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At 28, Lucy is doing well for herself. She's got a great job, her boss loves her, and her friends think she's great. The only problem is she does feel the need to lie outrageously on dates - often with hilarious results.

But when Lucy decides that her flatmate and oldest friend, Henry, is in need of a makeover, nothing can prepare them for the surprise results! Before long, Lucy realises that their lives will never be the same again.

©2010 Jane Costello (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Thoroughly enjoyable and laugh-out-loud hilarious." ( Heat)

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  • Jacqueline Kirk
  • 07-19-16

A light, humorous story guaranteed to lift your mood

The characters in this story remind me of a friend of mine who has always claimed the dating scene is every bit as horrendous as Jane Costello describes. It's a lightweight story about dating, shoes and too much pressure about personal appearance, but don't dismiss this book on those grounds. The writer skilfully draws you into the characters lives and gets you frustrated at their actions. I guess I would be cast as a Mum to these characters, but imagine many who read the book would feel as frustrated as I did at their bad decisions and inability to see what's been there all along under their noses. The dialogue is brilliantly done and it's full of humour - some of it acerbic and hilarious- I laughed out loud in places. It's nice to see the guy having the "make over" for a change and the writer subtly puts across the double standards between men and women in the subsequent events. The story kept me interested unlike some in this genre where I often get bored with the characters and don't care what happens. That's not the case here, the main character is bright and funny, you feel you know her and want to find out if it all turns out okay for her. Alex Tregear is a great narrator with a gift for accents. She delivers the humorous lines just right, but there were some surprising pronunciation errors that jarred me out of the story. Still, a very good performance and a worthwhile listen.

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  • Begginer
  • 08-28-16

loved it!

Captivating story, that most will relate to. Fun and romantic listen. It was beautifully narrated which fitted the characters perfectly. really enjoyed it.

Simona

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  • angiev
  • 04-20-16

Great book

Loved this, great story believable characters. Excellent narration.
Fully deserves 5 * rating. One of the best in this genre I have read.

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  • LYNNE COMLEY
  • 07-19-16

Great book

Funny romantic and great read couldn't put it down . An easy read something to chill out to

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  • Lady viscount
  • 05-09-16

easy listening

great easy listening book. made me laugh out loud and cry too. really enjoyed it and would recommend especially for a holiday read.

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  • Miss Ingrid Giovino
  • 10-23-16

My new favourite author

I was looking for my next book and after reading countless review I settle on this book. I loved it, couldn't stop listening to it!

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  • barbara
  • 10-17-16

A good book

Which character – as performed by Alex Tregear – was your favourite?

Henry

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

I found it hard to put down and even listened when doing my ironing . I thought the narrator was excellent and I will certainly listen to books written by Jane Costello again.

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  • Greer
  • 07-29-16

Good book but .....

Why so many chapters?!?
First time listening to this author. It's a Lovely heartwarming story but constantly interrupted with a new chapter is a little off putting

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  • Mutti
  • 12-26-17

Long winded and predictable

What made the experience of listening to My Single Friend the most enjoyable?

Sorry to say that I really struggled with this book. It went on for ages and was very predictable. I think this book took me the longest to complete as I wasn't overly engaged with it, unfortunately. There was nothing that stood out to me that was enjoyable.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jane Costello again?

OK, I've downloaded another Jane Costello book, however, it seems to be very similar.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

None really

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

I don't think the style of writing or storyline is my cup of tea really- sorry :-(

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  • Charlotte Van
  • 12-25-17

A wonderful story

What was one of the most memorable moments of My Single Friend?

I think the ending was very memorable on this audiobook as you have been rooting for the main characters throughout and the way they developed towards the end is exactly what a listener would want to occur.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book is an emotional rollercoaster - some parts are really funny, others make you want to scream and shout at the characters - but ultimately it is a feel-good book with a lovely story that develops well throughout.

Any additional comments?

Although the book is quite long, the story was definitely worth sticking with it.