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Summary

Have you heard of The Rules of Engagement? It's a book that promises to teach you to find the man of your dreams in 10 easy steps. Unsurprisingly, I don't own a copy. What is it, 1892?

But I'm a journalist, and I've promised to follow it to the letter and write about the results. Never mind that my friends think I'm insane, I'm stalking men all over town, and I can't keep my mouth shut at the best of times.

My name is Cat Buchanan. I'm 36 years old and live with my daughter in Glasgow. I've been single for six years, but that's about to change. After all, I'm on a deadline. I Followed the Rules, and this is what happened.

©2015 Joanna Bolouri (P)2015 WF Howes

Critic reviews

"Raunchy and hilarious...you'll be laughing all the way to the beach!" (Sun on The List)

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Brilliant - funny - feel good!

If you could sum up I Followed the Rules in three words, what would they be?

Funny, feel-good, captivating

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love the main character - she has the perfect blend of honest humour.

Have you listened to any of Susie Riddell’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is the first and I would definitely listen again

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

It constantly made me laugh - the first ever adudio book to succeed in doing so. The main character's honest sarcasm is hilarious.

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The best book I've ever heard (or read for that matter!)

I love this author! She is absolutely hilarious. The reader of the story could not be more perfect for the character. The changes in accents and voices were not at all cringeworthy (let's admit! Sometimes it can be!).
I loved every single second of the story. I'll be getting her other book and keeping an eye out for more from this author! Loved it!!

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Humerous story, easy listening

I've enjoyed this light hearted and unchallenging listen, listened to it from start to finish this afternoon while off work feeling poorly. Just the thing to cheer me up - made me laugh out loud in places. Loved the Scottish accent of the narrator, and thought she did an excellent job with all the different voices and accents. Easy on the ear, and well paced.

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Brilliant book!

I absolutely loved this. It's not for everyone as it is a very modern story but I think it is brilliant. I had a smile on my face all the way through the second half. It is original, witty with a feel good factor. Just what I love. The narration starts off quite pacey but you soon get into it and it is excellently read.

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didn't quite meet my expectations.

Took about 10 chapters of waffling before it got to the crux of the story, I suppose kept my interest as I was interested in the subject matter. in fact the "great guy" that she ended up with was an arrogant prick who was extremely disrespectful if you stand back and analyse his behaviour rather than be swept along with the emotion. Guess its a work of fiction but don't take it too seriously as it doesn't prove any point

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Excellent narration

Well read, Susie Riddell, you really made the story come alive, will be looking for more audio books read by you best wishes Jeannette x

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Easy read, funny!

Enjoyable, funny, likeable characters,
Easy to listen to, real romcom
Perfect for the beach this summer.

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Funny

A great lazy afternoon listen, you can relate to some of the situations the main caricature finds herself in.

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Funny, charming short storey

What about Susie Riddell’s performance did you like?

Her Scottish accent suited the story very well as it was set in Scotland. Often a narrator will attempt to,put on local accents and they rarely work out well. Susie Riddells cheery sounding persona leant itself to this story perfectly.

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

It made me smile from ear to ear and giggle many times along with the main characters musings.

Any additional comments?

A light hearted story that was a brilliant listen, I shall be watching out for more stories by both this author and this narrator.

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I follow the rules

I don't know why I bought this book and audio. The badlanguage is appalling! Didn't finish it, not for me.