Sleeping Arrangements

Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (287 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Chloe needs a holiday. She's sick of making wedding dresses, her partner, Philip, has troubles at work, and the whole family wants a break. Her wealthy friend Gerard has offered the loan of his luxury villa in Spain - perfect. 

Hugh is not a happy man. His wife, Amanda, seems more interested in her new kitchen than in him, and he works so hard to pay for it, he barely has time for his children. Maybe he'll have a chance to bond with them on holiday. His old friend Gerard has lent them a luxury villa in Spain - perfect.

Both families arrive at the villa and get a shock - Gerard has double-booked. An uneasy week of sharing begins, and tensions soon mount in the soaring heat. But there's a secret history between the families - and as tempers fray, an old passion begins to resurface.... 

Following the incredible success of the New York Times best seller The Gatecrasher, Sleeping Arrangements is sure to cement Wickham as one of the most popular names in women's fiction today.

©2001 Madeleine Wickham (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

What listeners say about Sleeping Arrangements

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sweet story

This was more engaging than I thought it would be. Well-rounded story.

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below average for wickham/kinsella

Madeline Wickham had clearly not hit her stride when she wrote this one. She does have a quirky imagination which might have saved the book were it not for the disappointing narration (too loud at times, and too sing songy for my taste). I'd skip this one. Wedding Girl is a better choice for this author.

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I enjoyed it

Not one of my favorite books from this author, but I still enjoyed it.

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    3 out of 5 stars

okayish... a bit dull

The British novels I love are packed with dry humor, sharp observations of life, witty asides. This one is not. It's just a simple little romantic plot whose wryest lines appear in the first few pages, so you can actually listen to them for free and save yourself the download. Still, I give it 3 stars because it did pass some otherwise boring time fairly enjoyably while I did my chores.

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Not exactly the ending I would've

Let's just say it was typical. The ending being a bit of a downer on the note of 'dinner' - I liked it up until the end so worth a listen. Everyone may not feel the same.

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boring

I really enjoy this author and this is the first book she's written that I didn't enjoy. the story is slow, its very slow to listen to. I don't want to give anything away to anyone wanting to listen so really can't say more....really though try a different book of hers

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An ok read!

I love Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickhams books, however this was not her best. It was a nice story and the characters were good however the story line didn't really build up. The narrators accents were distracting too. Overall an ok read but not the best of her collection.

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Not A Good Listen!!

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

Not me.

What was most disappointing about Madeleine Wickham’s story?

Not enough story to keep me interested. Yes, you already know how it ends before you start it but it would have been nice for the storyline could have been more intent, funny, compassionate, etc.

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

Disappointment

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Entertaining

What did you love best about Sleeping Arrangements?

It was entertaining

What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

Good definition of each character through her perforrmance

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

no

Any additional comments?

Easy, light and entertaining to listen to

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Just OK

Any additional comments?

I saw that this author wrote the Shopaholic series, so I was hoping for something a little more light-hearted and funny.

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