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All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye Audiobook

All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye

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Publisher's Summary

Jane Bell had dreamt of playing in the casinos of Monte Carlo, but in her punk phase she got herself pregnant, and now she's 46. She's a grandmother, her dreams as dry as the dust her Dyson sucks up from her hall carpet. Then her son, Ross, a researcher working for an arms manufacturer, is forced to disappear and to part with the secrets of his research. Jane will finally get the adventure she's always wanted but at a price....

©2005 Christopher Brookmyre (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Memorably funny lines." (Daily Mail)

"Funny, electric and captivating." (The Times)

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    "Funny, entertaining book"

    Really enjoyed the book. A funny and entertaining read. Reader had a lovely voice and accents.

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    Paul 20/09/2016
    Paul 20/09/2016
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    "Oh Mother, what a good tale!"

    James Bond meets River City, a great plot, plenty of tension and some hilarious retribution. Slick to the end.
    Felt sorry for Sarah Barron towards the end as she'd evidently contracted a bit of a cold through her narration, though this didn't dent her performance or her fulfilling the enjoyment of my listen

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    Alex 06/09/2016
    Alex 06/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "I love this story."

    great story. narrator a great choice but not so strong with non-jock accents. I loved listening to this.

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    mollyeyre 11/04/2016
    mollyeyre 11/04/2016
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    "Losing the will to live"

    Where on earth did the 5 star reviews come from. I am just about losing the will to live with this one - what a waste of a credit.

    I have listened to the couple of hours, OK, maybe that's not enough to get into it - but honestly there is a limit to my patience. So far absolutely nothing has happened apart from a lot of childish banter and a trip in a helecopter!

    The characters haven't made any impression on me whatsoever - I shall just cut my losses.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andy 09/03/2016
    Andy 09/03/2016 Member Since 2014

    Submarine commander, astronaut and surgeon.....on a weekend. In the week I take it easy, when my regular job, kids and dogs allow :)

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    "Enjoyable romp, albeit a tad unbelievable"
    Would you listen to All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye again? Why?

    Eventually, but there is a few more ahead of it in the list


    What was one of the most memorable moments of All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye?

    Chaos Cottage. Gripping.


    Which character – as performed by Sarah Barron – was your favourite?

    Mrs Fleming


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

    No. It's not that type of book


    Any additional comments?

    I love Christopher Brookmyre. A great storey teller, particularly when introducing humour. This wasn't one of those, but still stands put as a excellent thriller.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr 18/01/2016
    Mr 18/01/2016 Member Since 2016

    Generally listening in the car as I am on the road a lot with work. Will be listening to a variety of genres.

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    "Fun and Games - very good but not his best"

    First book of Brookmyre's that I've listened to but have read a number before.

    The story moves along at a good pace, has his usual blend of dry wit and brutal parts which both lead to an enjoyable story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Peter G. 01/10/2015
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    "Slow starter, then entertaining throughout"

    A thoroughly enjoyable tale that gets you on the edge of your seat one minute and laughing out loud the next. Slow to start, but well worth the wait, with great characters and disbelief only suspended slightly.

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    K. M. Woodhouse 29/09/2015
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    "great adaptation"

    Great adaptation of a great book. Loved it, would definitely read more by this narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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