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Publisher's Summary

Lola Daly has just found out that her boyfriend - gorgeous, charming, and powerful politician Paddy de Courcy - is getting married. To someone else. Heartbroken, Lola flees Dublin to a cottage in the countryside. Can a new set of friends help her to get over him?

Journalist Grace Gildee wants the inside story on Paddy de Courcy's engagement. Lola refuses to talk the press but Grace won't give up. She knew Paddy a long time ago and hasn't forgotten him...

Marnie Hunter is Grace's twin sister. With a loving husband and two gorgeous daughters, Marnie seems to have it all. But she's haunted by memories. Memories that began with her first love - Paddy de Courcy. Can Marnie leave the past behind once and for all and move on with her life?

Alicia Thornton is Paddy's wife-to-be. Determined to be the perfect wife, Alicia would do anything for her fiancé. But does she know the real Paddy?

Four women. One man. And a secret that binds them all.

©2008 Marian Keyes; (P)2008 Penguin Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Yet another corker from the undisputed queen of chick lit." (Company)

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disjointed,didn't like the use of precis style

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

unsure

What was most disappointing about Marian Keyes’s story?

good story but didnt like the way it was written, almost as if the speaker was speaking english as a foreign language

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

quirky

Any additional comments?

disappointed as I am a huge keyes fan

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  • Maura
  • 06-25-15

A must read

Probably one of my favourites, heart warming, funny and just brilliant 😊
Would definitely recommend it

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  • Elaineyr
  • 12-22-15

really enjoyable!

Good read from start to finish. Narration was evocative and told story well. Good fun

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  • missb2012
  • 01-26-15

A good read

Where does This Charming Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've only read I few so far but I did enjoy it

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked them all but Lola was my favourite as her story was quite upsetting but uplifting at the end and she was also funny - you could relate to her.

Have you listened to any of Niamh Daly’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, but I liked her performance it brought the story to life.

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

Yes it made me laugh and cry! Poignant and uplifting, thought provoking and numerous, just the right balance!

Any additional comments?

This book would be a nice holiday read in my opinion. The style of writing was hard to get used to at first but then it started to make more sense as the story went on.

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  • Alice
  • 09-22-08

Not great!

I normally love Marion Keyes but this was not good and I eventually gave up as I was so bored! Shame really. Plot was good but was too over the top about fashion and what people are wearing, and that age old problem, I do not like the characters, they don't seem like nice people. You would like this book if you are an Irish Fashion Editor. Otherwise skip it.

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  • J. Marsh
  • 05-16-16

A great story with intricacies and fun

i was listening to this story whilst doing my embroidery. My husband came in to the room and started laughing in the right places. We ended up listening for the evening, the tv was quite and black in the corner.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-05-16

good book; though missing bits.

enjoyed the book; but this reading is missing bits and skips reasonable chunks, despite trying multiple 'fixes' from help desk. disappointing.