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Summary

It all starts with a girl.... (Because yes, there's always a girl.) Jason Priestley (not that one) has just seen her. They shared an incredible, brief, fleeting moment of deep possibility, somewhere halfway down Charlotte Street. And then, just like that, she was gone - accidentally leaving him holding her old-fashioned, disposable camera, chock-full of undeveloped photos....

And now Jason - ex-teacher, ex-boyfriend, part-time writer and reluctant hero - faces a dilemma: Should he try and track The Girl down? What if she's The One? But that would mean using the only clues he has, which lie untouched in this tatty disposable...

It's funny how things can develop....

Mackenzie Crook is best known for playing Gareth on The Office, a role for which he earned two BAFTA nominations, and Ragetti in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. He also provided his voice and movements to a character in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin.

Wendy Wason was a regular in several comedy series such as Tittybangbang and The IT Crowd, and she has also appeared in Midsomer Murders. As a comedian, she has also had three successful Edinburgh Festival shows.

©2012 Danny Wallace (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks

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  • John
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 27-07-12

Dull dull dull

Although the book is quite engaging the biggest drawback for me was the narration. It was read with such a monotonous tone that a child could have done better. Some narrators add some depth of feeling to their readings but this was utterly dreadful and in the end puts the listener off listening at all. Please, Mr Crook, don't undertake reading another book.

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    2 out of 5 stars

Trashy, amateurish fun

Danny Wallace's novel offers much to dislike. The protagonist, the lazy descriptions (everything seems to "suddenly" happen), some bits of the plot, key characters vanishing mysteriously. Although it does have some charm, some good original ideas, and a few nicked from other novels. I read it to the end, so it can't have been that bad. But it is pretty trashy.

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A change from the norm.

Not what I was expecting from Danny Wallace when compared to his earlier books. I enjoyed the characters and the story line. I enjoyed the will they/won't they aspect and the various other story lines weaved through the main story. The characters were endearing. I enjoyed Mackenzie Crook's performance throughout.

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Funny throughout, a compelling listen!

I love every aspect of this audiobook- the story is compelling, intriguing and clever but relatable and down to earth. There are so many funny and witty moments and they're captured brilliantly by Mackenzie Crook who allows the story to speak for itself and clearly captures each character's quirks. There are so many lines that stick clearly in my head, that make me giggle every time I listen to this (and I listen to it a lot!) You need to listen to this- if you want a laugh and an unputdownable read Charlotte Street is it.

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My least favourite Danny Wallace book

I've read all of Danny Wallace's book and I've enjoyed them all except this book which felt like the odd one out. I never really felt invested in any of the characters and nothing particularly fun happens in it either. Luckily it's only a shortish audiobook but I definitely wouldn't have finished it if I wasn't on a long journey. Danny's witty humour although to a lesser degree than his other books is a bonus too.

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Charlotte Treat

'Danny Wallace Does It Again' - Richard Cotterill, Chesterfield Now.

Brilliantly written. Brilliantly read. Brilliantly entertaining.

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Loved it

Just loved it. Warm story and it was well read. Very very funny in places

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I good read and funny

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would, very funny one of Danny Wallace's best. If only a little long

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  • Carla
  • Jersey UK
  • 13-08-13

Great read

Is there anything you would change about this book?

No.

What did you like best about this story?

The twists and turns.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Nothing. I think it was narrated brilliantly.

Do you think Charlotte Street needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes-because I want to read/listen to it.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend it.

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So boring

This is the first book I have taken the trouble to review only because I want to save other people from the tedium.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful