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The Brightest Star in the Sky Audiobook

The Brightest Star in the Sky

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Publisher's Summary

Fate is on its way to the tenants of 66 Star Street, bringing with it love and tragedy, friendship and heartbreak, and the power to change lives....

One of them is falling in love; another is torn between two lovers. For some, secrets they want to stay buried will come to light, and for others, the unveiling of those secrets will have tragic consequences.

©2009 Marian Keyes; (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

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    Shon-EL romford, United Kingdom 20/11/2009
    Shon-EL romford, United Kingdom 20/11/2009 Member Since 2012
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    "Marian Keyes can do no wrong!"

    I listened to this book in one day it was so hard to put down. I dont like chick-lit generally, however Marian Keyes does it for me, I don;t think her novels can count as chick-lit though, especially the more recent ones. It was different to her usual work, but very very interesting.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Leona Feniton, United Kingdom 23/04/2010
    Leona Feniton, United Kingdom 23/04/2010 Member Since 2016
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    "The Brightest Star in the Sky"

    The Brightest Star in the Sky is another great novel by Marian Keyes. I love the way she is able to take serious issues and realistic characters and weave them into a story where the different strands eventually connect to create a funny and touching novel. Her plots are great and her subplots keep you guessing. Well worth listening to.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kaggy 03/01/2015
    Kaggy 03/01/2015 Member Since 2013

    Will read anything within reason.

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    "Whimsical story"

    My daughter loves this author and was thoroughly annoyed with me when I failed to finish another one of her books because I thought it was too twee. She insisted I gave this one a chance and on the whole I found this story of a group of people living in a Dublin block of flats entertaining and so was able to stick with it to the end. I could have lived without the mystical element, and one or two of the characters were fairly pointless, but the last couple of hours were very good and one particular scene was actually heartbreaking.
    This is recommended if you like something light and positive but with a few gritty elements. I have another Marian Keyes book in my library and I am quite looking forward to hearing it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rhian United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    Rhian United Kingdom 13/04/2013
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    "A pogniant trail of the modern stresses of life"

    I read this book a while ago but had forgotten the detail, listening to the story again brought back the amazing way Marian Keyes writes and weaves her stories makes this book one of my favourites.



    You should read this book if you enjoy interwoven tales of strangers that link together. Its well written and you shouldn't be put off by the chick lit style level of this book, it goes deeper than the standard chick lit and is better for it?

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    sharon castleford, United Kingdom 17/03/2012
    sharon castleford, United Kingdom 17/03/2012 Member Since 2016
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    "lovely"

    as usual a must for fans of marian keyes, a nice easy listen, happy days

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Zoe PeeblesUnited Kingdom 19/02/2010
    Zoe PeeblesUnited Kingdom 19/02/2010 Member Since 2006
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    "Good light entertainment"

    I don't often do chick-lit, but found this fun. Good light entertainment with some quirky humour.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Annika 14/07/2015
    Annika 14/07/2015
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    "Great reading"

    Loved it! I have now read it 4 times it's my go to book. It's a very different book that makes you think and it's a different kind of feel good book. I warmly recommend it to anyone.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05/05/2015 Member Since 2013

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    "One of my all time favourite audio books"

    I've just finished my third listen of this book in a year. I love it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    lsanderson65 01/05/2015
    lsanderson65 01/05/2015
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    "Clever, fun easy listening."
    What did you like most about The Brightest Star in the Sky?

    Bought on BOGOF deal and never read Marion Keyes before, so glad I did. Story telling at its best, fluffy and tough in places.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It had a magical, spiritual element to the story, that only becomes clear at the end, very clever, which added another dimension.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    CLAIRE Stockport, United Kingdom 13/12/2014
    CLAIRE Stockport, United Kingdom 13/12/2014 Member Since 2012
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    "Best so far!"

    I LOVED this book. The plot had me wondering from the beginning as to what was going to happen. Sad in places, but all makes sense. A really beautifully written story which I couldn't stop listening to.
    It has the right mix of characters and will keep you guessing right up till the end.
    I would say this is definitely her best book so far. Looking forward to reading more books like this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Kelly
    Jandowae, Australia
    30/03/10
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    "Not quite typical"

    This was the first audio-book I down loaded and I have to say I was very pleased. I had a 1600km car trip in front of me and I listened to it the whole journey.
    Whilst I found it enjoyable it was not quite a typical Marian Keyes. There were more 'dark' overtones and it was more serious in parts than her usual free spirited style of writing.
    All in all... not bad:)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy
    Alberta, AB, Canada
    28/03/10
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    "Easy Listening"

    If you enjoy Marian Keyes, this is a novel similar to her others. The numerous characters live in one apartment building, we get to know some of their thoughts thanks to a "spirit" looking for ...the intent of which we are told almost at the end of the book. It sounds weird and at the word spirit, I probably would not have downloaded this book. While it does sound strange, it is not evil or wacky, it is a light book with some deep matter involved. Overall I did enjoy this very much, Marian Keyes is an author that does not disappoint.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stella
    Gumble, Australia
    11/06/12
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    "Marian Keyes is my favourite"

    I love anything she writes, cant get enough of all/any of her writing. Very funny, real and sad. Quite different to most of her other books. I just love the Irish,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yashica
    29/07/10
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    "Involving"

    I loved the way I was sucked into the story. The characters where (some) funny and (some) very real and it was nice going on a rollercoaster with them.
    The ending left me very satisfied

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lesley
    West Kempsey, Australia
    08/05/10
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    "Chick Lit and Proudly Irish"

    Marian Keyes is always entertaining. I always really care about her characters. She certainly has the knack of bring people alive and making them individuals. In The Brightest Star, her plot is not 'deep and meaningful' and as 'easy reading' this is a treasure for a cold winter afternoon on the sofa with a wine and a box of chocolates. Gerri Halligan reads with fun and vitality.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • w.a.m.
    1965BG, Heemskerk, The Netherlands
    23/04/10
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    "Disappointing"

    I have been trying to get the hang of the story for many many days now. Rewinding many many times. I came to just 3 hours and I quit.
    It is totally not like the other Marian Keyes books. Very confusing with all those characters and only telling a short part of each then switching to the next. It is all about people living in the same building and a spirit is telling the story. Perhaps it will be doable when you can listen for hours at a time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Gosford, NSW, Australia
    27/03/10
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    "Not so bright."

    This novel does not live up to the title description. It lacked some ingredient that makes a novel interesting. Disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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