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The Importance of Being Aisling

By: Emer McLysaght, Sarah Breen
Narrated by: Amy McAllister
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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, read by Amy McAllister.

Meet Aisling.

She's a country girl learning to love the city sophistication of unlimited Pinot Greej and brunch, though smashed avocado still mystifies her. She can plan anything, from Secret Santa for her ungrateful colleagues to a hen party for not one but two brides.

But even Aisling is thrown off course when her job and relationship suddenly go up in smoke.

Life in the city was supposed to be glamorous and grown-up, but all at once she's heading home to live with her mother. (Not without a detour to Vegas first - she's unemployed and single, not dead.)

But between making new friends and rivals, and finding her eye caught by a very handsome but very unavailable new man, going home is full of surprises. Could small town life actually hold the answers Aisling is missing?

©2018 Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"There aren't enough words for how much I love it." (Marian Keyes) 

"The year's funniest book to date." (Hello)

"Both Aisling and the novel have a great big thumping heart." (Sunday Times)

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Feel good story with laughs along the way.

Just love the honesty and simplicity of this series. The Irish sayings and slang are a delight. I love Aisling and her approach in life. My neighbours think I’m losing my mind as I stand outside watering the garden laughing out loud. They can’t see I am listening to the audiobook.

Look forward to the rest of the stories in this series.

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Absolutely brilliant

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Spot on.
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Made me terribly home sick as I live overseas.
Can’t wait for #3.

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excellent

loved this story would thoroughly recommend it. performance was amazing. can't wait for next one.

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Great Craic!

Loved it!

Laughed, cried and laughed again. Would make anyone "out foreign" want to jump on the next plane home to Ireland in a second!

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Colossal waste of time

I don’t know how this is getting good reviews. Perhaps people enjoy empty stories where nothing is deep and nothing happens. Yeh this was not great. First book was better.

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