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Summary

Lucy Sullivan is 26 and living it up (and occasionally down) in London. 

Hers is a life of quiet, undisciplined desperation. But when she and three friends visit a psychic for a bit of fun and the woman's predictions start coming true, Lucy is horrified. For the fortune-teller insisted she'd soon be married - within the year, in fact.Not only does Lucy not have a boyfriend, but the chances of getting one are looking slim. 

Between the bottles of wine, antidepressants and her addiction to self-help books, she's not quite ready to walk, or even stumble, down the aisle sober. Is Lucy's fate really written in the stars? Or will she finally take control of her own destiny?  

©2019 Marian Keyes (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Gloriously funny." (Sunday Times)  

"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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How COULD you???

How could you take my favourite Marian Keyes book and destroy it so much by insisting Amy McAllister speak in such a DISASTER of an accent. You idiots! Years, YEARS, I have waited for the audio version of this book to come out.

Who the hell in their right mind is going to be able to listen to 17 hours and 46 minutes of a complete CHAV destroying this literary masterpiece. You may as well have asked Vicky Pollard to speak.

No book in history has made me laugh as much as this over the years. This book will have to be returned. Disappointed isn’t the word. What market research did you do to get the correct voice. She basically yells constantly.

Moronic.

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Oh Dear.... a much loved book disappointedly preformed!

As a much read book from my youth I really looked forward to seeing this on Audible. I had see the other reviews but thought “give it ago”. Apart from the accents being dodgy .. that happens you can get past it, I really couldn’t get past the narrator shouting the book at me! The mispronunciations and mixed accents began to grind by chapter Ten which is not really long into the book.

I’m returning the title and getting my glasses prescription updated
I’ll keep to the audible books and Narrators I like.
At 210 audiobooks I think I can offer a good review.

I have a lot of well loved Marian Keyes books and she is one of my favourite authors.

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Not the greatest Marian Keyes book...

But the accent of the narrator is diabolical 😫 almost unbearable to listen to I had to return

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Dreadful narrator

The dreadful accents of the characters totally distracts from the text. I had not previously read this Marian Keyes book, so was looking forward to hearing it. I now feel that I can NEVER READ it as I will always have the appalling narrator playing in my head. Such a massive disappointment.

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Awful audible narration

Terrible accents. Narrator uses the wrong accents for characters at some points of the book also. The Scottish accent, wow, shameful.

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Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married

This has long been one of my favourite books, and I was delighted when it was recorded on audible but what a disappointment it has turned out to be. In my opinion the narrator has spoiled not only the characters but also the story.

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Awful narration

Such A shame as it’s clearly not the narrator’s fault. However she was guided to speak with the most ridiculous accent as was Daniel. Quite a good story. Definitely not one of her best.

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Would give zero if I could.

Had to stop listening because the narrater was the worst ivevever heard. Truly awful. Love MK and I’m so disappointed to have wasted a credit...

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Disappointing

I’m a great Marian Keyes fan but this is a very childish story narrated by what sounds like a teenager. Full of bad accents first time I have bought a book without sampling the narration just assumed it would be as good as the others

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good story terrible narrator

the main character sounded like an angry chav and the men like they were mentally challenged

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  • Ada Harsema Engdahl
  • 30-01-20

Worst characters ever

I usually love Marian Keyes, I find her tone of writing very funny and down to earth, and her characters are always relatable and human. However, this book didn't contain a single likeable person. The protagonist, Lucy, is whiny, obnoxious and very faux-modest, and the dialogue is often either stilted or irritating ( take for example the constant need to address a person by name at the beginning or end of EVERY SINGLE SENTENCE.) The narrator definitely didn't help, as she had none of the charm usually possessed by Marian Keyes' narrators, and managed to make everyone sound even more entitled and awful. I really have trouble believing this is written by the same author as Last Chance Saloon and Sushi for Beginners, as this book is just riddled with horrible characters, tedious dialogue and a plot that is shallow at best. Absolutely no surprises along the way either, it is blatantly obvious who Lucy will end up with from the moment he's introduced, and every other plot point is predictable and cloying. Don't waste your time on this one, I felt like ripping my hair out on several occasions.

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  • Laura Callaway
  • 02-01-20

Brilliant Book, Well Narrated

As a longtime, die-hard fan of Marian Keyes, listening to her books as opposed to reading is always a bit anxiety-inducing at first. Although others have criticized the narrator, I thought she did an excellent job, with one exception. She is very talented with accents, producing flawless London (Cockney-ish), Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Yorkshire and even German! The only place she falls down is with Daniel. The character of Daniel, whilst being gentlemanly and kind, is also meant to be cool, saavy, good looking with a good job... and she makes him sound like a bumbling, goofy, uneducated half-wit - not Daniel at all - especially if you have read the book prior to listening. However, overall a very good performance.

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  • Robbinski
  • 06-03-21

Great story that builds over time

At first I agreed with some of the other reviewers that the characters seemed unlikable, but as I continued to listen, I found that the book was really a lovely story about a young woman finding herself after years of letting people mistreat her (and mistreating herself). It made me think about that process in my own life and I unexpectedly teared up when the book ended. I highly recommend this book—just be patient with Lucy while she figures things out!

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  • Betha
  • 13-02-20

Sweet story

I enjoyed the story, as I do all of Marian Keyes books. I didn’t like the narrator’s “men’s voices”, they all sounded annoyingly dumb.

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  • MSp8
  • 09-01-20

Amazing performance!

Amy McAllister’s ability to perform accents so well and to switch between them so breezily is amazing! Story is good but imagine it wouldn’t read as well as you can listen to it.

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  • Shaq
  • 27-02-22

Do not get

The characters have no redeeming qualities, and it the book just seemed to drag on. Lucy is literally the most horrible person. I did not have enough interest to finish the book

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  • Audrey Fine
  • 23-02-22

What a wonderful production!

Amy McAlister is AMAZING. Her considerable vocal talents and impeccable accents bring this funny Marian Keyes story to another level. She’s truly a talented narrator who infuses every character (male/female, old/young, English, Irish, Scottish, Aussie, Arizonan, etc) with real life charm. What a true talent! This sorry is funny as hell and, as with most Keyes books, I wanted it to continue forever. Brava, ladies, BRAVA!

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  • J Crothers
  • 29-01-22

Another fantastic story

I love Marion Keyes her books always feel like real people living real lives, with real problems and exactly my kind of humor.

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  • Estelle
  • 20-04-21

Marion Keyes never disappoints

Loved it!
Lucy is the best with excellent naration done by Amy - can't wait for the next

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  • G
  • 27-02-21

Yet another Keyes novel I love

I am a fan big fan of A Charming Man, I love every book of hers and this one did not disappoint.