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  • Not Quite Nice

  • By: Celia Imrie
  • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 624

Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, fed up with babysitting her bossy daughter's obnoxious children, she sells her Highgate house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice. With its beautiful villas, bustling cafes and shimmering cerulean sea, the village sparkles like a diamond on the French Mediterranean coast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fun and unexpected turns

  • By jacqui on 30-12-15

A joyful entertainment

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-16

What made the experience of listening to Not Quite Nice the most enjoyable?

This is a fascinating and joyful book. The characters are keenly observed and most are larger than life . Nevertheles,s the incredible twists and turns of the plot make for good entertainment

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

Celia Imrie gives a spirited reading and lends credence to all her characters. She is a versatile actress and is more than able to hold her listener enthralled and wanting more.

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

My reaction to Ms Imrie's drawing of the younger generation's attitudes certainly touched a chord making me angry yet very amused.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful