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Publisher's Summary

An irresistible, heart-warming novel from the much-loved author of numerous Sunday Times best sellers, including A Walk in the Park and To the Moon and Back.

Dexter Yates loves his fun, care-free London life; he has money, looks and girlfriends galore. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. How is he ever going to cope? Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful Cotswold village of Briarwood. When it comes to relationships, she has a history of choosing all the wrong men. Leaving the city behind, Dex moves to Briarwood - a much better place to work on his parenting skills - and he and Molly become neighbours. There's an undeniable connection between them. But if Dexter's going to adapt, he first has a lot to learn about Molly, about other people's secrets... and about himself.

©2013 Jill Mansell (P)2013 Headline Digital

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  • Emmanuelle Sainte
  • 13-02-2013

Great book! Loved the story

What did you love best about Don't Want to Miss a Thing?

The story was really entertaining, and kept me listening even when I didn't have anything to work on (I usually listen to audiobooks while photoshopping and all that stuff) because I couldn't wait to hear what happened next. The narrator was really talented, and while male voices are often a challenge for female narrators, she did really well overall.

Who was your favorite character and why?

As soon as I heard Henry's description (Idris Elba, anyone?) I was in love. I'm a sucker for a gentle giant. Jill Mansell, as always though, creates a fun and lovable cast of characters that makes you wish you could run away and move to Briarwood.

Any additional comments?

Loved it - definitely recommend it. Worth the credit!

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  • w.a.m.
  • 06-08-2013

A Real Jill Mansell

Don't miss this book!!!! It's a real Jill Mansell story. It is defenitely worth your credit and or money.

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  • Leisha
  • 19-04-2013

Very enjoyable

This was my first Jill Mansell book and a pleasant surprise. It only took a couple of minutes and i was already into the story. Great chemistry between the 2 leads, he's a "player" from London, she's from the Cotswolds, he moves in next door ....

The other story lines and characters all tied in well and came together smoothly.

The narration was very good, slightly different to what i am use to ie telephone calls but i enjoyed it.

It's a recommended "read"

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  • Kaggy
  • 18-07-2015

A pleasant hotchpotch of a story

On the plus side there was far more going on in this story of a boy meeting a girl with a cute baby thrown in, than I expected. On the minus side I thought the vast array of characters made the storyline a bit cluttered and unfocused. The narrator performs with infectious enthusiasm and whilst her reading was a bit hammy in parts it made me smile.

Overall this tale has a big heart and I certainly don't regret listening. If you are looking for an undemanding holiday read this is thoroughly recommended.

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  • Ann
  • 17-09-2013

Didn't Miss a Thing Thank Heavens

Would you listen to Don't Want to Miss a Thing again? Why?

Clare Corbett's reading of the book, with her wonderful Bristolian and West Country accents was not only nostalgic but absolutely perfect for an ex-pat Bristolian like me. Jill Mansell is a great storyteller. Everyone got their just reward and lived happily ever after. Don't expect a serious intellectual read - it's chick-lit at its best.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Maggi - she was the most lovable character.

Have you listened to any of Clare Corbett’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but I hope to find more.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Smiled a lot.

Any additional comments?

For me, Jill Mansell can't be faulted.

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  • Merril
  • 04-04-2013

Predictable and unbelievable

I downloaded the free first chapter and quite enjoyed it, as a quick weekend listen, so used a credit to get the whole book. As chapters rolled by the story became more and more ridiculous, predictable and the last few chapters are as if the author got bored too and tried to finish the story and tie up all loose ends as quickly and obviously as she could. The best thing about this story was the narrator, who made a nice job of it. Yes, I did listen to it all, I kept waiting for the twist...

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  • Gladys
  • 28-02-2014

Great characters, lovely story, well told.

If you could sum up Don't Want to Miss a Thing in three words, what would they be?

Life - Sorrow - Love

What did you like best about this story?

Several interesting characters whose stories are told as we go through the book.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Where Frankie's daughter was extricated from the drugs party in the squaters house by her mother and friends.

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

Would happily have done so.

Any additional comments?

Well written, full of interesting well drawn characters whose lives were intertwined with the two main protagonists. A lovely, romantic story with happy endings. Will be looking for more of Jill Mansell's books.

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  • Nadina Vasileva
  • 01-12-2013

Feel-good easy listen

If you are in the mood for something light and easy to listen to, then this is the book for you. The story is highly predictable and there are no unexpected developments, but the book's light hearted approach to reality will not burden you if you already have a lot on your mind and would like to brighten up your day.

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  • Teezerob
  • 01-12-2013

Review

Would you listen to Don't Want to Miss a Thing again? Why?

Yes it was an interesting book

What was one of the most memorable moments of Don't Want to Miss a Thing?

Dexter buying the cottage in the country side

What does Clare Corbett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Clare made it lifelike.. Listening to the book made it seem like being an observer in a real life everyday occurrence

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

At times it was believable. Like the time when an old friend of dexter's sister wanted to see the baby. Also the changes to his lifestyle he had to make to accommodate the baby

Any additional comments?

A good book which I would probably not have bought if audio books had not been doing a 2 for 1 sale, and could not find anything in my usual reading genre

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  • Saffy
  • 30-09-2013

Predictable but enjoyable well narrated chick-lit

OK so this is standard, predictable chick-lit but if you like the genre it's a really enjoyable, easy listen. I loved all the characters and it really drew me into village life. As ever, Clare Corbett narrates perfectly, she has a compelling, empathetic voice that is perfect for this kind of book. This is my first Jill Mansell and I"ll definitely be listening to more.

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  • Sharron
  • 08-04-2018

I didn't want to miss a thing!

Would you consider the audio edition of Don't Want to Miss a Thing to be better than the print version?

I love the books and audible versions and often buy both!

What about Clare Corbett’s performance did you like?

I like Clare Corbett's voices for all characters

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  • gillian hawkins
  • 21-01-2018

Easy listening feel good story

Nice feel good story. Easy to listen to. Story line makes you want to keep on listening.

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  • Nicola B.
  • 06-12-2017

Lovely

A lovely easy to listen to story. Well read. Another good one, looking forward to the next.