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Head over Heels

By: Jill Mansell
Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
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Summary

Jill Mansell's Sunday Times best seller Head Over Heels is not to be missed by readers of Veronica Henry and Marian Keyes. Jill's novels are loved by reviewers.

Jessie has kept the identity of her son Oliver's father a secret for years. She's stunned when she discovers that the man in question, actor Toby Gillespie, has just moved in next door. The truth's about to come out.

One glance at Oliver, and a little mental arithmetic, and Toby has the situation sussed. Meeting the son he never knew he had is the shock of a lifetime. It's a shock, too, for Toby's wife, the beautiful Deborah, though she seems to take it in her stride. Would Deborah be so relaxed if she knew just how close Toby wants to get to the mother of his firstborn?

As the attraction between them flares up again, Jessie just can't see her way to a happy ending. But no one is quite what they seem, and there are more surprises to come....

©1998 Jill Mansell (P)2005 Isis Publishing Ltd
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  • Categories: Romance

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"Achingly romantic." ( Heat)

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worst narration ever

I really liked the concept of this book, and thought the story line was a interesting idea.

I have tried hard to continue with it not being a quitter, leaving it a few days then going back to it, but the narration is awful. The narrator has a nice voice but then when she tries to be a male character it is the worst thing I have ever heard . Its dreadful.

So I am sorry to say I have given as i can not bare the assault on my ears and brain any longer.

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A maze of relationships

This was a lighthearted contemporary romance originally published in 1998.
With all the goings on in a small village it was rather entertaining.
The narration suited the story.

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Easy to listen to

Easy to listen to apart from the male voices - Toby sounded creepy! I didn’t realise it was an old book (1998).

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brilliant book

absolutely loved it just finished and I'm starting it again has a wonderful story and a great narrator

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great story, perfect holiday listen

wasn't sure about the narrators voice to start with but in the end it suited the book perfectly. enjoyed the twists and turns it even made me laugh out loud in places.

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Good story but the narration made it unbearable for me

I listened up until Chapter 8. I enjoyed the storyline but the narration really put me off! The voice artist makes Toby (the main Male character so far) sound like a constipated 85 year old. He’s supposed to be around 40. I just couldn’t bare listening to it, it’s hideous! I literally can’t imagine anyone fancying someone with that kind of a voice, it is just awful to listen to. That’s just my opinion. I returned the audiobook and I’ll get it on Kindle where I can read it (and in my head he’ll have a completely different voice). :)

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shame about the narrator

What did you like most about Head over Heels?

I've always enjoyed this book and was excited to get it on audiobook. It's a nice light hearted tale of love

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Awful. Such a posh/upper class accent. It was painful to listen to at times. Ive read this book many times and never imagined any of the characters wit poh accents, let alone ALL of them.

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Beautifully narrated

Patricia Gallimore is an amazingly clever narrator, she really brings the characters to life.
She tells this story with the same enthusiasm as all the other stories I've heard her read.
This was a great story, with a lovely unexpected ending.

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Lovely

I have enjoyed the book as well as the narration very much. Vivid characters. Perfect relaxation.

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Awful narrator

I'm only part way through the book (chapter 8, I think) but seriously considering giving up on it due to the absolutely awful narration. The story is the only thing keeping me listening at this stage, so I think I'll buy the Kindle version and finish it that way. It's a shame, because the story has captured my interest and I'm keen to read more.

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