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Sweetpea

Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
Series: Sweetpea, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (873 ratings)

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Summary

"The last person who called me 'Sweetpea' ended up dead...."

"I haven't killed anyone for three years, and I thought that when it happened again I'd feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whisky. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night's sleep. Didn't wake up at all. And for once, no bad dream either. This morning I feel balanced. Almost sane, for once."

Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog...but she's got a killer secret.

Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon's life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend's plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list.

A kill list.

From the man on the Lidl checkout who always mishandles her apples to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work to the people who have got it coming, Rhiannon's ready to get her revenge.

Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder....

©2017 C. J. Skuse (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Fantastic

This is an excellent book. Reminds me of dexter. Traumatic childhood event, dark humour, incomprehension of emotions etc However, this is far superior. The humour is keenly observed - I was worried by how often I agreed with tbe kill list - and the story touches your heart. While I dont normally like crudity, it just adds to tbe humour. I really loved this story and didnt even mind the cliffhanger it was left on. Cant wait for the next book!

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Funny

This made me laugh out loud in parts.A bit warped but a funny story.Think I'll listen to another of her books 😂

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Brilliant

I liked everything about this book, the narrator was brilliant . I well be recommending it to all my friends. Not to the prudish ones though

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YOU MUST BUY THIS BOOK

I love this book. LOVE IT. it's so funny I have laughed out loud numerous times. it's also very sad and touching in parts. Georgia is perfect as narrator. her pitch tone and delivery are spot on. buy it. you'll not be disappointed. I want to read it again!!!

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Brilliantly dark but humorous

Loved this book - think it's the quickest I've listened to a book. It's an anti-hero female lead and good god we are short of them! Think most of us could identify with her in our dark moments....

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  • 29-05-17

finally a funny belieavble fantastic book

What did you like most about Sweetpea?

story, humour, narrator. I listen to a lot of books and most are so far fetched and or badly written. This one is a gem of a book...Everyone raved about Girl on the train (didn;t like) why did noone rave about this one?

What did you like best about this story?

the believability

Which scene did you most enjoy?

so many can't choose

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

truly recommend

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Psycho who hides it well...and makes you chuckle

What did you like most about Sweetpea?

I loved that it was rather blunt and brutal. Whilst some of the subject matter was brutal it was actually quite funny, I kept giggling out loud - maybe I'm a little bit warped too!

It's like that little niggly rage voice you have inside your head and ignore as its utterly ridiculous and a complete over reaction at an everyday annoyance, but she did not ignore it.

She acted on it fully and very brutally without an ounce of gulit.

What did you like best about this story?

The main character made me laugh it's rare to find such a dark subject matter humorous.

I'm shocked that pretty much no one had any inkling on how messed up she was. I will never think of Sylvanian Families (toys) in the same light again.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I got through this fairly quickly as it caught my attention well from the get go. The author and the narrator are a great combination. I will certainly be looking at more book's by this author now.

Any additional comments?

I was sad it ended so suddenly, I wanted more.....

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Disturbingly funny

Sweet pea is a strangely engaging sexually disturbed psychopath. Whilst her actions are abhorrant , her reasoning strangely resonates as she justifies in humorous detail her actions.

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Blimey,

What made the experience of listening to Sweetpea the most enjoyable?

The narrator made the story come to real life for sure!

Who was your favorite character and why?

The narrator!

What does Georgia Maguire bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Georgia must have had so much fun telling this story! It's not for the prudish among us! Absolutely loved it all and, even though it seems wrong to do this, I laughed out loud so many times as I listened to it!

Any additional comments?

Very enjoyable book and great narration! Recommend it but only if you don't get offended by crudeness!

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Could stop listening!

Loved the narration. Dark humour. Made me laugh out loud. The best book I've experienced in a while

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