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Under the Duvet

Narrated by: Marian Keyes
Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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Summary

High heels, movie deals, wagon wheels, shoes, reviews, having the blues, builders, babies, families and other calamities... Many think that Marian leads a glitzy life of limos, television, and showbiz parties - but she would argue that she spends the majority of her life writing alone, wearing her PJs, and eating bananas with a laptop on a pillow in front of her. Under the Duvet is a wide collection of her journalism and stories, all personal, closely observed, and painfully funny...
©2001 Marian Keyes (P)2002 W F Howes Ltd

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easy book to dip in and out off

If you are a fan of Marian Keyes then you will enjoy this book.This collection of short stories and articles is narrated by Marian herself which makes it seem quite personal. It's a window into her life through which we can glimpse some of the process and situations that have not only led her to becoming a published writer but also how some of her books and characters came into being via her own experiences. It dispels the ideas that the life of a writer is glamorous and easy but like her novels is funny and easy to listen to. The short story aspect of this book makes it an easy book to dip in and out off and I recommend it to any Marian Keyes fan.

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under the duvet

rib ticklingly funny and sharp. written with feeling and completely honest. Love the humour and an uplifting read.

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Marian's voice is exquisite..

Laugh out loud funniness as she takes us through a series of vignettes of hers (and Himself"s} lives drove me to renew my Microsoft account so I could record the peculiarities of the Irish vernacular. The concluding chapter taking place in Ho Chi Minh had massive resonance for me as the birthplace of my daughter in law and who knows perhaps a place I will visit myself one day..

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Love Marian's stories

Enjoyed my first audio book, loved it being read by Marian, look forward to another one

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  • JC
  • 20-05-19

wonderful

this bòok is a wonderful listen read by the talented author with an Irish humour..

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Great Listen!

Such a lovely collection of stories to listen too. Both easy listening and quite thought-provoking xoxo

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Love listening to Marian Keyes xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx

I could listen to Marian all day every day. What a naturally witty story teller x

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Boring!

What a disappointment! This book is so boring I actually do listen to it to send me to sleep! The narration is dull, the content is dull, the whole experience has left me feeling dull. What is worse, I thought I was buying it on a three for two but somehow I ended up using a valuable credit on it!!!! Don't know how that happened! :-(

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  • LadyLion
  • 22-09-16

Keyes is consistently fabulous!

Wonderful series of memoirs in an entertaining and touching collection. Marian Keyes always makes me laugh, reflect, and cry, all while inspiring me with her life tales. I have given her novels as gifts to all of the important women in my life. Keyes, herself, is a gift, and I wait with baited breath for her next novel. Thank you, Ms. Keyes!!!

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  • Alice
  • 10-03-10

Just Okay

I really wanted to like this book. Having read Marian Keyes' other works and enjoyed them, I expected the same. One disappointment was that this is an anthology of mostly previously published older works. The book was okay but not great.

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  • Customer
  • 19-12-19

Something different

If you're a fan of Marian Keyes you might enjoy this. However, this is not her regular type novel, but rather a gathering of short stories of her life and thoughts. I enjoyed it whilst stitching, but am afraid I would not have finished it if I wouldn't have something else to keep me busy with aside from listening. Am a Huge Marian Keyes fan, sad to see that so many books have been removed for US readers. Aside from the swallowing sounds not properly edited out I thought Marian did a good job narrating, it definitely made it more personal. All and all I am glad I purchased the book.

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  • C. Keogh
  • 06-02-13

Entertaining, but also full of reruns

What disappointed you about Under the Duvet?

She'd already used much of this material in her fiction, so though this was a collection of non-fiction articles, the jokes had already been told.

What was most disappointing about Marian Keyes’s story?

Reusing old material

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Nothing, she was very entertaining as she read her past articles. Her personal connection to the stories made her narration much more enjoyable.

What character would you cut from Under the Duvet?

Non-fiction, not applicable.

Any additional comments?

I liked the peek into Marian Keyes' actual life and had some fun making comparisons between her characters and her real life relations. But if you've read five or more of her books, you will recognize much of this material.