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We Are All Made of Glue Audiobook

We Are All Made of Glue

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Publisher's Summary

Georgie Sinclair's husband has walked out and work is getting her down. So when she spots Mrs Shapiro, an eccentric old neighbour, rummaging through her skip in the middle of the night, it's just the distraction she needs. And although they mistrust each other at first, a firm friendship is formed.

Then Mrs Shapiro is admitted to hospital and, to Georgie's surprise, she is named as her next of kin. As Georgie steps in to help her new friend, she finds herself unravelling a mystery that takes her from Highbury to wartime Europe to the Middle East, and learning a bit about DIY along the way.

©2009 Marina Lewycka (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Lauren Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom 14/04/2011
    Lauren Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom 14/04/2011
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    "Best in a long time"

    I bought this thinking it would pass the time on long journeys but found I was listening to it at every opportunity, it's simply too good to put down.
    Every character is so memorable, there's twists and scandal, everything you want. Heartbreaking and hilarious I honestly think this will appeal to anyone.
    One thing I must warn you though, like me, you'll probably get some funny looks for bursting into laughter in the street.
    Enjoy!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Heather 28/08/2010
    Heather 28/08/2010
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    "Loved it!"

    This is a marvellous book which made me laugh out loud. The narrator does a brilliant job and brings the characters to life. Recommended for an excellent light hearted read.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    J. Singfield 19/08/2010
    J. Singfield 19/08/2010 Listener Since 2006
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    "Excellent"

    My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed this. I've previously read A Short History... and Two Caravans, but this was the first audio book of hers that I've listened to and it worked very well. It was well read, especially for a book with quite a lot of (brilliantly written) dialogue which some narrators don't manage to pull off.

    I found the book more similar to A Short History... than Two Caravans, but as with her all work the main thread of the story happens almost in the background, hanging off the very three-dimensional characterisation of the protagonists.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Crawley, United Kingdom 20/04/2015
    Jan Crawley, United Kingdom 20/04/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Unexpected and heartwarming"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this. The narrator was perfect and really managed the character voices and the nuances of their comments and conversation well: sarcasm, hurt, intrigue all came across. It is a story about love and relationships but is not a romance. I found it thought-provoking in parts and funny too. I also learned a lot but it isn't written to teach anything. I highly recommend it and will listen to and read again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs C Garstang 29/03/2015
    Mrs C Garstang 29/03/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "I just loved the story"

    The wonderful narrator only made it more wonderful. I've already downloaded the other books by this author and read by this narrator. A perfect combination.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mj 25/02/2015
    mj 25/02/2015
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    "Gotta love Glue"
    What did you like most about We Are All Made of Glue?

    The two main characters and their relationship


    If you’ve listened to books by Marina Lewycka before, how does this one compare?

    no, I have not


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

    no, I have not


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed - a lot!


    Any additional comments?

    A brilliant observation of the characters. I loved the story

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kimmidp brussels belgium 10/06/2013
    kimmidp brussels belgium 10/06/2013 Member Since 2016
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    "captivating!"

    wow! this was a surprise just loved it from start to finish
    good girly listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MR Solihull, United Kingdom 17/04/2013
    MR Solihull, United Kingdom 17/04/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "Tedious"

    This is chicklit for middle-aged house wives. I so wanted it to me like a short history of ukrainian tractors. I gave it a couple of hours and then had to switch it off.

    The narration is good, but the characters just don't seem realistic and the plot felt so dragged out. Also, I'm never a fan of books where the star character is also a writer, it shows lack of research into full rounded characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany denbigh, United Kingdom 12/03/2013
    Tiffany denbigh, United Kingdom 12/03/2013
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    "fantastic"

    get it ,loved every minute of it ,you won't regret it ..I finished it in two days .......

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Claire Peterborough, Cambs, United Kingdom 29/03/2010
    Claire Peterborough, Cambs, United Kingdom 29/03/2010 Member Since 2016
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    "Hugely enjoyable and beautifully read"

    I didn't want this book to end!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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