To Love, Honour and Betray

  • by Kathy Lette
  • Narrated by Nicky Talacko
  • 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here's the latest hilarious listen from the one and only Kathy Lette.When Lucy's husband of 18 years runs out on her, she'll do anything to win him back. Including climbing out of her bedroom window at one in the morning wearing her daughter's mini skirt. Jasper has left Lucy for her best friend, the chic and thin interior decorator Renee. To make matters worse, her teenage daughter Tally, blames her mum: "Dad left because you've let yourself go, you're overweight and you nagged him. No wonder he buggered off." While Tally is busy trying to find a loophole in her birth certificate so she can put herself up for adoption, Lucy's tries to accept that a child is for life and not just for Christmas. Although a signed-up member of Underachievers Anonymous, in Lucy's quest to win back her husband she learns to be a surf life saver, loses weight, and gets a job. She also falls in lust, finding herself torn between an older and a much younger man.But it's not until Lucy makes the Freudian discovery that her toy boy is also dating her daughter - and that he's been paid to do so by her conniving ex as ammunition for a custody battle, that she finally learns to stand on her own two stilettos.


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good listen

What would you do if after being relocated to Oz by your husband with your two children you discovered he had committed the ultimate betrayal and left you for another woman, a woman who you thought you knew well.This is the dilemma which meets our unfortunate heroine in this stonking listen.The charaters are well written and the story is well narrated,if your ok with Austrailan accents.There are a few twists to the plot which are refreshing, after all how many time can you write a story about being ditched for another woman and manage to inject something new and less predictable to the plot. I think this has been successfully achieved and the ending was satisfactory without being in the slightest bit mushy. Go Kathy !
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- Sandra

Does what it says on the tin

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

I download books to listen to whilst marathon training. I therefore pick books which are relatively 'easy listening' - with a simple narrative which is quite easy to follow and it doesn't matter if I "miss bits" if I get distracted. I usually go for autobiographies but this time I decided to go for a "beach read".

I found the narrator's voice incredibly grating (although she didn't have much to work with!) The protagonist was nauseating and repetitive - if she gave any more self deprecating comments in the form "I'm so x, I'm y" I was ready to throw myself into oncoming traffic!

That said, it was exactly what it said on the tin. Very easy listening and easy to follow - a predictable love story (although with a slightly surprising twist!).

Would you recommend To Love, Honour and Betray to your friends? Why or why not?


Would you be willing to try another one of Nicky Talacko’s performances?

Probably not - I found her voice quite annoying (although that could be partly the material she was working with). She did differentiate the characters well though,

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Sadness (the way Natalia treated her mother early on).

Any additional comments?


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- Lauren Louise

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2009
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd