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The Hypnotist's Love Story Audiobook

The Hypnotist's Love Story

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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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    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 3 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

    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 3 people found this review helpful
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    ellegreenland 11-16-13

    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 3 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 3 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Mochnacz 01-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Become entranced by "The Hypnotist's Love Story!""
    What did you love best about The Hypnotist's Love Story?

    I am a HUGE Liane Moriarty fan after reading "Big Little Lies" and "The Husband's Secret." I think since those were my introductions to this author, I almost expect every story to come to a screeching halt when a mind-blowing twist is revealed. You won't get that here, and that's what makes Moriarty such a unique story-teller. She always has a new story to tell.

    I loved the calming narration and the straight forward story telling. The parallel's drawn between the hypnotist and Saskia, the other female protagonist, really propels the story. The characters are all richly drawn. Their emotions are human and real, which makes them all complex.

    Lovatt-Smith's narration makes you feel like you are wrapped in a warm blanket the entire time.


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

    Once the story had concluded, I sat in my car and just felt satisfied. Each character had reached their resolution, and it goes to show that no matter our past, our future can still be full of opportunity.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a mystery like some of Moriarty's other works, but I was desperate to see how it would end. That is the mark of a good story teller.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paquita V 12-17-16
    Paquita V 12-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    I loved this book as well as the way it was performed. Very imaginitive story, as always with this writer, and very well structured. Also an excellent insight into women's psyche.

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    Virginia S. 11-30-16
    Virginia S. 11-30-16

    Virginia Stromberg

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    "loved it!"

    this is very great and unpredictable story and the narration was spot-on! this author and narrator together have the perfect combination of style and performance.

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    Nia Atlanta 11-25-16
    Nia Atlanta 11-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    it was not her best book. but I was excited to listen to it daily.

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    Rosemary Dillon 11-20-16
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    "Held my attention from beginning to end."

    The characters are believable and the story held my interest. I often find myself annoyed when a character decides not to tell someone when something potentially dangerous happens. It does create suspense but It makes a character seem less sympathetic. I will recommend this book to my women friends.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    nellie richmond hill, Ontario, Canada 10-21-16
    nellie richmond hill, Ontario, Canada 10-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Liane moriarty is great"

    Any time I finish listening to a good book I get this sad feeling, it's like to say goodbye to a dear friend who is leaving. Liane moriarty' s books leave me with such a feelings. I almost read all her books, she makes you love her characters, good and not so good ones. All her stories show you there is no black and white in life, there is good and bad in everybody and anybody can make mistakes.
    I wish I had this much talent to write.
    This book was very pleasant to listen, Tamara Lovatt Smith is one the the best narrators I listened to, her voice is really calming, sometimes I felt hypnotized while listening.
    I hope I'll see future books by the author and the narrator together again.



    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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