Carol, Sarah, Samira and Mac were best friends at university. They were the bright young things who had the world on a string and shining futures ahead. Now, as they find themselves tipping into their 30-something lives of work, relationships and responsibilities, they meet up for a big reunion night out, ready to recapture their shared past. Because whilst things may not have worked out exactly to plan for any of them...at least they will always have the comfort of old friends whose lives are even more weird, skewed and off-centre than their own.
A razor sharp, witty character comedy with a warm heart which will appeal to anyone (female or male) who has ever had an awkward evening catching up after an age with old friends.
Please note: This audiobook contains explicit language.
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Fun stand alone play, but...
The dialogue was funny without sounding forced (which is something some of the other pilots have suffered from), a lot of the humour growing organically out of the conversation between the characters (it helps that this play had one of the stronger casts, in my opinion). It didn't start all that promisingly, though, with the burning menu seeming a bit too 'trying to be funny', which didn't suit the rest of the play. That I give the 'story' a low score is not to say it's *bad*, more a reflection on the humour arising from *character* rather than *plot*.
My overall feeling is that while this is the pilot that made me laugh *loudest* out the 5 presented, I don't think it could sustain itself over the course of a series (its basic premise, the characters catching up after a long time apart having been fulfilled). So while I would be interested in hearing more from this particular writer, I have to place this as my 2nd favourite overall in this selection of pilots.
Too close to home!!
A strong cast with sensitive timing behind a powerful script helping ensure the audio edition is a winner!
For me, it was pretty powerful to be honest. Being male, I would have expected to have found it difficult to relate to the characters in the audio book; however, that was not the case.By sheer convenience, I also have three male friends from uni, with the four of us meeting up simply too seldom, not really due, as it was in this case, to georgraphic issue, but more due to life pressure and male-uselessness issues.Whenever we meet up, there are always politics doing the rounds which can be tiring. It is always an event to look forward to,
I actually had the best chuckle at the very end, when Carole stated that Sara wouln't stop talking about herself, oblivious to what had really been experiened throughout.
A reunion after five years life experence post-Uni, these girls must surely have been able to make their mark and so share their success. But have they really grown up?
The book made it clear that everthing wasn't quite as rosey in the garden at it appearedby the end of sections which is an accurate life reflection in my opinion.