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It was while holding aloft a not altogether pleasant-smelling mackerel that the decision was made. The March rain hammered on the rotting tin roof high above the market stall, where I had spent the last six months pushing out dubious trays of marine life at three for a fiver. After a two-week holiday in Tenerife, Joy and I vowed that a life in fish giblets was not going to be our destiny and a life in the sun, was. A complete lack of catering experience, zero business acumen, and the sum of our vastly wealth barely reaching waist level of a ceramic pig did little to deter our enthusiasm for buying a bar. "Where do we sign?" we replied. And then the whole silly, sunny saga began....
When Joe and his girlfriend Joy decide to trade in their life on a cold Lancashire fish market to run a bar in the Tenerife sunshine, they anticipate a paradise of sea, sand, and siestas. Little did they expect their foreign fantasy to turn out to be about as exotic as Bolton on a wet Monday morning.
Amidst a host of eccentric locals, homesickness, and the occasional cockroach infestation, pint-pulling novices Joe and Joy struggle with "Brits abroad" culture and learn that, although the skies might be bluer, the grass is definitely not always greener. A hilarious insight into the wild and wacky characters of an expat community in a familiar holiday destination, More Ketchup Than Salsa is a must-listen for anybody who has ever dreamed about jetting off to sunnier climes, finding a job abroad...or anybody who has even momentarily flirted with the idea of "doing a Shirley Valentine" in these trying economic times.
©2012 Joe Cawley (P)2017 Joe Cawley
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jonathan on 11-10-17

Best narrated book ever listened to!

The narrator to this book was fantastic! The story was funny but the reader makes the audible book pop. Every book narrator should listen to this before they read for audible - great listen for the ears!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-03-17

Magnificent, marvelous, more please!

It was all I could do to stop listening and make myself go to work! I couldn't put it down! This book is a tremendously entertaining, laugh out loud adventure. There are a few tears along the way, but you will be glad you took time for the journey. When you reach the last page, you feel as if you've made some new, forever friends.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Gary on 07-21-17

ok

Good story but got a third of way through book and the narrator's 'professional northerner' was to much ! couldnt listen to any more

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lindsay C on 06-24-17

Fantastic Listen!

I had already had the joy of reading this hilarious book and it's successor from the wonderful Joe Cawley, I am pleased to say it is as equally a brilliant and enjoyable listen! Totally charming story which will have you hooked from Chapter 1. Genuine laugh out loud moments where you will feel for the characters and truly relate. Wonderfully told and made all the more special by being a true tale! Highly recommend this to anyone looking for some great light hearted easy and engaging listening! Well worth it. :)

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