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The List

Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (228 ratings)

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Summary

Phoebe Henderson may be single but she sure doesn’t feel fabulous. It’s been a year since she found her boyfriend Alex in bed with another woman, and multiple cases of wine and extensive relationship analysis with best friend Lucy have done nothing to help. Faced with a new year but no new love, Phoebe concocts a different kind of resolution.

The List: 10 things she’s always wanted to do in bed but has never had the chance (or the courage!) to try. A bucket list for between the sheets. One year of pleasure, no strings attached. Simple, right? Factor in meddlesome colleagues, friends with benefits, getting frisky al fresco, and maybe, possibly, true love and Phoebe’s got her work cut out for her.

©2013 Joanna Bolouri (P)2014 WF Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Sexy, smart and scandalous, The List charts one woman's odyssey through her bedroom blind-spots - and what a ride it is! Funny and frisky, I'd recommend to anyone with a taste for adventure" (Victoria Fox, author of Temptation Island)

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Brilliantly witty and screamingly funny

What did you like most about The List?

If you are in need of a good break from reality for a few hours with maximum entertainment then this book is for you!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Phoebe who is the protagonist was my favourite character. She is warm, sincere and believable. A thoroughly modern woman.

Which character – as performed by Caroline Guthrie – was your favourite?

Phoebe - Caroline Gutherie did and outstanding job of the narration of this book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Lulu
  • LONDON, United Kingdom
  • 23-06-14

Girlie yes, but great humour & tips for Blokes

Damn what AN AWESOME READ!! It's not the kind that'll mesmerise you keep you reading till you drop cold - no, it was I book I chose to savour. I'd happily read it a few times over. This book got me giggling and even laughing out loud in public and everywhere!! I will not drop any spoilers, at all; simply know this: it's about a progressive young 30's woman writing an account of her new year's resolutions for the year ahead. We go through her life based on the hysterical details she writes in a journal such as those about sexual encounters, Stuart's bottom and other things, making it an extremely light , very soft porn. Hazardous pointers only relay to bad food cooked by one Lucy. It has the sexual tenacity of Sex and the City, but with the reality of an everyday single woman trying to get it right - the 'it' being very girls dream: a handsome bloke who's not only great in the sack, but a soulmate too! Set up mainly in the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow, and bringing in other parts of Scotland, this book is undoubtedly fresh as the Highlands air and is quirky, young, sexually appealing with every possibility that it could have actually been someone's real life journey. It appealed to me most because it reflects a common point in every woman's life when we seek to re-identify and reconnect to ourselves, when we seek to stop being the giver of sexual pleasure, but seek also to be the recipient, when we seek to actually stop faking it and, actually have orgasms. But it's also a book about the importance of having true friends and making some, albeit unexpectedly, along the way, and having a support network to help you get up when you've fallen.
This is supposed to be Joanna Bolouri's debut I believe. I pity her only because she;s set the bar really high on this. but with kind of wit and excellent book-writing abilities, I think she will come at us with another prizewinner. And yes, THIS IS a FANTASTIC book to be made in our own movie, even series!!

The narration I must add, was fabulous!

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Funny and entertaining

What made the experience of listening to The List the most enjoyable?

The frankness of her explanations and the banter between characters

What other book might you compare The List to, and why?

None really, sorry!

What about Caroline Guthrie’s performance did you like?

She really gave the book humour which kept me listening to a bit of an overall predictable story.

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

Some moments really made me laugh

Any additional comments?

The story is overall predictable but I kept on listening because it was funny and entertaining. Really frank in some parts but banter between characters is great!

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Funny, easy read

Such a funny, enjoyable read. Yes a little predictable but the story needed that. Loved the main character. Good narration. Perfect holiday beach read!

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laugh out loud

I really enjoyed this book. The treatment of sexual subject matter was hilarious, thoughtful, naughty and well written. it made me laugh out loud so often and the narration was spot on!

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Absolutely brilliant!

This book is wonderful. So many hilarious moments and descriptions had me laughing out loud. The narrator is superb too. Highly recommended!

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Comedy brilliance

I loved this book with in first 10 minutes hooked. Funny and well written x

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Best book I've listened to in ages!!

This is a perfect holiday listen...well if u don't mind people looking at u as u laugh your head off on sun lounger by yourself 😂..the narrator was excellent (I'm a sucker for a Scottish accent) overall brilliant, funny, interesting and heart warming book..going to find her other books now.

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The list

Loved it. Good characters and storyline. Took me ages to finish but was easy to pick up where had left off. Can't wait to listen to next one

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  • Kim
  • Lincolnshire
  • 08-08-19

good read

a great book! really enjoyed the story & characters! hoping the next one is naughtier!