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I am a huge fane of Sophie Kinsella/Marian Keyes/Madeline Wickham and this just didn't do it for me. Out of the 18 hours of audio, I think only 4 or 5 were enjoyable. At the end it came together and there were some moments of humor and memorable quotes, but this was really disappointing. I gave it three stars because of the last few hours that were what I am accustome to with this author. Skip this and listen to Remember me or any Susan Elizabeth Phillips or Susn Mallery book.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
i had to stop the car a couple of times - fantastic
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I was barely able to listen to this narration without cringing. I have no idea why they couldn't hire an Irish actress to narrate it as almost all of the characters are Irish. The narrator's Irish accent sounded exactly like an annoying English person taking the p*** and trying to do an "Oirish" impression, but for 16 hours.
I love Marian Keyes's books but I think the publishers really need to reissue these with an Irish actress doing the narration, as with This Charming Man or Mystery of Mercy Close.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
I love Marian Keyes and everything she writes. However, I am wondering if I will ever finish listening to this book due to the dreadful narration.
The narrator's Irish accent is stage Irish at it's peak but frequently lapses into a West Country accent and I find this distracts me from actually listening to the story as it is so bad.
I haven't listened to any other Marian Keyes books from Audible as yet but I see that it is a different narrator on the others and so I would hope that they will be better.
My advice re Sushi for Beginners is if you can't find a version narrated by someone else then read the book - I would always recommend a Marian Keyes book - just not this version. The two stars are for the book itself - and would be many more with the right narrator.
21 of 23 people found this review helpful
Excellent story with really interesting complex characters. Serious themes but loads of hilarious moments. At the risk of sounding prudish i found some of the sex scenes a bit over the top. But everything else was fine. Great reading by Juanita as usual.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I loved this story, the characters, the real life
struggles. I did find the narrator hard to warm to at first but she grew on me.