We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
The Unpredictable Consequences of Love Audiobook

The Unpredictable Consequences of Love

Regular Price:£14.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

The delicious new romantic novel: now a No. 2 Sunday Times hardback bestseller

When Josh Strachan, newly returned to his home in north Cornwall from sunny California, first meets Sophie Wells, he's immediately smitten.

Sophie's pretty, she's funny, she has lots of friends, and she clearly loves her job as a photographer, despite the sometimes tricky clients. There's just one problem: Sophie has very firmly turned her back on love.

It's nothing personal, she tells Josh, but she just doesn't do dates. And no one - even Sophie's scatty best friend Tula - will tell him why.

Josh is sure Sophie likes him, though, and he's just got to find out what's put her off romance. And then put things right....

©2014 Jill Mansell (P)2014 Headline Digital

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (173 )
5 star
 (72)
4 star
 (58)
3 star
 (22)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (7)
Overall
3.9 (156 )
5 star
 (69)
4 star
 (41)
3 star
 (24)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (10)
Story
4.3 (156 )
5 star
 (80)
4 star
 (52)
3 star
 (15)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Ann Newcastle, England 12/06/2014
    Ann Newcastle, England 12/06/2014 Member Since 2014

    Retired Psychologist Love reading/audiobooks, travelling, animals Favourite saying The fact that you believe something does not make it true

    HELPFUL VOTES
    676
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    266
    249
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    89
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Pleasant, relaxing read/listen."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes it was. It took me a little while to get into (not sure if that was me, or the book). When I did though, I found it to be a really pleasant story with very likeable, well drawn characters. Its a perfect holiday read.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jill Mansell? Why or why not?

    Yes, I look forward to it.


    What does Jane Collingwood bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I don't know, but she narrated it beautifully.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Saffy 24/02/2014
    Saffy 24/02/2014

    Audible addict.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    920
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    623
    175
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    275
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Hugely enjoyable chick lit"

    Yes it is predictable, cliche ridden chick lit, but if you fancy an escapist listen with a seaside setting this is perfect. Of course, I knew where the story was going from the beginning but there were a couple of surprises along the way and this was a very easy and enjoyable listen with likeable characters. This is the first time I have listened to Jane Collingwood narrate for many years. In the past I have found her tone rather grating but I thought she narrated this book perfectly with excellent differentiation between all the characters.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    R 30/04/2014
    R 30/04/2014 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Couldn't turn it off!!!"
    What did you like most about The Unpredictable Consequences of Love?

    It was well presented with a strong storyline. Loved the side stories, even if parts were predictable, it was enjoyable listening to them unravel!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tula -she was written as a genuinely sweet girl, optimistic and happy!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    MRS Tillicoultry, United Kingdom 21/02/2014
    MRS Tillicoultry, United Kingdom 21/02/2014 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Brilliant book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Unpredictable Consequences of Love to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely, it makes the housework fun!! This book had me hooked from the beginning, fantastic characters and fantastic writing, you won't be disappointed, Jill mansell has done it again :0))


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    lynn clough 30/08/2015
    lynn clough 30/08/2015 Member Since 2014

    Its Mrs David Clough Lyn to friends

    HELPFUL VOTES
    57
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    43
    42
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An interesting list of characters & there stories"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Unpredictable Consequences of Love to be better than the print version?

    For me it is as I listen in bed at night with the light off


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tula She is fun. Sophie can be a bit wet in need of a shake


    What about Jane Collingwood’s performance did you like?

    Jane a has a great range of believable accents. She is great at characterisation


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    We get there eventualy


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this story to those you enjoy a chick lit romp

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    CM 18/06/2014
    CM 18/06/2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    105
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Hideous"

    Horrid book about men who cannot take no for an answer and women who are devoid of anything resembling a personality.

    The main love story centres on Josh and Sophie. After she tells him again and again that she does not want to date him, he ignores her refusal and goes digging into her past. Not what I'd call romantic. His blatant disregard for her privacy and his continual pestering of her (because she MUST love him, in spite of the fact that she said NO over and over) made me uncomfortable.

