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The Break

By: Marian Keyes
Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
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Publisher's Summary

The story of a relationship that everyone thought was forever and which is now in danger of being for never, The Break is about getting older and staying in love when life, real life, is trying to pull you apart.

©2017 Marian Keyes (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A born storyteller." ( Independent on Sunday)
"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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Ahh Marion you've nailed it again !

The whole time I was reading this it felt real ... it felt like a million other women's lives ... including mine ! Thankyou for the incredible ending ... and that eldest daughter ... I'll be doing this one again cause when I like a book I re read it about 🍈5 times and each time I reread yours I learn something about your characters and myself that I didn't realise before. I've lost count how many times I've read Rachel's holiday ... it's usually my road trip Xmas book .. i listen as I drive ..and laugh in places I didn't laugh last time. Can't wait for the next book ..

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A Light Hearted Romp

An enjoyable and convincing story of family relationships and dynamics. The characters are well rounded and believable, but I feel that the numerous explicit sex scenes detract from the book.

Aoife McMahon's performances are nothing short of brilliant! Her rendition of the voices of the various characters is superb and very convincing.

The Break would appeal to those interested in romantic fiction and family dynamics in modern day Ireland.

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Superb

Loved every minute of this book, laughing one minute and crying the next.
Highly recommend.

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It had it all

I could not stop listening! Beautiful, heartbreaking and funny all at once. I loved it!

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Heartfelt and Engaging

The characters in this story are so real, honest, flawed and engaging they really draw you in. I felt like I experienced everything with Amy, the main character and highly recommend The Break.

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Fun but predictable.

A light hearted story. Easy listening.
I enjoyed it. Very true to family life

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fantastic

excellent - not as funny as some of her old stuff - but an excellent story she touches on some tricky subjects ....

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Like phone call with a friend

Like a friend chatting with you. Easy comfortable funny. Made me laugh out loud and my guts twist with empathy.

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Marian Keyes at her best!

Her writing transports the reader into the lives of the characters. This book is another one of her masterpieces.

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Wonderful

Loved the narrator, the accent was lovely.
Justt enjoyed the book all the way through.
I listen to audio books driving between clients and I found I wanted to drive more with this book

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