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The Only Way Is Up Audiobook

The Only Way Is Up

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Publisher's Summary

Lily and Laurence had it all: the money, the car, a beautiful home in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Then Laurence loses his job, and everything disappears. With nowhere to turn, Lily and Laurence are forced to take their two young children and move to a flea-ridden council house on a notoriously rough estate. As they try to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives, Lily constantly dreams of returning to her old luxurious life. Will her dream come true, or will she learn that money doesn't always buy happiness?

©2010 Carole Matthews (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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    kerry 17/07/2017
    kerry 17/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Only half way through! ....."

    ... But totally addicted!! This is one excellent book, I can't wait for MY time when I can get back into this brilliant story, LOVING IT. A fab listen can't rate highly enough! ❤️❤️❤️

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory Turner 26/07/2017
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    "Another great book"

    Another great book I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Even the narrator was brilliant. Well done all

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    sabrina w Wirral 25/07/2017
    sabrina w Wirral 25/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "This is a great story"

    I have read this book when it came out and a few times more, this is my favourite Carole Matthews book, and now I can listen to it so even better. Must read if your Carole Matthews, fan x

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    Anonymous 15/10/2017
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    "Excellent book, wrong Narrator"

    The narrative did not fit in with the characters, having read this book I was expecting the tone to be different. I was distracted by the narrator rather than lost in the book.

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    Halfgirlhalfwotsit 01/02/2018 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    From riches to rags. An unusual happy story but it really was. It makes you think about all the crap that isn’t important if you were on the bones of your arse. People are far more valuable than ‘things’ or soirée etc.

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    Susannah U UK 15/01/2018
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    "Loved it!"

    Absolutely brilliant. I didn't want it to end. Loved all the characters and the underlying message of the story.

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    kimararkim 04/12/2017
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    "Good but could have been more down to earth."

    What a fab idea for a story! However, I was disappointed by 2 things. The main crux involves a family who are used to great fortune who lose everything, however it isn't really the case as they still hold some seriously valuable assets so they don't ever really experience 'nothing'. Secondly, the characters are far too middle class and a bit too fuddy duddy! That being said it was still a story that made me want to carry on reading and I enjoyed it. Not sure it was the right narrator which may have added to my dislike of the characters. Overall a good read/listen.

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    Miss Heather Macdonald 21/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "a good listen"

    Just shows you how kind people can be when things are at there lowest for you.

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    "brilliant"

    lovely easy read very enjoyable and full of funny twists and characters with attitude. would read again.

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    ANNE 08/09/2017
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    "Brilliant audio book"

    A very well written book, I loved the storyline and the way it written. I couldn't stop listening to it.

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    "Lovely book"

    Just a nice feel good story , sad,funny, romantic , a bit of everything rolled into one .. With a heart filled happy ending ..

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