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Bright Lights and Promises

Narrated by: Sian Thomas
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
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Summary

It's not easy being the mother of a 12-year-old boy who's in love with his babysitter and having trouble at school. Nor are matters helped by the unexpected arrival of an elderly mother who's suddenly footloose and fancy-free. There are times when Susie Vine wonders how she'll ever survive. At least she feels secure at Arland & Shaw, London's leading theatrical agency.

But, as the New Year beckons, Susie feels something's missing. Then the man who broke her heart comes back into her life. Or is the man for her waiting in the wings elsewhere?

©2007 Pauline McLynn (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    3 out of 5 stars

Sadly disappointed.

Having read and enjoyed other Pauline McLynn audio books, I did not enjoy this one nearly so much.
The story line is fine,
Professionally delivered, but somehow it was here it lacked 'spark' Listened to the story twice, but still had the feeling of it having had something missing.
I would urge you to listen to the preview. As appreciation of delivery is such a personal thing.

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bright lights and promises

Loved this one

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  • LJ Web
  • 14-10-08

funny, witty, with insider's glimpses into acting

Wayyy better than the bare chick-lit plot outlined in the publisher's summary. In the best tradition of witty British humor, with wry observations on modern life, packed with juicy little character studies featuring people in the theater industry. I listened again and again and found more to chuckle over with each new hearing. Made me go looking for more by McLynn. Great narration adds to the enjoyment.

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  • T. Cooper
  • 03-04-11

Funny & easy to relate to, but the plot is abrupt

I thought the story was good, and the main character was very real. The problem I had was that the plot was very disjointed and the end was very abrupt and unconnected. Some very good plot lines are started - the son in a troubling situation, the mom in life crisis - etc. However, its almost as if the author had a limit on the number of pages and decided to suddenly "wrap everything up" in the last chapter. I felt like I was missing about 5 chapters in the middle. I'll give the author another shot - because I like the style. But, if it follows the same pattern at ending, I'll be done.