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Now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures.

Will Freeman may have discovered the key to dating success: If the simple fact that they were single mothers meant that gorgeous women - women who would not ordinarily look twice at Will - might not only be willing, but enthusiastic about dating him, then he was really onto something. Single mothers - bright, attractive, available women - thousands of them, were all over London. He just had to find them.

SPAT: Single Parents - Alone Together. It was a brilliant plan. And Will wasn't going to let the fact that he didn't have a child himself hold him back. A fictional two-year-old named Ned wouldn't be the first thing he'd invented. And it seems to go quite well at first, until he meets an actual 12-year-old named Marcus, who is more than Will bargained for...

©2014 Nick Hornby (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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Like the movie, love the book

I hate it when I see a movie first and then read or listen to a book only to find out what I lived was added in Hollywood. This was NOT that situation. The movie is wonderful and I will always love it, but I am happy to report that the book provides more depth and resolution to each of the characters that I loved in the movie as well as insight from different perspectives. So glad I took the chance on it!

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love the movie, love the book, love the audio!

I fell in love with the film first, and read the book when I was in high school. I wanted to reread the book and decided to try out the audiobook. I STILL love the story, and found that I got more out of it as a late twenty-something than I did as a 16 year old. I really enjoyed the narrator. His voice reminded me of Hugh Grant's (who played Will in the film) and that helped set the tone - especially on Will's chapters.

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<br />a feast of vulnerabilities!

This was the most satisfying Audible experience I've had, yet. I wish I could meet these characters in person. Marcus and Will and Fiona are the people you see in the grocery store, at the restaurant, in the car you're trying to pass. We get to experience the brilliant spectrum of thoughts and emotions of each which constructs this gorgeous kaleidoscope experience.

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brilliant

A story about when it is right to be incredibly intospective and self aware and when is it healthy to drop all that and live on the surface, and when the reverse is true too. Totally worth the journey.