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The Time of Our Lives Audiobook

The Time of Our Lives

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Publisher's Summary

Imogen and her friends Meredith and Nicola have had their fill of budget holidays. So when Meredith wins a VIP holiday at Barcelona's hippest new hotel, they plan to sip champagne with the jet set and party. But when the worst crisis of her working life erupts, Imogen has to juggle her BlackBerry with a Manhattan. Between a robbery and an encounter on a nudist beach, the friends stumble from one disaster to the next.

©2014 Jane Costello (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Funny, sexy and moving - a hilarious holiday romp with a heart" Sophie Kinsella

What Members Say

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    D 24/03/2015
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    "Laugh Out Loud"

    Really, really enjoyed this book. Very funny. There was a hint of slapstick comedy about the story that I loved. There is a sadness too that was beautifully explored. The narration was perfect. I did find myself laughing out loud while driving along. Perfect company in the car. Thank you.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nikki 07/03/2015
    Nikki 07/03/2015 Member Since 2014
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    I loved this book, the accent was a bit different at first then it just added to the story - a bit predictable but a lovely escape

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    Antonia NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom 07/05/2017
    Antonia NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom 07/05/2017 Member Since 2011

    I love well written mysteries, cosy crime, magical realism & historical fiction. Humour, believable characters & a sense of place are vital.

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    "Better Than Bridget"
    What made the experience of listening to The Time of Our Lives the most enjoyable?

    This is one of the best written (and performed) stories I've come across in a while. The characters are well-drawn and the situations as realistic as they are ridiculous. It features three friends on one of the most eventful and least restful luxury holidays you can imagine. Yet all three still managed to come back in a better state than they left having had the time of their lives. The main character reminded me a little of the latest Bridget Jones (novel minus the twitter obsession.) <br/><br/>I laughed out loud often and shed the odd tear. The story was full of humour, depth and hopefulness and the characters and their accents were really well read by Alex Tregear. Highly recommended.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sally J britain 12/08/2016
    Sally J britain 12/08/2016 Member Since 2013

    An avid listener of fiction, it almost makes the long journey to work worth it.

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    "enjoyable, romantic and funny in some parts"

    there were some scenarios that were just unbelievable but I can image it would be very Bridget Jones if it was made into a film.

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    E S. 18/08/2015
    E S. 18/08/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "A lovely story"

    A great girly book. Both funny and romantic, with likeable characters and a good narrator.

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    Mrs 10/08/2015
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    "three friends on a holiday"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes; easy to listen to, nice funny girly story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Time of Our Lives?

    the birth of Adam


    What about Alex Tregear’s performance did you like?

    excellent. This lady has many voices akin to listening to a radio play with many performers


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no but I did shudder as poor Imogen went from disaster to disaster


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    bronagh United Kingdom 18/04/2015
    bronagh United Kingdom 18/04/2015 Member Since 2013

    I am 31 year old mum to be and I'm totally addicted to audible. I have listened to a wide variety of books and recently enjoying thrillers.

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    "Funny and an easy listen!!"

    Great fun and very entertaining..also very good narration 👍

    I will be checking out her other books on here for sure

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    Rosemary White 03/04/2015
    Rosemary White 03/04/2015
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    "Lightweight fluff, faint praise."

    This is an undemanding read. It is full of mildly amusing references and an excess of cringe-worthy mishaps. There are no big surprises and the ending is predictable, but a pleasant enough story for all that. Once I got over the contradiction of the main character's inability to be sensibly assertive and yet very successful in a demanding position and with a ridiculous mother, I quite enjoyed this tale. The narrator did a good job with various accents, although the Italian accented English of a significant character got lost partway through, which was a shame. I remember now why I dislike a Liverpudlian voice, even one less extreme as here. Its very unlikely that I'll listen to this book again.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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