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The Break Audiobook

The Break

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Publisher's Summary

The story of a relationship that everyone thought was forever and which is now in danger of being for never, The Break is about getting older and staying in love when life, real life, is trying to pull you apart.

©2017 Marian Keyes (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A born storyteller." ( Independent on Sunday)

When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think; Keyes is in a class of her own." ( Daily Express)

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    Amazon Customer Randburg, South Africa 28/09/2017
    Amazon Customer Randburg, South Africa 28/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Not her best"

    I think I am out growing Marian Keyes. This was very dull and I knew what was going to happen right at the beginning.

    23 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Heike Lütjensee, Deutschland 14/11/2017
    Heike Lütjensee, Deutschland 14/11/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "So boring ... "

    Marian Keyes books used to be my reading-candy: funny, original, easy to digest - but somehow true, always with a really serious human theme underneath the lighthearted story. But this one leaves me speechless. Was there no editor to sharpen the story? Its full of repetitions, lots of loose ends that appear and disappear pointlessly. Yes, there are sparkles of the Keyes wittiness we love, but its so diluted, I can't recognize it.

    21 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Jo Brown 21/09/2017
    Jo Brown 21/09/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Boring"

    Found this really really boring . Kept fast forwarding 5 chapters but nothing had changed . Had nothing of interest to say - just so so dull.

    20 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 08/10/2017
    08/10/2017
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    "Really enjoyed the storytelling, emotional story"

    Loved it from beginning to end, so many thoughts that go through the human mind when faced with difficulties in life.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Hawkins 03/10/2017
    Susan Hawkins 03/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Laughed cried just couldn't stop listening"

    Lovely Lovely novel! But the "Geordie"
    accent was hilariously bad ! , and I should know because I am a geordie

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Marchi 18/09/2017
    Angela Marchi 18/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Incredibly Disappointing"

    I have adored all of Marian Keys Other books and would rate all of them as a 5. Sadly though, it pains me to say that this one was really rubbish. The main Character Amy is so self obsessed and miserable. The story is also boring. It contains no humour . It was bland and dull.The only reason I got through this book was because I was on a long train journey.
    If you haven't listened to Marian ' s other books, I would say defiantly listen to them instead.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    susanne H 15/09/2017
    susanne H 15/09/2017
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    "She's done it again"

    No one can navigate the reader through heart rending , agonising life traumas like Marian Keyes. Her characters are loveable and real. I want to stay with them all through the rest of their lives

    16 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Roddy 10/10/2017
    Ann Roddy 10/10/2017
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    "another wonderful story by Marian. loved it!"

    loved this book.. Lots of funny scenes, emotion, family dynamics, little bit raunchy in parts. good narration

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    shine-on2 UK 16/09/2017
    shine-on2 UK 16/09/2017
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    "Touching"

    Marian Keyes tells an unusual tale about relationships, and family life in her own quirky style. Heart warming, touching & funny. I loved it x

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    MaMaMason 03/10/2017
    MaMaMason 03/10/2017
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    "Enjoyable, Funny, Painful"

    There was much in this book that struck a chord with me - having had a husband who went off and did his own thing without any consideration for the impact on the children, the wider family, and me. I was a bit cheesed off with the predictable conclusion - but as this is a work of fiction the fairy tale ending is probably more acceptable than the unpalatable alternative. Overall the narration was great apart from the really terrible attempt at a Geordie accent - Josh was a significant character, and if I hadn't been enjoying the book so much, this accent would have been enough to make me stop listening.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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  • Shannon Majewski
    16/02/18
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    "Loved it!"

    Love Marian Keyes and her books! Always so entertaining- her characters are so full and funny and real - especially the women - all that gerbil ball racing in their heads! Love it! Thanks again for another great book!

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  • Patricia Quinn
    04/02/18
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    "So enjoyable!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Break. It is a great story, so full of many aspects of life, and made me laugh and cry. It was very well read by Aoife.

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  • Dave
    Dublin, Ireland
    24/01/18
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    "Nothing really happened "

    Narrator was excellent as usual. The story was ok and end was predictable. Wouldn't read again.

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  • Anonymous
    14/12/17
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    "Not her best "

    A very long drawn out story thought the story could have been half the length that it was

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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