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Not the best Hornby but still a good listen. Rather enjoyed the readers performance. Good language as always from Hornby
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This ranks in the top 5 of the hundreds of audiobooks I have listed to. Emma Fielding's performance is exquisite. The way she creates the voices for the characters let me go deep into the story. Nick Hornby's story is charming, moving very funny and as someone who grew up in the 60's was a wonderful journey into the times. I have already recommended this book to various friends.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Having read "High Fidelity" and other Nick Horrnby novels I approached this with high expectations. I kept waiting for the real novel, insight and themes to develop but they never arrived.
The book - I hesitate to use the term novel - is a fairly straightforward account of the career of a girl who progresses from Blackpool bathing beauty to TV sit-com star. Relationships with fellow actors, writers and producers come along but, with no real plot or thematic issues and no basis in reality, they are hardly even of passing interest. Why care? I didn't.
There is a slight background of other, real shows in the heyday of TV sit-com but no real or unexpected insight. If this had been the story of a real actress in a real show, rather than weak fiction, it might have had some limited interest. As a work of fiction, it seemed pointless.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
One of the most engaging audio books I've listened too. Great characters, funny, moving and thoughtful.
the book was a meandering tale where not much happened. maybe it's just the wrong book for me. i was glad when it ended as it's exhausting waiting for a story to get better and when it doesn't its better to lay it to rest.
i like Nick Hornby stories generally and I'm sorry to say that i couldn't write something more positive.
good luck with the next book