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Sweet Tooth Audiobook

Sweet Tooth

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of such prestigious honors as the Booker Prize and Whitbread Award, Ian McEwan is justifiably regarded as a modern master. Set in 1972, Sweet Tooth follows Cambridge student Serena Frome, whose intelligence and beauty land her a job with England's intelligence agency, MI5. In an attempt to monitor writers' politics, MI5 tasks Serena with infiltrating the literary circle of author Tom Healy. But soon matters of trust and identity subvert the operation.

©2012 Ian McEwan (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks

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    Micky Butler 03-11-16
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    "Slowly reels you in until you're hooked!"

    Not sure, at first, that I liked it enough to finish it. It was intriguing enough, but a bit slow. Halfway through, I couldn't put it down. Verg glad I went to the end. Loved it!

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    K. Eymann 12-13-15
    K. Eymann 12-13-15 Member Since 2015

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    "shallow inane woman"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    better story


    What was most disappointing about Ian McEwan’s story?

    The point of view is first person and she is not likable. She does not have any ethics and makes poor decisions, then feels treated unfairly. we stopped listening because the main character was inane.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Dissapointment


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    Dale South Miami, Florida, United States 08-24-15
    Dale South Miami, Florida, United States 08-24-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Tooth"

    It took way to long to develop. I was ready to quit many times. It became interesting with about 1.5 hours left. Nice use of language but I was relieved when it ended.

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    Grifgirl OK, United States 07-23-15
    Grifgirl OK, United States 07-23-15 Member Since 2012

    teacher & book lover

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    "Boring"
    What disappointed you about Sweet Tooth?

    I thought this would be a female spy adventure. It's not. NOTHING happens in the whole book. So boring.


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    JOANNE 05-10-15
    JOANNE 05-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I really enjoyed this book."
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    I enjoyed this book immensely. It was very well written, had an interesting ending and was wonderfully narrated. It was the whole package.

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    MP 11-25-14
    MP 11-25-14
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    "Such an annoying protagonist"

    The narrator is pretty good but the story is so annoying - because the main character is so annoying. I'm assuming she must be gorgeous because I cannot imagine another reason why any of the men in the story want to spend time with her. There seem to be no women in her life which is perhaps not surprising; she's endlessly self-reflective and self-absorbed and thinks of no one but herself.

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    John NJ, United States 11-18-14
    John NJ, United States 11-18-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Pleasantly surprised"

    This book has a soft tone, it made me unsure it would grab me, but eventually, it did. There were times i thought "where's this going?", but get there it does... and quite well. Not for those who need a ton of action, but recommended.

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    Ray Stewart 11-15-14
    Ray Stewart 11-15-14
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    "Lots of Twists"

    Lots of interesting twists and turns in this Ian McEwan spy novel. Enjoyed the character development.

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    Tina 11-13-14
    Tina 11-13-14 Member Since 2010
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    "So bad I had to stop listening to it."
    What disappointed you about Sweet Tooth?

    It was a story about a woman that wanted everyone to like her. We needed to listen to her various sexcapades including short stories about everybody else's lives of misery written by the authors she was investigating.


    Any additional comments?

    I was looking for a good novel incorporating life in the 1970s with some of the mystery and suspense that you would anticipate from the British MI5's. This book did not even come close.

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    Elizabeth L Susskind Belmont, CA, US 11-05-14
    Elizabeth L Susskind Belmont, CA, US 11-05-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Clever plot well written"
    What made the experience of listening to Sweet Tooth the most enjoyable?

    Juliet Stevenson read it so beautifully.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Serena Frume because she was so realistic in her reactions


    Which character – as performed by Juliet Stevenson – was your favorite?

    Shirley Shilling - because Ms. Stevenson got her accent perfectly and imbued her with exactly the right touch of lower class brashness. Wonderful characterization.


    If you could rename Sweet Tooth, what would you call it?

    That's a strange question! Who's Watching Whom? maybe.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a very cleverly written book. Masterful in fact. The appeal for me was that I am very familiar with all the locations having grown up in Sevenoaks (Tony's home town) and lived in Camden when I was at college in London. I totally "got" Serena and could picture exactly every scene. I also grew up in the 1970s and remember all the political shenanigans of the time - the strikes, the three-day week, etc. Marvellous book, nice twist, and expertly read.

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