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Publisher's Summary

Barrington Jedidiah Walker is 74 and leads a double life. Born and bred in Antigua, he's lived in Hackney, London, for years. A flamboyant character with a fondness for William Shakespeare, Barrington is a husband, father, grandfather - and also secretly gay.

His deeply religious and disappointed wife, Carmel, thinks he sleeps with other women. When their marriage goes into meltdown, Barrington wants to divorce Carmel and live with Morris, but after a lifetime of fear and deception, will he manage to break away?

With an abundance of laugh-out-loud humor and wit, Mr. Loverman explodes cultural myths and shows the extent of what can happen when people fear the consequences of being true to themselves.

©2014 Bernardine Evaristo (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Wonderful

I enjoyed this book immensely. Funny and deeply insightful book dealing with difficult topics, great performance.

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Realistic Love Story

Love this book! A real life love story! The narrators were simply amazing bringing more life, laughter, and sadness to the book! This book will forever stay in my library!

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Well Done!

Would you listen to Mr. Loverman again? Why?

Again & Again!

What other book might you compare Mr. Loverman to and why?

Due to rich Caribbean accents, it kept reminding me of Neil Gaiman's, Anansi Boys. The sharp wit is great theater.

What about Robin Miles and Ron Butler ’s performance did you like?

Like it? I loved it! they're phenomenal!

If you could take any character from Mr. Loverman out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Probably the Grandson. I would want to hear his fresh contemporary philosophy.

Any additional comments?

NYT has a wonderful review on Mr. Loverman. I didn't discover it until I'd already read the book. KUDOS, Bernardine Evaristo!

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Too long and drawn out

Would you try another book from Bernardine Evaristo and/or Robin Miles and Ron Butler ?

The story was good but took a while to get the real substance.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters development

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator was fine.

Was Mr. Loverman worth the listening time?

Well for my book club yes.

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Interesting read

Interesting story. Author has a way with words! Tastefully written. Performances were awesome. Subject matter a reality that should probably be discussed more.

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The truth will set you free.

I loved the book. What a better world this would be if we all can live our truth. Barry got off a little toi easy I think. however I'm glad it ended with a happy ending.