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The Debt & the Doormat

Narrated by: Elisa Hilton
Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
4 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Summary

Poppy and Jazz have been best friends since the first week of uni. Whenever these two get together, trouble isn't far away - and things haven't changed much. When Jazz gets herself into financial trouble, Poppy, being a good friend, offers to help. Instead, she ends up being talked into swapping lives, with Jazz insisting it will be good and will help her get over her broken heart.

Poppy is thrown into a new life full of crazy housemates: there's fitness freak Izzy, horrendously beautiful bitch Grace, and the slightly gorgeous, if not incredibly grumpy, Ryan. Quickly, with the help of Jazz, her life is thrown upside down. Madness ensues, and her need to please everyone gets her in more trouble than she could ever imagine.

Before she knows it, she's got a fake boyfriend and is hiding so many secrets that she's scared they'll spill out at any minute. With a bullying boss, a sex-crazed colleague, a mental mother, and three brothers -each with their own dramas - life has gotten pretty difficult for Poppy. And all of this would be much easier if she could just stop falling over.

Will she get her life back to normal before her brother's upcoming wedding? And will she want to?

©2013 Laura Barnard (P)2015 Laura Barnard

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Rubbish.

Probably one of the worst books I have come across, 15 hours of girls drinking vomiting and swearing. This trash belongs in the bin.

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Beyond disappointing.

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Very predictable plot line, no depth to any of the characters was bored by the 2nd chapter and couldn't finish it.

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Laugh out loud listen!

What did you like most about The Debt & the Doormat?

Poppy and Jazz; their lives are just hysterical.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Izzy, she has a good heart.

Have you listened to any of Elisa Hilton’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't but I enjoyed her narration.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Modern day Bridget Jones

Any additional comments?

If you want a good laugh, give this a go!

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An easy listen

I enjoyed this book while I did chores, went for a walk or did stuff. It's not taxing, mildly infuriating because like anyone would get themselves into those stupid situations? After a couple they are not funny.
You can see the love interest coming a mile off, so if you're looking for a predictable easy listen this is for you.

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Great Book and Listen

I absolutely loved this book from start to finish and the way that Elisa Hilton performed it was very entertaining.
The book itself is highly addictive, I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy the audible experience, but I really did, and it didn't detract from how fantastic this book is at all. In fact I found that I got the opportunity to take it on dog walks and shopping which I can't do with an actual book, so another bonus for audible.
I would definitely recommend this book on audible or to read, Laura Barnard is a fantastic author.

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A TRULY FUNNY BOOK

THIS LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY BOOK WAS HILARIOUS FROM START TO FINISH. THE AUTHORS WAS OF WRITING FLOWS EASY AND TRANSLATES WELL TO AUDIO. I LOVED POPPY'S INNER MONOLOGUES AND RAMBLINGS. A MUST FOR ANY READER.

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I enjoyed this book

I enjoyed this book although it is quite a big book I did not think it dragged which being so bit it could have done. Poppy and jazz had me laughing out load and the situations Poppy gets herself made me think of some of my friends. I have to admit I did not like Poppy's mum though that's just my view and there parts with other characters I would have liked to find out more about and this is the only reason did not give this 5 stars.

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Fantastic!!!

This was a brilliant listen. I laughed out loud in parts. The narrator was perfect, I just wish the other books were on Audio. I really really enjoyed this and would definitely recommend it.

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excellent humorous read

my only gripe was a tiny annoyance with the narration, unless it was done deliberately as part of an accent. Anythink for anything Mischie vee ous for mischieve ous. I found it irritating Othewise it was very well narrated. The book itself absolutely enjoyed it. Had me laughing out loud. It would make an excellent sitcom. Great story great characters.

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brilliant! ! !

loved this book,literally couldnt put it down definitely recommend this book to anybody wanting some light hearted romance