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Dumped, Actually

Narrated by: Steve West
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Comedy, Other
4 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)

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Summary

From the bestselling author of Checking Out and Dry Hard comes a hilarious story about losing the love of your life, and finding yourself in the aftermath.

When Ollie Sweet is very publicly dumped by ‘The One’, his seemingly perfect world dissolves into misery, self-pity, and a bizarre rooftop meeting with a suicidal man in flip-flops. While most would seek out the support of loved ones at such a torrid time, natural-born journalist Ollie asks the subscribers of his website: how did they get over their failed relationships?

When Ollie follows some of their more extreme advice, chaos inevitably ensues, including accidentally exposing himself to some unsuspecting wildlife, jumping out of a perfectly serviceable aeroplane, and suffering from an extremely painful bottom, courtesy of a maniacal Scotsman.

Of course, all of this goes down a storm with his online following, and Ollie soon finds himself the centre of everyone’s attention - whether he likes it or not!

With his eclectic collection of supporters to guide him, can Ollie mend his broken heart, heal his broken bottom, and learn to find happiness again?

©2019 Nick Spalding (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Painful listen

Save your money. This was a painful listen. I kept hoping it would improve, but it did t

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A funny, sincere read

insightful, funny and authentic. A light read
relevant read about love from a Male perspective.

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Save your money!

Absolute drivel. I cannot convey how bad this book is. I can honestly say it’s the worst book I’ve ever had the misfortune to purchase.

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Average actually

Got this based on other reviews but I couldn't agree with them. Was the audio performance that I found grating rather than the story but enough for me to return this audiobook.

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I wanted more.......

I was really excited for this book to come out. however it didn't live up to my expectations. it left me wanting more story. the storyline was quite predictable and nick even day that in the book, which I found a little off putting. The twist wasn't enough to pull it back from being predictable and not up to his previous out of the box story lines. sorry but needed more!

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Made me think

I liked this book. Any other time I'd have reviewed it on its surface story. However my son is going through something a bit similar ( it's ok, no deer involved!) And so this book really made me think about how important it is to feel comfy in your own skin about how easy it is to unwittingly force your needs and feelings on to someone else so fast they can't keep up. To learn to slow down so you don't lose the chance of something good even if it means waiting. It's all in this book depending on your frame of mind. And at its most shallow is an entertaining listen .

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Unmissable

One of the most moving books I've ever read.. perfectly brutally honestly relatable. Ollie felt like my personal therapist who I laughed and cried with (literally). Thank you for this coming of age masterpiece where I learnt alot about myself.

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Best one yet

Great read. Loads of belly laughs but also a deep seated life lesson for all. Thanks

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Great

Love Nick Spalding's books. Carry on the good work. Even had the hubby chuckling as I listened to it.

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Excellent

Wow another excellent story from Nick. I can’t wait for the next story to be written and released

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  • Heather Maccartney
  • 25-07-19

literally laugh out loud funny

the book itself is hilarious, of course. the stories, the situations Ollie finds himself in, but the real hero of this audio book is the narrator. he's bloody brilliant (to steal a Britishism)! The character voices are perfect, and the delivery adds so much to the comedy. many occasions I found myself in tears laughing. well worth the listen or read!

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  • M. A. G.
  • 29-08-19

This deserves 10 stars

This book is phenomenal. The writing is fantastic and i felt like i had a front row seat to a movie about Ollie's life!
The narrator is perfection and elevates the creative writing into something that cannot be explained by words.
This book deserves more than 5 stars!

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  • Gregg
  • 19-08-19

Get ready to laugh!

Nick Spaulding has quickly become one of my most favorite authors. Such relatable characters that are easy to love.

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  • MissdiPM
  • 13-08-19

Laughed my bum off !

Funniest book ever! The narrator did an awesome job with the different accents (especially the Italian one) and sounds!! Bravo!!

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  • CAP
  • 10-08-19

Quite a journey

This book is a must-listen. It’s so good that I wish I could listen to it for the first time again. I savored every chapter, laughing until I cried more times than I can remember. It’s my first Nick Spalding book and I’m definitely checking out more of his work.

Steve West hits it out of the park in this performance. He vividly brings Ollie to life so well, if they make this into a film (they absolutely should) then Steve has to play Ollie. Some Audies better be coming his way for his work in this as he is superb.

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  • Syndi
  • 31-07-19

Thoroughly enjoyable!

One those reads that brightens your day and gives gut-wrenching laughter - the kind good for the soul. 🙂

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  • Richard A. Puffer
  • 28-07-19

Entertaining, Fun and surprising

It is strange how much we miss when we are in the middle of it all. Spaulding’s hallmark for the ears might just be the unusual tool that may help you see differently.

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  • Sharey
  • 23-07-19

More Spaulding Fun

Spaulding has a style that is consistent and if you like it, he's written plenty of fun, clever books with more rollicking adventures and hilarious embarrassments. I love being able to purchase a book and know what I'll be getting without being bored, depressed, or disappointed. Spaulding delivers exactly what you order on the menu and it's satisfyingly upbeat!