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Don't You Forget About Me

Written by: Mhairi McFarlane
Narrated by: Madeline Gould
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

You always remember your first love. Don't you?

It began with four words.

I love your laugh. x

But that was 12 years ago. It really began the day Georgina was fired from The Worst Restaurant in Sheffield (TripAdvisor) and found The Worst Boyfriend in the World (Georgina's best friends) in bed with someone else.

So when her new boss, Lucas McCarthy, turns out to be the boy who wrote those words to her all that time ago, it feels like the start of something.

The only problem? He doesn't seem to remember Georgina at all.

©2019 Mhairi McFarlane (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the critics say

"I loved it! So funny and warm - a delicious read." (Marian Keyes)

"Wildly funny and wildly romantic. Another wonderful novel from an author at the top of her game." (Louise O'Neill)

"Funny and heartfelt, full of humour and wisdom, I absolutely loved it." (Katie Fforde )

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Couldn’t put it down

This book was laugh out loud funny. Poignant. Very Clever dialogue. A really great read.

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IMO, Unlistenable

I think I am the only one who felt this way, but I found this narrator unlistenable. The story is sweet enough, I guess, but I had to stop about 4 hours in because I simply couldn't tolerate it anymore. I had a hard time distinguishing characters and often found myself wondering who was speaking. I wanted to enjoy this book because I was looking for a "fluffier" listen. Couldn't do it though. Sorry!

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I can't finish this

This is the first book I've read by this author, and I can tell by reading other reviews of it that she's quite popular. I understand the charm, her style is very Jill Mansell, with a charming female protagonist who goes through a series of kooky misadventures but triumphs in the end, and falls in love (almost as an after thought) along the way. I get it, I do, but I've personally read too many of these and I need to move on.

I might've made it through, but the slow pacing just didn't pull me along - a lot of the scenes and characters felt superfluous, particularly as reading the summary makes you think the main plot will be the love story, but the book itself drags on and on with only passing allusions to Lucas (who honestly, seems a bit of a drip). She's a good writer, and I would possibly borrow one of her books from a library, but I wouldn't spend a credit.

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absolutely loved it! Great light read!

I absolutely love the way the story was told. full of relatable experiences and hilarious, only too true events of a woman in her late twenties. I felt the end was a bit rushed but overall great.

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Could not put the book down

I thought this would be another typical love story but I was captured by the twists and turns. Enjoyed very much.

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oh if only

I ltruly oved this story, and not to give it away, loved its proper ending.

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Loved this-best performance ever!!!

Can’t say enough good things about this book. The narrator was absolutely spectacular and her performance of Georgina and Lucas. Don’t skip this one, you don’t want to miss it!

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  • 2019-07-09

Fantastic (Especially for Rom Com Fans)

Excellent performance and SUPERBLY written, this more than satisfied my Bridget-Jones-Four-Weddings-Golden-Era-Rom-Com itch. It has a backbone of real emotion, is very enjoyably witty, and has a genuinely likeable heroine. I can't wait to read/listen to more from this author.