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I Owe You One

Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
4 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella.

The irresistible new stand-alone from Sophie Kinsella is a story of love, empowerment and an IOU that changes everything....

Fixie Farr can’t help herself. Straightening a crooked object, removing a barely there stain, helping out a friend...she just has to put things right. It’s how she got her nickname, after all. 

So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees, she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank her, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, scribbles her an IOU - but of course Fixie never intends to call in the favour. 

That is, until her teenage crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and needs her help - and Fixie turns to Seb. But things don’t go according to plan, and now Fixie owes Seb - big time. 

Soon the pair are caught up in a series of IOUs - from small favours to life-changing debts - and Fixie is torn between the past she’s used to and the future she deserves. 

Does she have the courage to fix things for herself and fight for the life and love she really wants? 

©2019 Sophie Kinsella (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Left me giddy with laughter. I loved it." (JoJo Moyes)

"Life doesn't get much better than a new Sophie Kinsella novel." (Red)

"One of the most relatable books I've read in a long time, I couldn’t put it down." (Louise Pentland, Sprinkleofglitter)

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Great when it gets going

another good book from Sophie Kinsella. narrator was great. I sometimes struggle with audio when the narrators voice sounds the same for all characters but Fiona Hardingham was brilliant and I loved Nicole's voice

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Love it

As usual Kinsella takes a bunch of frustrating elements and a heroine you want to shake, and turns it all around so that we are rooting for her and for a happy end for all. The secondary characters are really funny and touching. I loved Leila!

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Lovely as usual

I couldn't stop listening, the characters are charming and interesting. The plot a little predictable but I enjoyed it as well. Hope in a sequel because I think it would be lovely to hear more from this family.

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Not Quite There

This is hard. I love Sophie Kinsella. The Shopaholic series is both empowering and the way it embraces quirkiness in a positive light, it’s such a fun ride to join Becky and her adventures. But unlike Becky, Fixie is rather weak and kinda depressing. Her self image is too poor and it’s annoyingly uninspiring. Despite trying so hard to relate or understand her, it’s not possible to do so unfortunately till the end. What a missed opportunity.

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  • Saffra Grandson
  • 02-22-19

Boring and predictable

I feel sorry to write this review as I have previously loved Sophie Kinsella books and was excited about this new one. But unfortunately, I couldn’t even finish it. It was so dull and boring.
Story line was weak and uninteresting, mainly about a high road shop, which I doubt anyone would care about. The characters were overly stereotypical and frankly, I found them annoying.
I kept waiting for the humour which is usually prevalent in Kinsella’s books but it never came. Felt almost cringeworthy, as if trying too hard when none of it was in the least bit funny.
Very disappointed, I had to return the book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Victoria
  • 02-15-19

Really disappointed

As a hardcore fan of Sophie Kinsella, I was massively disappointed by this one (having waited for it as a preorder)

It lacked any of the charm that her previous novels have had, the characters were all deeply unappealing except for The Love Interest who was just a bit dull.

The narration was only okay - leaning heavily towards cliché and caricature for all except the two main characters - but her portrayal of the heroine’s sister was just embarrassing.

Having bravely pushed on through 3/4 of it and realising that I no longer cared what happened to any of them, I ended up returning the book for a refund of my audible credit - something I’ve done only a handful of times in my years with audible.

If you want the very lightest, least challenging and most one-dimensional of chick-lit then this might float your boat but even for that purpose there are dozens of other books that do it better.

I can only hope this is a blip because I have always enjoyed her previous novels (albeit that recent shopaholic offerings have been weaker than the earlier instalments)

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  • Sarz
  • 02-14-19

Predictable

Very disappointing, predictable and like so many other books already out there. Mind numbingly boring. On a plus, narration was fine.

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  • mrs jane kennedy
  • 02-19-19

Fabulous Uplifting Read

Another great book from Sophia Kinsella.
I have read every book by this author.
Loved the story, laughs, and the dynamics of relationships inside and outside the family.
A Must read ❤️

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  • Emma Reed
  • 06-23-19

Bridge Jones in a book!

A simple but charming story. Family dynamics, friendships, and love. Easy to associate with and chuckle alongside. Feel good listen!

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  • Cook!
  • 06-21-19

fab book

I loved it . I've read all her books and they all grip me to keep reading or listening to the end. 🥰

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  • Helen
  • 06-20-19

Interesting story - nice voices. Easy Listening.

Interesting story - nice voices. Easy Listening. It is worth having a go and downloading.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-15-19

A great listen

I recommend this book if you want a story filled with laughs and wondering what's going to happen next.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-13-19

Couldn’t plough through this without jumping large chunks

Lack of any in-depth substance. In the end I did what I have not done before when reviewing & skipped large junks. Story was of Self effacing girl who comes good & altruistically saves the day type story. Just rather boring & wishy- washy. Narrator a bit “ shouty” & grating.

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  • pickles08
  • 06-12-19

Unfortunately disappointing.

Unfortunately, this book was very disappointing. As a huge fan of Sophie Kinsella, I was looking forward to this book. It took far too long for the story to come to anything and then it was predictable and to be honest quite boring.
The narrator also impacted the book, in my opinion, she had limited 'voices' and even changed accents half way through sentences of the same character.

It wasn't the normal standard, but it will not prevent me from obtaining more from SK.

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  • Grace proctor
  • 02-19-19

Frustrating

I love Sophie Kinsella, but I found this book frustrating and I struggled to finish it. The main character is supposed to be all about “fixing” everything, but I found her to be infuriatingly weak and boring. Right up until the end she relies on others to give her what she thinks she deserves.

Plot is slow, and a non eventful.

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  • Lauren Barber
  • 02-09-19

She says "incredulous" every 5 minutes!!! :(

It was a bit predictable and her language was repetitive. However, easy to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-02-19

Brilliant

Sophie Kinsella is amazing. She brings a gentle rawness to her books and blends in laughter and tears. There are always lessons to be learnt. Fiona Hardingham is, hands down, the master of narration. I would listen to her read the dictionary! A dynamic duo!

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  • miss C.
  • 04-23-19

Family first

Loved listening to this story of a close family becoming closer & relationships that needed a little help

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  • Jared Posthumus
  • 04-04-19

great narrator

really enjoyed the narrator in this. story line not as good as her other books but still enjoyable

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  • TasTan
  • 03-23-19

Couldn't stop listening.

Great story and natrator that hooked me from the start. Sophie Kinsella's stories are guaranteed to be spirited and delightful!

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  • Ciara
  • 02-20-19

love love love

my favourite author ever. never disapoints and somehow i always relate to the story. just brilliant

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-19-19

Not a waste of money

I really struggled with some of the completely vacuous characters and the whole "ravens swirling" "forward side back" rubbish. the book would have been better without them.
Aside from that though it was an ok story. Didn't enjoy as much as some other Sophie Kinsella books.