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Vince and Joy

Written by: Lisa Jewell
Narrated by: Antonia Beamish,Leighton Pugh
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From adolescent snogging to apartment shares, relationships, career crises, and children, Vince and Joy is the unforgettable story of two lives lived separately but forever entwined. Back in the '80s, teenagers Vince and Joy met, fell desperately in love, parted, and never quite said goodbye. Now, nearly 20 years later, they’ve both begun to ask themselves if that long-ago romance was the enduring love they’ve been searching for....

©2006 Lisa Jewell (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Another great book by Lisa Jewell

I'm generally a pretty big fan of Lisa Jewell's novels and this one definitely didn't disappoint. I enjoyed the story and thought that the characters were well written and that the story was heart warming. I would definitely recommend this book.

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A total riot that will want you to reach into the pages and ring a few necks!

I laughed more than I ever have at the incredible narration. The story line and character plots at time went on far to long but in the end it was all good. It might make for a cute sequel.

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Lisa Jewell’s books have improved since this one was published in 2005

I have read and enjoyed mast of Lisa Jewell’s books but feel that this one is not up to her usual standard.
There isn’t much substance to the story and it’s as if it has been written for teenagers.

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Terrible ending

the ending was the most terrible crap ending of a book ever. I have never ever been so annoyed or wish I hadn't read a book ever. so beyond disappointing.

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  • 2020-05-23

Fast Forwarded last 4 Hours. Predictable

Definitely not one of Lisa Jewell’s finer works. The book starts off with interesting character and plot development but peters out towards the middle of the book. The ending was so obvious that I couldn’t be bothered to listen to the last 4 hours and just skipped through to the blasé conclusion.

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  • Kristyn Rose
  • 2020-05-28

Most frustrating and disappointing story

Well, that’s 13 hours and 24 minutes I’ll never get back. Vince and Joy are both among the most pathetic characters I’ve ever encountered. It’s easy to look at this story and say they each the victims of unlucky circumstances. However, you can also see how they are the makers of their own poor situations by not have the spine to stand up for themselves. They wring their hands about their poor situations, but do nothing to solve them. Joy is particularly bad about adding 2 + 2 and getting...yellow.

The story itself is also poorly told. It is drawn out so ridiculously that, as my frustration with it mounted, I was able to skip large sections at a time and not miss anything at all. I finally arrived at the ending, which was limp and literally left nothing resolved. How can it be a romantic story when we never, ever get to see the central characters together, free to enjoy finding one another? HUGE letdown by an author I normally like.

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  • acl
  • 2020-01-07

Best book yet by lisa jewell

I absolutely loved this book from beginning to end! A must read for Lisa jewell fans!

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  • Flossy
  • 2020-09-15

Not my cuppa

Well, it's over and I am still waiting on the conclusion. This book felt disjointed to me - I just didn't enjoy. Several times I almost quit and returned but then thought that he may all come together later - wish i had stopped a few hours earlier.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2020-02-03

Loved it!

I absolutely adored this book! The ending though!!! There better be a sequel!! Please Lisa!

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  • robbi
  • 2021-06-29

not good

Vince and Joy got on my nerves. the story drug on and on about their bad decisions.

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  • Angela
  • 2020-08-16

Love

If you believe in destiny. If you believe in love. This book is for you.

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  • Jessica Jordan
  • 2020-07-26

So good!

Bella was my favorite character she made me laugh out loud. I am going to patiently wait for a part 2

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  • Vanessa62
  • 2020-07-05

Hanging!😯

Loved the story didn't like the ending!
can't believe you left it unfinished at the end.

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  • Tiffani M.
  • 2020-05-31

so good yet so frustrated

I really enjoyed the journey of Vince and Joy, although they made stupid decisions along the way. My frustration is the ending. I can't believe that's it, it doesn't feel completed to me.

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  • Guy
  • 2020-04-29

Great book

I loved this book! I laughed out loud so many times. Serendipity at its finest.

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