Meet Buffy. With three ex-wives, a failing career and only his dog, George, for company, Buffy's bachelorhood is looking worryingly confirmed. Until he meets Celeste. Dazzled by love, Buffy has no idea that Celeste is systematically researching his ex-wives, children, and step-children, and unearthing secrets that will change all their lives.
©1993 Deborah Moggach (P)2000 W F Howes Ltd
I should have listened to the negative reviewer. Heartbreak Hotel is one of my favorite audiobooks but this one just made me sad. I didn't like the story. It made me feel sorry for Buffy and even though some of the characters and incidents are interesting, the reader brings nothing to the experience. She has a nice voice but reads without character.
If you love a lot of personal details about people you don't know or care about you might like this book. I couldn't finish it.
Anglophile. Prefer only British fiction and mysteries. Good translations of Italian, too.
I would, but would suggest they read this one before the Heartbreak Hotel. I read in reverse order.
Impossible to name just one. I liked the scenes with Poppy in the pharmacy and Buffy looking the window at Harrod;s.
I cannot name just one. This question is annoying.
Again, you expect absolutes. No, I did not cry. Yes, I laughed. Yes, I was nostalgic and melancholy.
It might be helpful if your review questions were not to one or the other or so black and white. We're talking about literature here, not some stupid TV show with lists, etc. Thank you.
I loved listening to this book. It is so easy to love the characters and the story. Recommended for perfect listening.
"shame about the narration"
good descriptions, flowing storyline, memorable characters - all rendered dull and two-dimensional by the uninspired narration.
We like Buffy, old fashioned dinosaur that he is and the relationships with his usually, much cleverer than he is, wives and girlfriends. It the authors observations of being human and laughing (out loud) at ones own ridiculousness, especially as we get older/have children with minds and lives of their own that appeals to me, I think. It's just a very well written, pleasant listen that I go back to from time to time because it's clever and nicely done.
"Good first part."
Enjoyed this book.
Buffy finds himself attracted to a woman a lot younger than
Buffy meets a woman a lot younger than himself and wonders why he is so attracted to her after all she's young enough to be his daughter.
She is interested in him and his ex-wives.
Enjoyable, well written with some funny bits and well performed by Diana bishop.
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