Here Come the Girls

Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
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Ven, Roz, Olive and Frankie have been friends since school. They day-dreamed of glorious futures, full of riches, romance and fabulous jobs. Twenty-five years later, Olive cleans other people's houses to support her lazy, out-of-work husband and his ailing mother. Roz cannot show her caring husband Manus any love because her philandering ex has left her trust in shreds. And she and Frankie have fallen out big time. But Ven is determined to reunite her friends and realise the dream they had of taking a cruise before they hit 40. Before they know it, the four of them are on the high seas. But can 16 days of luxury and indulgence distract from the tension and loneliness that await their return?

©2011 Milly Johnson (P)2011 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Great Holiday Read

Would you listen to Here Come the Girls again? Why?

I have listened to it more than once already.

What other book might you compare Here Come the Girls to and why?

Any of Milly Johnson books all are great.

What about Colleen Prendergast’s performance did you like?

She was excellent.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Without going into details about the story. It was when Venice explained everything to the girls and why she did what she did.

Any additional comments?

Just a great light happy holiday read. I read it on the Greek Islands which is why I particularly liked the setting.

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Milly Johnson

As always, I laughed, I cried and I loved the whole book! I recommend it highly!

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Delightful

A great lite read that always puts a smile on my face. Girls friendships rules. I laughed, I cried, and I enjoyed it. Thant you

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Loved it!

Great story, lovely romances. I Got tears in my eyes a couple of times. Great narration, easy to listen to.

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Kept me awake on my long drives

Would you listen to Here Come the Girls again? Why?

It was a great romantic story. Most enjoyable. Never got boring, well read enjoyed every chapter.

What other book might you compare Here Come the Girls to and why?

I have thoroughly enjoyed every Milly Johnson book.

Have you listened to any of Colleen Prendergast’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes

If you could take any character from Here Come the Girls out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Would have to be the Captain.........

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A lovely storey with a good ending.

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Oh my!!!

I loved this book so much I sat listening to it until the end. The best ever.

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Great story with strong characters

This story made you feel that you knew each of the women personally. The twists and turns their lives went though made the story interesting. My only complaint was that the ending was wrapped up in just a few minutes when it could have provided the reader with a much more developed ending. A true chapter apiece might have been great finish. I would love to know how each of them got to the places they were in the last scene.

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fun in the sun!

Enjoyable! Love rooting for the girls! I love cruising so enjoyed the cruise references. Good performance!

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Love love love this book

This was such an adorable story of friendship, life & love! It made me want to grab my girls & book the next cruise available! Out of all her books I've read this has been my favorite. Also anything read by Colleen Prendergast is worth listening to.

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Love these books and narrator.


Love these books and narrator. Real-ish women characters, real problems, good coverage of this age group. Fun cruise setting.

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  • Lisa
  • 04-17-13

Trust me ladies this book is a must read.

OMG I love this book, its very well written.

It's funny, warm and made me laugh out loads.

I really couldn't put this book down it's about 4 friends with there own story's and I feel that by the end they were my friends I new them so well.

I will look forward to reading again soon......

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  • Suewhi
  • 12-11-15

Cruising fever

What made the experience of listening to Here Come the Girls the most enjoyable?

I think the narrator was very good and she made a good story even better.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked all the women, but Olive was my favourite character, she had such a long way to go.

What does Colleen Prendergast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The author has captured so many different qualities of human nature and the nastiness of some people who do not care how they treat other people and how one little episode in life can change the whole course of your life.

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

I couldn't stop listening to this story and had a compelling need to buy some more of her stories. She never fails to draw her audience in and take them on a roller coaster ride.

Any additional comments?

It made me want to go on a cruise!!

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  • Dawn
  • 05-20-15

A feel good book with fun from start to finish.

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I have never read anything by Milly Johnson, to be honest I hadn’t even heard of her. What a feel good book, with sheer fun from start to finish, this most certainly will not be my last. For a change I wanted an easy, fun read and that is exactly what I got. I loved this audiobook from within about ten minutes of the start and was always disappointed when I had to stop listening to do something else. We meet the four best friends when they are still at school and then meet them again later in life when they go on a cruise. Throughout the book it felt like I was the fifth member of the group and going along with them. If only…. I wish! Each of the women has had various life experiences, which as the listener we can easily relate to. The four girls are realistic, down to earth and all from Yorkshire. The narration by Colleen Prendegast couldn’t have been better, she was brilliant, there was never any issues trying to define which character was speaking, credit to her. Of course I would recommend this to everyone, but if you like to analyse the plot, interpret the characters, look for hidden meanings then maybe this is not for you. However, I loved it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-23-19

absolutely great.

loved this book,couldn't wait to carry on reading it. loved all the characters.
I read it on holiday.

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  • LesleyGee
  • 04-28-19

Laugh out loud funny!

I was so sad when this book came to an end. Following the lives of the four characters was something I looked forward to daily. The longer the drive the better as I listened in the car. Hilarious in some parts. Looking forward to listening to another by the same author 😄

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  • rublesd32
  • 04-26-19

an old favourite rediscovered

loved this book when I read it but listening to it has brought the characters to life
can't wait to listen to more books

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  • LINDORA JESSOP
  • 08-12-15

laughed and cried all the way through

Would you listen to Here Come the Girls again? Why?

like the style of writing and subject matters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Frankie, honest and true a born survivor.

Which character – as performed by Colleen Prendergast – was your favourite?

Olive could get a clear picture of her in my mind.

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

Both, could appreciate everything that happened on the cruise.

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Fabulous book I would recommend it to "all the girls".

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  • Suzanne
  • 04-30-12

Great listen

I really enjoyed the story -funny, sad, and could not wait for each chapter. A great ending as well. Hope there will be a sequel :)

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  • Julie
  • 04-20-12

When you love Milly Johnson...

Really enjoyed this as I always do with Milly Johnson, and the narrator is fab as always!

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  • Kim
  • 03-10-12

Brilliant

I loved this book. It had a bit of everything, real life characters, moving bits, sad bits, love, laughter, romance. I really laughted an awful lot. I cried too. I couldn't put it down. I was rooting for all the characters. I felt like I was on a journey with these ladies. I was sad when the book came to an end. Definitely read/listen to this book. The narrater was a great fit for the style of the story and characters. Its a great easy going book to get lost in. Enjoy!

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  • Beverly
  • 11-25-18

Loved it

have just discoveredthis author and am thourtly enjoying her s tories and the narrator. h aave been on many cruises so could realy relate to the story.

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  • Donna
  • 04-22-16

Fantastic

Another great book by Milly Johnson. Colleen Prendergast is so easy to listen to. This is the third time I’ve listened to it and I enjoy it just as much every time. I would thoroughly recommend 😊

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  • Penelope
  • 07-02-15

SO ROMANTIC !!!!!! I laughed, I cried !

This book is just so good. I love Lilly Johnson's writing. Lots of twists and unexpected turns.
So romantic and four good friends ,loving each other, supporting each other having fun.