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Grown Ups

By: Marian Keyes
Narrated by: Marian Keyes
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Summary

Meet Jessie, Cara and Nell. 

Married to brothers Johnny, Ed and Liam Casey. 

Three very different women tied to three very different men. 

Every family occasion is a party - until the day the secrets spill out.

Playtime is over.

But where are the grown-ups?

©2020 Marian Keyes (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Everything this woman touches turns to comic gold." (Cosmopolitan)

"Keyes is an international treasure. The ultimate choice for a binge read." (Stylist)

"When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own." (Daily Express)

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Wonderful story BUT pls go back to actors reading

I LOVE Marian Keyes books.. and this is no different. BUT will have to go back to reading rather than audible if she continues to read her own books. Authors just never as good.. but she’s in good company.. Le Carre, Douglas Adams just the same!

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I'll buy and read myself

I really struggled with the narration, so I returned it. I'll buy a hard copy and read it myself

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Love the narration

I have listened to the first few chapters and am already engrossed in the story. I would like to counter the reviews which were negative about Marian’s narration, I love listening to her read the book, it’s like listening to a friend read you a story!

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eurgh

I took an instant dislike to the narrating and the story was very dull. couldn't force myself to listen anymore and returned it.

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Wonderful Marian Keyes

Having The Marian Keyes read her book to me made it triple good, as I tend to wonder if the author really wanted the caracter to sound like this or a change of tonation changes the whole scene, it’s so lovely to know this is straight from the horses mouth so to speak.. Also such a lovely voice filled with warmt and humour in the most gorgeous accent, she could probably have me enjoying anything she read - but of course this is classic Marian Keyes style awesome, with amazing and likable characters, blowing my mind with their kindness and making me resume some hope for human kind! And again you shine your light on very important subjects and give focus and insights that one can bring within and hopefully be a kinder person for having walked a mile in that shoe, living through every part of your story! Thank you!

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Intriguing, loveable, entertaining characters dealing with real world tragedy and problems in a heart warming way. This is on par with earlier works
I can't believe other reviewers didn't enjoy the narration I think that the author is perfect for reading her own work

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Excellent.

This is a complex book, and with so many characters, moving in and out of the narrative, you have to keep your wits about you otherwise you can get lost. But I have to say I love the way Marian Keyes writes. Very unconventional! I don't think she would mind me saying that. Her stories are character driven. She introduces characters and then loops back on the time line to develop them. Very interesting and experimental I think. Reminds me a little of the way Virginia Woolf wrote her stories.

This book has a lot going on within the family setting. In some ways tragic, and often very funny. I won't say anymore for fear of spoiling it for those that haven't read it yet.

I loved it. What made me love it even more was that she narrated it herself. I found her very easy to listen to, and she read it so well.

Thank you, Marian.

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Narration rather shrill

Marion is a talented writer and maybe she should stick with her main skill set. Leave the reading of her audio books to professional actors with more soothing voices.

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Fantastic, and it’s narrated by Marian herself!

Fabulously funny, poignant, romantic, socially aware, what more do you want? I wished it was longer, I was so enamoured with the characters lives, hardly got anything done as all I wanted to do was carry on listening, but at the same I didn’t want it to end.

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Her best book

One for the grown ups. All the ickiness of adulthood in one book. Enjoyed every minute

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