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What Happened That Night

Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (96 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sheila O'Flanagan is the best-selling author of The Missing Wife and My Mother's Secret, and her new best seller What Happened That Night, with its enticing story of mothers, daughters and lovers, will enchant listeners who love the novels of Marian Keyes and Lisa Jewell.

Lola has a plan. She's going to escape the village she grew up in and make it in the big city. She's smart enough - but she's also headstrong. When, one evening, she has to make a life-changing choice, she decides quickly, and without the full facts. But there's no way back.

Bey is every bit her mother's daughter. An impulsive decision puts her in the path of great danger. She's left wary of trusting her own judgement ever again. Then, one night, she's standing in front of the man she loves, with her own choice to make.

For both women, everything changes in a moment. But their biggest mistakes might also turn out to be their greatest opportunities....

©2017 Sheila O'Flanagan (P)2017 Headline Publishing Group Limited

Critic Reviews

"A fabulous tale with refreshingly inspiring heroines." ( Heat)

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Lovely story

The story line is predictable but so are most love stories. The narrator is very versatile with her characters.

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Interesting in parts

The author tried really hard to present a rich tapestry of characters but the plot was too muddled. It was interesting in parts but it was far from a compelling read. The romance element of this story was minor and probably needed stronger development.

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Read this book

Aoife McMahon as the narrator is the star of this book. Her limitless talent for storytelling and the way she breathes life and emotion into the characters is astounding. The story of Lola and Bey was nice. Early in the book - set in the 80's - I did struggle through the situations and attitudes relating to class, social standing and gender. It wasn't all that long ago, but the concepts and behaviours are so foreign to us these days, I felt frequent outrage throughout the whole book, which I didn't enjoy.
I do wish there was more focus on the romantic aspects although it's clear that romantic love wasn't a priority for Lola and Bey, so didn't feature in the story.
Great book. Sheila O'Flanagan has done it again.

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Bit predictable

Story was very easy to listen to but at times the next thing was very predictable.
The reading was brilliant. Great comfort listen when you just need to relax.

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Listened to in one day!

Loved this story, I listened to the whole thing while we were on a road trip. As always Aoife McMahon brought the characters to life. I chose this book for the narrator but now I’ve bought lots of Sheila Flanagan books.

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Very good story

Loved it didn't want it to end the ending was what I was hoping for.

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enjoyable

loved the story. I listened as I was driving and it kept me thinking afterwards.

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loved it!

I really liked this. Great reading and believable characters. It made me laugh, gasp and cry.

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Fantastic !

loved it right from the start. love the narator and the author. A great listen.

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Easy going, with soul

Easy to listen to, but still a book that gets to the hearts of the characters and how families handle circumstances. Ideal book to read/listen to when you want unwind.

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  • Jan
  • 18-08-2017

Great Read

I absolutely loved this book. One of her best. Interesting story moving from Dublin to Spain. Saga written over a number of years. Sheila is a great author most of her books are the same, just fantastic.

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  • KT
  • 06-11-2017

A lovely listen

I really enjoyed this, the story was beautifully woven, good characters and enjoyable narration. Would definitely recommend for easy happy listening

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  • Miss Harrold
  • 29-06-2017

Diamonds, love and great characters

Loved it, it really kept me wanting more. Great idea of chapter titles too. Looking out for more.

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  • Kiera Ellen
  • 19-07-2017

Beautiful

Makes you feel angry, happy, giddy, like crying, smiling, laughing. Lots of character building and emotions wrapped up in one audio book. I was hooked from the beginning.

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  • Mr
  • 19-07-2017

Long and drawn out!

Good story a bit different! Could have been a lot shorter, good narration which helped me listen to the end!

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  • SEREN
  • 15-07-2017

Fantastic and interesting story

I loved this book & couldn't stop listening. I think the concept & story is really quite unique.
Thoroughly recommended.

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  • Tracey
  • 30-08-2017

A Good Read

Interesting plot divided by the two main characters, Lola and her illegitimate daughter, Bey; who grows up to follow her father's snobbish family in the jewellery business on her own terms. Managed to finish it after putting it downa few times as I found it slightly stilted and slow in parts but ultimately enjoyed it. Narrated well.

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  • Anne
  • 22-08-2017

loved this book

I have not listened to this author before and this is not my usual genre. What a great story. I loved the relationships between the different characters all brought to life by the excellent narrator.

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  • suet
  • 19-08-2017

Heart warming story

I don't think there is any Sheila O'Flanagan I have not enjoyed but this ess has been the best so far!

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  • karen
  • 30-07-2017

A wonderful read

Couldn't stop listening to the story and was beautifully told. A gem of a read

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  • Readermoo
  • 20-07-2017

What a great listen :)

I sooo didn't want this story to end, you feel you're there among the characters watching it all unfold & really good narration as well.
Loved it, Sheila O'Flanagan at her very best!
Gloria Larkan

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