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3.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 5 3.94 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julian Barnes Narrator: Steven Pacey, Alex Jennings, Clare Higgins Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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Clare Higgins, Alex Jennings and Steven Pacey read Man Booker Prize-winning author Julian Barnes' 'he said, she said' novel.

Introducing Stuart, Gillian and Oliver. One by one they take their turn to speak straight out to the camera - and give their side of a contemporary love triangle. What begins as a comedy of misunderstanding slowly darkens and deepens into a compelling exploration of the quagmires of the heart.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mirvan Ereon | 2/9/2014

    " I liked this book. I love reading complicated love stories. This book is about a very strange menage a trois. I enjoyed how Julian Barnes tackled the whole novel. His style is very easy to read and engaging, at the same time witty. This book had a lot of wonderful moments. I will definitely reread this in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alis | 2/7/2014

    " Story about a love triangle...and told from the point of view of all three characters. There is also a sequel to this, ten years after the end of the storyline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 2/6/2014

    " First purchased and read in 2004 while backpacking. Left that copy at a hostel's bookswap corner. Re-purchased and re-read in Oct. 2011. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 2/5/2014

    " You can still write an enjoyable love triangle and use all of the cliches. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marissa Morrison | 1/24/2014

    " I'd read a couple of the author's recent short stories and wanted more. This novel did not disappoint! Barnes puts forth the story in the form of interview sessions, allowing each character to speak directly to the reader. The ending is particularly satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Gould | 1/2/2014

    " I wonder if the Oliver character, who keeps saying: crepuscular and other long words, is actually the phenomenally intelligent Barnes himself? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myra | 12/12/2013

    " Very entertaining story of a love triangle, which makes you switch allegiances throughout the book. The plot was a bit predictable, but the funny writing style and lively characters made it very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon Bendle | 12/11/2013

    " I find Barnes so thoughtful and smart - but at the same time witty and fun to read. None of the three main characters here are particularly likeable. But they're all vivid and compelling and full of surprises. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Laughlin | 11/28/2013

    " I love Julian Barnes' writing style, but I found this book a tad cloying, probably because I couldn't relate to any of the characters and didn't empathize with them, either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Grohoļska | 11/27/2013

    " Liked everything about this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sluggish Neko | 11/27/2013

    " A love triangle is examined in detail from the point of view of all three sides plus some extra observers as a marriage and a friendship fail in slow motion. The unreliable narrators try to justify their actions to you, the reader. It's all very reality-show confessional. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 9/10/2013

    " Started slow for me, but I really liked it by the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seda | 12/16/2012

    " One of my all time favorites, alongside the sequel Love, Etc "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mic | 12/9/2012

    " I loved how I moved from like to dislike and onto outright despising the characters and back again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vex | 11/18/2012

    " A depressing tale of love, marriage and affairs. Very well written, presenting the story through monologues by the main characters. But I didn't feel particularly sympathetic to any of them. So, technically good, but emotionally not satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachelle | 8/3/2012

    " This book reminded me why I like reading contemporary lit - it has such a witty and convincing conversational voice. A pleasure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 1/15/2012

    " Too crepuscular and oleaginous for my liking, not one of his best but enjoyable enough to make it to the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maris | 11/28/2011

    " Made me fall in love with Barnes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Ingram | 10/11/2011

    " Bittersweet, a bit of a disturbing love story. I thought 'Withnail & I' all through it... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Groholska | 5/11/2011

    " Liked everything about this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 4/21/2011

    " I loved how I moved from like to dislike and onto outright despising the characters and back again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alana | 3/8/2011

    " yep they sure talked it over "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/22/2011

    " Story of a love triangle told in (mainly) three distinct voices. Very nicely done, an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myra | 1/6/2011

    " Very entertaining story of a love triangle, which makes you switch allegiances throughout the book. The plot was a bit predictable, but the funny writing style and lively characters made it very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kousouna | 12/10/2010

    " An extremely entertaining read.I love Julian Barnes!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon | 9/28/2010

    " I find Barnes so thoughtful and smart - but at the same time witty and fun to read. None of the three main characters here are particularly likeable. But they're all vivid and compelling and full of surprises.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 2/8/2010

    " Pretty sure I'm reading a post-script to Withnail and I. Okay, it was witty. The characters are unlikeable, which is interesting enough. Barnes makes them distinct and believable. But, I was no more anything on the last page than i was on page 50. No more... anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 thom | 9/1/2009

    " Despite being a book about three ultimately unlikeable people, this is a good read. The split in first person narration between the leading characters drives the plot and characterization extremely well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 3/13/2009

    " Bittersweet, a bit of a disturbing love story. I thought 'Withnail & I' all through it... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marissa | 1/27/2009

    " I'd read a couple of the author's recent short stories and wanted more. This novel did not disappoint! Barnes puts forth the story in the form of interview sessions, allowing each character to speak directly to the reader. The ending is particularly satisfying. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Walker | 1/3/2009

    " While I was intrigued at first, in the long run this novel dragged out far too long and ended up for me like a British yuppie version of No Exit. Add to it, the ending was a complete letdown. "

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