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Mad Love Audiobook

Mad Love

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Publisher's Summary

Can two people who have never met make a marriage work? Popular dating site Sociality thinks so, and is marrying London lad Adam to California girl Jessica to prove it.

What better way to show that your 'love algorithms' work than to put two complete strangers together in an expensive publicity stunt? But, as livewire Jess and lazybones Adam quickly discover, just because a computer says you're the perfect match, it doesn't make it so!

Two million Sociality subscribers and the media are following the happy couple's progress, and they have to make a go of it or they'll lose everything, look like idiots, and destroy Sociality's reputation. But can the mismatched pair, who seem to be constantly at each other's throats, put their differences aside and work their way into each other's hearts?

Nick Spalding, bestselling author of Fat Chance and Bricking It, will make you cry with laughter at this story of marital warfare - complete with sinking boats, badly aimed flatulence, well aimed tennis balls, and some very suggestive pastry.

©2016 Nick Spalding. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Amazon Customer 25/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderfully funny"

    This is my third Nick Spalding book and I laughed from the beginning to the end. It was absolutely fantastic! The characters, the story line...I couldnt stop the teary laughs that escaped most times...I would recommend to anyone looking for a good funny read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Miss L. Price leicestershire 29/09/2017
    Miss L. Price leicestershire 29/09/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "so many twists"

    you just can not predict what will happen in this book!!
    poor narrators though, especially when reading the word t * a t frustrating that part if the story was about it's pronunciation and they still didn't get it right, spoiled it slightly for me, Loreli King would work wonders narrating for Nick

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DeniseG West Sussex 22/09/2017
    DeniseG West Sussex 22/09/2017
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    "Loved it! Hilarious!"

    I laughed so hard at the pastry 'shape' I couldn't breathe! I highly recommend this book.

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    chirojane 22/06/2017
    chirojane 22/06/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "not his best."

    when it finished I thought "oh" I had been waiting for something more interesting to happen. Ok listening but not his best

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    B 26/02/2017
    B 26/02/2017
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    "Fun and Frothy, ideal holiday reading/listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A special offer meant for the first time I tried a book as an audio and written version. Great idea, I loved the fact that I could still listen to the story when busy doing things and couldn't read. However, the narration was rather annoying. Why are they employing an actor from New Zealand to voice a British man - are there not enough Brits available?? He wasn't unpleasant to listen to but just not right. the were occasional tinges of his real accent and the English accent he used was just too posh for the character. The American accent of the female character was just too, twangy. All in all I enjoyed the book much more when reading it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mad Love?

    No hugely memorable bits but there were several funny parts which made me giggle.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Yes, sorry Guys, it wasn't you, just that you didn't fit my perception of the voices for these characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    not necessarily.


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    Ewen 31/01/2017
    Ewen 31/01/2017
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    "Pretty dreary all round"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who doesn't place much value on intrigue or entertainment


    What could Nick Spalding have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It was quite a struggle to make it all the way through to the end of this , slightly dreary and contrived, tale. I bought the audiobook and the quality of the narration didn’t help. The narrators’ strained impersonations of the other characters, with bad accents and speech like people with golf-balls stuffed in their mouth, didn’t help. The tale is packed with clichés and strained humour, none of which is actually very funny, but it is ultimately ruined by the way every event is telegraphed with such transparency that nothing is ever a surprise when it actually happens. The writer’s style is maybe more suited to teenage fiction as it is a bit simplistic and explanatory, rather than fluent and engaging. The twists in the tale fail to save the story as they are so obviously trailed, and I was left thinking there must have been many better ways I could have spent 8 hours of my life. It’s not a book that is going to stimulate any strong emotions one way to the other; the best one-word description would be ‘bland’.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Silly acccents


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    Warlay 21/12/2016
    Warlay 21/12/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Funny laid back read."

    Another gem from Spalding. Very funny abeit a little predictable but funny how it all unravelled.

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    26/12/16
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    "real bummer"

    struggled to finish it. about half way thru, i finally laughed out loud and it did get somewhat better from there. i have read or listened to nearly all of nick spaldings Love books. i have loved every one....until this one. the male narrator was good but the female narrator was lacking all emotion but irritation. also at the beginning there are multiple scenes that have no bearing on the actual plot and seem to go on for ever. overall, it was a big disappointment. the story and the comedy just werent there.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    24/12/16
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    "Boring. Boring. Boring."

    I absolutely loved Fat Chance and Bricking It so I was so looking forward to this book ! I was so disappointed. I've gotten so used to Nick Spalding's funny situations/characters but this book had none of that. I listened to the very end hoping it got better and it didn't. Pass on this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sharey
    17/12/16
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    "Always Good Fun"

    You can't go wrong with Nick Spaulding. I have all of his comedic relationship books and love them all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Megan P.
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    "Spalding Never Disappoints"

    A cute, funny, and completely mad joyride. I can't say that this was as uproariously hilarious as some of his other novels, but I still laughed aloud and fell in love with his kooky, delightfully flawed characters.

    My favorite thing about Spalding's stories isn't that they're just hilarious, which they are, but that they're hilarious and human. That holds true in Mad Love, too. No matter how ridiculous the scenario, the humanity always shines through and elevates the story from simply amusing to memorable and, at times, even moving.

    And I would be remiss if I didn't mention the delightful performances by the narrators. Evers-Swindell and Landon bring the entire crazy cast to life. Listening to them was a pleasure.

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  • Mr. & Mrs.
    09/04/17
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    "delightful"

    laughed out loud ! real modern love story
    and narrators we're fabulous! looking for something light, this is it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Chandler
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    13/03/17
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    "HAHA"
    Any additional comments?

    All Nick Spaldings books make me laugh. Its a light listen and when Im at work its an easy listen. This book was no exception.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zanriel
    NW Arkansas
    28/01/17
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    "Slapstick rom-com gold!"

    The story was a tad predictable in places but that's just part of the comedy. You can see what's coming but then it happens, is worse than you imagined, and leaves you in stitches.

    There's fourth-wall breaking humor, fart jokes, pratfalls, and witty banter. There's heart too, some psychology, soul-searching, and character development.

    All in all this was a very enjoyable read. If you're in the mood for something light, sweet, and very silly, this one will do just fine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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