Hello from the Gillespies

  • by Monica McInerney
  • Narrated by Ulli Birvé
  • 16 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For the past 33 years, Angela Gillespie has sent to friends and family around the world an end-of-the-year letter titled ‘Hello from the Gillespies’. It’s always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela surprises herself - she tells the truth....
The Gillespies are far from the perfect family that Angela has made them out to be. Her husband is coping poorly with retirement. Her 32-year-old twins are having career meltdowns. Her third daughter, badly in debt, can’t stop crying. And her 10-year-old son spends more time talking to his imaginary friend than to real ones.
Without Angela, the family would fall apart. But when Angela is taken from them in a most unexpected manner, the Gillespies pull together - and pull themselves together - in wonderfully surprising ways....


What the Critics Say

"[McInerney] brings Maeve Binchy readily to mind" (The Sydney Morning Herald)
"McInerney is an expert in portraying the nuances and complications of family life" (Red Magazine)


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Customer Reviews

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Would you listen to Hello from the Gillespies again? Why?

I recommend it to those who have not yet listened to it. It captured my interest quickly to the extent I looked forward to my daily walks so I could listen to the book. However I don't re-read books .....unless firm favourites from years ago.

What about Ulli Birvé’s performance did you like?

I liked her sound. Good on the ear.

If you could rename Hello from the Gillespies, what would you call it?

I liked the title as it captures where the whole story began, the premiss for the story.

Any additional comments?

I am a fan. The characters are each developed with care, so the listener has a v good picture of the key and subsidiary players.

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- mgn

worth your time

Funny and moving story. Nice to have a middle aged heroine. Not easily predictable.
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- Madelyn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2014
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd