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The Brightest Star in the Sky

Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Fate is on its way to the tenants of 66 Star Street, bringing with it love and tragedy, friendship and heartbreak, and the power to change lives....

One of them is falling in love; another is torn between two lovers. For some, secrets they want to stay buried will come to light, and for others, the unveiling of those secrets will have tragic consequences.

©2009 Marian Keyes (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

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Very Entertaining

If you could sum up The Brightest Star in the Sky in three words, what would they be?

Thrilling, emotional, funny.

What other book might you compare The Brightest Star in the Sky to, and why?

Nothing compares to this book! It's an original!

Have you listened to any of Gerri Halligan’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Gerri Halligan is always an excellent narrator, changing the voices sufficiently so you can recognize each character easily, without losing the flow of the story. Very enjoyable to listen to all the way through.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Don't want to give anything away, but finding out what happened to upset Matt and Maeve was particularly emotional, and then David's ending made me laugh out loud!

Any additional comments?

A thrillingly emotional joyride that never has a boring part, keeps you entertained and entranced to the very end, and just gets better and better as it goes on! Loved it! Can't wait for the sequel!

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Beautiful story

After the last Marian Keyes I read which was so bad I couldn’t finish it, this story was captivating from the very start. Loved the story, loved the narrator fell in love with the characters.

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  • flj
  • 02-10-2018

A lovely tale

Marian Keyes doesn’t disappoint, another great tale.
The only thing that bothered me slightly was the narrator’s ‘male’ voices; but otherwise five stars!

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Wonderful

Thoroughly enjoyed... story, narration, everything! Fun, deep, light, sad, happy... overall fantastic. And brilliantly narrated too. Gerri brought all personalities to life.

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  • Dee
  • Australia
  • 15-01-2018

Loved it.

I bought the paperback of thus book several years ago and couldn’t get past the first few chapters. I ended up giving the book to an op shop. I accidentally bought it as an audiobook not realising it was the same book. So good being read to me. I loved the story, it was really lovely.

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LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT

my Review is I LOVED IT! Great Story, great narrator, great characters. I Loved it.

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Great craic!

I loved this book. Funny, sad, interesting characters .... I thoroughly enjoyed it! Great narration too. If the narration is woeful or annoying I won't listen to the book to the end.... enjoy!!!

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  • Shon-EL
  • 20-11-2009

Marian Keyes can do no wrong!

I listened to this book in one day it was so hard to put down. I dont like chick-lit generally, however Marian Keyes does it for me, I don;t think her novels can count as chick-lit though, especially the more recent ones. It was different to her usual work, but very very interesting.

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  • Leona
  • 23-04-2010

The Brightest Star in the Sky

The Brightest Star in the Sky is another great novel by Marian Keyes. I love the way she is able to take serious issues and realistic characters and weave them into a story where the different strands eventually connect to create a funny and touching novel. Her plots are great and her subplots keep you guessing. Well worth listening to.

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  • Kaggy
  • 03-01-2015

Whimsical story

My daughter loves this author and was thoroughly annoyed with me when I failed to finish another one of her books because I thought it was too twee. She insisted I gave this one a chance and on the whole I found this story of a group of people living in a Dublin block of flats entertaining and so was able to stick with it to the end. I could have lived without the mystical element, and one or two of the characters were fairly pointless, but the last couple of hours were very good and one particular scene was actually heartbreaking.
This is recommended if you like something light and positive but with a few gritty elements. I have another Marian Keyes book in my library and I am quite looking forward to hearing it.

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  • Rhian
  • 13-04-2013

A pogniant trail of the modern stresses of life

I read this book a while ago but had forgotten the detail, listening to the story again brought back the amazing way Marian Keyes writes and weaves her stories makes this book one of my favourites.



You should read this book if you enjoy interwoven tales of strangers that link together. Its well written and you shouldn't be put off by the chick lit style level of this book, it goes deeper than the standard chick lit and is better for it?

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  • sharon
  • 17-03-2012

lovely

as usual a must for fans of marian keyes, a nice easy listen, happy days

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  • Zoe
  • 19-02-2010

Good light entertainment

I don't often do chick-lit, but found this fun. Good light entertainment with some quirky humour.

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  • Annika
  • 14-07-2015

Great reading

Loved it! I have now read it 4 times it's my go to book. It's a very different book that makes you think and it's a different kind of feel good book. I warmly recommend it to anyone.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-05-2015

One of my all time favourite audio books

I've just finished my third listen of this book in a year. I love it!

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  • lsanderson65
  • 01-05-2015

Clever, fun easy listening.

What did you like most about The Brightest Star in the Sky?

Bought on BOGOF deal and never read Marion Keyes before, so glad I did. Story telling at its best, fluffy and tough in places.

What did you like best about this story?

It had a magical, spiritual element to the story, that only becomes clear at the end, very clever, which added another dimension.

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  • CLAIRE
  • 13-12-2014

Best so far!

I LOVED this book. The plot had me wondering from the beginning as to what was going to happen. Sad in places, but all makes sense. A really beautifully written story which I couldn't stop listening to.
It has the right mix of characters and will keep you guessing right up till the end.
I would say this is definitely her best book so far. Looking forward to reading more books like this one.

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