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Getting Rid of Matthew

Narrated by: Zoe Telford
Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Getting Rid of Matthew, by Jane Fallon, read by Zoe Telford.  

What to do if Matthew, your secret lover of the past four years, finally decides to leave his wife, Sophie, and their two daughters and move into your flat, just when you're thinking that you might not want him anymore....

Plan A: Stop shaving your armpits. And your bikini line. Tell him you have a moustache that you wax every six weeks. Stop having sex with him. Pick holes in the way he dresses. Don't brush your teeth. Or your hair. Or pluck out the stray hag-whisker that grows out of your chin. Buy incontinence pads and leave them lying around. 

Plan B: Accidentally on purpose bump into his wife, Sophie. Give yourself a fake name and identity. Befriend Sophie. Actually begin to really like Sophie. Snog Matthew's son (who's the same age as you by the way - you're not a paedophile). Buy a cat and give it a fake name and identity. Befriend Matthew's children. Unsuccessfully. Watch your whole plan go absolutely horribly wrong. 

Getting Rid of Matthew is the sharp and hilariously funny novel from Jane Fallon.

©2019 Jane Fallon (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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  • 02-03-20

Loved the book but not the narrator

Narrator seemed to whisper most of the book which really affected my enjoyment of it.

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If you can get passed the dreadful narration ....

You feel as though you are being whispered to my someone for 8 hours, the narration voice is awful. And you’ll find yourself wanting to look over your shoulder for eavesdroppers trying to catch the whispering. ... After 4 hours it picks up. The story, not the voice. This will be the last Jane Fallon for me. Fell in love with QueenB but nothing is as intriguing as that book has materialised. I returned Foursome it was dreadful. Story was bad and bad narraters make it unreadable. Shame.

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Well......

This is the third Jane Fallon book I have read and I'm glad it wasn't the first. I stuck with it out of curiosity but have to admit it was very poor.. Most disappointing but judge for yourself. Definitely not recommended.

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I loved this book

This is just about the best book l ever heard . And so far my favourite of Jane Fallons! The mesh of accidents, crushes and hideous occurrences, the amazing twists, personalities and complexities couldn’t fail to excite and surprise me. I couldn’t put it down. Thanks Jane! I shall keep searching for more of your tales of the unexpected!

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Another great book

I love Jane Fallon books and this one was no exception. Such easy listening with a fun storyline. A few twists and turns to liven things up a bit. As other reviewers have mentioned, the narrator is very softly spoken but I think it worked well and doesnt detract from the listening experience at all.

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Excellent

I’ve just discovered Jane Fallon so steadily buying all her books. Great story lines, good strong characters, little twists and turns. Thoroughly enjoying!

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Loads of fun

Really enjoyed the book. This is the second one from Jane F. that I listened to and really looking forward to the rest of them. I also very much enjoyed the narration.

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Narrator hard to hear

Narrator spoke as if she was whispering which made listening difficult at times. Decent story though.

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Why the whispering?

I’d just finished reading a Hilary Mantel and decided I needed something light hearted. Getting rid of Matthew fitted the bill. Perfectly simple if predictable plot. Nothing shocking. A good holiday read. But why did the narrator have to whisper all the time? I had to turn the volume up and down constantly. Annoying! But the book in itself was perfectly ok.

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Bit sweary so if you're easily offended...

Really enjoyed this fun book. Zoe's reading was very good. Easily identifiable characters. Ace, Jane!