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Dumped, Actually

Lu par : Steve West
Durée : 9 h et 43 min
Catégories : Anglais - Comedy, Satire

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From the bestselling author of Checking Out and Dry Hard comes a hilarious story about losing the love of your life, and finding yourself in the aftermath.

When Ollie Sweet is very publicly dumped by ‘The One’, his seemingly perfect world dissolves into misery, self-pity, and a bizarre rooftop meeting with a suicidal man in flip-flops. While most would seek out the support of loved ones at such a torrid time, natural-born journalist Ollie asks the subscribers of his website: how did they get over their failed relationships?

When Ollie follows some of their more extreme advice, chaos inevitably ensues, including accidentally exposing himself to some unsuspecting wildlife, jumping out of a perfectly serviceable aeroplane, and suffering from an extremely painful bottom, courtesy of a maniacal Scotsman.

Of course, all of this goes down a storm with his online following, and Ollie soon finds himself the centre of everyone’s attention - whether he likes it or not!

With his eclectic collection of supporters to guide him, can Ollie mend his broken heart, heal his broken bottom, and learn to find happiness again?

©2019 Nick Spalding (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07/01/2020

The male version of Bridget Jones

I love Bridget Jones - I can relate to her internal dialogue on so many levels. This book felt the same to me - I think if I were a man, this might be me. As a woman, there were a few places that took me out of the story, but only because, like I said, I'm not a man. But that did not take away from the overall enjoyment of the writing. Nick Spalding does socially awkward normal people so well!

This is a bit of a raucous and wild ride and, like Bridget Jones' Diary, it's not for the sensitive reader. There are some rather racy bits, but written in a way that makes the situations so relatable.

Sex - Some, but almost always with some kind of awkward laugh-out-loud mishap involved (Bambi - hahahaha!)
Language - Some, but addressed in much the same way as the sex
Violence - Only the kind that happens to socially awkward normal people.

I will say that I space my Nick Spalding books out - they make me laugh, but I can only handle so much of his style in one sitting. I'm a fast listener - I typically listen to 3 or more audiobooks a week - but I rarely listen to more than one of his in a month. It would be like having sticky, nutty pecan pie for every meal instead of just at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Narration - Steve West handled Ollie Sweet's character with great skill! I totally believed he was telling his own story. May make it hard to look him in the eye if we ever meet face to face one day, but nicely done, Steve!

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  • Heather Maccartney
  • 25/07/2019

literally laugh out loud funny

the book itself is hilarious, of course. the stories, the situations Ollie finds himself in, but the real hero of this audio book is the narrator. he's bloody brilliant (to steal a Britishism)! The character voices are perfect, and the delivery adds so much to the comedy. many occasions I found myself in tears laughing. well worth the listen or read!

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  • Dee
  • 10/12/2019

Definite laughs!

This wasn't non-stop laughter but there was some definite laugh out loud moments and a few smirks!

Whether the dumper or the dumpee, we can identify with the main character, Ollie/Oliver. He has a bit of a fantastical view of life and relationships so this book is sorta his journey of self-discovery. It was really well-written and well-narrated. Nick Spalding just has a way of creating real characters and finding the humor in the ordinary. The narrator was the perfect complement to that effort. Just an all-around great listen!

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  • Kerry Stewart
  • 31/12/2019

but, but, but

I couldn't get through this book. I found the amount of times he said the word but extremely annoying. the oh um er uh but was way over done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get my point? I also found the story kind of stupid. Would not recommend.

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  • Quinn
  • 29/12/2019

Such fun!

Steve West’s performance of this very entertaining book is perfect in every way! Many laugh-out-loud moments in the life of Oliver Sweet! Definitely worth the listen, which I’m sure I’ll do again soon!

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  • Colleen L.
  • 26/09/2019

Lol

I wasn’t sure about this book during the first couple of chapters, and then I was. A great, fun, lighthearted, read. Very relatable.

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  • B. Esser
  • 25/11/2019

Hilarous!

I dont think I've ever listened to a book that had me constantly laughing out loud!

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  • M. A. G.
  • 29/08/2019

This deserves 10 stars

This book is phenomenal. The writing is fantastic and i felt like i had a front row seat to a movie about Ollie's life!
The narrator is perfection and elevates the creative writing into something that cannot be explained by words.
This book deserves more than 5 stars!

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  • CAP
  • 10/08/2019

Quite a journey

This book is a must-listen. It’s so good that I wish I could listen to it for the first time again. I savored every chapter, laughing until I cried more times than I can remember. It’s my first Nick Spalding book and I’m definitely checking out more of his work.

Steve West hits it out of the park in this performance. He vividly brings Ollie to life so well, if they make this into a film (they absolutely should) then Steve has to play Ollie. Some Audies better be coming his way for his work in this as he is superb.

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  • Sheila S
  • 31/12/2019

What I dud!

I've enjoyed other books by Nick Spalding, but not this one. My sense is that the author is really trying to be witty and sophisticated here, but the product is not funny, cliche-ridden, and often just boring. Sorry, but a tale about a professional man in his 30's who is totally dismayed to learn that his parents' marriage isn't "perfect" just doesn't make it for me.

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  • V. Hemmerle
  • 07/10/2019

I loved it...

This book is great.
Ollie, the "hero", is so relatable and when he finally finds his way to grow, it is easy to feel proud of him.

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  • R. Havlicek
  • 09/08/2019

funny and boring

the first half is ver funny and entertaing, the rest of the book rather boring and annoying. the speaker is really doing a superb job.