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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Never Greener by Ruth Jones. 

In her unmissable debut, actress and screenwriter Ruth Jones shows us the dangers of trying to recapture that which was once lost and failing to realise the beauty of what we already have.

We spend most of our lives wishing we were somewhere else or someone else, or looking forward or harping back. Always thinking the grass is greener on the other side. But it never is. It's still grass. Just a different patch of it, that's all. 

The past has a habit of tracking us down. And tripping us up. 

When Kate was 22, she had an intense and passionate affair with a married man, Callum, which ended in heartbreak. Kate thought she'd never get over it. 

Seventeen years later, life has moved on - Kate, now a successful actress, is living in London, married to Matt and mother to little Tallulah. Meanwhile Callum and his wife, Belinda, are happy together, living in Edinburgh and watching their kids grow up. The past, it would seem, is well and truly behind them all. 

But then Kate meets Callum again. 

And they are faced with a choice: to walk away from each other...or to risk finding out what might have been. 

Second chances are a rare gift in life. But that doesn’t mean they should always be taken.... 

©2018 Ruth Jones (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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10/10

Absolutely loved this book. Heard about this book on Lorraine, and downloaded it immediately. Finished the whole thing in one day as I couldn't bring myself to press pause. Such an audio 'page turner'!

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Only one problem

I totally loved this book because of these ease of the way the characters bundled along.
The performance would have got a 5 star but when the new chapter number comes up, it is blurted out and doesn’t leave a second to take in the moment of appreciation and thoughts for the end of a chapter.
Most enjoyed book and audible for a long time- the peaks and troughs of life.
Thank you Ruth Jones.

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Excellent and funny

Entirely enjoyed the book. It is funny, down to Earth and heartwarming story. I caught myself laughing and crying at the same time when listening. Could not put it down until I finished it.

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Easy listen

Very predictable storyline but if you want something easy to read which you can pick up and put down, this is your book.

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Outstanding

I have really loved all Ruth Jones’ TV programmes so was interested to listen to her first actual novel. I saw her being interviewed about this book recently and she said she had originally written it as a screenplay so had adapted it to a novel. I absolutely loved it and couldn’t put it down. I felt I got to know and understand all of the characters and follow their stories and (no spoilers) thought the ending was brilliant and not predictable and definitely left me wanting to know more about them all. Excellent first novel and can’t wait for her second one.

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Absolutely brilliant

Ruth Jones at her very best. Couldn't put it down. Made me cry at the end.
Next please Ruth!!

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Couldn’t put it down ..

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Wasn’t sure what to expect ....amazing gripping story , can’t wait for your next book !!

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Great story

I really enjoyed the story, I couldn’t stop listening.
I didn’t enjoy the accents of the narrator and the chapter change was intrusive and abrupt.

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Very enjoyable

A great story very well narrated. The characters are familiar and believable, ​ as are the locations that ​ ​ ​ included my hometown. Very enjoyable Have to admit that the tributes at the ​ end made me shed a tear. ​ ​ Thank you Ruth

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One of the best.

Just excellent..l thought it was going to be a soft soppy book but it was raw and realistic. I loved the narrator her accents were a complete joy to listen to.

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