Matt Beckford's sole ambition is to turn forty with his life sorted. With a Porsche on the drive and a high-flying job, it looks like things are perfect.
But when Matt's wife unexpectedly calls time on their marriage, a chain of events is set in motion that very quickly sees him facing forty broke, homeless and completely alone. But all is not lost because Matt has a plan…
©2013 Mike Gayle (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
Its an weird thing but my favourite genre to read is murder/mystery books but when it comes to audio books, I love ChicLit! Odd I know!
Such a good story. I don't usually pick stories narrated by men but this was a gem. Its the count-down to turning 40 with all the hic-ups inbetween. Highly recommended
"Perfect beach listen"
Mike Gayle does what I have come to think of as 'Blokelit' - a blokey relationship story for girls to read, done really, really well. Very enjoyable story and narration - you really come to care about the characters. Almost (but not quite) as good as 'My New Best Friend', but great fun in its own right. Check out its prequel 'Turning 30', if you haven't already, as well as agony uncle Mike Gayle's other books. This is not what I would usually read - I don't tend to do chicklit, e.g. - but I loved it.
"Great summer read"
This is a great light read about a guy reluctantly entering his fortieth year. From a happy married life with a great paying job, his whole life changes. This is how he works towards managing his impending "adulthood" and change of circumstances. Some happy and funny moments.
The great finish.
Well read, you just thought the guy was talking to you.
It could be so much worse, but you didn't know it at the time.
Great beach read for men or women.
"Good Alternative to a Woman's Tale"
Yes. The story flowed well and listening to a mans story of coping with a break up and heading for a milestone birthday is unusual but worked really well.
The main character was my favourite (note English spelling). His emotions and thoughts seemed real and believable.
The narration was excellent. Clear, good use of voices and flow was good.
Parts did make me SALTS (smile a little then stopped). Humour was good.
A nice alternative to a woman in the same situation.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.