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Summary

Settling down for a 24-hour flight to Australia, Lucy finds a text message on her phone - not from her boyfriend James, as she fondly hopes, but from a woman claiming to have slept with him four times in the past month. Trapped on the plane, she questions everything about her relationship with James. She finally calls him and he reassures her: it was only his mates playing a silly joke.

James is a lawyer, persuasive and gorgeous and Lucy adores him. So why, at the wedding in Sydney of her best friend Molly, does she have niggling doubts, and find herself attracted to Molly's brother-in-law Nathan? The sooner she gets back to her regular life in London, the flat she shares with James, her job in PR, the better. Nathan is a happy-go-lucky surfer boy, with no prospects, no place to live, an almost-girlfriend in tow. And the other side of the world...

Lucy - a girl caught between two distant continents - and two very different men...

©2007 Paige Toon (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

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Lovely light entertainment

My only criticism is that there aren't more Paige Toon titles available on audible - she's written plenty and I'm sure they'd be popular on audio.

Predictable carbohydrate chick lit fodder this may be but if you're after a well-drawn sympathetic protagonist who isn't a tedious ditsy bore and a wider simple, satisfying yet absorbing story you should be well pleased with both this and Pictures of Lily.

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Paige Toon at her best

one of my absolute favourites by Paige Toon, only really rivalled by Chasing Daisy! A must read for any self respecting lover of chic-lit :)

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Brings back old memories

Listening to this helps bring back so many memory's of Australia as well being totally relatable.

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Loved It!!

Couldn't stop listening, loved every minute! Another amazing book by Paige Toon....onto the next one by her!

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Best first audiobook experience

I'm a fan of Paige Toon, so to listen to this book was an enjoyable first crack at audiobooks. Funny and reliable Lucy in the Sky is great!

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Excellent Naration and book

One of the best narrators I've listened too in a while, the character accents were brilliant.

Fab story, loveable characters mixed in with a couple you'd like to shout out!

Highly recommended.

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worst book I've ever listened to

this book is beyond awful, It has the maturity of a 13 year old girl.
terrible from start to finish, no actual real story & very predictable.
very disappointed after hearing great things about this author

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One of her weakest

Disappointing. The main character is not likeable at all, she’s intensely hypocritical and selfish and I found it hard to get past that

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I love it more and more

Every time I real this book I feel as though I fall in love all over again

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Not one of Paige toons best

The story drags on and on and the main character plays all characters around. The most interesting part is actually the beginning. Wouldn’t recommend.

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  • Jan
  • 30-09-12

Pathetic

What would have made Lucy in the Sky better?

There was no story just a load of garbage about someone who meets a guy in Sydney then spends the entire book talking about him even tho she is engaged to someone else in England. I had trouble listening and just kept skipping until the end.

Has Lucy in the Sky turned you off from other books in this genre?

No just this author

Would you be willing to try another one of Jane Collingwood’s performances?

Yes Jane Collingwood is excellent but the storyline was ridiculous.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

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A total waste of time.

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  • Cameron S.
  • 02-04-20

where to start?

As with most of the books I listen to these days, it was mostly something to distract me while I get my chores done. I'm not looking for great literary works of art and I don't take them too seriously. But yeesh!

This book was a struggle. Firstly, about a third of it was pointless filler. Way too much detail was put into describing the mundane and her back and forth feelings...I mean, we get it.

Apart from her boyfriend's dishonesty and infidelity, there were obvious reasons why they shouldn't be together.

The main character was pretty unlikeable. I kind of felt the love interest deserved better at times. She strung him along, wouldn't leave her boyfriend, and was caddy towards other women who showed interest.

None of the characters had much depth, so it was hard to connect to any of them. When the love interests did finally get together it was pretty unsatisfying.

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  • 28-03-19

excellent performance

loved the performance, sound effects music and all! it was a good read but an even better audiobook

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  • Sandy Cash
  • 21-11-17

Very Good Book but....

The only thing I didn’t like about it was how Lucy was so wishy-washy at the end when the best choice was so clearly obvious. Her boyfriend was a jerk and didn’t deserve her pity.

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  • 15-04-17

Brilliant Narrator - Good Story

This was my first Paige Toon novel. I enjoyed the story enough to want to try another of her books. Perhaps I'm the only one who always wonder's when the book ends, what happens to the character for whom things ended badly? Jane Collingwood was a brilliant narrator, very good at a variety of characters voices, and a pleasant voice.