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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    diane 11-24-13
    diane 11-24-13

    graphic & fine artist

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    "ok read - a little slow"

    started off kind of intriguing - then got slow and predictable..
    I liked "The husband's secret" much better..

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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.

    19 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Simone 08-04-15
    Simone 08-04-15 Member Since 2015

    Follow me on Goodreads too!

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    "I loved it!"

    I can’t get enough of Liane Moriarty! Sadly for me, I have now read all her books so I must wait for the next release – whenever that will be! I wish she’d hurry up already; I’m already impatient for the next one.

    The plotlines in her books are always so complex and twisted… hard to describe! I wish I had a more intelligent review to post other than just: “I loved it!”

    How to explain this story? Part page turner, part slice of life anecdote, part stalker-drama, part stream of conscious happenings … whatever you want to call it - I just loved it!

    More please!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Margaux 01-04-15
    Margaux 01-04-15 Member Since 2016

    Taking recommendations!

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    "Good, Unique story, but long listen."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It was a little long and I think it could have been condensed.


    Could you see The Hypnotist's Love Story being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I could see this book becoming a movie. It would should not be a TV series.


    Any additional comments?

    This book follows two women. It follows a normal women whom is getting into a new relationship and the man's ex girlfriend who is his stalker. The way I put it might sound like it could be confusing, but the premise is not confusing in away way.
    Both women are likable characters. There is no 'WHAT?' moments and it's not a super exciting read, but there are times you laugh or say 'are you serious?' This review might sound contradicting, but that it how I kind of find this book .It was an okay book, but at the same time I enjoyed it. This book had some charm and a unique story that keep me listening to it.

    1 of 1 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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    "Love Moriarty"
    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 4 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Philadelphia, PA, United States 12-05-13
    Leslie Philadelphia, PA, United States 12-05-13 Member Since 2016

    I used to whistle while I worked. Now I read a book!

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    "Strange and interesting love story"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The only thing I would change was the would be the exchange between the characters. The story changes points of view between Ellen, the hyptnotist. Who is now involved with Patrick, and Saskia, Patrick's ex who is now stalking him.(Saskia even goes as far as to become a secret patient of Ellen's practice.)The narrator never says "Saskia" or "Ellen" so the listener never knows who's talking at the time. She just glides from person to person. So I had to listen closely to figure out who is talking. This made the story hard to follow and annoying, for almost the first half of the story. Until the characters really developed.


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

    I think the biggest momment is when Saskia breaks into Ellens home in the night and the big confrontation. Up until then, Saskia always kept her distance.Except for being her secret patient, of course, And this was a big turning point in the story.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I liked the story as a whole. These are two women that I had an immediate empahy with. They're real, and failible. With real insecurities. Two girls that otherwise would probably be friends. As I stated before, I just didn't like how the reader slide from one character to the other without a pause.


    Do you think The Hypnotist's Love Story needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Maybe, I would love the find out what happened to Saskia, and if she actually finds a love of her own.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, a good story. Just listen closely.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ellegreenland Seattle, WA United States 11-16-13
    ellegreenland Seattle, WA United States 11-16-13 Member Since 2015

    mzzelle

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    "Pure fun!"
    Would you listen to The Hypnotist's Love Story again? Why?

    I'm not a re-listener, but I truly did enjoy every minute of this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Ms. Moriarty creates such likable characters, with interesting jobs and lives. She's downright funny, but there were many poignant moments as well.


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

    I have not, but would in a heartbeat after hearing her in this one.


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

    There were several - it was so easy to identify with the characters, each in a different way.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Georgia 10-09-12
    Georgia 10-09-12
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    "Really good book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really like the story and I like the way the author writes. I liked her other book as well. I was very sad when it was over.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LS 04-23-16
    LS 04-23-16
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    "My favorite book of all time"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hypnotist's Love Story the most enjoyable?

    The storyline was created so masterfully. The scene setup was so perfect. I read this book 3 times so I can appreciate how it unfolds, given that I know what happens at the end.
    Moriarti is a genius.

    I also cannot say enough about Tamara Lovett-Smith. Her voice is magical. I'm hypnotized listening to her.

    This book actually made me want to go to a therapist-seriously!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I felt drawn to Saskia


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when Saskia befriends Kate


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

    The hypnotists's story (but take out the word love)


    Any additional comments?

    a must read/listen

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