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Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of How to Be Good by Nick Hornby, read by Claire Higgins.

According to her own complex moral calculations, Katie Carr has earned her affair. She's a doctor, after all, and doctors are decent people, and on top of that, her husband David is the self-styled Angriest Man in Holloway.

But when David suddenly becomes good - properly, maddeningly, give-away-all-his-money good - Katie's sums no longer add up, and she is forced to ask herself some very hard questions.

Nick Hornby's brilliant new novel, a Number One best seller in the UK and Ireland, offers a painfully funny account of modern marriage and parenthood, and asks that most difficult of questions: what does it mean to be good?

©2005 Nick Hornby (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

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Not my favourite Nick Hornby

Listened to this straight after Juliet Naked and a little disappointed. It was okaaaaaay. Though at one point near the beginning I thought I might throw my phone at the wall of I heard the phrase "Good Person" again.

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So True!

this is the funniest of the Nick Hornby books the narration is super and incredibly well formed if you haven't read this then waste no more time and get on with listening to it you won't regret it!

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A promising start

The book started well with good story line but, after about chapter 5, just turned into a series of ramblings that didn’t seem to be going anywhere. Listened to these ramblings for a couple of hours before realising that the author had run out of any real story to tell.

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Nick Hornby just wanted to finish the book quickly

So I have mixed feelings about this book. being a fan of his other novel, I had high hopes for this one and in all fairness to him it's a very good story and a good concept and good character developement however he lost me at the end in so much that It felt it finished very quickly and flat. nothing happened, the energy that he had in the beginning just faded, so I left feeling deflated and bored for the last 3 chapters. probably won't read again.

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Charming

Engaging and relatable to the last. Nick Hornby has an enviable ease and warmth. Fabulous stuff.