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Sleeping Arrangements | [Madeleine Wickham]

Sleeping Arrangements

Chloe needs a holiday. She's sick of making wedding dresses, her partner Philip has troubles at work, and the whole family wants a break. Her wealthy friend Gerard has offered the loan of his luxury villa in Spain - perfect.
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Chloe needs a holiday. She's sick of making wedding dresses, her partner Philip has troubles at work, and the whole family wants a break. Her wealthy friend Gerard has offered the loan of his luxury villa in Spain - perfect.

Hugh is not a happy man. His immaculate wife Amanda seems more interested in her new kitchen than in him, and he works so hard to pay for it, he barely has time for his children. Maybe he'll have a chance to bond with them on holiday. His old friend Gerard has lent them a luxury villa in Spain - perfect.

Both families arrive at the villa and realize the awful truth - Gerard has double-booked. What no one else realizes is that Chloe and Hugh have a history; and as tensions rise within the two families, old passions resurface. It seems that Gerard's "accidental" double booking may not be an accident after all...

©2001 Madeleine Wickham; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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    Robin new york, new york, United States 04-09-13
    Robin new york, new york, United States 04-09-13 Member Since 2010

    Hi all. I'm in my 50's (that's relevant, i think), and I favor fiction. I like the british sensibility, and was introduced to the Forsyte Saga through audible ... loved it! I happen to also like Chinese writers, but they are not well represented yet at audible. Looking to follow readers with similar tastes ...

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    "below average for wickham/kinsella"

    Madeline Wickham had clearly not hit her stride when she wrote this one. She does have a quirky imagination which might have saved the book were it not for the disappointing narration (too loud at times, and too sing songy for my taste). I'd skip this one. Wedding Girl is a better choice for this author.

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    Valerie Boise, ID, USA 11-23-08
    Valerie Boise, ID, USA 11-23-08
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    "sweet story"

    This was more engaging than I thought it would be. Well-rounded story.

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    LJ Web CA USA 10-14-08
    LJ Web CA USA 10-14-08 Member Since 2005
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    "okayish... a bit dull"

    The British novels I love are packed with dry humor, sharp observations of life, witty asides. This one is not. It's just a simple little romantic plot whose wryest lines appear in the first few pages, so you can actually listen to them for free and save yourself the download. Still, I give it 3 stars because it did pass some otherwise boring time fairly enjoyably while I did my chores.

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    Patricia miami, FL, USA 07-24-08
    Patricia miami, FL, USA 07-24-08
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    "I enjoyed it"

    Not one of my favorite books from this author, but I still enjoyed it.

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    Linda Fort Worth, TX, United States 04-23-13
    Linda Fort Worth, TX, United States 04-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not A Good Listen!!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not me.


    What was most disappointing about Madeleine Wickham’s story?

    Not enough story to keep me interested. Yes, you already know how it ends before you start it but it would have been nice for the storyline could have been more intent, funny, compassionate, etc.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


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    Leslie WASHINGTON, DC, United States 08-13-12
    Leslie WASHINGTON, DC, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertaining"
    What did you love best about Sleeping Arrangements?

    It was entertaining


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    Good definition of each character through her perforrmance


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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    Any additional comments?

    Easy, light and entertaining to listen to

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    Julia COSTA MESA, CA, United States 01-24-12
    Julia COSTA MESA, CA, United States 01-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Just OK"
    Any additional comments?

    I saw that this author wrote the Shopaholic series, so I was hoping for something a little more light-hearted and funny.

    The word I would use to describe the tone of this book is

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    Kesha Union City, CA, United States 01-22-12
    Kesha Union City, CA, United States 01-22-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Okay Story that Reads Like a Play"

    This book read more like a play than a novel. While there were a few times the prose was beautiful enough for me to rewind a sentence, it was very dialogue-heavy and the scenes took place in a small number of settings.. Also, much like a play, the character development seemed a bit deliberate, as if you simply must see the character change via dialogue in 2 hours.

    It wasn't fun or funny like the Sophie Kinsella books I've read, but it was an okay way to pass the time.

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    Cortney Falls Church, VA, United States 03-20-11
    Cortney Falls Church, VA, United States 03-20-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Second try at Wickham, still disappointed"

    I am a HUGE fan of all Sophie Kinsella’s books. This is the second Madeleine Wickham book I have tried, and I didn’t like either of them.
    The monotone of the narrator didn’t keep my attention, and the plot was slow.

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