Our Tiny, Useless Hearts

  • by Toni Jordan
  • Narrated by Caroline Lee
  • 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Henry has ended his marriage to Caroline and headed off to Noosa with Mercedes' grade three teacher, Martha.
Caroline, having shredded a wardrobe-full of Henry's suits, has gone after them. Craig and Lesley have dropped over briefly from next door to catch up on the fallout from Henry and Caroline's all-night row.
And Janice, Caroline's sister, is staying for the weekend to look after the girls because Janice is the sensible one. A microbiologist with a job she loves, a fervent belief in the beauty of the scientific method and a determination to make a solo life after her divorce from Alec.
Then Craig returns through the bedroom window expecting a tryst with Caroline and finds Janice in her bed, Lesley storms in with a jealous heart and a mouthful of threats, Henry, Caroline and Martha arrive back from the airport in separate taxis - and let's not even get started on Brayden the pizza guy. Janice can cope with all that. But when Alec knocks on the door things suddenly get complicated.
Harnessing the exquisite timing of the great comedies to the narrative power and emotional intelligence for which she is famous, Toni Jordan brings all her wit, wisdom and flair to this brilliant, hilarious audiobook.

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Entertaining

Would you consider the audio edition of Our Tiny, Useless Hearts to be better than the print version?

The narration by Caroline Lee makes the story interesting and entertaining. I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much in the print version.


What other book might you compare Our Tiny, Useless Hearts to and why?

Similar to Lianne Morriarty's books I would say.


Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

From a humor standpoint, Craig. He was pretty pathetic and clueless.


Who was the most memorable character of Our Tiny, Useless Hearts and why?

Since it was told from Janice's perspective, I would say she is the most memorable. Funny how it all took place at Caroline's house and because of Caroline's circumstance, however her character was quite one dimensional.


Any additional comments?

Caroline Lee is an amazing narrator. I could listen to her read the phone book. :) The ending was pretty predicable to me. It wrapped up a little too tidy.

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- MoodyInVt

play rather than a novel

Funny story about the complexity of relationships. It takes part during one week-end and in one house which makes it feel like a play (especially on the audiobook) more than a novel. Jordan makes some interesting observations about human nature and the nature of the relationships. The only thing which bothered me is that at some moments it tries to be more funny that necessary.
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- Czarniecka

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-15-2016
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd