Suddenly Single

  • by Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Narrated by Caroline Lennon
  • 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What do you do when you find yourself suddenly single? Go suddenly suicidal? Suddenly sexcrazed? Or simply slump into self-pity? Alix Callaghan, who thought she was in control of her busy life, feels like doing all three when her long-term boyfriend insists on settling down to a sensible existence – complete with children, proper meals and early nights – but without her. Little by little, though, Alix begins to think there might be more to the single life than the first shock of rejection suggests...

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What the Critics Say

‘Hugely enjoyable’ (Best)
'The Sheila O'Flanagan guarantee is a pretty powerful one' (Irish Independent)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I did enjoy it in the end

If you’ve listened to books by Sheila O'Flanagan before, how does this one compare?

I have listened to several books by this author and found to be 5* listens/reads. The meat of this one was also very good, but I agree with another reviewer that there was too much detail of the stock market and trading room. I had to skip a few chapters alltogether after the first couple, because (from the several bits of each one of those chapters that I checked) they seemed to consist almost entirely of shouting in the dealing room. This level of detail was unnecessary for the story. That said, when I got past about chapter 17, the dealing room stuff was at an appropriate level for context.


What does Caroline Lennon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She is my favourite narrator and was faultless as usual.


Any additional comments?

If not for the high quality of the writing and my previous enjoyment of this authors work, I may have given-up and obtained a refund after the first half a dozen chapters. I am glad that I persevered though.

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- Ann D

Not as expected

What did you like best about Suddenly Single? What did you like least?

I like books which have depth of story but this book delved way too much into the detaill of financial markets and currency dealing for my liking.


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It was predictable but okay.


Which character – as performed by Caroline Lennon – was your favourite?

I didn't have a favourite character.


Was Suddenly Single worth the listening time?

Not as good as other books by the same author.


Any additional comments?

From the publisher's description I expected something more light hearted but a large part of this book was about the misery of breakup and rejection.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2014
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing