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  • The Summer Job

  • By: Lizzy Dent
  • Narrated by: Emma Sidi
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

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The Summer Job

By: Lizzy Dent
Narrated by: Emma Sidi
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Summary

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Have you ever imagined running away from your life?

Well Birdy Finch didn't just imagine it. She did it. Which might've been an error. And the life she's run into? Her best friend, Heather's.

The only problem is, she hasn't told Heather. Actually there are a few other problems.

Can Birdy carry off a summer at a luxury Scottish hotel pretending to be her best friend (who incidentally is a world-class wine expert)?

And can she stop herself from falling for the first man she's ever actually liked (but who thinks she's someone else)?

If you're looking to replace that Fleabag- or Bridesmaids-sized hole in your life, look no further: Birdy Finch is here. A snort-out-loud rom-com with a heart of gold, The Summer Job is the debut to lose yourself in this year.

©2021 Lizzy Dent (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Loved it, I'm in the queue for more Lizzy." (Josie Silver, author of One Day in December

"Fresh, funny and oh so relatable - the perfect tonic." (Abbie Greaves, author of The Silent Treatment)  

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Lovely light hearted listen

I really enjoyed listening to this book. It is light hearted and funny and easy to love the characters.

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Would not recommend this audiobook. I like an nice easy listen for my dog walks but this is just boring, uninteresting and feels like a slog. I have about 1 hour listening time left and I’m thinking of giving up at this point. I kept waiting for it to improve but it just isn’t.

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Nice Easy Listen

This was an easy read, perfect for when you want something with an easy to follow storyline and set in beautiful surroundings. However there was nothing amazing or memorable about this book and at some points I found myself getting annoyed at the characters/storyline as a lot of issues could have been solved in a much easier manner. However I liked the fact that the main character stays true to herself and didn't miraculously change over night or become an expert wine connoisseur.

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  • Rachel
  • 16-06-21

Fantastic story and performance

Loved this book so much - and Emma Sidi’s performance was absolute perfection. Would highly recommend!