We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Mad About the Boy | [Maggie Alderson]

Mad About the Boy

Of all the nightmare options that passed through Antonia Heaveringham's head when her husband Hugo uttered the words, 'I've got something to tell you,' a coming out speech never figured. Suddenly alone in their adopted home of Sydney, with no friends save for her six-year-old son Tom and a pair of jeweled Jimmy Choo mules, Antonia soon finds that an attractive single woman is not nearly so welcome on the champagne social scene as the wife of a glamorous English aristocrat.
Regular Price:$20.97
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Of all the nightmare options that passed through Antonia Heaveringham's head when her husband Hugo uttered the words, 'I've got something to tell you,' a coming out speech never figured.

Suddenly alone in their adopted home of Sydney, with no friends save for her six-year-old son Tom and a pair of jeweled Jimmy Choo mules, Antonia soon finds that an attractive single woman is not nearly so welcome on the champagne social scene as the wife of a glamorous English aristocrat. It is only the arrival of Hugo's outrageous lavender-haired Uncle Percy that lifts her out of her depression, and propels her into the gym to combat the effects of some serious comfort eating. There she meets the mysterious James, who leads her into a shadowy world of criminals, corruption and high-stakes property deals. But what starts out as a lark leads her into a situation where keeping a secret becomes a matter of life, death, and love.

©2002 Maggie Alderson; (P)2003 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd by arrangement with Penguin Books Australia Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"A fantastic summer read that'll leave you glowing all over." (Amazon.com)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (78 )
5 star
 (21)
4 star
 (28)
3 star
 (23)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
3.7 (18 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (7)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.1 (18 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Ryan Macnamee 07-05-07 Member Since 2000
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "I loved this book!"

    I absolutely loved this book. The story is written in a witty and refreshing manner, yet explores complex human relationships and choices in a thought-provoking way. The narrator was a little loud to begin with, but I managed to ease into her style really quickly, and thought she told the story very well.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Cynthia Ipswich, MA, USA 10-14-09
    Cynthia Ipswich, MA, USA 10-14-09 Member Since 2009
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    50
    1
    Overall
    "Entertaining"

    I don't typically read chic lit but this was great distraction to listen to while doing mundane chores and overall more entertaining than radio while driving.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jody Hampstead, Quebec, Canada 07-21-08
    Jody Hampstead, Quebec, Canada 07-21-08 Member Since 2007
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    178
    1
    Overall
    "Delightful"

    Wonderful narration. Engaging characters. A delight all around.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 12-22-10
    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 12-22-10 Member Since 2009

    dianne

    HELPFUL VOTES
    43
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    245
    62
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Very entertaining!"

    Although you get a bit tired of the whining at the beginning of the book, once her soon-to-be ex-brother-in-law comes on the scene, things pick up and it turns into a very funny story!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-4 of 4 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.