    There are several side plots as well. Tula and Riley's story was the closest I got to actually enjoying the book, but even they fell short. There's something very shallow about the way that one panned out. Again, I felt uncomfortable. And the older generation wasn't any better. At first, I thought it was nice to see a love story featuring older people included. Unfortunately, the participants made me roll my eyes at every turn. Really disappointed.

    Bland prose, flat characters, contrived situations, and nothing at all "unpredictable." I recommend avoiding this one. I've heard that Jill Mansell's other books are better, but I can't say I'll be giving her a second chance.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Petal 16/02/2015
    Petal 16/02/2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Unfortunately very predictable...!"
    What disappointed you about The Unpredictable Consequences of Love?

    I felt like I knew what was coming at every step - for a book with "unpredictable" in the title I feel cheated!


    What will your next listen be?

    I will step away from the chick lit!


    Which character – as performed by Jane Collingwood – was your favourite?

    Jane Collingwood did make a good effort to differentiate between characters, and I think her "Josh" was probably the best. I could happily have scratched Tula's eyes out though -what an annoying high pitched brummie accent!!


    What character would you cut from The Unpredictable Consequences of Love?

    I am not sure what purpose Josh's grandmother had, except as a way of introducing Josh to St Carys and the hotel.


    Any additional comments?

    I normally enjoy and devour Jill Mansell books, but this felt too predictable, too churned out and too many stereotypes chucked about - Riley the blond and impossible gorgeous surfer dude (who has an intelligent and soft side which he keeps well hidden?), and the pop band (so trite as characters I can't remember any of their names or what purpose they served)...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sue Newport, United Kingdom 12/03/2014
    Sue Newport, United Kingdom 12/03/2014 Member Since 2012

    Bag lady

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Light weight escapism"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The storyline was predictable, and the characters were stereotyped


    Has The Unpredictable Consequences of Love put you off other books in this genre?

    Not really - they are good fun for a bit of lightweight escapism


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The male characters all sounded about 14 which was not in character at all!


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    No - I would wait for it to come on to TV, but then I might watch it!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Fabiana 03/09/2014
    Fabiana 03/09/2014

    Love books... Specially when it's read for me.. :)

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Predictable consequences of love..."
    Would you try another book written by Jill Mansell or narrated by Jane Collingwood?

    not really..


    Has The Unpredictable Consequences of Love put you off other books in this genre?

    not at all. i like silly novels but this one was a bit too much of a happy ending.. and very predictable.


    Have you listened to any of Jane Collingwood’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    not that i remember, but the reading was fine.


    Did The Unpredictable Consequences of Love inspire you to do anything?

    not really.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jill Besterman Jersey, Channel Islands United Kingdom 06/02/2014
    Jill Besterman Jersey, Channel Islands United Kingdom 06/02/2014 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    214
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    681
    86
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    56
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A big disappointment"
    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to and read other books by Jill Mansell and, though not great, they were enjoyable. This book was both saccharin and very predictable and I was pushed to finish it.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Aimee
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    21/05/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Couldn't put it down"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Josh - he was just lovely


    Which character – as performed by Jane Collingwood – was your favorite?

    She did a great job with all of the characters


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great story and a very easy listen. It had a dew twists that I didn't predict. I was sad when it finished because I enjoyed it so much

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leisha
    AUST
    21/04/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great as always"

    Great read - Sophie is a photographer and has moved to Cornwall to set up her own business. She catches the eye of Josh who co-owns a local hotel with his grandmother Dot. Sophie however has vowed to stay away from relationships ie Josh to which I had to find out why!!

    Then there is Sophie’s best friend Tula, Josh’s fun loving friend Riley, Dot and her ex-husband Lawrence, and local author Marguerite. All have their own sub-plots and dramas which are perfectly woven throughout the story.

    Its an enjoyable read/listen to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.