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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (349 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Fallon Narrator: Alison Reid Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN:
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Abi has spent her life in the shadow of her stunningly beautiful, glamorous older sister, Cleo. Headhunted as model when she was 16, Cleo has been all but lost to Abi for the last 20 years, with only a fleeting visit or brief email to connect them. So when Abi is invited to spend the summer in Cleo's large London home with her sister's perfect family, she can't bring herself to say no. Maybe Cleo is finally as keen as Abi to regain the closeness they shared in their youth? But Abi is in for a shock. Could having beauty, wealth and fame lead to more unhappiness than not having them? And who in the family really is the ugly sister?

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly Rock | 2/2/2014

    " Easy going predictable book. I wasn't blown away by it. I was eager for it to end. "

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

    " Good read for diverting myself, not a masterpiece of character development or social commentary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Whiteford | 11/22/2013

    " 3.5 stars would be more accurate for this one, but I has fun reading it regardless. I like Jane Fallon a lot and even though this suffers from wonky writing here and there she still manages to set a scene perfectly and move the story along at a good clip. I really enjoyed it from start to finish. Not quite as good as Foursome, but I'll keep reading whatever she writes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alyson | 11/16/2013

    " Please note - low mark partly reflects my dislike of chicklit - I should not have chosen this from the library. The plot was reasonable, although I found some of the writing repetative - she kept on reminding us how old the daughter was. I remembered it the first time thanks! Also several points were laboured again and again. I was also annoyed only a few pages in as the author has a very very negative view of librarians and libraries, and portrays a stereotype which is seriously out of date. There are elements of the plot which are good and the story does make you want to read on, but in the end it boils down to 'single woman must need man, even eventually, a few years down the line beyond the ending of this story'. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melanie | 11/12/2013

    " An entertaining enough read but not sure it merits its bestseller status. A fairly predictable and undemanding story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa Gregson | 10/8/2013

    " Not me at all - dull and uninspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 8/31/2013

    " It's a nice book with good descriptions to the scenes. I liked the plot alot , it simulate daily life problems between family members. I liked the book , however, I am not that fond with the ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky Ashton | 7/12/2013

    " I liked it but it was a bit hard going, I wanted to kick the plain sister , she is a bit of a wimp "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andie Long | 4/30/2013

    " Has never managed to match the dizzy heights of getting rid of matthew. Enjoyed story, frustrated with ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex | 2/6/2013

    " I think I wouldn't have minded this book if it had ended about halfway through. Unfortunately, it went on and Abi got more and more pathetic as the book went on "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Lloyd | 10/30/2012

    " Good but a bit of a disappointing conclusion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Blue | 4/25/2012

    " Frothy, enjoyable book. Not Jane Fallon's best work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danielle | 4/7/2012

    " I did get totally addicted to this book, only to find out what happens next though. It was predictable in places and wasn't as funny or as gripping as her previous books. The ending was very abrupt and disappointing. Not a bad read but not a brilliant one either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helena | 3/6/2012

    " I would have given this book four stars, but the ending was so abrupt that I felt as though the author just stop writing. I am hoping there will be a sequel so that I can find out what happened to Abi and Jon and the girls. Aside from the ending this was a quick, read with some humor thrown in. "

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About the Author
Author Jane Fallon

Jane Fallon is the author of the bestselling novels Getting Rid of Matthew and The Ugly Sister, among others. She is also the award-winning television producer behind shows such as This Life, Teachers, and 20 Things to Do before You’re 30.

About the Narrator

Alison Reid trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since graduation, she has performed regularly on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing such roles as Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Denman in Family Reunion, Procne and Semele in Tales of Ovid, and Margery in Warwickshire Testimony. Her television credits include Dalziel and Pascoe and Neverwhere, and she also appeared in the BBC film The Heart of Me