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Audiobook is beyond terrible - get the paperback instead which gets 5*s
on 24 March 2017
Paperback - I have read the paper version of this book several times and it is full of wit, an engaging plot, hilarious characters and is really a jolly good read. I recommend it heartily. The mirth and subtext of the book flow from the pages with little kisses to your eyes.
Audiobook read by Jenny Sterlin - is at the extreme other end of the feel good scale and has my wanting to slit my wrists with a teaspoon. It is TERRIBLE. Jenny has managed to turn a funny and chirpy story into an audiobook that would inspire funeral mourners to throw themselves in with the coffin rather than listen to this awful rendition for more than a few minutes. I purchased mine from Audible (my trusty friend since 2007 or so) and I only managed 34 minutes and 8 seconds before I was compelled to return it. This is only the second book in almost 10 years that has seen me use this option. A computer generated voice would have given more passion & life to this story… listen to this at your peril