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Publisher's Summary

Can two people who have never met make a marriage work? Popular dating site Sociality thinks so, and is marrying London lad Adam to California girl Jessica to prove it.
What better way to show that your 'love algorithms' work than to put two complete strangers together in an expensive publicity stunt? But, as livewire Jess and lazybones Adam quickly discover, just because a computer says you're the perfect match, it doesn't make it so!
Two million Sociality subscribers and the media are following the happy couple's progress, and they have to make a go of it or they'll lose everything, look like idiots, and destroy Sociality's reputation. But can the mismatched pair, who seem to be constantly at each other's throats, put their differences aside and work their way into each other's hearts?
Nick Spalding, bestselling author of Fat Chance and Bricking It, will make you cry with laughter at this story of marital warfare - complete with sinking boats, badly aimed flatulence, well aimed tennis balls, and some very suggestive pastry.
©2016 Nick Spalding. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 12-26-16

real bummer

struggled to finish it. about half way thru, i finally laughed out loud and it did get somewhat better from there. i have read or listened to nearly all of nick spaldings Love books. i have loved every one....until this one. the male narrator was good but the female narrator was lacking all emotion but irritation. also at the beginning there are multiple scenes that have no bearing on the actual plot and seem to go on for ever. overall, it was a big disappointment. the story and the comedy just werent there.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on 12-24-16

Boring. Boring. Boring.

I absolutely loved Fat Chance and Bricking It so I was so looking forward to this book ! I was so disappointed. I've gotten so used to Nick Spalding's funny situations/characters but this book had none of that. I listened to the very end hoping it got better and it didn't. Pass on this one.

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4 out of 5 stars
By B on 02-26-17

Fun and Frothy, ideal holiday reading/listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A special offer meant for the first time I tried a book as an audio and written version. Great idea, I loved the fact that I could still listen to the story when busy doing things and couldn't read. However, the narration was rather annoying. Why are they employing an actor from New Zealand to voice a British man - are there not enough Brits available?? He wasn't unpleasant to listen to but just not right. the were occasional tinges of his real accent and the English accent he used was just too posh for the character. The American accent of the female character was just too, twangy. All in all I enjoyed the book much more when reading it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mad Love?

No hugely memorable bits but there were several funny parts which made me giggle.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Yes, sorry Guys, it wasn't you, just that you didn't fit my perception of the voices for these characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

not necessarily.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Ewen on 01-31-17

Pretty dreary all round

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who doesn't place much value on intrigue or entertainment

What could Nick Spalding have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

It was quite a struggle to make it all the way through to the end of this , slightly dreary and contrived, tale. I bought the audiobook and the quality of the narration didn’t help. The narrators’ strained impersonations of the other characters, with bad accents and speech like people with golf-balls stuffed in their mouth, didn’t help. The tale is packed with clichés and strained humour, none of which is actually very funny, but it is ultimately ruined by the way every event is telegraphed with such transparency that nothing is ever a surprise when it actually happens. The writer’s style is maybe more suited to teenage fiction as it is a bit simplistic and explanatory, rather than fluent and engaging. The twists in the tale fail to save the story as they are so obviously trailed, and I was left thinking there must have been many better ways I could have spent 8 hours of my life. It’s not a book that is going to stimulate any strong emotions one way to the other; the best one-word description would be ‘bland’.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Silly acccents

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2 out of 5 stars
By Elisabeth on 12-15-16

not one of Spalding's better ones

I enjoy the back and forth-diary format of Spalding's books and he does well to continue it, however the characters in this latest story are so unlikeable until the final chapters that it was a pain to get through. I'm not entirely sure why I finished listening to this one as everything about them made me angry.

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