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Some Kind of Wonderful

Narrated by: Emily Atack
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher, read by Emily Atack.

When the love of your life says you're not The One, who are you?

Lizzy and Ian have been a couple since the first week of university. Now, after celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks they're about to get engaged.

Instead, a romantic escape to Dubai leaves Lizzy with no ring, no fiancé and no future.

Lizzy is heartbroken - but through the tears, she sees an opportunity. This is her moment to discover what she's been missing while playing Ian's ideal 'better half'. But how much has Ian changed her, and who should she be without him?

Determined to discover who she is at heart, Lizzy sets out to rediscover the girl she was before - and, in the meantime, have a little fun....

©2017 Giovanna Fletcher (P)2017 Penguin AudioBooks

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Not terrible

Not the worst book I've ever read. Good enough to pass the time. I found the narrative tended to drone on too much, to the point where I'd skip forward 30 seconds and she's still working her way through a tedious list, or a rant about pop culture references that became a little too repetitive.
I have always enjoyed listening to Emily Atack, but fear that this material was a bit mundane for her talent. A few moments where I wished the author had thrown in a comma here and there so the woman could catch a breath!

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  • Janet
  • 03-12-2017

Enjoyable light read

This is the first of her books and I enjoyed it. I wonder if she will right about Natalia next.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-12-2017

I didn’t want it to end

What was waiting.... I need to know!!!

Brilliant book from start to finish. I didn’t want it to end.

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  • K. Bowen
  • 05-12-2017

Love the book but.....

The narration by Emily Atack is awful! Spoken so quickly and rushed, on audible when you slow is down to -75 sounds slurred and boring. Ruined this book for me. I love the story, ordered it on kindle so I did not have to listen. The writing is great, lovely story however I prefer to listen to audio books wish the author had narrated it herself

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  • 21-11-2017

Book was fab - Dull narrator voice

The book was another triumph but oh my goodness the narrators voice was dull and monotone, making the book seem dull even though the story was great. Such a shame, as it spoilt my enjoyment of it.

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  • Kellyal56
  • 20-11-2017

Absolutely Fabulous

This book is simply amazing in the way it actually relates to reality. Some kind of wonderful is a truly remarkable read and reminds what is important in life!! Highly recommend

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  • Hbomb123
  • 15-04-2019

How bad narration can spoil a good book

Book was well written with a decent story however the narration by Emily Atack was rushed in places, monotone and BORING. I certainly won’t listen to anything narrated by her again!!

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  • Melanie
  • 19-12-2017

surprising and brilliant

I love Giovanna's books and this one did not let me down. it was surprisingly good with a wonderful twist.

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  • Mrs S.
  • 19-12-2017

fantastic book!

A must read! Had me hooked from beginning to end! Can't wait to start the next one!

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  • mpsmudge
  • 16-04-2020

A story everyone will feel the real emotion

What a fabulous reality story line that I know I could connect to, I wasn't ready for it to end. I must say Emily's voice is wonderful at narrating and would like to listen to any other books she may have read on behalf of the author. I love Giovanna's books and have read her previous ones.

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  • Emma
  • 08-02-2020

Felt like a waste

Not much of a story. Felt like a boring episode of a soap. Sorry! Really like Giovanna's work but found this really dull.

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  • will mason
  • 07-01-2020

Truly Some Kind of Wonderful

I loved it. I felt attached to the characters. Really feeling what they felt. An easy listen and very well written. Excellent audiobook.