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Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling

By: Emer McLysaght, Sarah Breen
Narrated by: Amy McAllister
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Aisling is 28, and she’s a complete...Aisling. She lives at home in Ballygobbard (or Ballygobackwards, as some gas tickets call it) with her parents and commutes to her good job at PensionsPlus in Dublin. Aisling goes out every Saturday night with her best friend, Majella, who is a bit of a hames (she’s lost two phones already this year - Aisling has never lost a phone). They love hoofing into the Coors Light if they’re 'Out' or the vodka and Diet Cokes if they’re 'Out Out'. 

Aisling spends two nights a week at her boyfriend John’s. He’s from down home and was kiss number 17 at her 21st. But Aisling wants more. She wants the ring on her finger. She wants the hen with the willy straws. She wants out of her parents’ house, although she’d miss Mammy turning on the electric blanket like clockwork and Daddy taking her car 'out for a spin' and bringing it back full of petrol. 

When a week in Tenerife with John doesn’t end with the expected engagement, Aisling calls a halt to things, and soon she has surprised herself and everyone else by agreeing to move into a three-bed in Portobello with stylish Sadhbh from HR and her friend, the mysterious Elaine. Newly single and relocated to the big city, life is about to change utterly for this wonderful, strong, surprising and funny girl, who just happens to be a complete Aisling.

©2018 Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen; 2017 Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Beginning was rambling

If I’m rating this book in the genre of easy short light comedic stories- it’s great, HOWEVER the first two hours nothing happens and it was just the main character rambling and rambling on about random things. My mind often drifted off and I had to rewind because it was just all over the place and hard to keep up with the randomness of it. I get the authors are trying to establish the characters personality but they need to keep in mind that we start the story at zero and throwing all these random people and events at once is just confusing. They should have paced it all throughout the storyline.

That being said once the story started to actually move it was a fun read. I enjoyed it and I liked all the characters.

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Hilarious Irish humour

If you’re Irish or spent a bit of time with someone who is you’ll laugh at this book. It is so Irish with all of the sayings and commentary. Satisfying storyline too that kept me engaged and hoping for a certain outcome.

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Laugh out loud funny!

Addictive! Thoroughly enjoyed it! The narrator does a great job and it makes all the difference.

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Fabulous

This book is so humerus and enjoyable to read. What a hoot! I’m looking forward to the next book.

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Great series

really enjoyed it, thoughtful and laugh out loud in places. would recommend it. brilliantly read.

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not as funny as I'd hoped

I learnt some Irish words. I think I may have grown out of chick lit

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Light, a lot and very little goes on

A story that took a long time to get not far at all. Sub plots that didn't add anything to the story, characters with not much depth. Aisling seems like a pile of stereotypes that get repeated throughout. It was like the writer wanted to get them all in whether it added to the story or not. She's a character not that aware of others. Narration was ok but a bit screeching at times (older Irish women surely don't all sound like hags?)

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