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My Single Friend Audiobook

My Single Friend

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Publisher's Summary

At 28, Lucy is doing well for herself. She's got a great job, her boss loves her, and her friends think she's great. The only problem is she does feel the need to lie outrageously on dates - often with hilarious results.

But when Lucy decides that her flatmate and oldest friend, Henry, is in need of a makeover, nothing can prepare them for the surprise results! Before long, Lucy realises that their lives will never be the same again.

©2010 Jane Costello (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Thoroughly enjoyable and laugh-out-loud hilarious." (Heat)

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    Topaz17 19/07/2016
    Topaz17 19/07/2016 Member Since 2014

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    "A light, humorous story guaranteed to lift your mood"

    The characters in this story remind me of a friend of mine who has always claimed the dating scene is every bit as horrendous as Jane Costello describes. It's a lightweight story about dating, shoes and too much pressure about personal appearance, but don't dismiss this book on those grounds. The writer skilfully draws you into the characters lives and gets you frustrated at their actions. I guess I would be cast as a Mum to these characters, but imagine many who read the book would feel as frustrated as I did at their bad decisions and inability to see what's been there all along under their noses. The dialogue is brilliantly done and it's full of humour - some of it acerbic and hilarious- I laughed out loud in places. It's nice to see the guy having the "make over" for a change and the writer subtly puts across the double standards between men and women in the subsequent events. The story kept me interested unlike some in this genre where I often get bored with the characters and don't care what happens. That's not the case here, the main character is bright and funny, you feel you know her and want to find out if it all turns out okay for her. Alex Tregear is a great narrator with a gift for accents. She delivers the humorous lines just right, but there were some surprising pronunciation errors that jarred me out of the story. Still, a very good performance and a worthwhile listen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Begginer 28/08/2016
    Begginer 28/08/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "loved it!"

    Captivating story, that most will relate to. Fun and romantic listen. It was beautifully narrated which fitted the characters perfectly. really enjoyed it.

    Simona

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    angiev 20/04/2016
    angiev 20/04/2016
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    "Great book"

    Loved this, great story believable characters. Excellent narration.
    Fully deserves 5 * rating. One of the best in this genre I have read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lady viscount 09/05/2016
    Lady viscount 09/05/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "easy listening"

    great easy listening book. made me laugh out loud and cry too. really enjoyed it and would recommend especially for a holiday read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Miss Ingrid Giovino 23/10/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "My new favourite author"

    I was looking for my next book and after reading countless review I settle on this book. I loved it, couldn't stop listening to it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    barbara 17/10/2016
    barbara 17/10/2016
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    "A good book"
    Which character – as performed by Alex Tregear – was your favourite?

    Henry


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I found it hard to put down and even listened when doing my ironing . I thought the narrator was excellent and I will certainly listen to books written by Jane Costello again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Greer 29/07/2016
    Greer 29/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book but ....."

    Why so many chapters?!?
    First time listening to this author. It's a Lovely heartwarming story but constantly interrupted with a new chapter is a little off putting

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    stephanied 24/03/2017
    stephanied 24/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Book, Awful Narrator"

    I love this book, have read it many times , but I hated the Narrator. Considering it's set in the North West I was flabbergasted by how many of the characters were voiced with a Received Pronunciation accent. Especially the male characters who sounded like Wesley Wyndham-Pryce in a particularly pompous mood.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. Karen Roche 05/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this book"

    Real feel good book, perfect for a day to curl up by the fire and relax! I love Jane costello! She can't bring books out fast enough for me!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LYNNE COMLEY 19/07/2016
    LYNNE COMLEY 19/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    Funny romantic and great read couldn't put it down . An easy read something to chill out to

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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