What do you do when you find yourself suddenly single? Go suddenly suicidal? Suddenly sexcrazed? Or simply slump into self-pity? Alix Callaghan, who thought she was in control of her busy life, feels like doing all three when her long-term boyfriend insists on settling down to a sensible existence - complete with children, proper meals and early nights - but without her. Little by little, though, Alix begins to think there might be more to the single life than the first shock of rejection suggests...
©2014 Sheila O'Flanagan (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing
'Hugely enjoyable' (Best)
'The Sheila O'Flanagan guarantee is a pretty powerful one' (Irish Independent)
Retired Psychologist Love reading/audiobooks, travelling, animals Favourite saying The fact that you believe something does not make it true
I have listened to several books by this author and found to be 5* listens/reads. The meat of this one was also very good, but I agree with another reviewer that there was too much detail of the stock market and trading room. I had to skip a few chapters alltogether after the first couple, because (from the several bits of each one of those chapters that I checked) they seemed to consist almost entirely of shouting in the dealing room. This level of detail was unnecessary for the story. That said, when I got past about chapter 17, the dealing room stuff was at an appropriate level for context.
She is my favourite narrator and was faultless as usual.
If not for the high quality of the writing and my previous enjoyment of this authors work, I may have given-up and obtained a refund after the first half a dozen chapters. I am glad that I persevered though.
I like books which have depth of story but this book delved way too much into the detaill of financial markets and currency dealing for my liking.
It was predictable but okay.
I didn't have a favourite character.
Not as good as other books by the same author.
From the publisher's description I expected something more light hearted but a large part of this book was about the misery of breakup and rejection.
I absolutely loved this book. Despite not understanding all the terminology surrounding high-finance trading, I found it very interesting and exciting. The characters are finely drawn and completely believable, so much so that listening to the book was like sharing their lives.
The writer's perception of office politics and power struggles is quite amazing, and I was particularly impressed by her grasp of the problems and prejudices women have faced when trying to succeed in power-driven male environments.
There is so much human interest in this story, and Caroline Lennon, as usual, narrates it perfectly.
Loved it, loved it.
"Her books always a good read."
I always listen to books, seldom read them. I love Sheila O'Flanagan books and will always listen to them.
Can't think of one to compare it to, it's a story of it's one. I enjoyed it.
I love Caroline Lennon narrations. She is good at voices and accents, brings her characters to life.
Alex of course, very interesting person.
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