The audiobook adaptation of Marian Keyes' No.1 bestseller, The Other Side of the Story, read by Niamh Daly.
The agent: Jojo, a high-flying literary agent on the up, has just made a very bad career move: she's jumped into bed with her married boss Mark...
The bestseller: Jojo's sweet-natured client Lily's first novel is a roaring success. She and lover Anton celebrate by spending the advance for her second book. Then she gets writer's block...
The unknown: Gemma used to be Lily's best friend - until Lily 'stole' Anton. Now she's writing her own story - painfully and hilariously - when supershark agent Jojo stumbles across it...
When their fortunes become entangled, it seems too much to hope that they'll all find a happy ending. But maybe they'll each discover that there's more than one side to every story...
'Fabulously brilliant ... makes you bubble up with happiness inside' Heat
There’s abridged and then there’s ABRIDGED!
When they say ‘Abridged’, they sure weren’t kidding with this audiobook. I love the world of fiction, and have started downloading my favourite books so that I can take them everywhere on my iPod. Unfortunately, I shouldn’t have bothered with this one.
New readers to the book may not be so disappointed. Niamh Daly’s narration creates wonderful characters (helped of course, by Marian Keyes’ writing) and she uses her voice to give the characters emotive appeal. However, new readers may be puzzled as to why the book has even bothered with separate sections for JoJo and Gemma. Their role in the audiobook is negligible; practically abridged into oblivion. Perhaps the holes in the audiobook are not noticeable to newcomers, but as a veteran of ‘The Other Side of the Story’, the gaps in this audiobook were glaringly obvious and leave many sub-stories and questions unanswered.
This reader’s advice: be traditional and spend your money on the paperback version - definitely worth 5 stars.