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The Love Shack Audiobook

The Love Shack

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Publisher's Summary

Dan and Gemma have found their dream first home, but the asking price is the stuff of nightmares. The only way they'll ever save for a deposit is by returning, rent free, to Dan's childhood home. Obviously no one wants to move back into a bedroom still adorned with Kylie posters, with a mother whose culinary skills are noted for their spectacular gastrointestinal effects. But it's for only six months. Even they can manage that. Surely.

©2015 Jane Costello (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

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    jenhy 05/07/2015
    jenhy 05/07/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "brilliant "

    brilliant excellent story laugh out loud another great book from Jane costello will recommend listening

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Theresa 23/07/2015
    Theresa 23/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Easy listen"

    Not much to like or dislike. An easy listen, quite dull at times then a couple of bits where I laugh out loud. A bit of a waste of my credit.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Kaggy 11/10/2015
    Kaggy 11/10/2015 Member Since 2013

    Will read anything within reason.

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    "Tries hard to be liked and occasionally succeeds"

    I enjoyed the Liverpudlian setting (proving there are young professionals outside London) but this would be a much funnier book if Dan's family were a bit more down to earth and indeed earthier. (I am thinking something like the Royle Family). Instead the couple go to live with Dan's charmingly alcoholic and filthy rich mother who resides in a Hall with his adorable grandmother living in a home in the grounds. You get the picture? Comic events ensue, (in-between splashing around in the family lake), as Dan and Gemma go through the trials and tribulations of buying their dream home and resisting the temptation to take the money from his mother. It all ticks along fairly nicely until it becomes a fairly desperate scramble to tie up all the loose ends and bring the story to a conclusion. The narrators do a decent job but sound a bit bored in parts.
    I listened to this while doing some very boring spreadsheet work and overall this was a fairly pleasant and undemanding diversion even though my toes did curl at some of the corny parts.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    stephanied 25/04/2017
    stephanied 25/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "I hated the narrators. I love this book."

    I love this book, and previously reviewed on good reads but the narrators were awful. I loved Emma Gregory in Girl on the Run, but here southern accent here seemed so fake.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    tracey 12/03/2017
    tracey 12/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Love shack"

    Loved this book kept me hooked till the end all the characters were realistic and easy to like
    Will be reading more books by this author
    Great narrators too

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janine L S Smith 07/12/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "The Love Shack"

    absolutely loved this book, totally took me back to buying our first home and all the bizarre hurdles you jump over to achieve you dream.

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    Lynn T. 04/11/2015
    Lynn T. 04/11/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Nice but boring"

    Sorry don't really like to do negative reviews but this was pretty slow going. The characters were pleasant enough but not much of a storyline, just average stuff that happens in normal life really.

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    LauraPS 03/10/2015
    LauraPS 03/10/2015
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    "Boring book. Terrible narrators. Had to give up!"

    Had to give up with this half way through as it was so dull, and narrators were awful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Helen M 28/09/2015
    Helen M 28/09/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Uninspiring"
    What disappointed you about The Love Shack?

    The characters are fairly believable, but I couldn't seem to get interested in them. The writer seems to be trying too hard to be funny with "clever" phrases that I simply found a bit annoying. It all seems a bit forced.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jane Costello again?

    Probably not.


    What three words best describe Ben Allen and Emma Gregory ’s performance?

    The performance was OK, nothing special but perfectly acceptable. Having 2 narrators added interest, I suppose.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Nothing really - that was the problem!


    Any additional comments?

    Harmless, mindless entertainment. Nothing more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    emma 27/09/2015
    emma 27/09/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Didn't like the narration"

    perhaps this is a good, funny novel but I found the narration slow and lacklustre, they even sound a bit bored. must admit I only got through 2 chapters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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