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Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling

Narrated by: Amy McAllister
Series: What a Complete Aisling, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (1,246 ratings)

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Summary

Aisling is 28, and she’s a complete...Aisling. She lives at home in Ballygobbard (or Ballygobackwards, as some gas tickets call it) with her parents and commutes to her good job at PensionsPlus in Dublin. Aisling goes out every Saturday night with her best friend, Majella, who is a bit of a hames (she’s lost two phones already this year - Aisling has never lost a phone). They love hoofing into the Coors Light if they’re 'Out' or the vodka and Diet Cokes if they’re 'Out Out'. 

Aisling spends two nights a week at her boyfriend John’s. He’s from down home and was kiss number 17 at her 21st. But Aisling wants more. She wants the ring on her finger. She wants the hen with the willy straws. She wants out of her parents’ house, although she’d miss Mammy turning on the electric blanket like clockwork and Daddy taking her car 'out for a spin' and bringing it back full of petrol. 

When a week in Tenerife with John doesn’t end with the expected engagement, Aisling calls a halt to things, and soon she has surprised herself and everyone else by agreeing to move into a three-bed in Portobello with stylish Sadhbh from HR and her friend, the mysterious Elaine. Newly single and relocated to the big city, life is about to change utterly for this wonderful, strong, surprising and funny girl, who just happens to be a complete Aisling.

©2018 Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen; 2017 Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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10/10 chill and relaxation time

So much fun! Would recommend even to someone semi-familiar with all things Irish :) Lovely!

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Absolutely brilliant.

I laughed and cried. It had me engaged throughout. I couldn't recommend this more, for a good Irish culture read and giggle. A real insight, and true read, that made me laugh out loud but also brought me to tears with its raw recounts.

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Light and Pleasant book

I enjoyed listening to this. It is a light and pleasant read, with nicely drawn characters and good Irish blarney. The narration is very good. A great ‘palate’ cleanser for my usual crime fiction. I have already purchased the sequel.

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Chick lit bubblegum

No stress and no worries, an easy, unchallenging listen with great Irish humour and banter.

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Love this!!

I LOVE this book! It was well written and as an Irish country gal, I was well able to relate to Aisling. The narrator was amazing too. Loved the accents she put on for the characters. Can’t wait to read the Sequel ❤️

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Loved it. Everyone knows an Aisling!

Such a great book. Adored Aisling. Such a genuinely nice Irish girl and I think so many of us know an Aisling or we are her. So funny. Lots of nodding and agreeing throughout this and the performance was excellent. I would love to hear a version where an actual Aisling, Aisling Bea did the narrative but that's no negative reflection at all on this performance which was spot on. Highly recommended...even for someone like me who normally doesn't go for books like this.

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Last minute idea added in I think *sigh

Really REALLY loved the story and narrator until towards the end about two hours to go and suddenly the hot ‘A’ topic of Ireland is added in... really badly.... which I can only assume was a political and/or commercial decision. I’ve seen the authors on a tv interview and liked them very much so can only presume they’ve decided they have a platform and decided to ‘enlighten’ irish females with their opinions which isn’t really the job of an author. If they wanted to use their talents as a writer to normalise ‘A’ then this book isn’t the way to do so. If it was genuinely warranted in the story, fair enough, but it was obviously an after thought or something they wanted in it at all costs... in my opinion failed through the edits, opinionated and rushed. But apart from that eye-rolling 20 minutes, it was amazingly fluid and well written, funny and realistic to Ireland.

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It was worth persevering

I wasn’t sure about the theme of this story but enjoyed the Irish setting from the start. It turned out to be an engaging story with a few twists and turns.

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Laughing out loud read!

Hilarious & so relatable. A bit of Aisling in us all for sure! Great read.

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Very funny

Loved the story and narrator. Had me laugh out loud. Paints a very good picture of an Irish country lass. Wonderful Hope there’s more to come

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  • 24-05-19

Very entertaining book

Funny and entertaining book. Characters are very real and everyone will knows at least one of them. I’m reading this book again after reading the second book in the series. I loved that too. Looking forward to a third book. There’s plenty of material to work with. Narrator is excellent as well, very addictive to listen to.

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  • Nicola Watson
  • 13-05-18

Very Irish and funny

Narrator was Irish and was really great! It was a bit like an Irish Bridget Jones!