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Faking Friends

Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (356 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Faking Friends by Jane Fallon, read by Sally Scott and Kristin Atherton.

Best friend. Soulmate. Confidante. Backstabber.

Amy thought she knew who Melissa was - then again, Amy also thought she was on the verge of the wedding of her dreams to her long-distance fiancé. When her career begins to unravel, she pays a surprise trip home to London. Her boyfriend Jack is out, but another woman has been making herself at home.... And that Other Woman is Melissa.

Amy has lost her job, her fiancé and her home in one disastrous weekend - but instead of falling apart, she's determined to get her own back. Piecing her life back together won't be half as fun as dismantling theirs, after all.

©2018 Jane Fallon (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • stephen
  • Clare, Australia
  • 27-01-2018

A little see through

Not a story I was completely comfortable with given the revenge factor. Fairly easy to spot the final outcome. Good narration.

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Such an interesting Book

loved this book as this was a real life story .. could happen to anyone loved the twists and turns

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Loved it

Fab read / listen, couldn't wait to have time to listen to it. Grabbed me instantly, easy to relate to characters. Laughed and cheered on the main character a very easy entertaining book.

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Great listen

Easy, interesting worth the read. Would recommend, well written and fun. Light hearted almost chick flick but not soppy

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Romping tale with excellent narration

Great story made better by fabulous narration. Enjoyed every minute of it, accents and all!

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Great book

This was one of the best books I've listened to in a long time. A great twist at the end. It was one I just couldn't stop listening to.

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  • Amanda
  • Doreen, Australia
  • 12-06-2019

loved it.

one of those books that you don't want to end! I highly recommend this one.

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Loved it ♡♡

Really enjoyed this story which i listened to in one day as I did housework, cooked and sat curled up on the couch in front of the fire on a rainy afternoon. The toxic "friendship" between Amy & Mel is something I think most women can relate to. Many of us have had a Mel in our lives that we slowly learn is not a friend at all. Only one small criticism.. when Cat knocks on Jacks door (to check no one is home prior to her and Amy letting themselves in to snoop about) saying if either Jack or MEL answer she would just say she was in the area and popping in to say hello. This does not make sense as Mel is not supposed to be in Jacks house so why would Cat potentially say to Mel if she came to the door that she was popping in to say hello? Jack yes, Mel, no. Apart from that minor point the book is a great read.

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Bravo

Bravo to Jane and all her friends on such a great book. Team effort on this one!

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Sweet Revenge

Enjoyed this book. The narrators did a great job with all the voices, really made it come to life!

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  • Jenn
  • 15-01-2018

Schadenfreude to the max


This was a good book and though it’s in the chick-lit genre it’s not at all cheesy (not that it has to be, but it’s typically a main ingredient for chick-lit). The story delves into a deep-rooted, toxic, best friendship between childhood friends and the elements that hold it together and tear it apart. It explores the meaning and recognition of genuine friendships and how “schadenfreude” is not and should never be in the mix. Overall, the story is solid, character development is great, and the ending is truly satisfying.

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  • Deborah
  • 16-01-2018

Great Great Story

I rarely review books but this one was outstanding. Clever plot and full of surprises! Enjoy

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  • lzydaizy
  • 11-04-2018

unexpectedly fun

this book had a lot of turns that were unexpected. By Midway I was pretty captivated and could not put it down. fun easy read!

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  • Lynn
  • 28-08-2018

Twists along the way

I was afraid this book would be formulaic but I was pleasantly surprised. it has a few interesting twists along the way.

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  • Michelle
  • 27-08-2018

Enjoyed every minute

A great summer listen. The twists and turns of friendship and deceit. Kept me interested for the whole book. One of those I wanted to know the ending but did not want it to end.

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  • diana
  • 24-05-2018

i love it

i was hooked up instantly such a good and exiting book,the narrator have a beautiful voice and her way of telling the story is great the ending made me cry . and i really didn't want to finish it but at the same time i want it to know what will happen i love it.

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  • Suzi
  • 27-03-2019

An all rounder

Excellent story with twists and turns. And superb narrator! Loved it.
Funny, sweet and satisfying

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  • Kara Quello
  • 14-02-2019

Best book in awhile!

Oh my stars. I enjoyed this book more than many in recent months. Some books I have had to turn off because of the narrators voice- but in this case, both of these women sound amazing and give stellar performances. Great story- I found myself listening every chance I got to see what happened next. Highly recommend.

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  • lillians
  • 11-01-2019

Took too long to get exciting

I loved the narrator, she did a wonderful job. British and easy to understand, good volume through out.
I found myself myself wondering "is this book going to be like this the whole time, when is anything exciting going to happen?"

My questions were asked... There IS a plot twist, so stay with it.

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  • Maria G.
  • 04-01-2019

Kept me trying to sneak in minutes to listen.

I love that all the characters are human, their good sides and bad sides. Many twists that were not expected but very engaging and the narrator had the best accent.

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  • JGC
  • 18-01-2018

Didn't want it to end

I loved this book, read quite a few of Jane Fallons books and this is her best so far. If you like a good bitchfest revenge story then this is for you.

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  • Tommo_1990
  • 01-02-2018

wonderful

This is a cracking listen. I enjoyed every minute. lots of twists. Only downside was I didn't believe the character was nearly forty. they all seemed to be in their late 20s.

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  • Christine Knight
  • 27-01-2018

Terrific

Easy listen but still v exciting . Really worth a listen ,one of my favourites.excellent narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-01-2018

Fantastic

Absorbing and clever, didn't want it to end. Narrator easy to listen to, good at differentiating characters without found OTT.

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  • SamDutta
  • 14-04-2018

Easy listening but...

The concept of the storyline is great but I found some of the relationships unrealistic. There didn’t seem to be any conceivable bond between the main character and her best friend which lessened the impact of the crux of the story.

Nonetheless it was entertaining and easy to listen to.

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  • tracie
  • 03-02-2018

Truly awful

With the exception of the latest Helen Fields book, I’ve downloaded some really duds lately.

This one is boring, patronising & fluffy (not in a happy feel good way).

Don’t waste your time. Got to the fourth chapter & couldn’t stand anymore.

Thank goodness for audible allowing you to return books you don’t like!

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  • Lara
  • 16-01-2018

love it!!

couldn't stop listening, ruined my day !! 😁😁If u love rom com u will love this

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-01-2018

Enter with a twist in the story. 100% chic lit tho'.

Narration brilliant. Story seemed to have a very real protagonist. Revenge is never sweet; growing up is!

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  • sally roberts
  • 20-01-2018

Really enjoyed it, well worth a listen.!! <br /><br />

Well written, great characters. The narration was really easy to listen to and the voice was soothing

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  • happy uno fan
  • 20-01-2018

Loved it, great narrator, brilliant story

Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting an easy listen with a feel good factor. Wish it was a series

2 of 3 people found this review helpful