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Summary

It's Fran's 30th birthday and things are good. Her outlandishly handsome boyfriend Michael is escorting her to the Ritz, but something has gone very wrong. By the end of the evening Fran is howling in bed with one of Michael's old socks. In her quest to figure out why her life has suddenly gone down the pan, Fran comes up with a failsafe plan. And so begins the greatest love story of all time...The Greatest Love Story of All Time is Lucy Robinson's first novel. Her writing career began when she started a dating blog for Marie Claire where she entertained readers with tales from her laughably unsuccessful foray into internet dating.

©2012 Lucy Robinson (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd

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Best audio book for a long time

Would you consider the audio edition of The Greatest Love Story of All Time to be better than the print version?

Narrated brilliantly - def a brill story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Fran - she is so funny and love how she is so matter of fact and doesn't care what she says!

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

N/A

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Def a laugh out loud book. Getting funny looks as listening to this as to why I was smiling to myself and laughing out loud!

Any additional comments?

Would recommend for a light hearted and very funny book.

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  • emma
  • colchester, United Kingdom
  • 23-08-13

Omg the best audio ive downloaded for ages

Would you listen to The Greatest Love Story of All Time again? Why?

I would listen to this again as its the first audiobook that's made me uncontrollably laugh out loud a lot in almost every chapter

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Greatest Love Story of All Time?

How it kept you guessing till the end

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

The way she uses over emphasis for the characters moods ie the voices

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The chapter where she realises who Freddie was

Any additional comments?

This is the best book I've downloaded in so long made me laugh uncontrollably out loud on the train was laughing so loud in places I didn't care who was looking at me lol

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Loved it!

I thought it was a non starter. A corny title and dubious story line. Not to mention constant use of the F word and others... but I gradually got involved with the characters to the extent that I laughed out loud, shed a tear, and now feel bereft that the book has finished! I think it is a cracking story of friendship and madness, with a dose of reality. I could relate to this crazy story and loved it!

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Funny and heartwarming

I really enjoyed this book. Antonia Beamish is brilliant as always. Only criticism was that I would have liked Fran to be a bit stronger as a character.

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heart warming

slow start but after a while couldn't stop listening to it, made me lol litterally crazy things us women do in love.

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Loved it!

Loved it! I so enjoyed this audio book. The narration was superb bring the characters to life. Well worth more than one listen.

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  • Di
  • 12-02-15

Ace! Laugh out loud.

Kept you guessing. Witty roller coaster of a listen. Loved it. Even sat in the car park (when I should really have been on my way) wanting to hear a little bit more.....thought that was very telling, really held me.

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  • Gwyneth
  • Palma de Mallorca
  • 11-05-14

loved it

What made the experience of listening to The Greatest Love Story of All Time the most enjoyable?

The un predicable ending

What did you like best about this story?

the characters, Stephania, Nelly Dave!!

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

yes, this is the best of her books so for

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

not really

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Needs an Injection of Humour!!

What did you like best about The Greatest Love Story of All Time? What did you like least?

The only chick lit type book I've ever come across that has very little humour in it. I wouldn't buy it again for this reason. The heroine Is quite frustrating. On the plus side it's not completely obvious who she'll end up with, but definitely not the greatest love story of all time!

Would you recommend The Greatest Love Story of All Time to your friends? Why or why not?

No, please see above

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

No, please see above

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No

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  • Aimee
  • 06-09-14

greatest audiobook this year!!

Would you listen to The Greatest Love Story of All Time again? Why?

Yes, I will defiantly listen to this again. Its the best audio book I've listened to this year

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dave, he's funny and so lovely :)

What about Antonia Beamish’s performance did you like?

She was fabulous, does a great Scottish accent, also her kiwi accent is pretty good, I'm from NZ

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All of it, I loved the strong friendships. The end was the best though

Any additional comments?

Listen to this book! This is my first Lucy Robinson book, I've just started downloading the next one now. Can't wait to start it.