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Roommates Wanted

Narrated by: Helen Duff
Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (220 ratings)

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1990. 

Please write and tell me why you should live here.

Toby Dobbs received a big Victorian house with too many bedrooms to count as a wedding present from his father, but his marriage is over within a month. Very alone, and very lonely, Toby posts an advertisement seeking the Unexpectedly Alone to become his roommates. Fifteen years later, the wayward souls he takes in are still living with him, with no intention of leaving. 

2004. 

Please tell me how I can convince you to move out.

Toby Dobbs has met Leah Pilgrim from across the road, and they're falling in love. But before they can begin a new life together, Toby and Leah must help Toby's house of sweet slackers and lovelorn misfits grow up, solve their problems, and set themselves free. But can their new relationship survive the test? 

©2008 Lisa Jewell (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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I am in love with this book!

This was a real joy to listen to, I absolutely love Helen Duff's narrations and the way she brings the right character to the characters....This is the kind of book I will listen to again, because I love the story and characters OH SO MUCH! If you want to slip away to London and meet some great people and learn about their lives. this is the book for you!

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Delightful

This is just a very charming and delightful book. The characters are so well defined. It's a bit of a fairy tale but a pleasant change from the useful books I read. And a huge change gettin the other Lisa Jewell books I've read. Loved the narrator.

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Can I Marry Toby, Please

I’m not sure if I’m just unusually easy to please, but between this book and “The Family Upstairs”, I’m in audio-book heaven. This was definitely a lighter, fluffier story than I usually choose or devour, but I DID devour it. So delightful, a touch of edge, so much humor.... and even inspirational to those of us feeling a little “in between” or stuck. The conversations between Joanne and Toby- Oh.My.Gosh... laughed my a$$ off to the point of my husband opening his eyes in bed to see why I was waking him up. And Toby is so awkwardly lovable. Highly recommend!

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couldn't stop listening.!

loved it! great characters and storyline. Do yourself a favor and read/listen to Roommates Wanted. You'll be glad you did

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Jewell and Duff one of my favorite combos

Lisa Jewell and Helen Duff do not disappoint. I have enjoyed a number of Lisa Jewell's books; narrated by Helen Duff and Roommates Wanted is no exception.

Such a great story. I love how Jewell has a knack for making the homes themselves main characters. Watching the transformation of the Peacock House simultaneous to Toby is magical. The story did not have a big twist or wow moment but I truly enjoyed every part of the story. Each character, with their flaws and their virtues, I found to be lovable and interesting. Typically there is a character that you just don't connect to; but in Roommates Wanted I did not find that. Maybe because each person was a small personality part of each of us - I don't really know. But not once did I find myself wishing a chapter away because I wasn't interested in the character and their story.

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Excellent

The kind of sweet story I needed. Beautifully written. Great characters. One of my favorite Jewell’s yet.

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Diverse and interesting characters.

I'll admit it took me a little bit to keep the characters straight, but I listened to the very beginning again and it stuck, and then I was stuck! I liked getting to know the characters and characters they were. As the book went along some of it became kinda predictable but by then I was so invested in the characters that I was happy it seemed it was going to workout the way I had hoped. An enjoyable read.

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Decent

Was not really what I expected. It was good- but definitely not great. I wouldn’t read again.

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Boring.....

Narrators were great, but the book was SO boring. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen and it did not. I have read several of her other books but this one was not nearly as good. It seemed to never end and was so slow and drawn out. You knew what was going to happen from the beginning.

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