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Publisher's Summary

"Carrie Hope Fletcher and Kwaku Fortune bring genuine emotion to this London rom-com with their impeccable narration about an unlikely friendship." (AudioFile magazine)

"Boasting Carrie Hope Fletcher's no-nonsense British accent and Kwaku Fortune's mild Irish brogue...the audio version brings this butterfly-inducing romantic read to life." (Paste)

This program includes a bonus interview with the author. 

What if your roommate is your soul mate? 

A joyful, quirky romantic comedy, Beth O'Leary's The Flatshare is a feel-good audiobook about finding love in the most unexpected of ways. 

Tiffy and Leon share an apartment. Tiffy and Leon have never met.

After a bad breakup, Tiffy Moore needs a place to live. Fast. And cheap. But the apartments in her budget have her wondering if astonishingly colored mold on the walls counts as art.

Desperation makes her open minded, so she answers an ad for a flatshare. Leon, a night shift worker, will take the apartment during the day, and Tiffy can have it nights and weekends. He'll only ever be there when she's at the office. In fact, they'll never even have to meet.

Tiffy and Leon start writing each other notes - first about what day is garbage day, and politely establishing what leftovers are up for grabs, and the evergreen question of whether the toilet seat should stay up or down. Even though they are opposites, they soon become friends. And then maybe more.

But falling in love with your roommate is probably a terrible idea...especially if you've never met.

Praise for The Flatshare:

"With likable main characters, spot-on dialogue, a fun premise, and plenty of drama, there's a lot to like in this sweet story. A warm, enchanting love story, perfect for fans of classic rom-coms." (Kirkus Reviews)

"The Flatshare is a huge, heartwarming triumph." (Josie Silver, number one New York Times best-selling author of One Day in December)

©2019 Beth O'Leary Ltd. (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.

What the critics say

The Flatshare is a huge, heartwarming triumph.” (Josie Silver, number-one NYT best-selling author of One Day in December)

What listeners say about The Flatshare

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i'm just too old for this.

While this was not a really bad story, I realized near the end that what was bugging me, was that I am far from being a young adult... so this was definitely not for me. I am much too old for this.
I quite enjoyed the British accents. I would definitely listen to something else by the narrators, but in a very different story and type of book.

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Amazing read!

really enjoyed the dialogue between the characters and I will continue to explore the author's author books?

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Absolutely Enjoyed It

Didn't want it to end! The anticipation was wonderful. I like how the chapters were shared. It was a bit harder following Leon's style of storytelling at first but you get used to it later. Loved it!!

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Perfectly balanced rom/com

I was looking for a somewhat lighter read to rip through. This book delivered.

Typically with rom/coms I spend an absurd amount eye rolling at the ridiculously unbelievable love-stories.

This felt very believable, especially the part about sharing the bed/flat in London. Have you seen the price of rentals?!

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  • IJ
  • 2021-09-01

Great story - refreshing and unexpected

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The alternating narrators, the characters, and the expected, and yet unexpected ending, were a refreshing take on a romantic comedy.

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  • Cat
  • 2021-04-14

Very cute romantic story

It’s rare to find a love story that’s well written and isn’t too corny. This book was a pleasant surprise. Easy and cute story, likeable realistic characters and an original idea. Great for a couple of lazy afternoons or if you want something to put you in a good mood.

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Loved this story

I loved this story. So original, funny, and lighthearted. It was a such a great listen I’m considering buying the paper version!

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Loved it!

Loved it! Couldn't stop listening.this was my first audik book and the narration was great as well!

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Engaging and funny

It was a funny and engaging story; although a bit of a cliche. I loved the fact that it emphasized on the sensitive subject of psychological harassment, which is very much neglected.
Overall, a good read/listen.

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Easy read with relate-able content & a cute ending

I really liked this story and the course it took. I mean, it is almost naive to think a good looking man and woman sharing a flat wouldn't become interested in each other, unless both of them were horrible people, but it was still a cute and relate-able story to read through. I could relate with the Tiffy just because of the pull an ex can have on you and how it turns you into someone you never thought you were. It was reassuring to read about the realness and struggle it can be to let go of a relationship from such a dominant person and still come out of that experience with a happy ending. Happy endings may be predictable, but they still feel good when it's done right. I also really enjoyed hearing this book with both male and female readers!

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  • 2019-10-12

so much language!!

I couldn't finish it. It is wholly possible to write full and strong emotions without resorting to a hundred f-words. I liked the story, but it wasn't worth it to me to be slapped in the face with all the profanity to finish.

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  • Ashley
  • 2019-09-04

Awful Audio

Really like this story. It’s super cute. But WHO was in charge of quality control for this audio?? I have never listened to an audiobook with this kind of background noise. I think one of the actors has something in his mouth and you can hear it moving around. Sometimes I hear papers rustling. It is SO DISTRACTING. Awful. This should be re-recorded or fixed in some way.

