Marian Keyes’ Walsh sisters have provided countless laughs and tears for listeners over the years, and Keyes’ Anybody Out There? is no different. Performed smartly by veteran narrator Terry Donnelly, Anybody Out There? follows the quirkiest of the Walsh sisters, Anna, in a charming and witty story of loss and love. After waking up back home in Dublin literally in stitches, and with no memory of how she got there, Anna tries to put her life back in order, starting with a trip back to New York to figure out why she can’t get ahold of her husband. Have the tissues ready, for this audiobook is sure to produce tears of laughter and heartache.
Life is perfect for Anna Walsh. She has the "Best Job in the World" as a PR exec for a top-selling urban beauty brand, a lovely apartment in New York, and a perfect husband, the love of her life, Aidan Maddox. Until the morning she wakes up in her mammy's living room in Dublin with stitches in her face, a dislocated knee, and completely smashed-up hands, and no memory of how she got there. While her mammy plays nursemaid (just like all of her favorite nurses on her soaps), and her sister Helen sits in wet hedges doing her private investigator work for Lucky Star PI, Anna tries to get better and keeps wondering why Aidan won't return her phone calls or e-mails.
Recuperating from her injuries, a mystified Anna returns to Manhattan. Slowly beginning to remember what happened, she sets off on a search to find Aidan, a hilarious quest involving lilies (she can't stop smelling them), psychics, mediums, and anyone in the city who can promise her a reunion with her beloved.
Written in her classic style, marrying the darker parts of life with humor and wit, Anybody Out There? is Marian Keyes' best novel to date, a wonderfully charming look at love here and ever after.
©2006 Marian Keyes; (P)2006 HarperCollinsPublishers
"Keyes fans will embrace this as her best yet, and first-time Keyes readers will want to read everything she's written." (Booklist)
"Keyes' trademark blend of humor, diverse characters, and a warm but unsentimental tone strikes gold." (Publishers Weekly)
I love the concept of the story, love the reader, love the humor AND it made me so sad. How does a story make you laugh, but make you sad and longing at the same time? Great reader :o)
This was my first book by this author, and I enjoyed it. All in all I thought it was an interseting story. My problem with it was by the time I got to the end I wanted the story to be over, I was hoping it would soon end! If you are thinking about getting this book I would HIGHLY recomend the abridged version.
All of my friends love Keyes...this was going to be my first book, but unfortunately, I can't get past the bad English accents...I should've previewed it before I bought it, but was in a hurry....it's probably a great book, but I will probably never finish it...
Jennifer M. McClure
A phenomenal book about loss and life! Well written with a mixture of humor and emotion. I'd definitely recommend this audiobook!
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