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The Other Side of the Story | [Marian Keyes]

The Other Side of the Story

Jojo Harvey is a literary agent whose star is on the rise. In love with both her married boss and her burgeoning career, not much distracts her. Until she finds herself representing two women who used to be best friends. Used to be....
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Publisher's Summary

Jojo Harvey is a literary agent whose star is on the rise. In love with both her married boss and her burgeoning career, not much distracts her. Until she finds herself representing two women who used to be best friends. Used to be. One of them, Gemma, has suddenly found herself from a broken home at the age of 32. Meanwhile, Lily, the woman Gemma has always blamed for stealing her one chance of happiness, is enjoying the overnight success of her debut novel. Set in the world of publishing, The Other Side of the Story is about love, loyalty, glass ceilings and survival tactics - and what to do when you get your chance for revenge.

©2003 Marian Keyes; (P)2004 W F Howes Ltd

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    Lyn McQuade 10-31-13
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    "Confusing"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who has plenty of time to read might find this book enjoyable, I found it confusing the way it jumped around from person to person. I read while I'm on public transport and have to stop when I get to my destination and quite often found it hard to pick up again. If I just had time to sit and read at my leisure I may have been able to follow more easily.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I've just ordered a Bryce Courtney book - Fortune Cookie.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Gerri Halligan?

    Yes I would, I didn't have a problem with the narration.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really, it was quite predictable. Everyone fitted into their slots at the end a little too tidily.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read several Marian Keyes books and have enjoyed them and will try her again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Preston, Australia 02-21-11
    Michelle Preston, Australia 02-21-11
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    "Absolutely Fantastic"

    I loved this story. The Dublin mother & father were so very real. It was a very predictable plot but just the same, it was a pleasure to listen to. I couldn't wait to listen to it but I never wanted it to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Sylvia
    Faringdon, United Kingdom
    3/24/08
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    "Refreshing"

    Normally I get very irritated with switching back and forth between characters, but not with this one. It was clearly announced that you were about to change characters, which helps, and whats more I liked all of them fairly well, but especially Jojo. So thoroughly enjoyable, and what a shanannigans (how do you spell that?) is life in the publishing world!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • CLAIRE
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    1/2/15
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    "Catchy good read."

    Over all a good book. Not one of her best, but still great to listen too. Got a bit confusing in places due to there being 3 stories running at the same time, but easy to find where your at and which story your in.
    All in all a good read / listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lorna
    yeovil, United Kingdom
    7/22/13
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    "Trite and stereotyped rubbish!"
    What would have made The Other Side of the Story better?

    The characters are ridiculous i.e. JoJo having an affair with a married man, a curvy woman with appetites, clever, witty, brilliant at her job, admired and liked by women, desired and admired by men - really!!
    Childish, silly, simplistic morality. What goes around comes around etc.
    I didn't finish this book, it was ridiculous, unfunny and the characters were one dimensional, unrealistic bores.
    I've read other Marian Keyes book and they were quite funny and light, this is just tedious, I couldn't listen to anymore of the perfect Jojo.


    What was most disappointing about Marian Keyes’s story?

    Characters, story, simplistic morality.


    What didn’t you like about Gerri Halligan’s performance?

    American accent.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom and amazement that this passed as a good read.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Adam
    DroitwichUnited Kingdom
    3/12/11
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    "A really good listen!"

    This is the first Marian Keyes book that I have listened to. I was a bit wary at 15 CD's to burn but I have to say by the end of the book, I really didn't want it to end! The narrator was fantastic! I really liked all of the characters in the book and it was a real pleasure to sit and listen whilst on long trips in the car! The characters were believeable and the book was funny, emotional and brilliant all at the same time. I will be getting more Marian books in the near future, especially if Geri Hallighan is reading them! I can reccomend!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gill
    Stocksfield, United Kingdom
    8/29/15
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    "Great story, dodgy Scottish accent"

    I really enjoyed the story and the info about the book world. Jojo was a great character and I occasionally wanted to give Lily a slap but looked forward to my next instalment. Gerry Halligan reads very well with great English and Irish accents but should avoid Scottish accents whenever possible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lizzylogs
    8/12/15
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    "Brilliant"

    Loved it like all her books it was great. Will definitely listen again and again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sdk
    8/9/15
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    "Funny, sometimes sad but always optimistc!"

    This was a great book to listen to. I don't think I would have enjoyed it so much if Marian Keyes had such a good balance between how cruel life can be and yet still see the funny and bright side of life.
    If you want a good read, I would definitely advice this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MISS G RAMSDEN
    4/24/15
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    "brilliant"

    very enjoyable read. I couldn't wait to get back to the book. kept me guessing right to the end

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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