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Publisher's Summary

Romy Kilkenny loves her life in Australia - she has her dream job, an active lifestyle, and best friend Keith who understands her better than anyone. And she couldn’t be further from her family. But when her family needs her back in Ireland, she is thrust into the lives of her mother and half-siblings again.

Romy has never fitted in with her family and now, with Keith too far away to give comfort, she feels even more like an outsider. She also worries that the accidental half-kiss with Keith at the airport may have lost her the greatest friend she ever had....

©2014 Sheila O'Flanagan (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing

Critic Reviews

"An absorbing and feel-good read" ( Sun Herald, Australia)
"Another first class "can't put it down" novel from Sheila O'Flanagan" ( Woman's Way)

What listeners say about Someone Special

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Enjoyable

Easy to listen too. Enjoyable but not gripping. It's like reading about everyday life with a few dramas thrown in. No huge build up and event but I still really liked it.

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Family disagreements abound!

Got a dysfunctional family? You'll relate well to the characters in this book. Well written (and read!!) and flows along nicely. You'll find yourself smiling along with some of the comments, and nodding your head in agreement. Quite enjoyable.

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  • Adam
  • 24-08-2020

Kept me entertained but not my favourite..

I really enjoy listening to Sheila's books and even more when Caroline narrates them. I found it hard to like the family members in this book. They weren't very likeable at times (but maybe that was the plan). All the same I finished the book and would say its worth a listen at sale price but to use a full price credit on this might be unwise for some. Still a great author though.

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  • AZ
  • 23-11-2020

not a happy book

if you are expecting a pick me up, feel good book, this is not it. the story is dark and sad with only few last chapters giving you hope and feel good factor. not a bad book just not very happy and uplifting despite the cover.

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  • A McAlister
  • 15-06-2019

Took a while

My favourite author read or listened to most of her titles but this one took a while to get into, although I did still enjoy

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  • Naomi Armstrong
  • 14-04-2015

Didn't enjoy

Predictable, cliche, boring, cheesy, I didn't enjoy the story at all. Tired plot, tired characters, just plain tired full stop.

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  • KattsVK
  • 13-01-2015

Enjoyable

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Well written with great narration. I couldn't wait to listen to my next installment & even sat in my car listening & was late for work!

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  • eddieb
  • 24-01-2017

great story. Cant wait to start the next one.

Loved it. Great story lines.looking forward to starting the next one. Just my type of story.

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  • Emily
  • 23-10-2015

Great book, bloody awful reading

Very disappointed... I only carried on listening because it was a good story. Having listened to a few books on audible I have come to the conclusion that it's common practice for the narrator to speak the words without reading the context first. Caroline Lennon does not have a particularly good reading voice and is rather poor at accents.
However, it was a nice story, so I am inclined to listen to more of Sheila O'Flanagan's books as long as they aren't narrated by the same person.

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  • Sue
  • 20-06-2015

Disappointing and Drab

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I would have enjoyed it more if there had been a strong storyline and a significant "hook" in the first few chapters.

What was most disappointing about Sheila O'Flanagan’s story?

I really had to force myself to finish this book. Sheila O'Flanagan totally failed to bring her characters to life. They are "characterless" and so self-obsessed I actually disliked them. All they seemed to do was bitch about one another.

Dialogue is stunted and interpersonal relationships lack emotion and are totally unconvincing.

The storyline is weak, predictable and totally lacking in intrigue. The only reason I finished the book was curiosity as to whether the author finally managed to garner my interest or not. Sadly, she did not.

Would you be willing to try another one of Caroline Lennon’s performances?

Caroline Lennon is an excellent narrator.

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