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The Hypnotist's Love Story Audiobook

The Hypnotist's Love Story

Ellen O’Farrell is a bit unusual. She’s a hypnotherapist. She’s never met her father. And she can’t seem to keep a relationship going. (Okay, that’s more normal that we want to admit.) When Ellen meets Patrick, she’s hopeful nevertheless. But when he says he needs to tell her something, she fears the worst. When Patrick reveals that his ex-girlfriend is stalking him, Ellen thinks, "Is that all?" She’s more intrigued than frightened. She’d love to meet her. What she doesn’t know is that she already has.
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From the author of the critically acclaimed What Alice Forgot comes a wonderfully fun, insightful novel about the crazy things we do for love.

Ellen O’Farrell is a bit unusual. She’s a hypnotherapist. She’s never met her father. And she can’t seem to keep a relationship going. (Okay, that’s more normal that we want to admit.) When Ellen meets Patrick, she’s hopeful nevertheless. But when he says he needs to tell her something, she fears the worst.

When Patrick reveals that his ex-girlfriend is stalking him, Ellen thinks, "Is that all? Actually, that’s kind of neat." She’s more intrigued than frightened. What makes a supposedly smart, professional woman behave this way? She’d love to meet her. What she doesn’t know is that she already has.

©2012 Liane Moriarty (P)2012 Penguin

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    Marjorie Sheppard Mt. Laurel, New Jersey 09-24-13
    Marjorie Sheppard Mt. Laurel, New Jersey 09-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Don't waste your money"
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    Have you ever met a character you want to smack? This is "the hypnotist", Eleanor. She is so sickeningly sweet and the storyline is so "over-the-top" smultzy, I found myself talking out loud to my iphone "oh come on!" The poor reader is tortured by Ellen's never-ending stream of thoughts and analysis about every single happening and every word spoken by every character. A silly novel with little to offer.

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    Dinosaur Mommy 04-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story"
    Where does The Hypnotist's Love Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    So well written that I was empathizing with Saskia and angry with Patrick. I really wanted Ellen and Saskia to be friends...but as the story progressed I knew that could not happen


    What did you like best about this story?

    How much the characters grew, how much they learned about themselves and others.


    Have you listened to any of Tamara Lovatt Smith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    nope, great voice, easy to follow, easy to distinguish between different characters


    If you could rename The Hypnotist's Love Story, what would you call it?

    hmmmm....Not What you Think


    Any additional comments?

    SPOILERS..Wow, at first I wanted to junk punch and kick Patrick for what he did to Saskia. Then as I understood him and the grief he was suffering I understood. If he had met Ellen first the same thing would have happened.Poor Saskia all that she went through, all that she lost, all the she'll never have... I think Patrick's mother really should have connected with her and kept her relationship with Jack strong. Jack suffered the most because of Patrick's decision. I'm glad she was able to find a life for herself. She spent too much time alone now she finally has support.Really likd Ellen's character, felt that she grew not only as a hypnotist but as a person.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Marijke Vroomen-Durning Montreal, QC 10-07-14
    Marijke Vroomen-Durning Montreal, QC 10-07-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Too long and dragged out"

    I enjoyed the story to a point. I found that it dragged too long and became tedious towards the end. It could have used a good edit to remove the extra parts that weren't necessary. Took away from a decent story.

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    DIANE Thornhill,, Ontario, Canada 04-06-14
    DIANE Thornhill,, Ontario, Canada 04-06-14 Member Since 2015

    I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I probably would. This was an enjoyable "girls read". Not the deepest book I've ever read but just enjoyable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    strangely enough, Saskia was my favourite character. I watched as a voyeur as she invaded the privacy of her ex-boyfriend and got a look into the mind of a deeply troubled woman. However, later on in the book, her life took a different turn and I was pleased for her.


    What about Tamara Lovatt Smith’s performance did you like?

    I love that hint of Aussie accent.. I'm a sucker for them! She got different voices right even the mens' voices. I enjoyed her performance.


    If you could take any character from The Hypnotist's Love Story out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I think I would definitely take Ellen out for dinner. I'd love to know more about hypnotherapy!


    Any additional comments?

    Nope... just a quick, enjoyable read. If you're looking for depth and major literary art, this is probably not the book for you. Just a good story.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    alison Dallas, TX, United States 05-21-16
    alison Dallas, TX, United States 05-21-16 Member Since 2009

    Devoted reader and reading teacher. I don't know what I would do without Audible! Lets me do all my chores and still get my "reading" in!

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    "Odd topic, but a good listen"

    I've never thought about what it would be like in the mind of a stalker. This book goes back and forth between two women. The hypnotist who has just started a relationship and the woman who is obsessed with the hypnotist's new boyfriend--who is the stalker's ex-boyfriend. As usual, Moriarty's book is witty and engaging. Perhaps not quite as engaging as some of her other books. Still worth reading. If you love Moriarty, just turn your expectations down a notch.

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    Jacki 05-04-16
    Jacki 05-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I love you Liane Moriarty
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    I hate to give my favorite author less than five stars. I have read, loved and embraced all of your books. THLS is the last one I read, if it had been the first it would've been the last.
    I felt I was waiting for something, with that being said I could see this as a tv series and, I would watch! hard to explain.
    bottom line: every other book you've written I never wanted then to end, THLS ... I couldn't wait to finish.
    I admire and adore you Liane and will continue to read everything you write! xox

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    kathleen Harrington 03-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story!"

    Loved the narrator, and characters. Very fun read, I laughed out loud and enjoyed each moment.

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    lyn 03-03-16
    lyn 03-03-16
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    "Stay with it..it is worth the ride ...great story."
    What did you love best about The Hypnotist's Love Story?

    The layers of emotion of each character


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hypnotist's Love Story?

    Ellen and her 'self conversations'


    Have you listened to any of Tamara Lovatt Smith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Great narrator


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

    no- needed to digest the characters slowly


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    kamcorn Cornwall, NY, United States 02-02-16
    kamcorn Cornwall, NY, United States 02-02-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Great Liane Moriarty Book"

    Another book with great characters that sound so real, entwined with an intriguing story. Loved it!

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    Michelle Settle 01-28-16
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    "Loved this read!"

    A big Liane Moriarty fan, I looked forward to hearing this book. It may have been a few chapters longer than it needed to be. I did enjoy the characters tho.

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