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  • The One You Really Want

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The one you really want could be closer than you think....

The One You Really Want is a sweet, funny, romantic novel from best-selling author Jill Mansell. Not to be missed by listeners of Marian Keyes and Cathy Kelly.

It all starts with a shiny, red sit-on lawn mower.

When Nancy spies her Christmas present from her husband sitting on the lawn, she realises the jewellery she thought was for her must be on someone else. Her best friend, Carmen, isn't surprised (she never liked Jonathan) and persuades Nancy to leave Edinburgh and come and stay in her luxury London flat - far too vast for Carmen since her husband, millionaire rock star Spike Todd, died.

Soon Nancy's met gorgeous Connor O'Shea, who lives next door, and his daughter, Mia, is matchmaking - not least because she'd like to see the back of Connor's current pushy girlfriend. Meanwhile Carmen, who's always been certain she doesn't want another man in her life, feels a spark when a handsome charity worker called Joe calls round. But Joe's not quite all he seems....

©2004 Jill Mansell (P)2016 Headline Digital

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Easy and enjoyable story

Great story, lovely characters and gave me a few laughs too. Easy and enjoyable listening. Glad I fount this one.

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Lots of lovely happily ever afters

Nancy moved to her friend Carmen’ s house to escape her cheating husband.
It was something that was going to happen, but a lawn mower as a Christmas present sealed the deal.
The girlfriend got the diamond....
I loved the brashness and humour of Rene.
I loved the sassiness of Mia.
Carmen trying to be normal was quite tragic.
The men she found went from one extreme to the other.
Nancy’s mother was sweet and caring. She can come and live with me anytime.
A live- in, cook and bottle-washer - what a treasure!

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Loved it!

Loved this book. Enjoyed it from start to finish and was devastated when it had finished!

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What a great story

Loved this book, great characters, great story and even laughed out loud... Going to download another Jill Mansell Book...

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  • Kathryn @theBookDate
  • 09-11-2018

Full of Humour and a Great Narrator!!

This is one of those books that I am sure is enhanced by being narrated. And I really enjoyed the narrator's interpretation, she and of course Jill Mansell had me chuckling often as I listened. Full of varied characters with various but similar challenges, there was nothing to dislike and all to enjoy. With of course the perfect satisfying ending. Some might say predictable, but then that's what I like in a book! A happy ending.

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  • mgjw78
  • 23-09-2016

Good book awful narration

I liked the book but found the awful Irish accents really off putting. Surely in 2016 you can get someone better than the leprechaun from the lucky charms ad to narrate, really spoiled the book for me

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  • louise price
  • 06-06-2017

Just couldn't get into

Narrator rubbish bad accents , to many characters lost track of who was who love Jill Mansell😩 but not this book

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  • Emj
  • 02-03-2017

Great book... shame about the narrator!

This is a great Jill Mansell story, however the narrators accents are so awful it's off putting.

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  • Laoidhe
  • 24-02-2017

Most horrendous narrator ever!!!

This book was entirely ruined by the awful narrator, the accents were terrible and completely inconsistent which was a total distraction from an otherwise nice story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-02-2017

Horrendous

Dont waste your money, poor plot, terrible accents , very badly read with low imagination characters.

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  • Gem
  • 01-09-2016

Lovely

A lovely story. Read very well. An easy and relaxing listen. I would recommend to my girl friends.

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  • ANNE
  • 28-10-2016

Fantastic read

I loved reading this book, I didn't won't it to finish, I was laughing a lot and crying a bit. The narrator was brilliant at the way she spoke the words with the different accents and feeling to the words.

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  • mrs christine clifford
  • 27-09-2016

Didn't want it to end

Easy listening. Totally engrossed didn't want it to end. Even if it was a bit predictable

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  • Samantha
  • 19-09-2016

Super listen

Highly recommend, fun, easy going listen. Smiles and laughter along the way. Ideal relaxing book

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  • Htz
  • 23-03-2021

Appalling accents made me wince

Great story but with so many characters some of the the relationships were resolved in a rather
hurried way.

The narrator's Irish, West Country and cockney accents were gratingly dreadful.

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