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Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married

Narrated by: Amy McAllister
Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lucy Sullivan is 26 and living it up (and occasionally down) in London. 

Hers is a life of quiet, undisciplined desperation. But when she and three friends visit a psychic for a bit of fun and the woman's predictions start coming true, Lucy is horrified. For the fortune-teller insisted she'd soon be married - within the year, in fact.Not only does Lucy not have a boyfriend, but the chances of getting one are looking slim. 

Between the bottles of wine, antidepressants and her addiction to self-help books, she's not quite ready to walk, or even stumble, down the aisle sober. Is Lucy's fate really written in the stars? Or will she finally take control of her own destiny?  

©2019 Marian Keyes (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Gloriously funny." (Sunday Times)  

"When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own." (Daily Express)  

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17 hours I'll never get back

I have listened to all of Marian Keyes' books and was very excited when I saw this 'new' title pop up. Although it was recorded in 2019, the book was published in 1997. Basically, it's terrible. It is long, painful and poorly written. The main character is intensely annoying, with a breathtakingly huge lack of self awareness. The other characters are either lacklustre or just hard to like. It is totally cliched and predictable, with the outcome of the story obvious within the first few minutes. The narrator was average, and her Australian accent for one of the characters was woefully bad. I only continued to listen to this book as I am stubborn and bloody minded. When it finished, I actually exclaimed 'thank God it's over'. I really hope that Marian Keyes ' 2020 book, Grown Ups, is back to her usual high standard.

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bloody awful

I started out excited until I realized it was old 1997 book. Worse narration ever and the characters were awful and unlikeable. 17 hours I won't get back.

I hope her new book is better.

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Extremely annoying book

Honestly, I hated the story, the awful characters and the terrible accents of the narrator. I found this book grating and annoying and do not recommend it at all!

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Very unlikeable characters

Marian Keyes is a great writer and has some wonderful turns of phrase with a lot of laugh out loud witty lines. She is however, also the queen of creating extremely unlikeable and annoying characters who are very difficult to feel anything for except repulsion and anger. The lead character in this book especially makes you just want to smack her in the head as she is so pathetically stupid and pitiful.

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Another delightful story

After pushing past the bad Aussie accent, I really enjoyed the story. It was funny, relatable, and had a great message, and as always had a happy ending. Definitely worth the listen.

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like watching paint dry

I normally really enjoy Marian Keyes books but this one was terribly boring.
when I start something I have to finish it but wish I had ditched this one halfway through.

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For a younger reader. I couldn’t relate.

I struggled to finish it. An obvious plot about a shallow self absorbed character. Disappointing.

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A bit obvious...

A fun read but the “moral of the story” and how things would end up we’re really obvious right from the start. The narration wa distracting with bad accents and super bad “deep voice to indicate a man is talking”. Marian Keyes is always good for a laugh with a bit of a darker twist (usually involving depression and/or alcoholism) but this is not one of her best. Go straight to the later stuff.

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An Easy Listen

I've read a lot of this author. If you're a fan you'll probably enjoy it, it's easy to listen to and pretty funny as well.

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  • Ada Harsema Engdahl
  • 30-01-2020

Worst characters ever

I usually love Marian Keyes, I find her tone of writing very funny and down to earth, and her characters are always relatable and human. However, this book didn't contain a single likeable person. The protagonist, Lucy, is whiny, obnoxious and very faux-modest, and the dialogue is often either stilted or irritating ( take for example the constant need to address a person by name at the beginning or end of EVERY SINGLE SENTENCE.) The narrator definitely didn't help, as she had none of the charm usually possessed by Marian Keyes' narrators, and managed to make everyone sound even more entitled and awful. I really have trouble believing this is written by the same author as Last Chance Saloon and Sushi for Beginners, as this book is just riddled with horrible characters, tedious dialogue and a plot that is shallow at best. Absolutely no surprises along the way either, it is blatantly obvious who Lucy will end up with from the moment he's introduced, and every other plot point is predictable and cloying. Don't waste your time on this one, I felt like ripping my hair out on several occasions.

