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Back to Reality: A Novel

Narrated by: Kim Bretton
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

A story of second chances that's impossible to stop listening to.

Jo's world is about to change forever, and it’s about time. Her marriage is on auto-pilot, her daughter hates her, her job sucks, and it’s not even Tuesday.

As Jo's life implodes, a freak event hurls her back to ‘90s Los Angeles where, in a parallel universe, she’s about to hit big time as a rock star.

Jo has to choose between her dreams and her family in an adventure that propels her from London to Hollywood and then to Glastonbury, the world’s greatest music festival.

In her desperate quest, Jo encounters a disgraced guru, a movie star with a fetish for double-decker buses, and the biggest pop star in the world...who just happens to want to kill her.

Back to Reality is a funny, heartwarming story about last chances, perfect for fans of Rowan Coleman and Helen Fielding.

Praise for Back to Reality:

“Heartwarming, inventive, and funny. Like if Nick Hornby wrote a time travel, body swap adventure!”(The New York Times best-selling author Mimi Strong)

“Written with an authentic touch and plenty of good humour. A tough book to put down.” (Mark Dawson, USA Today best-selling author of the best-selling John Milton series)

“A compelling story where the comedy compliments the drama and keeps you turning the page... A delight.” (Caimh McDonnell, best-selling author of The Dublin Trilogy)

“I love it! It's Back to the Future meets Freaky Friday.” (Number one Kindle best-selling author of Hot Mess, Lucy Vine)

“Everything the world loves about British comedy. For those who wished Simon Pegg wrote novels, you now have the Two Marks.” (USA Today best-selling author Shannon Mayer)

“Crackles with all the addictive energy of a pop hit, and the heart of a soul classic.” (Samantha King, bestselling author of The Choice)

“Like a book version of Hot Tub Time Machine with fabulous female characters and great music.” (Kate Harrison, author of the bestselling 5:2 series)

“If you love time travel and rock and roll, you'll love this book!” (Julie Cohen, author of Together)

Sliding Doors meets Back to the Future in a story to make you sing with joy.” (Karen Ball, Speckled Pen)

“A magnificent book! Loved every page. Beautifully written.” (Callan McAuliffe, actor in The Walking Dead)

©2017 Mark Stay and Mark Desvaux (P)2019 Mark Stay and Mark Desvaux

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fab story

I enjoyed the story and not really any moments where I thought to myself "where the hell is this going?" and I didn't get lost in any of the characters, which is part of the criteria of a great audible book. I would be interested in more from these authors.

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  • 15-10-19

Absolutely delightful

Bought this on a wim. So happy I did. Laughed out a few times even. Would love to see more from this duo.
Narrator - superb. Instantly put two of her narrated books in my wish list