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Do not waste money on this awful book. It's so dull and the characters are not in the least bit likable. I found myself constantly drifting off thinking about what I was going to have for dinner or online shopping on my smart phone. Most of the story is just about the two main characters bonking and that's not even written in an interesting way. I like chic fic and spend my lunch break at work listening to audio books while walking. I was attracted to this book because it was so long and i thought it must be a fun listen. Very regretful purchase. I wish I could give it zero stars. Awful.
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Fiona Walker draws you into a chocolate box of characters yet again . Different to past stories I have read with fewer characters . But still the twists and turns of emotion . It's like being s fly on the wall. Very absorbing .
Narrator was excellent and created atmosphere and made the characters real .
Fabulous read thank you Fiona looking forward to your next book
What would have made The Weekends of You and Me better?
A more interesting story! I wasn't engaged by either of the main characters, whose mutual attraction seemed to be based solely around marathon bonking sessions, though even those seemed a bit one-sided.
Would you ever listen to anything by Fiona Walker again?
I've bought 5 other titles by FW and enjoyed them all with their slightly raunchier Jilly Cooperish style, with readers to match, but this one has brought me up short. Would I give another one a go? I'd be a great deal more circumspect: listen to the sample all the way through, read all the reviews, then go away and think about it. I'm just not sure how much of my disappointment is down to the narrator...
What didn’t you like about Jan Cramer’s performance?
These things are clearly subjective - I've read reviews of other books read by this person who clearly love her - but quite honestly JC drove me mad! So ... well ... detached, languid and bored really and reeeaallly, reeeaallly sloooow, to the extent that for the first time ever I tried to liven things up by switching my iPod up a speed, which only resulted in parts of it being gabbled. In the end I gave up the struggle without getting half way through. Maybe it was simply a question of right story, wrong narrator ...or the other way round.
What character would you cut from The Weekends of You and Me?
Any additional comments?
It's fascinating how all of us hear and are affected by these things differently. How do you chose the reader for a book?
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