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  • MSp8
  • 09-01-2020

Amazing performance!

Amy McAllister’s ability to perform accents so well and to switch between them so breezily is amazing! Story is good but imagine it wouldn’t read as well as you can listen to it.

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  • Laura Callaway
  • 02-01-2020

Brilliant Book, Well Narrated

As a longtime, die-hard fan of Marian Keyes, listening to her books as opposed to reading is always a bit anxiety-inducing at first. Although others have criticized the narrator, I thought she did an excellent job, with one exception. She is very talented with accents, producing flawless London (Cockney-ish), Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Yorkshire and even German! The only place she falls down is with Daniel. The character of Daniel, whilst being gentlemanly and kind, is also meant to be cool, saavy, good looking with a good job... and she makes him sound like a bumbling, goofy, uneducated half-wit - not Daniel at all - especially if you have read the book prior to listening. However, overall a very good performance.

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  • Gracie Miller
  • 26-05-2020

Fun read

I enjoyed this book. Since it was written awhile ago, I’ll say the writer is definitely fat phobic and sometimes quite harsh. It took me sometime to get I to but once I did, it was a fun romantic story.

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  • Betha
  • 13-02-2020

Sweet story

I enjoyed the story, as I do all of Marian Keyes books. I didn’t like the narrator’s “men’s voices”, they all sounded annoyingly dumb.

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  • SupergoldenBakes
  • 20-12-2019

Not the greatest Marian Keyes book...

But the accent of the narrator is diabolical 😫 almost unbearable to listen to I had to return

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  • lynnect
  • 03-01-2020

Excellent

Another great listen from this author and the narrator is brilliant. I loved this so much.

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  • Mrs
  • 14-04-2020

Oh Dear.... a much loved book disappointedly preformed!

As a much read book from my youth I really looked forward to seeing this on Audible. I had see the other reviews but thought “give it ago”. Apart from the accents being dodgy .. that happens you can get past it, I really couldn’t get past the narrator shouting the book at me! The mispronunciations and mixed accents began to grind by chapter Ten which is not really long into the book.

I’m returning the title and getting my glasses prescription updated
I’ll keep to the audible books and Narrators I like.
At 210 audiobooks I think I can offer a good review.

I have a lot of well loved Marian Keyes books and she is one of my favourite authors.

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  • James R C
  • 01-04-2020

How COULD you???

How could you take my favourite Marian Keyes book and destroy it so much by insisting Amy McAllister speak in such a DISASTER of an accent. You idiots! Years, YEARS, I have waited for the audio version of this book to come out.

Who the hell in their right mind is going to be able to listen to 17 hours and 46 minutes of a complete CHAV destroying this literary masterpiece. You may as well have asked Vicky Pollard to speak.

No book in history has made me laugh as much as this over the years. This book will have to be returned. Disappointed isn’t the word. What market research did you do to get the correct voice. She basically yells constantly.

Moronic.

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  • C. Park
  • 01-01-2020

Awful narration

Such A shame as it’s clearly not the narrator’s fault. However she was guided to speak with the most ridiculous accent as was Daniel. Quite a good story. Definitely not one of her best.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-05-2020

Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married

This has long been one of my favourite books, and I was delighted when it was recorded on audible but what a disappointment it has turned out to be. In my opinion the narrator has spoiled not only the characters but also the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-05-2020

One of her best

This had a different feel to her usual books. All of which I have enjoyed. I absolutely loved both performance and story. A great bunch of characters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-03-2020

Was very much looking forward to listening...

...but found the narrator’s accent so incredibly distracting. Such a shame! Can’t bear to hear any more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-2020

Not the best MK book

I found listening to this book very frustrating. The characters were very annoying and the storyline was very predictable.

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  • amanda eastwood
  • 01-02-2020

This book should be for teenaged

I can’t carry on with this book, it’s like a group of silly children, teenagers; perhaps a different narrator it might have been different