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The new novel from the author of Normal People.

Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution warehouse and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend, Eileen, is getting over a break-up and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood.

Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young - but life is catching up with them. They desire each other; they delude each other; they get together; they break apart. They have sex; they worry about sex; they worry about their friendships and the world they live in. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?

©2021 Sally Rooney (P)2021 Faber Audio

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  • Susie R
  • 07-09-2021

wish I'd stopped at normal people

Struggled to enjoy this. Didn't care one bit about the characters. Audio quality is poorer than normal.

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  • Linds71
  • 11-09-2021

Immediately listened to it again

…..in case I missed anything. I’d give it six stars if I could and the narration was perfect. I just kept wondering what it must be like to be able to write like that, what a talent Sally Rooney has.

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  • St Buc
  • 09-09-2021

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Nice book, and a little more optimistic. It's nice to see this author's characters age and I look forward to future books.

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  • Ellabeck
  • 15-09-2021

A keyhole view of real lives

The author’s expertise is perceptively and sympathetically portraying the feelings and emotions of ordinary people.

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  • DESMOND FLANNAGAN
  • 09-09-2021

liife ..love and all the mess in-between

perhaps one of the most important authors to come out of Ireland ..a new approach to not only observing relationships but also the knowing when we need details and when the story needs to move on. utterly brilliant

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  • Izzy
  • 16-09-2021

An OK listen

Fantastic narratation. I enjoyed the author's detail around every day activities and emotion but I felt tense listening to the story. It had an eery vibe which made me think something awful was about to happen so quite unsettling. Worth a listen but I probably wouldn't recommend to a friend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-09-2021

Lovely listen

Thought it took awhile to get into but really enjoyed the whole story. Aoife the narrator was amazing as always!! Another great from Sally Rooney!

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  • Laura Ferry
  • 15-09-2021

Spellbinding…

Absolutely beautifully read.The reader has such a perfect voice and tells this wonderful story in such a way that made me believe I was in the room with the characters.
The characters are so relatable and instantly likeable,it’s such a good story line.100% recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-09-2021

Her best yet

I loved it. A poignant and strong read. Hopefully and sweet but heartbreaking at times.

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  • Sandra
  • 13-09-2021

Beautiful writing

It is very well written, introducing real characters with flaws who can be hard to like, in them we glimpse ourselves, the messiness of youth, love, sex and friendship. So much talent, writing to envy, I enjoyed reading it.

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