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The Brightest Star in the Sky | [Marian Keyes]

The Brightest Star in the Sky

Fate is on its way to the tenants of 66 Star Street, bringing with it love and tragedy, friendship and heartbreak, and the power to change lives... One of them is falling in love; another is torn between two lovers. For some, secrets they want to stay buried will come to light, and for others, the unveiling of those secrets will have tragic consequences.
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Publisher's Summary

Fate is on its way to the tenants of 66 Star Street, bringing with it love and tragedy, friendship and heartbreak, and the power to change lives....

One of them is falling in love; another is torn between two lovers. For some, secrets they want to stay buried will come to light, and for others, the unveiling of those secrets will have tragic consequences.

©2009 Marian Keyes; (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

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    Kelly Jandowae, Australia 03-30-10
    Kelly Jandowae, Australia 03-30-10
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    "Not quite typical"

    This was the first audio-book I down loaded and I have to say I was very pleased. I had a 1600km car trip in front of me and I listened to it the whole journey.
    Whilst I found it enjoyable it was not quite a typical Marian Keyes. There were more 'dark' overtones and it was more serious in parts than her usual free spirited style of writing.
    All in all... not bad:)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy 03-28-10
    Tracy 03-28-10 Member Since 2008

    Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.

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    "Easy Listening"

    If you enjoy Marian Keyes, this is a novel similar to her others. The numerous characters live in one apartment building, we get to know some of their thoughts thanks to a "spirit" looking for ...the intent of which we are told almost at the end of the book. It sounds weird and at the word spirit, I probably would not have downloaded this book. While it does sound strange, it is not evil or wacky, it is a light book with some deep matter involved. Overall I did enjoy this very much, Marian Keyes is an author that does not disappoint.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stella 06-11-12
    Stella 06-11-12
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    "Marian Keyes is my favourite"

    I love anything she writes, cant get enough of all/any of her writing. Very funny, real and sad. Quite different to most of her other books. I just love the Irish,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yashica 07-29-10
    Yashica 07-29-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Involving"

    I loved the way I was sucked into the story. The characters where (some) funny and (some) very real and it was nice going on a rollercoaster with them.
    The ending left me very satisfied

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lesley West Kempsey, Australia 05-08-10
    Lesley West Kempsey, Australia 05-08-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Chick Lit and Proudly Irish"

    Marian Keyes is always entertaining. I always really care about her characters. She certainly has the knack of bring people alive and making them individuals. In The Brightest Star, her plot is not 'deep and meaningful' and as 'easy reading' this is a treasure for a cold winter afternoon on the sofa with a wine and a box of chocolates. Gerri Halligan reads with fun and vitality.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    w.a.m. 1964 HZ Heemskerk, Netherlands 04-23-10
    w.a.m. 1964 HZ Heemskerk, Netherlands 04-23-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Disappointing"

    I have been trying to get the hang of the story for many many days now. Rewinding many many times. I came to just 3 hours and I quit.
    It is totally not like the other Marian Keyes books. Very confusing with all those characters and only telling a short part of each then switching to the next. It is all about people living in the same building and a spirit is telling the story. Perhaps it will be doable when you can listen for hours at a time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Gosford, NSW, Australia 03-27-10
    Michael Gosford, NSW, Australia 03-27-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Not so bright."

    This novel does not live up to the title description. It lacked some ingredient that makes a novel interesting. Disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Shon-EL
    romford, United Kingdom
    11/20/09
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    "Marian Keyes can do no wrong!"

    I listened to this book in one day it was so hard to put down. I dont like chick-lit generally, however Marian Keyes does it for me, I don;t think her novels can count as chick-lit though, especially the more recent ones. It was different to her usual work, but very very interesting.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Leona
    Feniton, United Kingdom
    4/23/10
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    "The Brightest Star in the Sky"

    The Brightest Star in the Sky is another great novel by Marian Keyes. I love the way she is able to take serious issues and realistic characters and weave them into a story where the different strands eventually connect to create a funny and touching novel. Her plots are great and her subplots keep you guessing. Well worth listening to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kaggy
    United Kingdom
    1/3/15
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    "Whimsical story"

    My daughter loves this author and was thoroughly annoyed with me when I failed to finish another one of her books because I thought it was too twee. She insisted I gave this one a chance and on the whole I found this story of a group of people living in a Dublin block of flats entertaining and so was able to stick with it to the end. I could have lived without the mystical element, and one or two of the characters were fairly pointless, but the last couple of hours were very good and one particular scene was actually heartbreaking.
    This is recommended if you like something light and positive but with a few gritty elements. I have another Marian Keyes book in my library and I am quite looking forward to hearing it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • sharon
    castleford, United Kingdom
    3/17/12
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    "lovely"

    as usual a must for fans of marian keyes, a nice easy listen, happy days

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    Isle of Man, United Kingdom
    1/12/11
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    "Annoying....."

    Narrator worked well with this text, but being 1/3 of the way through I am struggling to stay attentive to the story and it doesn't draw my attention. I will stuggle to finish this. I have had to rewind a few bits where I missed who the characters were..... I was very disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Zoe
    PeeblesUnited Kingdom
    2/19/10
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    "Good light entertainment"

    I don't often do chick-lit, but found this fun. Good light entertainment with some quirky humour.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/5/15
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    "One of my all time favourite audio books"

    I've just finished my third listen of this book in a year. I love it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • lsanderson65
    5/1/15
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    "Clever, fun easy listening."
    What did you like most about The Brightest Star in the Sky?

    Bought on BOGOF deal and never read Marion Keyes before, so glad I did. Story telling at its best, fluffy and tough in places.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It had a magical, spiritual element to the story, that only becomes clear at the end, very clever, which added another dimension.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • CLAIRE
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    12/13/14
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    "Best so far!"

    I LOVED this book. The plot had me wondering from the beginning as to what was going to happen. Sad in places, but all makes sense. A really beautifully written story which I couldn't stop listening to.
    It has the right mix of characters and will keep you guessing right up till the end.
    I would say this is definitely her best book so far. Looking forward to reading more books like this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rhian
    United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "A pogniant trail of the modern stresses of life"

    I read this book a while ago but had forgotten the detail, listening to the story again brought back the amazing way Marian Keyes writes and weaves her stories makes this book one of my favourites.



    You should read this book if you enjoy interwoven tales of strangers that link together. Its well written and you shouldn't be put off by the chick lit style level of this book, it goes deeper than the standard chick lit and is better for it?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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