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  • Love Will Tear Us Apart

  • (The Stranger Times 3)
  • By: C. K. McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Brendan McDonald
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (421 ratings)

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Love Will Tear Us Apart

By: C. K. McDonnell
Narrated by: Brendan McDonald
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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

The Stranger Times - winner of the 2023 British Fantasy Award for Best Audio Work!

Love can be a truly terrible thing.


Marriages are tricky at the best of times, especially when one of you is dead.

Vincent Banecroft, the irascible editor of The Stranger Times, has never believed his wife died despite emphatic evidence to the contrary. Now, against all odds, it seems he may actually be proved right; but what lengths will he go to in an attempt to rescue her?

With Banecroft distracted, the shock resignation of assistant editor, Hannah Willis, couldn't have come at a worse time. It speaks volumes that her decision to reconcile with her philandering ex-husband is only marginally less surprising than Banecroft and his wife getting back together. In this time of crisis, is her decision to swan off to a fancy new-age retreat run by a celebrity cult really the best thing for anyone?

As if that wasn't enough, one of the paper's ex-columnists has disappeared, a particularly impressive trick seeing as he never existed in the first place.

Floating statues, hijacked ghosts, homicidal cherubs, irate starlings, Reliant Robins and quite possibly several deeply sinister conspiracies; all-in-all, a typical week for the staff of The Stranger Times.

©2023 C. K. McDonnell (P)2023 Penguin Audio

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Just… so good!

I do love this series, the characters are growing, the world is building and filling out, I’m so looking forward to the next one (please let there be another one… or ten)

oh, and Brendan McDonald, stunning narrator.

Just so good.

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Brilliant!

I devoured all 3 of these in a couple of weeks. Narration is fantastic and hilarious. The world and character building have been well paced so far, as well as entertaining. The author's style of writing and wit is comparable to Sir Terry Pratchett and I hope this series continues for many years!

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Continually fantastic

This series is just fantastic. The writing is funny, fast-paced and captivating with a broad spectrum of really fun characters.

The performance by Brendan McDonald is superb (although the Irish pronunciation of "column" is a little jarring, it still works). Every character pops.

Can't really recommend the series highly enough.

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Stunning

One of the best audiobooks I have listened to in a long time. Great narration. Great story. Humorous , frightening, touching, and all told at a gallop. I’m hooked.

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Excellent off beat stories

Captured the Manchester attitude really well. I do like laconic humour and Mcdonald does it with panache.
This series deserves to run and run

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Read All About It…

The latest in the Stranger Times series is a belter.

As always, it’s a great big huge monster of a story, but the real joy is the characters and dialogue. We are getting to peel back layers of these characters, book by book, and the deeper we go the more invested we become.

The dialogue is as funny, well crafted, and entertaining as ever, and the narrator is incredibly skilled at giving each one a very distinctive sound, so even when all hell is breaking loose and a full cast of characters are involved, each scene is easy to follow… not always the case with books like these.

I can’t wait for more.

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So, So! Good!!

The third installment of The Stranger Times did not disappoint! The story just keeps getting better and better. It's still laugh out loud funny, characters you know and love with new additions. Amazing!

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Love it!

Listened to and loved all 3! They’re creative, original and very amusing! Definitely recommend this series!

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I finishen the book, and now I am in despaire

Pleeeease write a new one, I've finnished the series AND the podcast, I really don't know what to do from here

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Story not quite as good as the first two but still

I found the story just a fraction less absorbing as the previous two books, these were crammed with monsters, villains and unexpected twists which made me listen to them in one sitting. This is still a very good story and had I listened to this first I would still have purchased the following books so do not dismiss this one, there is a story that runs through all the books so far and this one starts to enlighten us as to what is happening. I still can’t wait for the next one, please please let it be out soon

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