Faking Friends

Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (904 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Faking Friends by Jane Fallon, read by Sally Scott and Kristin Atherton.

Best friend. Soulmate. Confidante. Backstabber.

Amy thought she knew who Melissa was - then again, Amy also thought she was on the verge of the wedding of her dreams to her long-distance fiancé. When her career begins to unravel, she pays a surprise trip home to London. Her boyfriend Jack is out, but another woman has been making herself at home.... And that Other Woman is Melissa.

Amy has lost her job, her fiancé and her home in one disastrous weekend - but instead of falling apart, she's determined to get her own back. Piecing her life back together won't be half as fun as dismantling theirs, after all.

©2018 Jane Fallon (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Schadenfreude to the max


This was a good book and though it’s in the chick-lit genre it’s not at all cheesy (not that it has to be, but it’s typically a main ingredient for chick-lit). The story delves into a deep-rooted, toxic, best friendship between childhood friends and the elements that hold it together and tear it apart. It explores the meaning and recognition of genuine friendships and how “schadenfreude” is not and should never be in the mix. Overall, the story is solid, character development is great, and the ending is truly satisfying.

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Great Great Story

I rarely review books but this one was outstanding. Clever plot and full of surprises! Enjoy

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unexpectedly fun

this book had a lot of turns that were unexpected. By Midway I was pretty captivated and could not put it down. fun easy read!

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Twists along the way

I was afraid this book would be formulaic but I was pleasantly surprised. it has a few interesting twists along the way.

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Enjoyed every minute

A great summer listen. The twists and turns of friendship and deceit. Kept me interested for the whole book. One of those I wanted to know the ending but did not want it to end.

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An all rounder

Excellent story with twists and turns. And superb narrator! Loved it.
Funny, sweet and satisfying

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If you like catty, this is the book for you

Characters are kinda spiteful. Didnt quite
like the vengeful part of it. If catty is what you like, this will be perfect for you.

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i love it

i was hooked up instantly such a good and exiting book,the narrator have a beautiful voice and her way of telling the story is great the ending made me cry . and i really didn't want to finish it but at the same time i want it to know what will happen i love it.

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Best book in awhile!

Oh my stars. I enjoyed this book more than many in recent months. Some books I have had to turn off because of the narrators voice- but in this case, both of these women sound amazing and give stellar performances. Great story- I found myself listening every chance I got to see what happened next. Highly recommend.

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Took too long to get exciting

I loved the narrator, she did a wonderful job. British and easy to understand, good volume through out.
I found myself myself wondering "is this book going to be like this the whole time, when is anything exciting going to happen?"

My questions were asked... There IS a plot twist, so stay with it.

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  • JGC
  • 01-18-18

Didn't want it to end

I loved this book, read quite a few of Jane Fallons books and this is her best so far. If you like a good bitchfest revenge story then this is for you.

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  • Tommo_1990
  • 02-01-18

wonderful

This is a cracking listen. I enjoyed every minute. lots of twists. Only downside was I didn't believe the character was nearly forty. they all seemed to be in their late 20s.

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  • SamDutta
  • 04-14-18

Easy listening but...

The concept of the storyline is great but I found some of the relationships unrealistic. There didn’t seem to be any conceivable bond between the main character and her best friend which lessened the impact of the crux of the story.

Nonetheless it was entertaining and easy to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-27-18

Fantastic

Absorbing and clever, didn't want it to end. Narrator easy to listen to, good at differentiating characters without found OTT.

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  • Christine Knight
  • 01-27-18

Terrific

Easy listen but still v exciting . Really worth a listen ,one of my favourites.excellent narration.

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  • Lara
  • 01-16-18

love it!!

couldn't stop listening, ruined my day !! 😁😁If u love rom com u will love this

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  • tracie
  • 02-03-18

Truly awful

With the exception of the latest Helen Fields book, I’ve downloaded some really duds lately.

This one is boring, patronising & fluffy (not in a happy feel good way).

Don’t waste your time. Got to the fourth chapter & couldn’t stand anymore.

Thank goodness for audible allowing you to return books you don’t like!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-20-18

Enter with a twist in the story. 100% chic lit tho'.

Narration brilliant. Story seemed to have a very real protagonist. Revenge is never sweet; growing up is!

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  • Our Tim
  • 07-08-19

All comes good in the end - enjoyable.

There are some real unlikable characters in this book. Thankfully, they get what is coming to them. A glorious tale of sabotage and consequence. Full of 'eyes-wide, is this really happening?' moments. Me and my wife enjoyed listening to this on a holiday road-trip so it gets 5/5 from us.

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  • Jane Andrews
  • 06-14-19

Who was the goodie?

Wow! By the end I thought we were supposed to be rooting for the evil friend, the main character was so unpleasant. This is my first encounter with this type of novel and I now know why. It was very well performed which is the reason I made it up the last chapter.

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  • stephen
  • 01-27-18

A little see through

Not a story I was completely comfortable with given the revenge factor. Fairly easy to spot the final outcome. Good narration.

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  • Jan Richardson
  • 03-19-18

Such an interesting Book

loved this book as this was a real life story .. could happen to anyone loved the twists and turns

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-28-18

Loved it

Fab read / listen, couldn't wait to have time to listen to it. Grabbed me instantly, easy to relate to characters. Laughed and cheered on the main character a very easy entertaining book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-04-18

Great listen

Easy, interesting worth the read. Would recommend, well written and fun. Light hearted almost chick flick but not soppy

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  • G from OZ
  • 02-08-18

Romping tale with excellent narration

Great story made better by fabulous narration. Enjoyed every minute of it, accents and all!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-24-20

enjoyable read

enjoyed reading this book great story with some unexpected twists and turns will be reading more by jane

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-25-19

Enjoyable story!

Great book - enjoyed the story and was well narrated I would definitely recommend perfect for a rainy day

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  • Barb
  • 10-20-19

You can't stop listening

absolutely great chick story know how women can be! from start to finish an amazing book and I can't wait to get more Jane Fallon

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  • Kex Lancaster
  • 08-21-19

Very enjoyable read

Great story and something we have all dealt with to varying degrees. I enjoyed the characters and found it all very relatable.

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  • Aileen
  • 07-23-19

Charming, well written and fun

I really enjoyed this audiobook. The narrator was superb, and really brought the protagonist to life, capturing the humour and charm of the narrative. The antagonist is a little too horrible to be believable as the protagonist’s best friend for decades. That was a weak spot in the credibility of the plot, but this is not the sort of book that offers gritty realism. Rather it offers a fun and absorbing listen. So the plot flaws didn’t lessen my enjoyment very much.
I’ll be looking for more of this authors’ books.