Sweetpea

Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
Series: Sweetpea, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
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"The last person who called me 'Sweetpea' ended up dead...."

"I haven't killed anyone for three years, and I thought that when it happened again I'd feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whisky. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night's sleep. Didn't wake up at all. And for once, no bad dream either. This morning I feel balanced. Almost sane, for once."

Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog...but she's got a killer secret.

Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon's life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend's plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list.

A kill list.

From the man on the Lidl checkout who always mishandles her apples to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work to the people who have got it coming, Rhiannon's ready to get her revenge.

Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder....

©2017 C. J. Skuse (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • Ariana
  • 08-12-17

Absolutely Brilliant!

You have to appreciate dark humour. It's filthy, burst out laughingly funny and addictive. Amazingly performed by Georgia Maguire

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  • V Nerd - Reviews by Audio Killed the Bookmark
  • 10-12-18

5 Brilliantly Funny Stars

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Brilliantly Dark and Funny Stars

I already knew after I had finished Chapter 3 that I would be giving this book 5 stars!

The main character Rhiannon is just perfect, I laughed out loud many MANY times, she is outrageous, crude, rude and definitely a psychopath, as she proudly tells us!

"Did a Buzzfeed quiz this morning – How Psychopathic Are You?
Turns out – Very. I scored 82 percent."

Look, one thing you need to know about this brilliant book, you are either going to absolutely love it, or hate it!

If you are not into inappropriate jokes, and classic put downs I would avoid this one like a dose of the clap, however if you like to have your sides split with laughter then add it straight to your TBR.
(I’ve been adding some of her put-downs in a little book to remember for when me and my husband argue)

The book is written in diary form at the beginning of every chapter, every day she makes a “Kill List” of all of the people that she wants to bump off, this can range from ALL of her work colleagues, to the bloke standing behind her in the supermarket, from her neighbour, to her boyfriend Craig.

The thing is, as funny as her kill list is, girl-next-door Rhiannon Lewis IS actually a killer, and a serial killer at that, something she is very proud of!

"Also, I’m officially a serial killer now, according to Google: “a person who murders three or more people with the murders taking place over a period of time with an extended cooling off period”. I fit the bill almost perfectly.
Finally I’ve accomplished something. Finally I have a reason to go to school reunions.
‘Me?’ Pause for hair flick. ‘I’m a serial killer. Yah, I take human heads to work in my lunchbox. I keep my mother’s skull as a bedpost and use my father’s nipples as light pulls, you’re so sweet to notice!’"

She hates pretty much everyone and everything, except her dog Tink, and her Sylvanian Families doll house, and makes no bones about telling you what she would like to do to anyone that pisses her off.

There is VERY strong language in this book (the C word is used quite a few times) but it is usually done in a fun jokey way……usually!

She has a lot to say about people and their problems, well if you count things like having a baby a problem!

"Just had a text from Cleo – Anni had a baby boy called Samuel at 3.19 this morning. Nine pounds something and no drugs. her vagina must look like a lasagne dropped from a department store roof"

The only way i can describe this book is this, it’s a cross between Dexter, YOU by Caroline Kepness, and a Sophie Kinsella / Bridget Jones book!

If those 3 types of book float your boat, and you don’t mind the odd dismembered penis and F’ bomb thrown in, with a little mix of graphic sexual descriptions, then this little gem is the book for you.

🎧🎧 Narrated by Georgia Maguire brilliantly, I laughed out loud multiple times and thought that she did an excellent job, i will certainly be looking out for her other books

There is book 2 available now, and I’ve already grabbed it because of that ending!

Prepare yourself to fall in love with Rhiannon and her literal nutty ways.

P.s, Rights to the book have been bought by a TV company and a series will be on our screens soon.

Enjoy

Vicci

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  • anne
  • 12-08-17

What a very different book!

Our heroine is a rather promiscuous serial killer, who writes her story in her diary. Much of the time I rather liked her. Sometimes I understood her, occasionally I felt sorry for her, at points I disliked her! A complex character, an unusual book The ending is ??? A possible sequel?

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  • D. Childs
  • 05-29-17

Fantastic

This is an excellent book. Reminds me of dexter. Traumatic childhood event, dark humour, incomprehension of emotions etc However, this is far superior. The humour is keenly observed - I was worried by how often I agreed with tbe kill list - and the story touches your heart. While I dont normally like crudity, it just adds to tbe humour. I really loved this story and didnt even mind the cliffhanger it was left on. Cant wait for the next book!

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  • Wl
  • 05-29-17

finally a funny belieavble fantastic book

What did you like most about Sweetpea?

story, humour, narrator. I listen to a lot of books and most are so far fetched and or badly written. This one is a gem of a book...Everyone raved about Girl on the train (didn;t like) why did noone rave about this one?

What did you like best about this story?

the believability

Which scene did you most enjoy?

so many can't choose

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

yes

Any additional comments?

truly recommend

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  • Ellen Rennie
  • 06-10-17

Brilliantly dark but humorous

Loved this book - think it's the quickest I've listened to a book. It's an anti-hero female lead and good god we are short of them! Think most of us could identify with her in our dark moments....

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  • fiona
  • 06-02-17

Funny

This made me laugh out loud in parts.A bit warped but a funny story.Think I'll listen to another of her books 😂

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  • Clarence
  • 06-12-17

Psycho who hides it well...and makes you chuckle

What did you like most about Sweetpea?

I loved that it was rather blunt and brutal. Whilst some of the subject matter was brutal it was actually quite funny, I kept giggling out loud - maybe I'm a little bit warped too!

It's like that little niggly rage voice you have inside your head and ignore as its utterly ridiculous and a complete over reaction at an everyday annoyance, but she did not ignore it.

She acted on it fully and very brutally without an ounce of gulit.

What did you like best about this story?

The main character made me laugh it's rare to find such a dark subject matter humorous.

I'm shocked that pretty much no one had any inkling on how messed up she was. I will never think of Sylvanian Families (toys) in the same light again.

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

I got through this fairly quickly as it caught my attention well from the get go. The author and the narrator are a great combination. I will certainly be looking at more book's by this author now.

Any additional comments?

I was sad it ended so suddenly, I wanted more.....

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  • teresa cox
  • 06-11-17

Brilliant

I liked everything about this book, the narrator was brilliant . I well be recommending it to all my friends. Not to the prudish ones though

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  • Ms W.
  • 11-30-17

hateful book!

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

i think that I might be a bit too old to enjoy this book because I have gone back to the original reviews and people seemed to love it.
overall my view is that the main character has absolutely no redeeming traits; she is basically a horrible person who does horrible things.
the language is actually unpleasant with some very crude phrases to describe female parts etc.
reading this review I appreciate that I may well sound like an 'old fart' but I disliked the book so much that I wanted to say so

What will your next listen be?

probably a more classic thriller/crime novel like Val McDermind

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

the narrator was fine

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

not really - I did think that the basic idea was interesting; perhaps it was just the way it was delivered.
to my annoyance I did still want to know what happened in the end so I did persevere but looking back I wish I hadn't spent the time on it

Any additional comments?

no

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  • Jo howard
  • 07-31-18

One of the best books I’ve ever read!

The humour of this book had me in stitches! For such a twisted, macabre subject, it was hilariously written and told. The narrator was brilliant and I honestly didn’t want it to end.