More Ketchup Than Salsa

  • by Joe Cawley
  • Narrated by Nicholas Camm
  • 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It was while holding aloft a not altogether pleasant-smelling mackerel that the decision was made. The March rain hammered on the rotting tin roof high above the market stall, where I had spent the last six months pushing out dubious trays of marine life at three for a fiver. After a two-week holiday in Tenerife, Joy and I vowed that a life in fish giblets was not going to be our destiny and a life in the sun, was. A complete lack of catering experience, zero business acumen, and the sum of our vastly wealth barely reaching waist level of a ceramic pig did little to deter our enthusiasm for buying a bar. "Where do we sign?" we replied. And then the whole silly, sunny saga began....
When Joe and his girlfriend Joy decide to trade in their life on a cold Lancashire fish market to run a bar in the Tenerife sunshine, they anticipate a paradise of sea, sand, and siestas. Little did they expect their foreign fantasy to turn out to be about as exotic as Bolton on a wet Monday morning.
Amidst a host of eccentric locals, homesickness, and the occasional cockroach infestation, pint-pulling novices Joe and Joy struggle with "Brits abroad" culture and learn that, although the skies might be bluer, the grass is definitely not always greener. A hilarious insight into the wild and wacky characters of an expat community in a familiar holiday destination, More Ketchup Than Salsa is a must-listen for anybody who has ever dreamed about jetting off to sunnier climes, finding a job abroad...or anybody who has even momentarily flirted with the idea of "doing a Shirley Valentine" in these trying economic times.


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Good story but got a third of way through book and the narrator's 'professional northerner' was to much ! couldnt listen to any more
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- Gary

Fantastic Listen!

I had already had the joy of reading this hilarious book and it's successor from the wonderful Joe Cawley, I am pleased to say it is as equally a brilliant and enjoyable listen! Totally charming story which will have you hooked from Chapter 1. Genuine laugh out loud moments where you will feel for the characters and truly relate. Wonderfully told and made all the more special by being a true tale! Highly recommend this to anyone looking for some great light hearted easy and engaging listening! Well worth it. :)
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- Lindsay C

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-06-2017
  • Publisher: Joe Cawley