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Watermelon

By: Marian Keyes
Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
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At 29, Claire is full of the joys of life - that is, until her husband leaves her on the day she gives birth to her baby. With a broken heart, a beautiful newly born and an expanding mirror image, she decides to visit her eccentric family in Dublin. There she starts to feel better. So much better, in fact, that James is in for a surprise when he decides to slither back into her life.

©2000 Marian Keyes (P)2002 WF Howes Ltd

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I tried, but couldn't last

The characters were interesting but underdeveloped, so was the storyline, it was boring. I could not be bothered finishing it.

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Marian Keyes never disappoints

pure 'chick lit' in the vest possible way. if you need an enjoyable story that doesn't take itself too seriously this is a great one.

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Disappointing

I found it disconcerting that the narrator sounded nothing like what I expected the character to sound like. The story was long winded and towards the end I found myself very frustrated at the main character. I persevered but it didn’t get better in my opinion

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I was a little disappointed

I agree with other reviews that this is isn’t the authors best work. I had trouble reconciling the main characters obsession with her love life when she had just given birth; as a mother myself the obsession would be with her beautiful baby. However, it was the narration that I found most off putting. The voices given to the characters, the especially James were a little annoying.

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Great escape from life

As ever Marian had one crying or laughing, or even crying with laughter, while you are so easily drawn i to the life of each character, who were all given even more personality by the perfect match of Gerri’s voice of narration.

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Brilliant

I love Marian Keyes work. Funny, romantic, sweet, witty and easy to lose yourself into.

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Very funny.

Loved it! Was funny and witty with interesting characters how were very entertaining. A good read.

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Meh...

While I enjoyed the way this book was written as a train of thought, I wanted to throttle the main character by the end.
Overcoming self doubt was a key theme and she made better choices in the outcome, but her excessive meekness throughout was quite painful. Such as being only mildly annoyed while being casually sexually assaulted on a train.

Well read though

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Loved it

Great story and great reader! Definitely recommend this story to all age groups, perfect reading

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Not the best in the series

Watermelon was ok. I always love Keyes books but this one just didn't grab me like the others in the series. I still don't even understand the title! Still worth a listen if you want something easy and familiar

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