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Goodbye, Jimmy Choo | [Annie Sanders]

Goodbye, Jimmy Choo

Under normal circumstances bohemian, skint Izzie would never have met Maddy, a Gucci-clad, Beemer-driving urbanite. But when they are dumped in the English countryside, fish out of water, with five young children between them, they discover a shared hatred of ghastly ladies' lunches and a longing for the mucky London streets and residents' parking permits they've left behind. Then a tragedy, and a chance discovery, leads Maddy and Izzie iinto a surprising new direction.
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Under normal circumstances bohemian, skint Izzie would never have met Maddy, a Gucci-clad, Beemer-driving urbanite.

But when they are dumped in the English countryside, fish out of water, with five young children between them, they discover a shared hatred of ghastly ladies' lunches and a longing for the mucky London streets and residents' parking permits they've left behind.

Then a tragedy, and a chance discovery, leads Maddy and Izzie iinto a surprising new direction ...

©2005 Annie Ashworth and Meg Sanders; (P)2005 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    Jill Corinth, TX, US Minor Outlying Islands 10-28-09
    Jill Corinth, TX, US Minor Outlying Islands 10-28-09
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    "Good, clean fun"

    An interesting journey. The story was somewhat predictable but a good, mindless listen for the daily commute in traffic. I found myself looking forward to my daily installment. I especially enjoyed the narrator. Her accents made the story delicious. Actually, there are a lot of food references so this is not for those who are on a diet. This made me want to find other work by this author.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel Fitzroy, Australia 02-27-13
    Rachel Fitzroy, Australia 02-27-13
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    "Frivolous Fun"

    I downloaded this because the narrator was Jilly Bond, and I've really enjoyed her performances in the past. In addition to the narration being fantastic, the story turned out to be pretty good too! I wasn't really paying enough attention at the beginning and got a little confused that there were two points of view, but as soon as I got that sorted in my head I settled into really enjoying the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen Sterling, United States Minor Outlying Islands 02-25-13
    Colleen Sterling, United States Minor Outlying Islands 02-25-13 Member Since 2006
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    "A contemporary and warming listen"
    If you could sum up Goodbye, Jimmy Choo in three words, what would they be?

    Due to life circumstances,Two women find they have to take control of their own path in life. As a result, they find out they are much happier than their life before when they were just trying to "fit in" to society and follow their men's lead.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Goodbye, Jimmy Choo?

    I enjoyed all the parts really, it was a great journey.


    Have you listened to any of Jilly Bond’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first read by the author.


    If you could rename Goodbye, Jimmy Choo, what would you call it?

    Goodbye Nasty Women's Club


    Any additional comments?

    Good solid contemporary relationship type novel

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    suzanne New York, NY, United States 03-12-09
    suzanne New York, NY, United States 03-12-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Liked it"

    It was a lot better than I thought it would be, just good chic lit if you like that kind of stuff.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mama logan, UT United States 08-11-13
    mama logan, UT United States 08-11-13 Member Since 2012

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    "I adore this book."
    Where does Goodbye, Jimmy Choo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Love seeing a woman make magic of her life.


    Which character – as performed by Jilly Bond – was your favorite?

    Jilly Bond the narrator was my favorite part of the book.


    If you could rename Goodbye, Jimmy Choo, what would you call it?

    "Making Magic"


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michele New Port Richey, Florida, United States 02-11-13
    Michele New Port Richey, Florida, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Light British dramedy"
    Would you listen to Goodbye, Jimmy Choo again? Why?

    No, but I look forward to the sequel


    What about Jilly Bond’s performance did you like?

    Lovely voice, really transports you to the English countryside


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Traci Huntersville, NC, United States 06-06-12
    Traci Huntersville, NC, United States 06-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun, enjoyable book"

    I really enjoyed this book. I also listen to mysteries, so I love a good chick lit to lighten the mood.

    Izzie and Maddy are each married with children and end up moving from London to a small town. Their lives have changed. They meet in this small town and a tragic event brings them together, eventually becoming best friends. While there are some parts of the story line that are expected, there are also some things that happen which I did not anticipate.

    They become involved in something together and this causes both of them to change in good ways. Some of their loved ones are happy about these changes, others are not.

    The narrator is good and I recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leisha AMAROO, Australia 02-12-13
    Leisha AMAROO, Australia 02-12-13 Member Since 2012

    Its an weird thing but my favourite genre to read is murder/mystery books but when it comes to audio books, I love ChicLit! Odd I know!

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    "Such an Enjoyable Listen"

    I'd never read/listened to an Annie Sanders story before and glad I did - I highly recommend this audo-book to anyone into good Chick-Lit.

    Easy to follow straight from the beginning and it stayed that way. Wonderful relationship between Maddie & Lizzy and I found myself eagerly wondering what was going to happen next with their friendship, their business and family life. They go through a multitude of ups and downs (funny and sad) but they stay firm.

    Jilly Bond as always is a great narrator and just makes the story a great listen to.

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    Elle W San Francisco, CA, United States 04-29-14
    Elle W San Francisco, CA, United States 04-29-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Dragged down by mundane details"

    The beginning of this book held my interest and the narrator did a good job, but I was less than half way through when I realized I was bored to tears by the endless drone of nothing actually happening. I gave up and stopped listening. I wish I could get my credit back. I'm a fan of Sophie Kinsella and I also like Liane Moriarty's books. Maybe this just wasn't for me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Enjoyable escapism!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Goodbye, Jimmy Choo to be better than the print version?

    Although I love reading, I am very slow. It takes me quite a while to read even an average size book. Goodbye Jimmy Choo was a delight to listen to and really let me enjoy the story easily.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love the relationship Maddy and Izzy have. I liked Maddy the best, not afraid to admit that motherhood is hard and always reaching for the half finished bottle of wine after a hard day!


    What does Jilly Bond bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Jilly Bond's narrative is so enjoyable. So expressive and with such enthusiasm that I would actually be more likely to listen to an audio book if she were the narrator.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listen to my audio books on my daily commute to and from work. There were times when I was actually loathed to arrive home at the end of the day, as I just wanted to keep listening and see what would happen to Maddy and izzy next!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • S. Macdonald
    Dorset, U.K.
    5/3/13
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    "Goodbye Jimmy Choo but Hello to Annie Sanders"

    This is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. The plot was fun and entertaining without being sickly or twee. Add to that the twists of fate and hilarious antics of the main cast and you've got a really lovely read. Jilly Bond read it very well and the characters were clear and easily separated. I'm going back for more and can imagaine this is a re-reader in my library

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christine
    kidderminster, worcestershire, United Kingdom
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    "Good-bye Jimmy Choo by Ann Sanders"

    Wonderful book, kept me wondering what was going to happen next. All good things of course, sheer chick lit but I loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carol
    Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
    11/10/08
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    "Entertaining"

    Very enjoyable to listen too.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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