- helpful votes
Life, Death and Vanilla Slices
- By: Jenny Eclair
- Narrated by: Jenny Eclair
- Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
Jean Collins had two daughters. But she only loved one of them. She knew it was wrong, but she just couldn't help herself. Jess was a little sweetheart, everyone said so. Anne was awkward and serious and not much fun, to be frank. But now the years have passed. Jess is missing - run off long ago, no one knows where or why. So when Jean is left in a coma after a road accident, it's Anne who travels back up north to sit at her mother's bedside. And she wonders - why did Jean dash out into the road without looking? What distracted her?
Funny, sad and insightful
- By Saffy on 30-09-13
Such a beautiful story with the mix of tears , humour and intrigue
Such a clever and beautiful story Jenny Eclair and I loved it that it was read by Jenny . She made you love every word and kept me hooked .
It reminded me of my old nam and the ways and sayings of her time . Brought it all back .. Great holiday read girls !
- By: Sue Perkins
- Narrated by: Sue Perkins
- Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Spectacles, the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins. When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she hadn't kept some of it. She had kept all of it - every bus ticket, postcard, school report....
I loved this book
- By Jeannette on 31-01-16
Made me laugh and cry out loud
If you could sum up Spectacles in three words, what would they be?
And cleverly put together .. Kept
My interest throughout like having a good gossip with a mate ! Loved it
Who was your favorite character and why?
Loved sues honesty and the way she described situations and don't know she was such a good impressionist !
Which character – as performed by Sue Perkins – was your favourite?
Her lovely mym
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes dads cancer and sues brain tumour and how they love each other so much
But never said it !
Any additional comments?
I loved it and didn't realise sue was so funny
Really enjoyed this book to and fro to work and am bit lost its finished !
10 of 10 people found this review helpful