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The Confusion of Karen Carpenter

Narrated by: Susanna Hurst
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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Hello. Two things you should know about me: 1) My name is Karen Carpenter. 2) Just before Christmas my boyfriend left me. I’m not THE Karen Carpenter. I just have the most embarrassing name in Christendom. Oh yeah. The boyfriend. After 11 ‘happy’ years he left me. No explanation, just a post it on the kettle. I think I’m handling it really well. I don’t think I’m confused at all. What was my name again?

©2013 Jonathan Harvey (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Aimee
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 10-04-2017

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This is another great book by this author. I was hooked after the first chapter of this book. It had a few twists that I really didn't see coming, so that was a nice surprise.
I really love how he writes his characters! You feel like you know them and sadly you end up missing the when the book is finished!

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  • Susan
  • 02-05-2015

Truly dreadful.....

This is the first time I have given up on a book. I loved Jonathan Harvey's other books and rated them highly. Sadly this book beat me after 2 chapters. The narrator was dreadful, monotone, and no attempt to add any characterisation. It was so flat, it was like a schoolgirl reading a story she had written for English homework. With all the talented women who could have brought this story to life this particular narrator was picked!

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  • basscadet
  • 21-08-2017

Truly awful narration!!

I've already read and enjoyed this book, but after listening to the audiobook of Jonathan Harvey's other book 'All she wants' on Audible, I had to hear more. All she wants really came to life with its hysterical narration, and I expected the same here. How disappointed I was! The narration on this is completely flat. Phoned in. I couldn't be past the 3rd chapter before giving up. Such a shame/waste. Do yourself a favour and just read the book and use your credit on something else.

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  • Juno Marcos
  • 26-11-2015

Beautiful Written. Beautifully Read

This was the last of Harvey's back catalogue for me to listen to and I was once again so sad that it had to end. I'd become so involved and engaged with the main character I actually cried when it finished.

It built nicely and although I knew where the story was headed, it didn't detract from the experience and the humour was present as always with Jonathan Harvey's books.

I absolutely LOVE this author and cannot wait for him to write me some more stories.