The lives of four very different women have been shaped - and battered - by one charming man…
Ireland's debonair politician Paddy de Courcy - the "John F. Kennedy Jr. of Dublin" - has captured tabloid headlines and the imagination of his country with his charm and charisma. But the crushed hearts he's left behind him reveal more about his character than his winning, vote-getting smile. Lola, Grace, Marnie, and Alicia have all suffered from his selfishness and cruelty. But with Paddy's political star ascending, the time is finally ripe for redemption…and perhaps a bit of revenge.
©2008 Marian Keyes (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers
Have read most of this authors books and always get a laugh even during tough topics. This doesn't disappoint, great inter winding stories and characters. Was not sure when I saw how long it was, but listened during work out and time flew by....
Not a good audio book...should have read it instead. Characters were confusing to keep track of and narrator sounded same for all characters. Also needed more chapter breaks in case you accidentally hit button to skip forward or back.
This Charming Man ranks in the top 20 audiobooks I've listened to so far. Marion Keys always demands that her listeners internalize what they hear.
Lola's evolution from having no insight into her own behavior to an awareness of how her behavior affects her friends and others. Which can also be said of Grace and her sister.
No, I have not as far as I know at this moment.
No extreme reactions, but reaction to the twin sister's struggle through alcoholism. I am really enjoy the way Marion Keyes takes the reader along on this journey from misery to restoration.
A tiny bit hard to follow in audio format, but worth it. As usual, Keyes does a wonderful job of creating nuanced, fascinating, and relatable characters who face serious issues and life choices with wit and courage.
What is with the crazy shorthand way of speaking in the first four chapters? It's so very annoying to listen to. Has Lola never heard of using a preposition? A pronoun? What was the author thinking? Example, "Just goes show looks aren't everything", or "Is quite large size but will see what can do."
And, I've only listened to the first four chapters, but toward of the end of the fourth chapter, all of a sudden the narration changes from the first to the third person. And it seems to be a totally different story.
Toward the end of the fourth chapter Lola is talking with Noel about helping him "track down clothes in difficult to find sizes", and in mid-sentence, it changes to a discussion in the third person with totally different characters. I kept going back, thinking there was some sort of problem with my computer.
Is this an error with the Audible version? Or is it supposed to make no sense?
Highly recommend you not waste your credits.
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