. The narrator had a great sense of comic timing and managed to create different voices for the characters seamlessly without it being schticky. Good story made great by a fabulous narrator. I'll actually look for more books narrated by her and no, this is not her mother!

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  • Coral
  • 23-01-2015

Heartwarming funny sad great story

Loved it highly recommend fantastic narrator interesting story I laughed and had a couple tears great book for holiday or just relaxing

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  • Aimee
  • 13-05-2014

I love the Walsh family

Would you listen to Angels again? Why?

Yes I would listen to it again

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked all of them, but Maggie was the best

Any additional comments?

This was a great story about another one of the Walsh girls. I just love these stories :)

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  • Valerie
  • 02-12-2008

Enjoyable

I enjoyed this story. It could have been a bit more grasping, but I'd listen to it again.

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  • Peggy Bloxham
  • 21-04-2021

Slow starter

Book has some very insightful knowledge of the struggles for individuals and couples with losing babies to miscarriage.

Book has some very funny parts. It just starts very slow, and doesn’t pick up much speed

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  • Nancy
  • 02-03-2021

Rom Com Fun

Ah the lovely Lucas sisters! And their parents, functionally dysfunctional, and very funny! I'm going to miss them, having just binge listened to all 5 stories, one for each sister. All good but this was one of my favorites. Any risk of becoming romance novels was rescued by believably eccentric, sarcastic, but loving family. very funny with submerged serious life issues. Read all Five!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-2020

Such a lovely story

Marian has such a way with explaining emotion, you really do feel what they feel. Also I do love a happy ending

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  • joan
  • 28-07-2016

Good storyline, humorous and well written

Love this author and this series of family dramas, the Walsh's are always good for a laugh. Well weaved together with the the other books so it doesn't really matter which order u read them. The narrator did a good job with the Irish characters but the American accents were a bit weird. Now I'm just being picky....

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  • Patti Fulmer
  • 25-10-2015

Love Marian Keyes!

I am totally engrossed in the Walsh family series. I Laugh my way though it and shed an occasional tear.
Love Maggie. You will want to go for a sink with her afterward. Hated to see book come to an end even though the American accents were the worst by the narrator.

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  • C. Keogh
  • 06-02-2013

Good girl gone wild, but riding the brakes

Would you try another book from Marian Keyes and/or Gerri Halligan?

Absolutely! I'm a big fan of Keyes' work. Halligan however had a hard time with different American accents, it kind of pulled me out of the story at times.

If you’ve listened to books by Marian Keyes before, how does this one compare?

It was a well-developed story with a main character you could relate to, and while I enjoyed the book, it was not my favorite of hers.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Gerri Halligan?

Maybe if there are no American characters in the story. Maybe if the characters are all Irish.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes please!

Any additional comments?

I loved how Keyes developed the character of Maggie Walsh. As everyone has written her off as the good girl of the family who does everything right, Keyes slowly pulls back the layers of her past to reveal much greater depth to this woman. I thought her a bit scattered and childish in certain parts that seemed uncharacteristic, but could attribute that to anyone going through a life crisis, as this character certainly was. Overall a fun read.

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  • Linn
  • 21-06-2008

LA Angels, review

In this book we meet sensable Maggie who has done the right things all her life. She is a prime example of a good daughter, sister and wife. The book starts when Maggie leaves her husband of 9 years because she finds out he's been seeing another woman. After a few months of deep depression, she goes to LA to live with her scrip writer friend Emily for amonth. The glamorous city teaches Maggie a lot about life and herself. She certainly discovers that the glory glitter and glamour of LA only is a shiny surface and that the capital of movie stars perhaps isn't all that it's cracked up to be. In true Marian Keyes style, we get to hear about all the changes Maggie goes through as well as her past which explains her current situation. A past which reveals that Maggie hasn't always been little miss perfect.

This book, like most of Marian Keyes' written work, is full of humour, good language and at times, tears.A relaxing, entertaining read perfect for the summer.

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  • Joni J Mielke
  • 08-01-2021

An Enjoyable Listen

As with Marian Keyes' other books in the Walsh Family series, this story flows from simple to more complex as you continue listening, making it well worth it. There is humour and lightness here, as you would find in many 'chick lit' books, but it is well balanced with the depth and complexity that define people and their relationships. All in all, this was a lovely book and I greatly look forward to the next one in this series. The narration was also excellent and complemented the story perfectly.

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  • JillM
  • 17-02-2019

Pleasant enough

I was slightly disappointed by this. It felt long and was only really funny in bits. Not as good as her other books not as sharp and witty.
The funniest parts involved the antics of the main character’s family rather than anything she did.
It was fine. Pleasant enough. Just not great. I loved the narrator though. She was excellent.

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  • Ms. K. Cowburn
  • 13-11-2015

Lovely light entertainment!

What made the experience of listening to Angels the most enjoyable?

The story as it unfolds is really interesting, I love the main character's view of America and her life, she is a very likable girl.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lara -> she was fun and free and well described

What three words best describe Gerri Halligan’s voice?

Entertaining

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listen to audiobooks int he car and I often sat in the drive for a while before switching off and going inside, it was really very entertaining.

Any additional comments?

The American accents were a bit annoying, they were too forced. I love the Irish accents though, they made the characters so much more interesting.

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  • Ms Polly L Macpherson
  • 26-08-2015

Very funny LA observations...

If you could sum up Angels in three words, what would they be?

Funny - clear - thoughtful

What did you like best about this story?

Observations about LA life

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Brought this as I was going to LA for a few weeks and thought it would be fun to listen to a story based in the city I was visiting.It was continually funny, thoughtful and showed the real differences between America and Ireland/Uk.... thank you for a great listen

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  • Miss Nicola Jones
  • 25-03-2021

Great book

Loved the book as I have done all her books and such a great ending. Cannot wait to start the next one

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  • Annie
  • 05-03-2021

Angels Marion Keyes

Another excellent story line from Marion Keyes. Gerri Halligan is a superb Narrator.

I thoroughly recommend this.

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  • karen mooney
  • 04-03-2021

Charming

Easy to listen to. Laughed out loud at times at dry humour. Good story and interesting to read rest of series about Walsh sisters.

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  • Steph
  • 16-01-2021

love this collection

Great read, love a bit of drama but lovely ending. Reading whole Walsh collection, would recommend.

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  • sacha
  • 05-01-2021

Mostly good

I enjoyed this book up to a point, undemanding good for bedtime reading. But I couldn’t stand Maggiesfamily and found them unconvincing and aggravating

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