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Making It up as I Go Along

Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

You'll be wincing in recognition and scratching your head in incredulity, but like Marian herself you won't be able to stop laughing at the sheer delightful absurdity that is modern life - because each and every one of us is clearly making it up as we go along. She has wonderful and tickling words of advice for those fast approaching 50.

©2016 Marian Keyes (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"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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Loved it!

Marian Keyes is funny, insightful, and disarmingly honest about her own inadequacies and struggles with mental health difficulties. She is a great commentator on people and life, and is laugh-out-loud funny! I could have heard a bit less about how awed she is by celebrities, but overall thoroughly recommended, particularly as an audiobook as the narrator brings it to life with her wonderful Irish accent.

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Like listening to a very interesting friend

I love listening to Marian Keys books Aoife's Irish accent is an added bonus. This book was more snippets of stories so it's like having a one way conversation with a humorous friend. You can put it down and pick it up without having to concentrate on a storyline. Very enjoyable.

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Absolute rubbish

Marian Keyes is one of my favourite authors and I usually love her books. I just could not get into this one, I kept on waiting for it to turn into something of substance but it never happened. Very disappointed.

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Hilariously funny!!

Marian Keyes never fails to make me laugh. A selection of short stories told only the way Marian can. Just the light-hearted entertainment needed to get you through corona virus lockdown.

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Loved It!

Perfect for light hearted listening, she is a very funny lady and I v much enjoyed it :)

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Self Indulgent rubbish

A self indulgent travel rave thinly veiled as comedy. Trust me, dont waste your time.

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  • Leisha
  • 02-04-2018

light and fun

very light and easy ... each chapter being a new episode of Ms Keyes life .. ever entertaining .. especially if you are too busy for a proper story

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  • Naomi
  • 03-04-2016

Pure Enjoyment!

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I really enjoyed this book, I found it to be very funny and insightful at the same time. I wish it would have gone on longer. The narration was excellent, I forgot that I wasn't listening to Marian herself.

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  • Poppsi
  • 29-10-2017

Disappointing

I am a huge fan of Marian Keyes but this book is not worth spending your valuable time or money. It's full of trivia, neither funny nor witty and I did not enjoy the way the narrator read it out.

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  • A. D. Macleod
  • 05-09-2017

Unfortunately Average

Would you try another book written by Marian Keyes or narrated by Aoife McMahon?

Marian Keyes is a hugely popular author but this was my first read of one of her books. There were a few wry smiles here and there but on balance, the book is just boring. I managed to get about half way through and then my interest was well and truly lost.

I've read lots my narrator Aoife McMahon - she's first class !

Would you ever listen to anything by Marian Keyes again?

I'd have to try another Keyes book based on feedback from other readers. Maybe I was unlucky on this occasion.

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  • C. Campbell
  • 27-05-2016

laugh out loud funny

enjoyed it and had giggle moments and lol moments. very honest and witty writing and thought the author was writing about me although I'm not irish or an author lol.

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  • bronagh
  • 24-05-2016

Hilarious!!! Interesting insight into my fav author and

Marian is a V V funny lady.. Also warm, open and honest. She has a lot of serious dark personal mental struggles but manages to explain them with hilarious antidotes and stories that u can't help but laugh with her. I wish she was my auntie has she loves her family V much and would be Quare craic to be around :) love u Marian!!!

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  • Red Nell
  • 09-03-2016

Entertaining x

Entertaining. Great titlle. Thats what most atracted me to purchase. I have to say it listens more like a partial memoir. And yes Marian, it does seem you are constantly on a holiday.
I felt it ended a little abruptly but will listen to it again and look forward to listening to more from Marian Keynes x

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  • Natalie
  • 26-02-2017

humorous bio

very funny. Mariann Keyes is an amazing raconteur and her stories are worthy of listening.

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  • Rian
  • 08-12-2016

My favourite author

I adore Marians writing style, I read Watermelon whilst pregnant 18 years ago and Marian remains my favourite.
love hearing her thoughts and descriptions , love her!

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  • Patricia
  • 07-11-2016

funny book

A bit slow in places but loved the stuff about holiday places and experiences. A funny book...

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  • Steph
  • 04-10-2016

Perfect for walking the dog


A great collection of amusing anecdotes that let 'pick' it up and put it down. Very well narrated and made me laugh out loud on many occasions

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  • Ann D
  • 11-05-2016

Mixed bag!

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Several of the early chapters are pretty funny. Some are, well, a bit silly, and not in a good way! A couple, are a little boring. The best chapters are where Keyes writes seriously about depression, addiction and womens issues. The narration is excellent.

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