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Somewhere Inside of Happy Audiobook

Somewhere Inside of Happy

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Publisher's Summary

Maisie Brennan is standing on a podium on the 20th anniversary of the death of her son, trying to find the first breath that will help her start talking to a room full of strangers.

A daunting task at the best of times, but she's also menopausal and one hot flush away from totally losing it. But as Maisie begins her story, she relaxes and, word by word, disappears into her past, back to the day when one mistaken action led to a chain of events that changed her life forever....

©2015 Anna McPartlin (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

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    Ann D Newcastle, England 05/01/2017
    Ann D Newcastle, England 05/01/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Fabulous! Just buy it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, it's one of the best!


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    This is a real find. It is a beautifully written, warm, moving and satisfying book. All of the characters are richly drawn. I engaged with all of the main characters and and completely believed all of the minor ones. The story totally absorbed me. It is compelling to the last word. As always Aoife McManon's narration was excellent. I don't usually just gush in a book review, but for me this book is faultless. I look forward to more by this author.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    marsha 27/04/2016
    marsha 27/04/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "broke my bleedin heart."

    an amazing listen. sad, happy, difficult to listen too at times and the end almost broke my heart but would recommend.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Bernice 07/05/2017
    Bernice 07/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Fabulous!!!"

    Highly recommended!

    This is a wonderful book that builds a thriller over many chapters. The narration is wonderful. There is a beauty about this book in the way it deals with some very sensitive relationship issues extremely well. ( No spoilers) Just get it. A brilliant story.



    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Miss H. F. Sammon Stoke on Trent 30/07/2017
    Miss H. F. Sammon Stoke on Trent 30/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding, moving novel which is hard to put down"

    This is a beautifully written book about the life of 2 boys and the mother of struggling to be what life conforms to be
    Make sure you have tissues near by

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hazel 27/05/2017
    Hazel 27/05/2017
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    "Very average but great narration!"
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    Thought l was onto a real winner after reading the 5 star comments but it was nothing outstanding. Got a bit bored mid way through with the constant negativity and angst epic struggles.

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    brenda 22/05/2017
    brenda 22/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent characterisation and a very enjoyable story"

    I really liked this book. The characters were very human and very good narration. Would definitely recommend.

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    bronagh United Kingdom 28/02/2017
    bronagh United Kingdom 28/02/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Slow burner but stick with it!!"

    Beautiful story, beautifully told..twists, turns and very likeable characters. Also interesting subject matter, I really enjoyed it.

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    Jools 15/01/2017
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    "Can't stop crying"

    Well written, well narrated. This book has moved me completely and is perfectly true, loved it

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    K A Simpson 09/10/2017
    K A Simpson 09/10/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Heart moving story."

    Truly magnificent story, with a unexpected end.
    It makes you realise how far we have come but how far we have yet to travel to remove prejudice, ignorance and hatred from our world.
    The story has so many aspects each a topic in their own right.
    Beautifully narrated, a must listen.

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    queenwinnie 14/09/2017
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    "Like the author/narrator in the room"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Thouroughly recommend as I had to concentrate to get into it which is a welcomed distraction from the real world. Sometimes I hear an audio and imagine the words as scenes and sometimes as the narrator reading me a story. This one embraced both. Sensitive and not sloppy,


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Valerie. I warmed to her mix of feisty and vunerable character.


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

    The intonation guided how to translate what was happening with the characters. So consistent that i knew exactly who was who along the way that I could be absorbed totally in the book. It felt like I knew them by the end.


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

    Yes. I have Bluetooth speakers around the house and an ear bud while outdoors-dog walking, on the bus, waiting for appointments. Kept going as much as possible through the day and evening.


    Any additional comments?

    The book topic has glued to me and had an effect on my way of thinking. This doesn't make me bad for not having full appreciation of how complex we can all be from our surroundings, life paths and our own needs. One silly thing is that I thought this was going to a bit chick-lit because of the cover- I am so glad that the audio sample drew me in. Thank you to the Author, Narrator and all involved.

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