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  • kestergayle
  • 2019-05-29

Sweet, but also serious.

I was expecting a bit of a fluffy romance, based on the blurb. And there is definite fluff involved. But there are serious issues raised in this book as well, and they are very well handled.

Tiffy's boyfriend throws her out, and in desperation she takes a 'bedshare' arrangement with a total stranger. They work opposite shifts, so he gets the bed in the day and she has it nights and weekends. They leave notes for one another and text as well. Over time, they become friends, albeit friends who have never actually met.

Meanwhile, Tiffy's ex is up to no good. And she had been in denial about aspects of his personality and their relationship. If I say much more here, I'll spoil a large part of the story. But the darkness becomes more and more serpentine, and it's up to Tiffy, her friends, and her new flatmate to resolve the situation.

I thought that this story was handled very well, the humor and the drama balanced each other nicely. It's intelligently written, the characters are smart and caring, and the heavy is not turned into a caricature. The narration is quite good.

My only quibble is the ending, as there isn't really a wrap up for the major themes and characters of the book. There is an epilogue, but it focuses only on Tiffy and Leon, the flatmate. I would have like more resolution. Regardless, I give it 5 stars and recommend it if you're in the mood for something slightly different. I look forward to more work from Beth O'Leary in the future!

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  • Kathryn
  • 2019-06-28

Great story!

I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this book In short -it is a love story. The characters are so human and likable. The narrator does an excellent job. I really didn't want it to end. I miss Tiffy & Leon already.

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  • Rachel A.
  • 2019-06-07

sweet story, excellent narration

I loved the story - the characters were engaging and I never wanted to stop listening! the narrator voicing Tiffy was just perfect - she brought to life all of the character's quirkiness, confidence, and spontaneity. Leon's chapters were a lot quieter and more terse, which made it especially enjoyable to hear his narration style change when Tiffy started moving into his life. The secondary characters were well drawn, but I wouldn't say either narrator gave any of them distinctive voices. I definitely got invested in their stories too though! overall, a very enjoyable read.

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  • CE
  • 2019-05-31

Just honestly so so so good

Was definitely expecting this to be a classic, kind of shallow romcom, but it FAR exceeded these expectations! Tiffy and Leon are well rounded, multi-dimensional characters who you can’t help but root for. I read the entire book in practically one sitting because I had to know what happened with them!

The conflicts surrounding the two leads were substantial and believable (not like so many romcoms where it seems as though nothing but idiocy is keeping the two main characters apart). I think the author did a fantastic job of showing the reader/listener what it’s like to be in real life healthy vs unhealthy relationships and how sometimes it’s hard to tell which is which.

There’s also a whole host of secondary characters who add their own quirks to the story. You find yourself invested in Tiffy’s friends and Leon’s family just as much as Tiffy and Leon themselves.

Honestly, just a really really great book. It had every single thing you’d want in a romcom, it was cute, light, and funny, but it was so much more than that! It also had deeper moments and painted the characters as real humans with flaws. LOVED IT.

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  • Angela
  • 2020-04-18

Wonderful right now

Being at home and reading books has been wonderful. I find myself not able to just do my normal chores now without a book in my ear and one in my hand, like my brain is scratching for meaning in an upside down world.

I loved this book about the sweetness of new love, the hope of finding old loves, the triumph over abusive love and familial love. The narration was spot on and even though I “knew” the ending, I had no idea how the author would get us there. Such a colorful, lovely book.

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  • Denise Meagles
  • 2019-09-08

Great story

I loved the story. The voices of each character really brought this to life. I am hoping for a sequel.

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  • Faranging Out With a Book
  • 2021-09-02

Entertaining Story- MOUTH NOISE-PHOBES BEWARE!

This is a unique and interesting story, that makes a quick and mostly enjoyable listen. Aside from the occasional political condescension and sarcasm that means to stereotype people negatively, it is a generally inoffensive and sweet narrative with quirky, likable characters and a pleasantly different plot line.

HOWEVER. If you struggle with audible lip popping, chewing, tongue clicking, wet-mouth smacking sounds, you might want to pass on this one. Though the male narrator is very good at telling a story and has a nice voice and accent— oh, the sounds. It was incredibly grating and I’m honestly surprised it made it through post production. Usually you hear these sounds from a pop-up amateur podcast, but this is the first Audible book that I’ve listened to with incessant mouth noises that are very nearly unbearable. Not everyone notices these things, but for those who do, you will and it will be unpleasant and difficult to persevere. The saving grace is that it is a split narrative between a man and woman, so it isn’t 100% mouth noises.

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  • SkySky
  • 2019-08-22

Quirky and real

Enjoyed the narration. Characters felt like real people. Thoughtful and quirky story. Funny and adorable moments as well. Will definitely listen to again.

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