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One in a Million

Narrated by: Ellie Heydon
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (140 ratings)

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Summary

Everyone wants that special someone....

Annie Higgins has given up on love: she’s too busy trying to get her own business off the ground. Infuriated by the advertising agency across the hall making fun of her job, Annie accepts their crazy challenge - to make a random stranger Instagram-famous in just 30 days.

And even when they choose Dr Samuel Page PhD, historian and hater of social media, as her target, Annie’s determined to win the bet - whether Sam likes it or not.

But getting to know Sam means getting to know more about herself. And before the 30 days are out, Annie has to make a decision about what’s really important....

Funny, real and heart-meltingly romantic, Annie and Sam’s story is My Fair Lady for the social media age - and the perfect summer listen.

©2018 Lindsey Kelk (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A corker...hilarious!" (Giovanna Fletcher) 

"Witty, funny, warm and wise." (Marian Keyes) 

"This fresh, romantic comedy has a smart and truthful voice and some entertainingly outrageous moments." (Sunday Mirror) 

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Modern-day My Fair Lady.

This is a modern day version of My Fair Lady which moves along at a good pace. I enjoyed the social media aspect.

I listened to this title as an audio book and it all was going along well until one of the main characters, Mia, suddenly became Miranda and then Mia and then Miranda and back again etc etc (you get the gist) in the last third of the book. Considering this cost over ten quid on Audible, I think that's pretty poor quality control. Some people might think me petty, but the constant mistake soured my enjoyment of the whole thing and left me frustrated at the writer/publisher/producer/proof-reader or whoever is prepared to take responsibility.

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Slightly grating voice, equally unpleasant social media setting

While technically well written and not bad as a love story, I felt mildly disgusted by the artificiality of the social media and the weird priorities of the cyber kids with their insistence that this is modern life. In part this seems to be a point that the author is trying to make (don’t overdo it and have a leg in both worlds, cyber anx real), but I just couldn’t connect to the people and their inhumane focus/mind-sets. I also found the elaborate off-hand language off-putting.
The speaker’s voice has a grating quality and affected monotony which I found fitting to the story ‘s character but only further enhances the overall unpleasantness of the listening experience.
Not the bibliophile ‘s cup of tea in my opinion.

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Sweet & Satisfying

A really nice easy going listen/read of a story that I didn't want to end. It had just the right amount of anticipation and what I especially loved is how relatable the characters are. Love a story with miscommunication that works itself out in the end. Just lovely.

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LOVED

Great story. Makes you think about how you show yourself to the world.
really enjoyed it!

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Brilliant

Really enjoyed this story. I thought the main character was both funny and likeable. Would definitely recommend.

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Funny had me laughing out loud

Really enjoyed this audiobook and would happily listen to it again. The narrator makes you believe it really is her. Laugh out loud moments

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the end was better than the beginning

is it going to be Charlie or Sam? that's the question I had in the early stages and then it was obvious where the story was going . I liked the predictability but struggled with the beginning. the end was definitely better. it was a 3.5 for me but not quite a 4 in terms of the story.

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great listen

Loved it. Sweet and heartwarming. My fair lady for the modern day. Will listen to again.

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Slow start but totally worth the wait, funny

Once the story starts properly when the main characters meet for the first time you’ll be laughing out loud on many occasions. You won’t want to stop listening until you get to the end.

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Disappointing

Sorry but this is the first Lindsey Kelk book that I was really disappointed in.

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  • Gabriella
  • 12-04-19

Perfect spring read

I absolutely loved this book, the story is a cute romance, it was the perfect spring read. The narrator did an amazing job and made it easy to fall in love with the characters.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 25-12-18

Love it

Very easy book to listen to, I love this all Lindsey Kelk’s books, I laugh out loud at parts, I’ll be sitting in my car listening to the book on my way to and from work lol’ing to myself.
I can relate to parts of the story, that why I like it so much, it’s a warm-hearted book, makes you feel good inside.
My next book is from Lindsey, dying to start it.