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Blast from the Past

Narrated by: Jaimi Barbakoff
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
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On a trip of a lifetime to India, Bea is given an unexpected 50th birthday present - an hour with a celebrated clairvoyant. Unlucky in love, Bea learns that her true soul mate is still out there - and that he’s someone she knew in a past life.

Returning home, Bea revisits the men in her life and can’t resist looking up a few old lovers - the Good, the Bad and the...well, the others. As Bea connects with the ones that got away, she suspects that her little black book has remained shut for a reason. But one man out there has her in his sights.

They say love is blind, and maybe Bea just needs an eye test.... 

Funny and wise, this is the perfect listen for anyone who believes in finding love, no matter what their age.

©2019 Cathy Hopkins (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"Funny and feelgood." (Good Housekeeping)

"Funny, touching and very wise. I loved it." (Alex Brown)

"The ending was a quiet joy. I loved it." (Julia Williams)

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repetitive

a woman with many relationships that ended, visits a clairvoyant and her friends start to investigate life after death and try to find the soul mate her friend is destined to fall in love with.

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Ok

I enjoyed the previous book by Cathy Hopkins (the kicking the bucket list) and love tales with a touch of the mystical about them, so I was expecting a little more from this. I personally just found it a bit dull and ploddy, and never really connected with the characters. I found myself wishing the end would hurry up and arrive at its fairly obvious conclusion. The narrator was fine but made little attempt to change her voice from person to person. All in all it was ok but could have been better.