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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,583 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marian Keyes Narrator: Terry Donnelley Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN: 9780060797973
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Life is a circle, and what goes around, comes around. Just ask a trio of unforgettable women in Marian Keyes's enchanting new novel ...

Literary agent Jojo Harvey combines Jessica Rabbit's body with a mind like a steel trap. As if watching her back on the corporate ladder and making million-dollar deals wasn't difficult enough, Jojo's having a relationship with her married boss.

Bestselling author Lily Wright, one of Jojo's clients, worries about the novel she can't seem to write. Anton, the Love of Her Life persuaded her to buy their dream house with the advance.

Gemma Hogan was best friends with Lily -- until the willowy blonde stole Anton, a.k.a. the Love of Her Life. Juggling the demands of her mom, Gemma's social life is flatlining -- a mortifying situation that makes for hilarious e-mails to a friend. Tales so funny, they come to the attention of top literary agent Jojo Harvey. Who takes Gemma on as a client ...

Written in the charming and chatty voice that has become Marian Keyes's signature style, this hilarious and heartwarming new novel proves there are three sides to every story ... even in the world of publishing!

Performed by Terry Donnelly

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Keyes dreams up a light-hearted, three-heroine romantic farce full of snappy, girl-friendly prose.”

    New York Times

  • “Sweet, funny, poignant.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Fast-paced and entertaining.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Absorbing...Irresistible...Keyes’ biggest—and best—to date.”

    Newsday

  • “Keyes keeps the action moving briskly, and her writing style is addictive...This frothy tale is all in good fun.”

    People

  • “Donnelly does a fine job narrating this marathon-length audiobook...listeners will be wrapped up in the characters’ lives by the story’s end.”  

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sherri | 2/15/2014

    " Twenty-five pages into this one, I returned it to the library. Just couldn't get into it, the story of a girl whose Dad left her mom for a younger woman, and her life being put on hold while she tried to help her Mom cope. I would've liked to have known what finally happened, but was too bored along the way though it had its moments. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Juls | 2/13/2014

    " I have liked all of Marian's books so far,except for this. I found it hard to follow and the stories never kept my interest. "

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

    " Easy Read and very fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyn | 1/29/2014

    " This is an entirely enjoyable beach/vacation book and I would say even a slight cut above the rest of this genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anisa | 1/27/2014

    " It took me a while to get into this book but once I got used to the different characters it was a really great book to read. By the end of the book I found myself wanting to shout out to Jojo "No, don't go back to him." I felt like shaking Gemma and telling her to wake up and that she should move on and get on with her life and forget about Anton. I felt sorry for Lily who needed to stop being so soft and allowing herself to let Anton make decisions and just go along with it. I was so glad with the ending. Everything tied up very nicely and it was defintely a great read. This was only my second Marian Keyes book read but I will definitely be reading more of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 1/25/2014

    " This book was typical chick-lit; easy and quick to read. There's nothing really memorable about it, but it was a fun read while it lasted. My only complaint is the Dad of one of the POV characters. I think his resolution was too easy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 sis | 1/24/2014

    " loved it! typical keyes, all good, irish and laugh out loud funny!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renata | 1/16/2014

    " As a person with a degree in English, this is the kind of book I consider myself ~too good for~. It was a really fun read, though; weirdly addictive. Also I like books that take place in contemporary London, even if they are not especially good, because they make me remember things like Opal Fruits and Waterstones and the tube. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/15/2014

    " Marian Keyes does it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fiona Mcclean | 12/31/2013

    " great fun, pure escapism, witty, sharp and well observed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyn | 12/29/2013

    " This was a long book, over 600 pages, but very good. Once I figured out who everybody was, it was very entertaining! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nan Wrathofmom | 12/20/2013

    " I usually love Keyes' works, but this one was only mildly interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ada | 11/21/2013

    " Although it's a beach read (Fluffy and light), I learned alot about the world of book publishing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 11/7/2013

    " This is my second favorite writer's-candy book, after Goldsmith's The Bestseller. Knocked back to four stars for a little dragginess in the runaway dad subplot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicki Conroy | 11/5/2013

    " Like reading four books in one as Keyes follows the lives of four women. These lives intertwine at various points and that is a fantastic plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 9/1/2013

    " Great summer or vacation read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 5/14/2013

    " Engaging, fun story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 3/3/2013

    " Such a clever book. There are three stories in the book and they all have a connection with each other in some way "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angela Stephen Dunton | 2/16/2013

    " I hate to write this but i must. I tried reading this book twice, and she totally loses me! when the story switches i just can't get into it. of couse keyes is witty and you feel like ur in ireland, but time is precious, so many books.... i quit ya again girl. about 12 chapters in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 12/18/2012

    " One of the best "chick lit" I have read... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katryn O'Connor | 8/26/2012

    " Hilarious writing! I picked this up while living in Ireland and it's kitchy and irish...great read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 5/29/2012

    " as usual I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A typical Keyes novel, love, life and irish humour. It is not a "can't put it down" 'er but is a steady enjoyable read that can be dipped in and out of. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Helm | 2/12/2012

    " Again, total chick-lit. Three entwined stories, sometimes bitterweet, sometimes outlandish, occasionally ridiculous, but entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maegan Blackwell | 1/31/2012

    " I always enjoy Keyes' books. This was an entertaining quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 11/14/2011

    " I think I'm taking Marian off my author list. This is the second one I read that I didn't like. This book was structured with three main characters and I only liked one of them. That made for a LONG read when I only looked forward to 1/3 of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cory | 9/17/2011

    " I really liked this book and want to see if any others by the author are any good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 5/23/2011

    " A light and enjoyable read - easy to pick up and put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline | 5/11/2011

    " really well constructed, the stories link together perfectly and each character is as interesting as the next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 5/4/2011

    " This book was typical chick-lit; easy and quick to read. There's nothing really memorable about it, but it was a fun read while it lasted. My only complaint is the Dad of one of the POV characters. I think his resolution was too easy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Priya | 5/1/2011

    " it is extraordinary but this book gave me a clearer idea of what the publishing industry would be like more than any other book! it was wonderful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Therese | 5/1/2011

    " done in a clever format, these characters are some of my favorites, though the walsh sisters are the best "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 3/29/2011

    " I really enjoyed this one :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mridula | 3/24/2011

    " An ok book. Regular chick-lit only very (unnecessarily) lengthy. Got boring after a while and things moved fast only towards the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 3/23/2011

    " Really great book! I love the british humor...sort of reminded me of a Bridget Jones Diary book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 sara | 3/22/2011

    " Pretty basic, mostly entertaining chick lit. I didn't mind the intertwined stories (there are three main characters), but the book was entirely too long. Each character had enough written about her to fill an entire book of her own. Seriously - this book has almost 600 pages! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 3/20/2011

    " I took a while to read it due to life pressures but in between I couldn't wait to get back to it. There weren't too many surprises but the way she handles the predictability is sweet and funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fiona | 3/16/2011

    " great fun, pure escapism, witty, sharp and well observed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ericaisrich | 2/21/2011

    " I liked that the two sides of a situation was presented. It also had funny moments. It also gave me insights about book publishing life. :-) "

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About the Author
Author Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes was born in Ireland and graduated with a law degree from University College in Dublin. Considered to be one of the original progenitors of the “chick lit” genre, she is the author of eight novels and two essay collections, and her works have sold more than twenty-two million copies in thirty languages. She lives with her husband in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.