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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Getting Rid of Matthew, by Jane Fallon, read by Zoe Telford.  

What to do if Matthew, your secret lover of the past four years, finally decides to leave his wife, Sophie, and their two daughters and move into your flat, just when you're thinking that you might not want him anymore....

Plan A: Stop shaving your armpits. And your bikini line. Tell him you have a moustache that you wax every six weeks. Stop having sex with him. Pick holes in the way he dresses. Don't brush your teeth. Or your hair. Or pluck out the stray hag-whisker that grows out of your chin. Buy incontinence pads and leave them lying around. 

Plan B: Accidentally on purpose bump into his wife, Sophie. Give yourself a fake name and identity. Befriend Sophie. Actually begin to really like Sophie. Snog Matthew's son (who's the same age as you by the way - you're not a paedophile). Buy a cat and give it a fake name and identity. Befriend Matthew's children. Unsuccessfully. Watch your whole plan go absolutely horribly wrong. 

Getting Rid of Matthew is the sharp and hilariously funny novel from Jane Fallon.

©2019 Jane Fallon (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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One of the worst books I have listened to

Really poor story line, even for Fallon standards. Definitely the last one I would try.

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Oddly interesting!

Captivating and a bit crazy. This story was tricky and wound round several characters bringing some interesting . I liked it a lot.

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  • 16-12-2020

Good story, not so good narration.

I enjoyed the story but found the narration lacking. She sounded like she was whispering the whole time, making me turn up the volume more than necessary.

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  • CA
  • 02-03-2020

Loved the book but not the narrator

Narrator seemed to whisper most of the book which really affected my enjoyment of it.

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  • Diane Taska
  • 24-11-2020

Getting Rid of Matthew

Brilliant book, don’t listen to the critics who say it was whispered (nearly put me off but so glad I ignored them)! So true to life for me having met a similar ‘cad’ to Matthew at 40 odd! Brilliant wit, made me laugh out loud so many times. Thank you for a really good read!

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  • Jo
  • 17-09-2020

If you can get passed the dreadful narration ....

You feel as though you are being whispered to my someone for 8 hours, the narration voice is awful. And you’ll find yourself wanting to look over your shoulder for eavesdroppers trying to catch the whispering. ... After 4 hours it picks up. The story, not the voice. This will be the last Jane Fallon for me. Fell in love with QueenB but nothing is as intriguing as that book has materialised. I returned Foursome it was dreadful. Story was bad and bad narraters make it unreadable. Shame.

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  • Judith Lennon
  • 02-08-2020

Well......

This is the third Jane Fallon book I have read and I'm glad it wasn't the first. I stuck with it out of curiosity but have to admit it was very poor.. Most disappointing but judge for yourself. Definitely not recommended.

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  • Jill Peer
  • 05-01-2020

I loved this book

This is just about the best book l ever heard . And so far my favourite of Jane Fallons! The mesh of accidents, crushes and hideous occurrences, the amazing twists, personalities and complexities couldn’t fail to excite and surprise me. I couldn’t put it down. Thanks Jane! I shall keep searching for more of your tales of the unexpected!

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  • Tammy
  • 18-01-2021

Dissapointed

Unfortunately I didn't like this book... Almost fell asleep a few times and as the story progressed found the main character quite ego-centric. Shame because I loved My Sweet Revenge by this author.

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  • Lorraine
  • 02-11-2020

Lmao

This had me laughing and crying. Loved every minute of it . Jane fallon is my sort of girly humour. What women can talk themselves into is priceless. Can’t wait for my next fix .

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  • Mrs C
  • 24-10-2020

Another great book

I love Jane Fallon books and this one was no exception. Such easy listening with a fun storyline. A few twists and turns to liven things up a bit. As other reviewers have mentioned, the narrator is very softly spoken but I think it worked well and doesnt detract from the listening experience at all.

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  • C watson
  • 02-10-2020

Excellent

I’ve just discovered Jane Fallon so steadily buying all her books. Great story lines, good strong characters, little twists and turns. Thoroughly enjoying!

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  • James Raine
  • 01-10-2020

Loads of fun

Really enjoyed the book. This is the second one from Jane F. that I listened to and really looking forward to the rest of them. I also very much enjoyed the narration.

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