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There's Something I've Been Dying to Tell You Audiobook

There's Something I've Been Dying to Tell You

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Publisher's Summary

In 2013, actress, television personality, and Sunday Times best-selling author Lynda Bellingham was diagnosed with cancer. Until now, Lynda hasn't spoken publicly about her illness - she has felt strongly that everyone's experience of cancer is so different, and she wanted to keep what she has been going through personal to her while she came to terms with her life now.

But in this memoir, Lynda talks with beautiful poignancy about her life since her diagnosis, her family, and how together they came to terms with a future they hadn't planned. This is a brave and brutally honest memoir, and yet even when talking about these deeply personal experiences, Lynda manages to spread her infectious warmth and humour, bringing light to a very dark time.

Woven into this very moving and brave story are extraordinary, colourful tales of her acting and family life that will enlighten and entertain, as well as the journey that Lynda has taken to find the family of her birth father, having already suffered heartache in her search for her birth mother. In the search for her father's family, Lynda finds a family with a history in entertainment, showing that acting was always in the blood.

Lynda Bellingham is a tremendously gifted storyteller with a rich collection of tales of love, loss, and laughter, and this book brings her kind heart, courage, and emotion to every minute in vivid detail. Lynda's story is an affecting and at times heart-breaking one, but it is so often laugh-out-loud too - and ultimately the way Lynda tells her life story will serve as a great inspiration.

©2014 Pattemore Entertainment LLP (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

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    Alison St Pierre Lancashire 11/11/2014
    Alison St Pierre Lancashire 11/11/2014 Listener Since 2010

    Local Government Officer, listens to audiobooks whilst commuting, loves Biographies of quintessentially English eccentrics.

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    "Surprisingly depressing and voyaristic in parts."

    A fabulous charismatic woman desperately trying to navigate through a terminal illness. The book does not reflect her most recent interviews. Some of the messages from Lynda to her immediate family were uncomfortable to listen to. The narrator read in a mono syllabic way in sections and although the book must have provided a level of therapy for the author, it felt voyeuristic to listen to and extremely raw in parts, which of course is extremely understandable but a difficult experience for the listener.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. T. J. Baker 01/11/2014 Member Since 2011
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    "a woderful frank account"
    Would you listen to There's Something I've Been Dying to Tell You again? Why?

    There is such honesty in this book, l dont think you can take it all in in just 1 reading


    What did you like best about this story?

    Lindas courage in fighting cancer, as a person who has had cancer and so far survived it, l can relate personally to what she went through. How devious is this wicked illness,you think you are recovering only to be smacked down again.


    Which character – as performed by Sue Holderness – was your favourite?

    Of course Linda


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    lt is a wonderful book, full of fun and humour but also full of emotion. l was in bits though during the telling of her love for Mr Spain and her boys and l had to stop to reflect on what l had just litened to.


    Any additional comments?

    A heroic journey but a lonely one

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deb Rowlands 20/07/2015
    Deb Rowlands 20/07/2015
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    "I'm ashamed to say that I was disappointed"
    Would you try another book written by Lynda Bellingham or narrated by Sue Holderness?

    No


    Would you recommend There's Something I've Been Dying to Tell You to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would only recommend it if they were a real fan of Lynda


    Did Sue Holderness do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    She did, but I didn't enjoy her male voices.


    Did There's Something I've Been Dying to Tell You inspire you to do anything?

    No


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mel 11/12/2014
    Mel 11/12/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "A brave inspirational lady with dignity!"
    Where does There's Something I've Been Dying to Tell You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed this book having followed Lynda's career through my teen year's until the current day. She tells her journey of Cancer in such a poignant way with dignity and it doesn't feel negative at all. She remains positive and witty throughout the entire book.


    What other book might you compare There's Something I've Been Dying to Tell You to, and why?

    Personally I can't liken it to anything else that I have read. This isn't like a typical memoir of which I don't normally like but I was drawn to this book because of Lynda's attitude towards her death.


    What about Sue Holderness’s performance did you like?

    She really did it justice. After a few chapters I almost forgot it was Sue's voice and I just felt like it was Lynda's voice shining through.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved by the moments away from the public eye when Lynda talked about the true emotions of her loved ones in the lead up to the end of her life.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mavis 02/12/2014
    Mavis 02/12/2014
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    "So very disappointed by this book"
    Would you try another book written by Lynda Bellingham or narrated by Sue Holderness?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    A sad story that sorry to say was quite name droppy, menu listing and boring in places.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Pauline 17/10/2015
    Pauline 17/10/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Beautifully written!!"


    We all should read/listen to this book. Thank you Linda wherever you maybe.
    God Bless
    Pauline x

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. D. Wilson London uk 29/09/2015
    M. D. Wilson London uk 29/09/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "wonderful"

    i enjoyed the reader, and the story.i recommend highly .
    The story isad, funny and interesting.





    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 24/09/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "this book was written so well really wonderful"

    what a truly brilliant book a clear insight in to lands personal struggle.I laughed and cried.

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    MISS PAULA METCALFE 12/09/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "fantastic book"

    great book .. really enjoyed it .. was great looking back on her life and memories .. she was am amazing person and did so much in her life .. she was well loved by all ..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    diane perry 26/07/2015
    diane perry 26/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "lovely"

    made me laugh, made me cry, a fantastic book. would recommend this lovely thoughtful and honest book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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