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Summary

Best seller The Oyster Catcher is Jo Thomas' first irresistibly feel-good audiobook, set on the coast of Ireland.

Dooleybridge, County Galway: the last place Fiona Clutterbuck expects to end up, alone, on her wedding night. But after the words 'I do' have barely left her mouth, that's exactly where she is - with only her sequinned shoes and a crashed camper van for company.

One thing is certain: Fi can't go back. So when the opportunity arises to work for a brooding local oyster farmer, Sean Thornton, she jumps at the chance. Now Fi must navigate suspicious locals, jealous rivals and an unpredictable boss if she's to find a new life, and love, on the Irish coast. And nothing - not even a chronic fear of water - is going to hold her back.

Join Fi as she learns the rules of the ocean - and picks up a few pearls of Irish wisdom along the way....

©2014 Jo Thomas (P)2017 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic reviews

"A warm and witty debut." (Carole Matthews)
"A perfect pearl of a story. I loved it." (Milly Johnson)
"A heart-warming tale full of Celtic charm.... What more could you wish for?" (Ali McNamara)
"A world you long to live in with characters you love." (Katie Fforde)

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Love this story, I could see this has a light hearted film or small series x

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Annoying reader

Goodness this reader is annoying! Almost every sentence is delivered in the same tone, ending on a jarring note. It reminds me of the audio-description you get on television for the partially sighted, with its flat monotone. I think the story’s ok, but it’s hard to tell. She does the characters’ voices ok, even seems to cope with the Irish accents (I’m not Irish, so maybe not the best judge). But everything in between is annoying me so much I feel like giving up on it. Trouble is, I keep thinking it will get better once she settles in. It doesn’t.

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Lovely

Narrator really good built the characters really well. Story lovely. Another gem from Jo Thomas

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Lovely

Absolutely loved this one, will be listening to this one again. Easy listening, beautiful story

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Good story, unfortunately I didn't enjoy the narration, mainly because the narrator seemed very flat and monotone, the portrayal of the main characters were particularly dull.

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Loved it!

Characters really brought to life ...engaging plot and very well read ...sorry it ended as was so enjoyable

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Thoroughly enjoyable

After listening to a great many psychological murder mystery stories this has come as a great find. It’s a feel good story and I love all the characters and their stories. Will look for more from Jo Thomas, particularly if read by Katy Sobey.

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The Oyster catcher.

Absolutely adore this book., unusual romantic setting , among the Oyster catching community in Ireland seaside bays.
Rich characters with ancient histories and a newcomer who changes their lives for the better.

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Lovely story

Really enjoyed this, really took me to the wilds of western Ireland , was a bit confused by the time travel at the end. Seemed unnecessary and didn't affect the story to do it that way, just a bit odd

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Lovely book

Lovely heart warming book with fantastic narration.
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A good Mills and Boon book

I did listen till the end, although wanting a o stop many times.
A very corny story.