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The Other Side of the Story Audiobook

The Other Side of the Story

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Publisher's Summary

Jojo Harvey is a literary agent whose star is on the rise. In love with both her married boss and her burgeoning career, not much distracts her. Until she finds herself representing two women who used to be best friends. Used to be. One of them, Gemma, has suddenly found herself from a broken home at the age of 32. Meanwhile, Lily, the woman Gemma has always blamed for stealing her one chance of happiness, is enjoying the overnight success of her debut novel. Set in the world of publishing, The Other Side of the Story is about love, loyalty, glass ceilings and survival tactics - and what to do when you get your chance for revenge.

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©2003 Marian Keyes; (P)2004 W F Howes Ltd

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    Sylvia Faringdon, United Kingdom 24/03/2008
    Sylvia Faringdon, United Kingdom 24/03/2008 Member Since 2015
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    "Refreshing"

    Normally I get very irritated with switching back and forth between characters, but not with this one. It was clearly announced that you were about to change characters, which helps, and whats more I liked all of them fairly well, but especially Jojo. So thoroughly enjoyable, and what a shanannigans (how do you spell that?) is life in the publishing world!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    CLAIRE Stockport, United Kingdom 02/01/2015
    CLAIRE Stockport, United Kingdom 02/01/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Catchy good read."

    Over all a good book. Not one of her best, but still great to listen too. Got a bit confusing in places due to there being 3 stories running at the same time, but easy to find where your at and which story your in.
    All in all a good read / listen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Adam DroitwichUnited Kingdom 12/03/2011
    Adam DroitwichUnited Kingdom 12/03/2011 Member Since 2016
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    "A really good listen!"

    This is the first Marian Keyes book that I have listened to. I was a bit wary at 15 CD's to burn but I have to say by the end of the book, I really didn't want it to end! The narrator was fantastic! I really liked all of the characters in the book and it was a real pleasure to sit and listen whilst on long trips in the car! The characters were believeable and the book was funny, emotional and brilliant all at the same time. I will be getting more Marian books in the near future, especially if Geri Hallighan is reading them! I can reccomend!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gill 29/08/2015
    Gill 29/08/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story, dodgy Scottish accent"

    I really enjoyed the story and the info about the book world. Jojo was a great character and I occasionally wanted to give Lily a slap but looked forward to my next instalment. Gerry Halligan reads very well with great English and Irish accents but should avoid Scottish accents whenever possible.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MISS G RAMSDEN 24/04/2015
    MISS G RAMSDEN 24/04/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "brilliant"

    very enjoyable read. I couldn't wait to get back to the book. kept me guessing right to the end

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 17/03/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "couldn't stop listening to this super read."

    I loved this book . Marion Keyes at her absolute best. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Heijnen 10/11/2015
    Vicki Heijnen 10/11/2015
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    "Great story, not so good narration"

    I enjoyed the story and the content of the book. I liked the way it got you interested in each character then switched to another, always leaving you wanting more.
    Unfortunately the narrator seemed to struggle. There were at least 4 different accents used and sometimes they got a bit confused. Certainly the American and Dublin accents started to sound a lot like each other. It made it confusing and unfortunately took me out of the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sdk 09/08/2015
    sdk 09/08/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny, sometimes sad but always optimistc!"

    This was a great book to listen to. I don't think I would have enjoyed it so much if Marian Keyes had such a good balance between how cruel life can be and yet still see the funny and bright side of life.
    If you want a good read, I would definitely advice this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07/06/2017
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    "Too many product mentions"

    There are lots of enjoyable parts of this book, Gemma's father post op did make me roar with laughter, but so many product mentions it got annoying. A couple of the characters seemed similar to those in Sushi for Beginners. An easy, relaxing read though anyway, as Marian Keyes books usually are.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Toby Ulster 28/12/2016
    Toby Ulster 28/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved this book!"

    Great book that was enjoyable from start to finish. Narrator makes it so easy to listen too. I totally recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Lyn McQuade
    31/10/13
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    "Confusing"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who has plenty of time to read might find this book enjoyable, I found it confusing the way it jumped around from person to person. I read while I'm on public transport and have to stop when I get to my destination and quite often found it hard to pick up again. If I just had time to sit and read at my leisure I may have been able to follow more easily.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I've just ordered a Bryce Courtney book - Fortune Cookie.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Gerri Halligan?

    Yes I would, I didn't have a problem with the narration.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really, it was quite predictable. Everyone fitted into their slots at the end a little too tidily.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read several Marian Keyes books and have enjoyed them and will try her again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle
    Preston, Australia
    21/02/11
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    "Absolutely Fantastic"

    I loved this story. The Dublin mother & father were so very real. It was a very predictable plot but just the same, it was a pleasure to listen to. I couldn't wait to listen to it but I never wanted it to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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