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Summary

The story of a relationship that everyone thought was forever and which is now in danger of being for never, The Break is about getting older and staying in love when life, real life, is trying to pull you apart.

©2017 Marian Keyes (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"A born storyteller." ( Independent on Sunday)
When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think; Keyes is in a class of her own." ( Daily Express)

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  • Heike
  • Lütjensee, Deutschland
  • 14-11-17

So boring ...

Marian Keyes books used to be my reading-candy: funny, original, easy to digest - but somehow true, always with a really serious human theme underneath the lighthearted story. But this one leaves me speechless. Was there no editor to sharpen the story? Its full of repetitions, lots of loose ends that appear and disappear pointlessly. Yes, there are sparkles of the Keyes wittiness we love, but its so diluted, I can't recognize it.

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Not her best

I think I am out growing Marian Keyes. This was very dull and I knew what was going to happen right at the beginning.

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Incredibly Disappointing

I have adored all of Marian Keys Other books and would rate all of them as a 5. Sadly though, it pains me to say that this one was really rubbish. The main Character Amy is so self obsessed and miserable. The story is also boring. It contains no humour . It was bland and dull.The only reason I got through this book was because I was on a long train journey.
If you haven't listened to Marian ' s other books, I would say defiantly listen to them instead.

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Boring

Found this really really boring . Kept fast forwarding 5 chapters but nothing had changed . Had nothing of interest to say - just so so dull.

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another wonderful story by Marian. loved it!

loved this book.. Lots of funny scenes, emotion, family dynamics, little bit raunchy in parts. good narration

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Really enjoyed the storytelling, emotional story

Loved it from beginning to end, so many thoughts that go through the human mind when faced with difficulties in life.

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Laughed cried just couldn't stop listening

Lovely Lovely novel! But the "Geordie"
accent was hilariously bad ! , and I should know because I am a geordie

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She's done it again

No one can navigate the reader through heart rending , agonising life traumas like Marian Keyes. Her characters are loveable and real. I want to stay with them all through the rest of their lives

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What the actual.....? Crash course in modern Irish

Would you consider the audio edition of The Break to be better than the print version?

Very funny and enjoyable book with helpful hints on having and affair, a marriage and a holiday. It is the idiomatic Irishness that is the great joy along with the fantastically well drawn characters.
My one criticism is that the reader, who is generally superb, never gets to grips with a Geordie accent for one of the lead characters which is distracting.
It is a very lively and quite lengthy book,great value and great entertainment life you like a bit of fecking and blinding,also a lot of hot sex scenes....just so you know!

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Best Marion Keyes for years

I’m a 64 year man, former car racer and still a biker - just checked my shelves and Marion’s first seven books are there in a row.
This book is noticeably different from those wonderful, sometimes uneven, always deeply insightful and uniformly joyously mad tales.
For me this is the best, most mature piece of storytelling she has done - I had a little weep of joy as it ended.

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  • Shannon RaeMaj
  • 16-02-18

Loved it!

Love Marian Keyes and her books! Always so entertaining- her characters are so full and funny and real - especially the women - all that gerbil ball racing in their heads! Love it! Thanks again for another great book!

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  • Patricia Quinn
  • 04-02-18

So enjoyable!

I thoroughly enjoyed The Break. It is a great story, so full of many aspects of life, and made me laugh and cry. It was very well read by Aoife.

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  • Dave
  • 24-01-18

Nothing really happened

Narrator was excellent as usual. The story was ok and end was predictable. Wouldn't read again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-12-17

Not her best

A very long drawn out story thought the story could have been half the length that it was