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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.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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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!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Deborah
  • UNIVERSITY CITY, MISSOURI, United States
  • 01-16-18

Great Great Story

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

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Smart Comedy, wonderful narration, great plot

I adored this the book. Very smart comedic undertones. Great story and reflection on who your friends really are.....and who they certainly are not.

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  • Tookie
  • knoxville, tn United States
  • 06-28-18

Smart and unpredictable

Loved!!!! It’s as if I’ve found another author like my beloved Sophie Kinsella! Now I’m going to go listen to all of her other books!

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Not memorable

So I'm going through my library reviewing books before I pick another, and I came to this one, which I literally listened to this month and I couldn't remember what it was about, I had to go to the summary, so with that said this book obviously was not memorable. However, now that I know which one it is, it was a fun story, be it very dramatic.

I just wish it wasn't so like adults acting like they are 16 with how they handle life.

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Smart and Fun

Finally! After a long spell for me - this book strikes the perfect balance. A light, fun, smart book that I wanted to finish in one sitting.

Well developed characters, none are too sappy, or just really well developed. Even the antagonist, while nasty, is just neurotic enough so that you understand her motivation... She's not all just gratuitous evil.

A story of love, friendship, career struggles, tasty revenge and a realistic ending, this book is well worth the credit.

Enjoy!

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Loved it!

Great story, with a surprise I definitely didn’t see coming. Story was well written and flowed nicely. I listened to the whole thing in only 2 sessions. I felt I literally couldn’t stop. In fact I stayed up until 2 am for the first session of listening. The emotions were real and I felt myself cringing or laughing or talking back. I would recommend this book highly.

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Fantastic listen!

My first time reading/listening to a Jane Fallon novel and I can’t wait to choose another of her’s next! I couldn’t stop listening- was hooked from the very beginning. Narrators are fantastic and the characters were wonderfully developed. Haven’t loved (and hated- the antagonist that is) characters this strongly in a long time. Would have loved to continue to follow their lives long after the story wrapped up.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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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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  • 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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  • sally roberts
  • 01-20-18

Really enjoyed it, well worth a listen.!! <br /><br />

Well written, great characters. The narration was really easy to listen to and the voice was soothing

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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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  • happy uno fan
  • 01-20-18

Loved it, great narrator, brilliant story

Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting an easy listen with a feel good factor. Wish it was a series

2 of 3 people found this review helpful