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Extended Audio Sample Corner Shop (Unabridged), by Roopa Farooki
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (194 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roopa Farooki Narrator: Tania Rodrigues Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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There are only two tragedies in life. One is not getting your heart's desire - and the other? Getting it. Fourteen-year-old Lucky Khalil is passionate about three things: football, Star Wars and Portia, the girl who works in his grandfather's corner shop. In that order. While Lucky pursues his girl and his dreams of one day scoring for England, his mother Delphine, the woman who seems to have everything, fantasises about rediscovering the freedom of her youth.

But rekindling a relationship with her father-in-law Zaki is only going to end in disaster. And, as they move closer to their dreams, do they risk losing sight of what's really important? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny | 1/21/2014

    " It is so refreshing to pick up a book this well-written. The story is slow-starting and more a slice of life (very dysfunctional ones) than it is "action-packed" but picks up well along the way. I caught myself more than once re-reading sentences that were so intuitive I wondered "who notices things like that?"...Farooki does. This is one of the most talented authors I have come across to date. If she had a smashing story she would rank up there with Khaled Hosseini. I have ordered all of her other books and can't wait to dive into them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 1/18/2014

    " Quick read about complicated relationships. Not much cross-cultural detail. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathidfsmc | 1/8/2014

    " Found this to be mediocre, not well written and totally unrealistic. It held my interest at times but at others did not "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 11/21/2013

    " I really liked this story. It was full of charming characters. I didn't like that it seemed unnecessarily wordy sometimes. It could have been 50 pages shorter! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nadz | 10/18/2013

    " Dislike this book due to the plot and some of the character decisions in the book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marjorie | 10/7/2013

    " Engaging on the whole, if a little slight, and the French scenes seemed contrived. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paula | 9/9/2013

    " This could have been a stellar book... I got bored, "cheated" and read the last few pages. The ending was not sastisfying. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cindy | 8/11/2013

    " I was not a fan of this book, and found some of the storylines to be a bit... well... gross. The characters were flighty and self-absorbed, and the ending was abrupt. I doubt I will read anything by this author again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 6/1/2013

    " A little sad, a little fun, quick read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scarlett Barnhill | 12/24/2012

    " I really enjoyed the ending to this book. It's not a typical happy ending, which I confess is my preference, but instead, a life-goes-on ending. I liked the reality to it, and it seemed to fit well with the tone of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rich Richards | 12/8/2011

    " Loved this book - an engaging story with surprising twists, and flawed and funny characters that really stayed with me. And a fascinating, disquieting study of the nature of wants and desires. Really recommend you read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 rebecca | 11/15/2011

    " 2.5 stars. I really liked most of the characters, but so much time was lapsing by the end of the book that it just wasn't that engaging anymore. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina | 10/17/2011

    " Ok, I do not like her books. She's got a great writing style and makes you start to get into the characters and then halfway in just throws it out the window. I thought the first book might be a fluke so I went back to the second one and it was the same. I'm done with her! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maya | 8/31/2011

    " I found the plot of Corner Shop to be much less convoluted than Bitter Sweets, which was rather nice. I think, however, that Farooki is a better writer than the plot of Corner Shop allowed her to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marjorie | 3/7/2011

    " Engaging on the whole, if a little slight, and the French scenes seemed contrived. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scarlett | 12/1/2010

    " I really enjoyed the ending to this book. It's not a typical happy ending, which I confess is my preference, but instead, a life-goes-on ending. I liked the reality to it, and it seemed to fit well with the tone of the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nadz | 10/25/2010

    " Dislike this book due to the plot and some of the character decisions in the book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathidfsmc | 10/7/2009

    " Found this to be mediocre, not well written and totally unrealistic. It held my interest at times but at others did not "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 7/1/2009

    " I really liked this story. It was full of charming characters. I didn't like that it seemed unnecessarily wordy sometimes. It could have been 50 pages shorter! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rich | 6/9/2009

    " Loved this book - an engaging story with surprising twists, and flawed and funny characters that really stayed with me. And a fascinating, disquieting study of the nature of wants and desires. Really recommend you read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maya | 5/29/2009

    " I found the plot of Corner Shop to be much less convoluted than Bitter Sweets, which was rather nice. I think, however, that Farooki is a better writer than the plot of Corner Shop allowed her to be. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 rebecca | 5/7/2009

    " 2.5 stars. I really liked most of the characters, but so much time was lapsing by the end of the book that it just wasn't that engaging anymore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trin | 4/3/2009

    " Interesting multicultural family saga—I really liked Farooki’s prose and the way she got inside her characters’ heads. The ending felt a little tacked on, but I still enjoyed this and look forward to reading more of Farooki’s work. "

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