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It's Not Me, It's You

Narrated by: Julia Barrie
Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An achingly funny story about how to be your own hero when life pulls the rug out from under your feet. From the author of the bestselling You had me at Hello.

Delia Moss isn't quite sure where she went wrong.When she proposed and discovered her boyfriend was sleeping with someone else - she thought it was her fault. When she realised life would never be the same again - she thought it was her fault. And when he wanted her back like nothing had changed - Delia started to wonder if perhaps she was not to blame…

From Newcastle to London and back again, with dodgy jobs, eccentric bosses and annoyingly handsome journalists thrown in, Delia must find out where her old self went - and if she can ever get her back.

©2014 Mhairi McFarlane (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Who will love it? Want-it-funny lit-lovers" ( Glamour)

Praise for You Had Me at Hello:

"Very very witty and funny. Left me in awe…a total gem." (Marian Keyes)
"The funniest, most romantic book I've read since One Day." (Lisa Jewell)
"I loved this book. It made me laugh and reminded me that anything's possible in love - and in everything else for that matter." (Minnie Driver)
"I loved this: an original, genuinely funny, genuinely moving, modern love story." (Katy Regan)
"Mhairi is darkly funny and quite, quite rude…You Had Me at Hello is a breath of tart, Northern air." (Sarra Manning)
"Bitingly sharp and achingly funny…guaranteed to have you bent double. I absolutely loved it!" (Claudia Carroll)

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Witty, romantic and great characters

I love this author! I wish there were more of her books on audible . It’s was funny , heartwarming with a beautiful slow burn romance with quirky cute characters that you really grow to love and care about .

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Mhairi McFarlane fangirl

I loved the reading the book, and the audio version! Julia Barrie is absolutely wonderful to listen to.

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Mhairi McFarlane never disappoints

It's the never-similar insults that are 2 parts crude and 1 part creative that get me every time.
And Julie Barrie does the best Sarah Milligan impression - it's a delight to listen to.

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Very witty

First off this book has so many hilariously creative similes that I felt fairly dumb in the face of the authors witt. I loved the narrator and all the accents she nailed. I also liked how this wasn't a clear cut story line because life for real isn't clear cut and tidy. I had a lot of laugh out loud moments and overall really enjoyed it. My 18 yr old sister listened to it and hated it, so this might be something age appropriate (I'm 28).Hope this helps anyone interested in a funny, mostly light hearted read.

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LOVED IT!

Loved this so much. Pretty sure I'm falling in love with Mhairi McFarlane book by book.
I definitely recommend you read this, especially if you love a laugh-out-loud, move you to tears, real-character, slow-burn story.
Brilliant.

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  • Aimee
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 17-01-2017

It's not me it's you

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes and I have. This was a great story and my friends loved the sound of the characters

What about Julia Barrie’s performance did you like?

She is lovely to listen to and does great accents.

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

Yes it did but it was too long for that. I struggled to stop listening though

Any additional comments?

This is a great book and has lots to keep you interested! I have listened to Julia Barrie a few times and her narration really makes this book a pleasure.

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You'd be stupid not to read this book

This book is a masterpiece from start to finish. Absolutely loved it, Mhairi is a genius

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  • c.
  • 18-01-2019

Enjoyed it

Nice story and a nice voice to listen to. A little predictable here and there but overall a good book

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  • Just.goflow
  • 10-02-2016

Tickled pink

I started listening to this and foolishly did not pay attention to it properly! Thought I was not that into it but tried to give it a fair hearing. Clearly it has stored awake the crazy in my unconsciousness and forced the persistence button. And I am so pleased it did. Love the humour the characters, the metaphors. I alway love Mhairis books they lead you in have characters you root for but unfortunately they are so good your kinda left feeling bereft that your time with you new found friend is over. Cannot wait for the next book, I have loved all of your books. One criticism is you just do not write fast enough for my liking!

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  • GM
  • 03-05-2015

Awesome book

The reader of the audio book was a wonderful narrator who made you feel a captured part of the story. The writer was fun witty and captivating. I loved this book as much as I loved all other books by this author.

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  • Mooma
  • 16-03-2015

Best Mhairi McFarlane book so far

There were some genuinely tense moments of intrigue in this book, as well as utter heartbreak and uplifting romance. I loved it and can't wait for the next!

The narrator was great, very good accents.

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  • Kaggy
  • 09-06-2016

You had me, then you lost me

I enjoyed 'You Had Me at Hello" so had high hopes for this later book from Mhairi McFarlane. On the whole my expectations were met. This is light, humorous and when pathos is needed, she writes emotional trauma very well. Despite a natural kneejerk reaction, it is possible to identify with Delia’s indecision about whether or not to forgive her unfaithful boyfriend and her constant agonising about the forensic details of his affair are all too human and realistic. The sub plot about her adventures in London are silly but fun and like many books in this genre, things are tied up a little too neatly to reflect real life - but if you want a diversion, this delivers well.
Julie Barrie is a good narrator but I did think Delia sounded very like the comedian, Sarah Millican. I like her very much, but somehow I couldn't get her image out of my head, which was a bit like having an annoying earworm when trying to listen to another piece of music.

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  • Di
  • 11-01-2015

5 Stars, loved it!

I seldom review but felt bothered enough to say this was a really good listen. Kept having to check how much time was left to resolve the plot! The second book by this author I have enjoyed and have just discovered there is a third to enjoy. Will be my very next purchase.

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  • Kizzy Beckett
  • 12-04-2019

excellent performance and heartwarming story

This was a lovely story about what can happen when your world gets tipped upside down. The characters were perfectly described and the narrator did a fab job with the accents and tones to make it sound as if a whole cast was involved.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-07-2017

great read

great read good story enjoyed the book very much would recomenf to all 'xx. x

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  • Lou
  • 03-02-2015

Misfortune of a Geordie Reviewer

I hope Julia Barrie isn't actually a Geordie, because I am a lifelong Newcastle dweller and some of the accenting in this makes me cringe. And the story itself, with its strange mix of obvious landmarks, obscure places and fictions is as jarring as the bizarre accents.

Aside from that, I very much enjoyed the story itself. Right up to the very end. I'm not saying (spoiler free) that Delia didn't deserve it, but it was just a little bit too perfect. A little too contrived. And it was a bit disappointing when I thought the rest of the narrative had very cleverly walked the line between the bizarro slightly out there antics and the very real emotional journey of Delia.

All in all Delia and her supporting characters make for a wonderfully quirky and entertaining story that engages, right up until the climax.

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  • L
  • 19-04-2016

Okay but got annoying at the end

This book started out okay, but it got increasingly annoying towards the end. Delia really began to grate on me after a while.The woman that was supposed to have grown stronger and more dependent was willing to take back her lying, cheating piece of scum ex at the drop of a hat, which just didn't sit right. It was still good, and there were plenty of bits that made me chuckle, but it wasn't fantastic. Luckily I got it while on a daily deal so it was cheap.

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  • Anna Ball
  • 20-04-2019

Utterly gripping😊

Loved everything about this book: the story, the dialogue, the real characters, the thoughts, feelings and doubts they expressed and until the end you are thinking, feeling and doubting with them. The story is so unpredictable and until the end you can't stop listening. There are some great ideas here about love and falling in love and infidelity and all the hurt and change that comes with it, but the book is never judgemental or too moral, just realistic and complex. I loved it, like all books by this fabulous author I only discoverd 2 weeks ago. It was also wonderfully read out, that is an art form in itself😊😍🥰