Looking for Andrew McCarthy

  • by Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis
  • 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

'I'm wearing a beautiful pink dress, and I'm in a big pink room with billowing curtains...and I'm dancing to Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark...and my handsome partner leans over and whispers....'
Yes, '80s child Ellie really thought life was going to be like Pretty in Pink, St Elmo's Fire and all those other movies - where everyone was astoundingly glamorous, popular and successful, had huge apartments and lived happily ever after. But now that she and her gang are 30, she has to admit that things haven't quite turned out that way. When did horrible flats, difficult relationships and meaningless jobs take over? And, more importantly, what happened to the coolest, wisest, most inspirational Brat Packer of them all? Where is Andrew McCarthy now? Did life fulfil its promise for him? Is he happy on Channel 5? Surely he, of all people, can tell Ellie what to do about her thirty-angst.
Determined to get her idol to unravel some of life's great mysteries, Ellie sets out, unwillingly accompanied by her best friend, Julia, on a quest across the USA, from LA to New York, to find him. It's an unlikely epic, by turns hilarious, romantic and downright uncomfortable. But, helped by a cast of thousands, of whom Frosty the Giant Pig is probably the least improbable, they do find some answers, although not the ones they expected.

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very poor

I normally love Jenny Coogan but this is not her best. will try to finish it.
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- Amazon Customer "Old, married, 2 dogs, 2 cats. Hares breath away from total insanity. love relaxing to an Audible book. Helps me sleep and chill out. Xx"

Dreadful language from a normally enjoyable author

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

really disappointed and upset by the language used in the book - I enjoy this author's novels and they are normally nice to listen to - but this I found distressing and upsetting


Would you ever listen to anything by Jenny Colgan again?

depends as this was such a departure from others - would try audio sample in future before buying


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Looking for Andrew McCarthy?

those with the bad language


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- Gill Thomas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-08-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK