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Summary

Abby Rogers has been on health kicks before - they involve eating one blueberry muffin for breakfast instead of two. When Abby is encouraged to join her sporty best friend's running club - by none other than its gorgeous new captain - she finds a mysterious compulsion to exercise.

Then her colleague, Heidi, turns up at work and makes a devastating announcement, one that will change her life - and Abby's - forever.

©2011 Jane Costello (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

Praise for the author: "Jane Costello is one of our favourite authors." ( Cosmopolitan)
"Packed with likeable characters and witty one-liners." ( Sunday Mirror)

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So funny with true to life experiences

What made the experience of listening to Girl on the Run the most enjoyable?

The story was brilliant , wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered the book. Ordered it because I have just started running myself, but you don't have to be a runner to enjoy the story. The irony makes it fun. Narrator was brilliant and brought the characters to life.Some moments surprising and sad but not for long.

What other book might you compare Girl on the Run to, and why?

a Bridget Jones story

Have you listened to any of Emma Gregory’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't listened to this narrator before , but will certainly look out for her now

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh out loud

Any additional comments?

Looking to see which Jane Costello book I'm going to listen to next

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Love the book, Performance - meh

I love the book and have read it a few times, but I wasn't a fan of the narrator. She was okay, but her male voices all sounded exactly the same. She also sounded strangely formal in numerous parts of the book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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brilliant

lots of laugh out loud moments and kept you eager to find out what happened next

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Entertaining laugh out loud romance

Great, funny book. loved it laugh out loud. Some expected and unexpected twists and turns. Recommended read

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Not for me

I do like a good chick lit book but this was just so obvious. Cliche after cliche. Liked the Liverpool accent but the narrator didn’t do a very good male voice.

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Disappointing!

I listened to this book whilst doing other things. I needed some very light entertainment. However, this audio was very, very predictable and in truth I only needed a quarter of a brain to listen to it.

So if you need a background story whilst doing something else, you might find this amusing. Otherwise, this may not be the book for you.

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Horrible Narrator

The story is good in terms of chick lit. I don’t know if I can get through the horrible narration. The narrator reads as though she’s reading a flight instruction manual, and every male voice she does sounds like a rapist pedophile. I truly can’t get into the characters because it’s so off-putting.

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Great Read

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

Brilliant story, complete sucked in to the story and characters

What was one of the most memorable moments of Girl on the Run?

Abbie’s training

What does Emma Gregory bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He interpretation of the characters was great

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Heidi was diagnosed with MS.

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Good book unfortunately the narrator wasn’t good changing her voices for characters and the females all sounded the same as did the males which was confusing at times.
Story wise it was good but quiet predictable

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LOLoud a fair bit- but far too " girly" for me.

Overall well constructed yarn. Held my interest but think aimed at a young audience. Excruciatingly ditzy at times. Some genuinely comical pieces. Narrator very good except for her method of portraying a male voice - which irritating to listen to.