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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (626 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Helen Smith Narrator: Alison Larkin Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781469242958
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After Alison Temple discovers that her husband is cheating on her, she does what any jilted woman would do: She spray-paints a nasty message for him on her wedding dress and takes a job with the detective firm that found him out. Being a researcher at the all-female Fitzgerald’s Bureau of Investigation in London is certainly a change of pace from her previous life, especially considering the characters Alison meets in the line of duty. There’s her boss, the estimable Mrs. Fitzgerald; Taron, Alison’s eccentric best friend, who claims her mother is a witch; Jeff, her love-struck, poetry-writing neighbor; and — last but not least! — her psychic postman. Together, their idiosyncrasies and their demands on Alison threaten to drive her mad…if she didn’t need and love them all so much. Clever, quirky, and infused with just a hint of magic, Alison Wonderland is a literary novel about a memorable heroine coping with the everyday complexities of modern life. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Natalie | 2/6/2014

    " I wanted to like this book...it had so much potential in my mind, but it missed the mark. I thought it would be more whimsical and light, instead of bizarre and crude. Not a fan. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharon | 2/2/2014

    " I hate to admit that I gave up on a book, but I did. There are just too many good books out there to spend time on one I wasn't enjoying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simon | 1/22/2014

    " Quirky. The title character is engaging and likable and the book is well written. But the story is just a skeleton to hang the characters on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fran | 1/13/2014

    " I dove into this book expectantly, and was not disappointed.....until I reached the end. The storyline was enjoyable and engaging. Quirky in places, which really kept me interested. So much potential for character and storyline development. However, in the end, the story positively fizzled, and I felt as though I were left with an unfinished story. I was almost angry about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky Hirtzel | 1/3/2014

    " An amusing and quirky little book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cyndie Decker | 12/27/2013

    " Lame. The only reason I didn't try to get my money back, was because my time is worth more than 99 cents. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darlene | 12/25/2013

    " I didn't really care for this one but it was good enought to finish I guess "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara Talbert | 12/22/2013

    " This is one of those "just okay" books that kept me engaged but i was glad to finish it and move on to another book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jilll Hill | 12/18/2013

    " I could not really get into this book. Struggled through it and survived. For some reason I had a hard time with the writing style. I found myself skimming along waiting for something to happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 12/7/2013

    " This was an enjoyable book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a solid fiction story. Wasn't great, but wasn't bad. If there was a 3.5 star that's what I'd give it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patty | 11/19/2013

    " I kept waiting to "get into" this book. Somewhat disappointed because I thought I would enjoy it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cheryl | 10/24/2013

    " Ugh -- booorrrrriiinnnngggg... tried ... can't go any further... will put aside and try another day but it's just too slow for me right now. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liz McBee | 10/24/2013

    " kept hoping it would get better --- it didn't "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Issa | 10/10/2013

    " This book was not an enjoyable read. The constantly changing points of view were not entertaining and there was no real plot to be had. It was more like a bunch of eccentric people who got thrown together and any storyline was an afterthought. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anastacia Knits | 7/29/2013

    " couldn't get into it, I didn't particularly find it funny, & just wasn't my type of book. I did receive a review copy of this book for free "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 7/13/2013

    " I kept reading in the hope that this book would make sense, but it never did. The writing wasn't bad, although I think some more editing was needed, but honestly, there was no plot. Nothing much happened, and what did happen really didn't make for a captivating story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 5/1/2013

    " Cute and quirky...a bit odd at times but a fun easy read nevertheless. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane Stavrum | 4/8/2013

    " Terribly boring: made myself rush through. Every sentence has a negative undertone; very sarcastic and satire attempts make it disjointed, and what seemed to be unending ramblings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 2/14/2013

    " Slightly surreal, unfocussed novel about a female private investigator. Nicely written but not much of a plot. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica | 2/6/2013

    " I am just happy to finally be done reading it. It was fairly boring and didn't seem to have a main plot/storyline and 90% of the story seemed pointless and didn't contribute to the book at all. Oh well. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Suzanne | 12/23/2012

    " I read about half of this book but couldn't really get into it, so I stopped. Normally this is the kind of story and characters that I really like, but something was missing for me. "

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About the Author

Helen Smith is a member of the Society of Authors and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. She writes novels, children’s books, poetry, plays, and screenplays, and was the recipient of an Arts Council England award.

About the Narrator

Alison Larkin is a playwright, stage actress, stand-up comic, voice artist, and Earphones Award–winning narrator whose wide range of voices can be heard in cartoons and movies, including Pocahontas and The Wonder Pets.