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Vince and Joy

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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Vince and Joy by Lisa Jewell, read by Antonia Beamish and Leighton Pugh.  

'You know that was the best thing that ever happened to me, don't you?'

She smiled. 'Me, too.'

July 1986. Vince and Joy have their whole lives ahead of them on the day they meet. Two weeks later they must part, each having lost a piece of their heart to the other. They won't see one another for seven years. 

Where will they be then? 

And in the years that follow? What will become of Vince and Joy?

©2018 Lisa Jewell (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Heartwarming well written romance

I love Lisa Jewell's books so started this one with high expectations. I was not disappointed whilst it was not a psychological thriller it was beautifully written and I really became invested in Vince and Joy and their story. I would recommend this book as a great holiday read perfect for a long flight or the beach. I also enjoyed the narration and actually found a male narrator that I warmed to. Would recommend this book to anyone wanting a good old-fashioned love story.

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Very enjoyable

Lovely read, a love story which is quite realistic about love stories that aren’t that perfect. Dealing with divorce not being a taboo in a love story book.

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Loved it!!

What a great book, just couldn’t wait to hear what happened next and the twists and turns of both Vince and Joy’s lives. Want a sequel!

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Loved it

I wish I didn't have to leave Vince and Joy behind when the book ended. I enjoyed it start to end and this was helped by the excellent dual narration.

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Surprisingly gripping

As others have said, this is no psychological thriller but it is strangely gripping. I became so invested in the characters and the stories felt so real and relatable. I loved it.

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Excellent

This was a very well constructed and enjoyable book.
The characters were all believable and I felt empathy with all of them. But the intricacies of the plot were very good and so cleverly managed.
It would make a great film!

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Great story but was hoping for a better ending

Really great love story of love loss and separation through the ages. Written well and performed brilliantly with two separate actors which helps to cement which character you're listening to. The only thing that I was disappointed by was the ending. I was really hoping for some kind of epilogue or more finishing off after all the build up. Still enjoyed it though and would listen again.

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Disappointing

Have loved all Lisa’s other books. Perhaps I didn’t give this long enough but a couple of hours in I was bored. So returned it. Sorry ...

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Love love love!

This book is so funny, I laughed lots of times. The characters are amazing! Even the cat mushu lol. All of them real gems. Such a unique storyline. Love the narrators especially the guy that did Vince’s voice.
I hope there will be a follow up book!

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Great writer

I have read a good selection of Lisa Jewell books now and she is a pure and imaginative writer. Love her work and wish I had an ounce of her imagination.