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2.48 out of 52.48 out of 52.48 out of 52.48 out of 52.48 out of 5 2.48 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanna Trollope Narrator: Lesley Sharp Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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Friday nights, the best night of the week, the night they all looked forward to more than they cared to admit - talking, drinking, laughing and crying together.

They were six female friends, different in age and circumstances, but with one common need: the warmth and support of their Friday nights. It was a time to share secrets and fears, triumphs and tragedies and, above all, to feel safe in the company of women friends. But things never stay the same forever, especially when a man is introduced into the mix... Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eva Mitnick | 2/12/2014

    " I'm a Trollope fan - love domestic tales set in England - but this isn't one of my favorites. Although it has its moments, none of the six women who compose this tale of female friendship are as carefully and attentively developed as I would have liked. Some of them are downright unlikable, and none of them is particularly tolerant of each other. I found Eleanor, the older retired woman who brings them all together, to be particularly exasperating - she is so ready to let others know her opinions of them and their behavior. It comes across as intolerably smug and self-righteous, although I suspect we're supposed to admire her even as we are occasionally irritated by her. Anyway, I did enjoy Trollope's smooth prose and excellent dialogue, as well as her sparks of humor - these carried me through fairly happily to the end of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 DaisyChains | 2/7/2014

    " This did not live up to my expectations of a Joanna Trollope novel (usually compulsive reading). I actually found it boring and I didn't really get the point of the narrative (All that effort - for what?) This could have been because all of the characters came across as totally self-absorbed, tedious and unlikeable...Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn! (About any of them). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny Doran | 1/31/2014

    " Strange book especially for Trollope. Kept my interest going especially as I was laid up after an op. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kimberley | 1/25/2014

    " This book has so irritated me that I thus far have not finished it, with no great intention to do so. I found the characters to be one dimensional, and were not developed enough to enable me to feel as though I had an understanding of them. THe build up to the introduction of a man to the group was so hyped up, I put the book down. Maybe I have missed the point somewhere, but thus far, it eludes me "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meg | 1/21/2014

    " I usually enjoy Joanna Trollope: not too heavy, satisfactory ending, realistic, evocative of contempoary English life. This one was all of the above but somehow not as enjoyable. Maybe it was that Jackson's character remained enigmatic and opaque right to the end. Maybe it was just me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyra | 1/15/2014

    " I enjoyed this book even though parts of it were uneven and some of the plot seemed to assume you knew things that weren't described in the book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maya | 1/13/2014

    " Entertaining enough, but certainly not one of her best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirsty Darbyshire | 12/28/2013

    " Declaring literary blogging bankruptcy as I'm now eight months behind on logging books read and I would like to get back into the swing of things without dropping further behind! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 12/1/2013

    " Typical Joanna Trollope - if you liked her other books, you will probably like this one too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Readtolearn76 | 11/13/2013

    " I liked the book very much. Joanna Trollope has an interesting way of viewing women and family. I have enjoyed many books she has written. Not heavy reading but always leaves me with a "what if" or "could it have turned out" otherwise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shona Thomson | 11/4/2013

    " Not quite as good as some of her others but a good read anyway. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Helen Harper | 8/4/2013

    " Got about half way through and couldn't see the point in finishing it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie Swain | 7/17/2013

    " A good solid read as one expects from this author. She writes about modern day situations with great clarity and compassion. Friday Nights is the story of a group of very diverse women, with a wide age span who are held together in friendship until........won' spoil it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doris Walker | 3/9/2013

    " Not one of her best, did not really enjoy it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice | 7/16/2012

    " The book was disappointing. The writing and characters were flat. They were self-centered and didn't like each other - so how could we like them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anissa | 5/7/2012

    " Enjoyed this book - developed interest and empathy for the characters. I'd consider it an entertaining, light read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jillian | 4/7/2012

    " I actually stopped reading this 3/4 way through. First of all because it was overdue at the library, and secondly, bacuse it was BORING me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Topaz | 2/12/2012

    " Very cliche. I only read it because I had nothing else and was hoping it would get better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Macdonald | 11/26/2011

    " Very quick read. I liked the characters, but wanted a little more out of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 11/20/2011

    " This is my first Joanna Trollope book but won't be my last, I predict. I really cared for her characters and liked how they were all woven together. Being of "a certain age" myself and loving my young friends, I applauded Eleanor for starting the whole get-togethers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trace | 5/21/2011

    " A little too talky. Lots of interior dialogue I wish the characters had conveyed by their actions rather than an internal monologue. Usually I appreciate Joanna Trollope's books, not this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 4/20/2011

    " I read a small book that was an excerpt I think. It apparently came with Chatelaine magazine, but I found it in the book sale at the library. Rather strange ending I thought. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gina | 4/14/2011

    " This was okay as a beach read, but didn't really pull me in to caring about the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 leanne | 4/5/2011

    " Love the author but found this one a little lackluster. About a group of women friends and their lives. Struggling a bit to even remember all that happened in this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 1/15/2011

    " Sucked! I stuck it out because I always finish the book no matter what but not good!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 1/6/2011

    " Reading a Joanna Trollope book is like going out with your girlfriends. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirsty | 12/7/2010

    "

    Declaring literary blogging bankruptcy as I'm now eight months behind on logging books read and I would like to get back into the swing of things without dropping further behind!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 7/14/2010

    " I am not finding this book good at all, I am on page 164 and i am putting it down. I will pick it up again later... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 6/29/2010

    " I usually really like Joanna Trollope's books, but this one fell a little flat. None of the characters really flew off the page and it all seemed a little dull and predictable. Maybe next time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linndyloo | 5/1/2010

    " Light and fluffy so far!

    That was on page 70. Having finished, I felt the same by the end. Not very interesting characters who live not very interesting lives. There was no spark of any kind. Unlike other Trollops, I'd put this into the category of 'chick lit - beach read'. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim | 4/16/2010

    " Dull and disappointing from an author who's done much more interesting plots and characters in ALL of her other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maya | 3/29/2010

    " Entertaining enough, but certainly not one of her best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 3/17/2010

    " Strange book especially for Trollope. Kept my interest going especially as I was laid up after an op. "

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About the Author
Author Joanna Trollope

Joanna Trollope, a descendant of nineteenth-century English novelist Anthony Trollope, is the author of historical novels and a study of women in the British Empire. However, she has become best known for her lively contemporary novels, often centered on the nuances and dilemmas of domestic life in England. She has now written seven of these novels. Joanna Trollope was born and still lives in Gloucestershire, England.