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The Woman Who Stole My Life Audiobook

The Woman Who Stole My Life

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Publisher's Summary

One day, sitting in traffic, Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life.

But in this event is born the seed of something which will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar, wrenching her whole family apart. For the first time real, honest-to-goodness happiness is just within her reach.

But is Stella Sweeney, Dublin housewife, ready to grasp it?

©2013 Marian Keyes (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

Praise for the author: "When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own." (Daily Express)

"Chatty and warmhearted, Keyes's talent is to tell it how it is." (Independent)

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    Fiona 12-31-14
    Fiona 12-31-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable book"

    Really enjoyed the book and the narration. Good storyline and the narrator did the voices really well. Highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susannah Adelaide, Australia 12-11-14
    Susannah Adelaide, Australia 12-11-14
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    "OK but not raving about it!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, always love Marian Keyes books, but this is not one of her best I don't think.


    Would you recommend The Woman Who Stole My Life to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend it as it is fine...just not fabulous.


    What about Aoife McMahon’s performance did you like?

    She commanded all the voices very well. Even the male voices were believable.


    Could you see The Woman Who Stole My Life being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, you would make another Marian book into a movie instead...This Charming Man for instance...that would be a great film!


    Any additional comments?

    Not a waste of time by any means, just a bit lacklustre.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nicola Killops 07-17-15
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    "I couldn't finish. Gave up after about 5 hours."
    What disappointed you about The Woman Who Stole My Life?

    It Just didn't go anywhere. I felt like I was on a loop going round and round.


    What was most disappointing about Marian Keyes’s story?

    So much back and forth but nothing actually happened. A lot of blah,blah,blah.


    What aspect of Aoife McMahon’s performance would you have changed?

    Her performance was adequate and not my reason for disliking the book. I just had to get accustomed to her Irish accent which was pleasant. I did not like the way she did male voices. It made them all sound like dim witted thugs.


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

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    I read many Keyes books about 10 years ago. I loved Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married and Last Chance Saloon, but I don't see myself reading another one in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chee 06-05-15
    Chee 06-05-15
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    "Loved It"
    If you could sum up The Woman Who Stole My Life in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, engaging and entertaining


    What other book might you compare The Woman Who Stole My Life to and why?

    I can only compare to other Marian Keyes books. I have enjoyed listening to all of them.


    Have you listened to any of Aoife McMahon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Have not listened to any of her narrations,


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed a lot.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sab_sunrise Rosebank, Australia 05-28-15
    Sab_sunrise Rosebank, Australia 05-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "it was ok..."

    I loved the first half of this book and thought i made a great choice. It was funny and engaging, and it had depth. But as the story progressed it seemed to get more shallow and predictable. It was very well read throughout.
    I am not sure if I would try another one of Marian Keyes- maybe.

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    Jessie E Taylor 05-13-15
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    "Love it. Classic Marian ☺️"

    Another fantastic story full of loveable characters and humour. A fun listen and a definite hit for Marian devotees and those just discovering her greatness!!

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    Aimee Christchurch, New Zealand 03-29-15
    Aimee Christchurch, New Zealand 03-29-15 Member Since 2013

    I am a total audiobook addict! I travel quite a bit for work and listen to them while I drive. Always searching for a good author to follow

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    "The Woman who stole my life"
    Any additional comments?

    This was a great book. It was wonderful to listen a Marian Keyes book again, it has been ages. The narration was excellent, I have listened to her a few times now and always enjoy her.
    The story had me hooked from the beginning and I enjoyed every minute of it.

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    pup 11-10-14
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    "Loved every minute of it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Funny and engaging, I didn't want to put it down. There are layers of funniness in this book.


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  • Rebecca
    Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
    11/26/14
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    "Not One Of Her Best"

    The story line went from the butterfly in the bell jar to 50 shades of grey then turned into the TV series episodes. It was funny but did not pack the punch in regard to story line

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • jackie
    donhead st mary, United Kingdom
    11/17/14
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    "Fantastic book"

    Amazing story line, really disturbing, heard interview with author on Woman's Hour so thought i would give it a try
    Very glad i did and was walking around shouting for someone to help her I got so engrossed
    Not my normal type of book but a very good change

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Boaz Tal
    5/18/15
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    "Great first half..."

    The story line and format at the beginning of the book is breath taking. I couldn't let it go! But as the plot progress in starting to thin out. I found myself forcing throughput the last few hours. What kept me going was the brilliant narrator!! I almost felt that I stop I will miss a great performance.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • christine
    12/11/14
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    "A good lark of a story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would too those of my friends who like a good girlie read


    What did you like best about this story?

    The main character


    What about Aoife McMahon’s performance did you like?

    Perfect voice for this story. Would listen to another that she reads


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh


    Any additional comments?

    As all good books should it made me care about what happened to the main characters

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Carol Garnett
    12/5/14
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    "Big Disappointment"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A stronger story line


    Has The Woman Who Stole My Life put you off other books in this genre?

    No. First book from this author I haven't enjoyed


    What three words best describe Aoife McMahon’s voice?

    Pleasant Irish lilt


    What character would you cut from The Woman Who Stole My Life?

    Georgie


    Any additional comments?

    Not the best listening experience. Weak story line which found boring. Relieved as much as the author I think to get to ending which I felt to be a contrived cheesy lets all be happy -unrealistic.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • CLAIRE
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    12/13/14
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    "Not what you think it's going to be!"

    Not one of Marian Keyes best books but still a good read. Jumps about a lot from now to then, but not too complicated that you can't follow what's going on. The title of the book doesn't make sense till over half way through, bit still an enjoyable book. A must for all Marian Keyes fans.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Catriona Ferris
    Guildford, Surrey
    5/8/15
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    "Surprising flow and not what you expect"

    If the flow had been more consistent I would have liked it better. I liked it moving back and forward between past and present but then she seemed to run out of steam and we had a long chunk in NY and then present.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • sarah sims
    2/25/15
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    "Brilliant, listened over and over again."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definatly, and I have, it's uplifting and a little different.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Manic & Stella, brilliant characters


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laugh, such fun


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • EGS
    UK
    12/22/14
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    "Overlong and underedited."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I'm afraid not. My other comments will explain why,


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The basic story was intriguing. The structure was clever, leading me to persevere because I wanted to know how the story had arrived at the scenario at the beginning. But it was twice as long as it needed to be. There was far too much detailed narrative, so that it became tedious. The worst parts were the repeated and utterly superfluous detailed sex scenes. Sometimes less is more.


    What does Aoife McMahon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She is a good narrator, with nice pace and an ability to distinguish between different characters without resorting to silly voices. I think I would have give up if she hadn't been so pleasant to listen to.


    Did The Woman Who Stole My Life inspire you to do anything?

    Not to read anything else by this author!


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry if this sounds very negative; for the first few hours I quite enjoyed the book, and I am sure lots of people will not share my opinion. I could not give it fewer than three stars, but that is largely because of an interesting idea and good narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • angela
    11/20/14
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    "Disappointing 😩"
    What disappointed you about The Woman Who Stole My Life?

    Love Marian Keyes but no this just didn't do it for me.


    What could Marian Keyes have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Written a better story!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator was fine


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Woman Who Stole My Life?

    Ryan's auction


    Any additional comments?

    Just disappointed!

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful

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