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All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye

Narrated by: Sarah Barron
Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (168 ratings)

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Summary

Jane Bell had dreamt of playing in the casinos of Monte Carlo, but in her punk phase she got herself pregnant, and now she’s 46. She's a grandmother, her dreams as dry as the dust her Dyson sucks up from her hall carpet. Then her son, Ross, a researcher working for an arms manufacturer, is forced to disappear and to part with the secrets of his research. Jane will finally get the adventure she’s always wanted but at a price....

©2005 Christopher Brookmyre (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Memorably funny lines." ( Daily Mail)
"Funny, electric and captivating." ( The Times)

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Funny, entertaining book

Really enjoyed the book. A funny and entertaining read. Reader had a lovely voice and accents.

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  • 18-01-16

Fun and Games - very good but not his best

First book of Brookmyre's that I've listened to but have read a number before.

The story moves along at a good pace, has his usual blend of dry wit and brutal parts which both lead to an enjoyable story.

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Slow starter, then entertaining throughout

A thoroughly enjoyable tale that gets you on the edge of your seat one minute and laughing out loud the next. Slow to start, but well worth the wait, with great characters and disbelief only suspended slightly.

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great adaptation

Great adaptation of a great book. Loved it, would definitely read more by this narrator.

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I love this story.

great story. narrator a great choice but not so strong with non-jock accents. I loved listening to this.

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Enjoyable romp, albeit a tad unbelievable

Would you listen to All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye again? Why?

Eventually, but there is a few more ahead of it in the list

What was one of the most memorable moments of All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye?

Chaos Cottage. Gripping.

Which character – as performed by Sarah Barron – was your favourite?

Mrs Fleming

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No. It's not that type of book

Any additional comments?

I love Christopher Brookmyre. A great storey teller, particularly when introducing humour. This wasn't one of those, but still stands put as a excellent thriller.

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Utterly amazing

Loved this book it's brookmyre so wasn't surprised but hero was fantastic could really relate becoming mammy myself at 19 and granny at 40 and yet still being that girl inside all though I do still get excited at finding new lovely fragrance of fabric softener and delighted when new hoover gets even more muck up where my younger self would think ffs get a grip
Not just for mammys and granny's but clearly that bond is shown in a fantastic way enjoy

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A delightful combination of 007 and real life

We listened as we travelled to, during and from our holiday in Norfolk. Thoroughly engaging, entertaining and enthralling, this story and it's wonderful performance will be indelibly woven into the memories of an outstanding escape from the hurley burly of our working lives. Not without choice language but pretty much always in context.

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good listen

really well read and the story is good all the way through. I am a fan of a big boy did it and ran away but this is a close second.

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Granny knows the sxore

Throughly enjoyed this book through the narrator s voice took a bit to get used to

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  • hugh hungerford
  • 12-08-18

Is this funny?

Couldn't get into this at all and not what i expected, so didn't get far. I guess a generational preference.