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Listening In

By: Jenny Eclair
Narrated by: Jenny Eclair,Rachel Atkins
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Summary

In this addictive short story collection, 24 very different women reach a pivotal moment in their lives.

A widow is liberated by a new job but keeps it secret from her family. A date in suburbia has dramatic results. A seamstress takes revenge on an unsuspecting customer while in France, a mother is promised 'fantastic news' - and lets her imagination run away with her. 

With each story, Jenny Eclair introduces a fascinating new character. And behind each woman lies a gripping tale - of betrayal, of love, of hope and defiance. 

Funny, heartbreaking, inspiring - and packed with wicked one-liners - this wonderful collection shows Jenny Eclair's exceptional talent for observation at its very best. Based on Jenny Eclair's Radio 4 series, Little Lifetimes.

©2018 Jenny Eclair (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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Good Easy But Involving Stories

I swear one story was a repeat from last book of short stories (dog one) but this was a good collection. Actually enjoyed the different narration as she was excellent. Listened to this on a journey and was ideal as short stories and would recommend.

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Loved this audiobook

I adore Jenny Eclairs writing. Listened to this all in one go as I completed tasks at home. Some chapters appear in little lifetimes but I didn’t mind hearing them again.

Anything she writes will get my attention x

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Mainly a repeat from Little Lifetimes

Bought 'Listening In', because how good Little Lifetimes is. I'm only on chapter 5 but already there has been three stories from Little Lifetimes with different narration. I wish I'd know I would have purchased something else.

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First Class.

Each tale a total delight from an author who truly understands the lives and emotions of women’of a certain age’ regardless of class, education or social standing.
Loved each and every beautifully read story

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Great little listen

what a treat . great stories when you need to relax for a short time very well narrated

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Funny reflections of life with a sharp jab of reality

Witty short stories that sharply and always affectionately reflect a woman’s life in middle age.

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Feel duped

There are stories in this book that are in others. Purchased in good faith .
will NOT be buying any more by this author

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Excellent and very funny

I loved this book. Jenny Éclair is a very funny and "real" writer. Alot of the stories resonated well in my life!

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Brilliant

A definite 'must purchase' audio book. Well written, well read and very funny. Give it a try.

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Every story is a joy.

Jenny is both a brilliant writer and narrator. I love all her books. This collection of stories is fab. Some read by other narrators but all superb with some lovely twists and some funny narrative. Loved them all.