The Lonely Hearts Book Club

Written by:
Lucy Gilmore
Narrated by:
Angie Kane

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
79
Narrator
40
Release Date
March 2023
Duration
11 hours 7 minutes
Summary
Sloane Parker lives a small, contained life as a librarian in her small, contained town. She never thinks of herself as lonely...but still she looks forward to that time every day when old curmudgeon Arthur McLachlan comes to browse the shelves and cheerfully insult her. Their sparring is such a highlight of Sloane's day that when Arthur doesn't show up one morning, she's instantly concerned. And then another day passes, and another. Anxious, Sloane tracks the old man down only to discover him all but bedridden...and desperately struggling to hide how happy he is to see her. Wanting to bring more cheer into Arthur's gloomy life, Sloane creates an impromptu book club. Slowly, the lonely misfits of their sleepy town begin to find each other and, in their book club, the joy of unlikely friendship—because, as it turns out, everyone has a special book in their heart...and a reason to get lost (and eventually found) within the pages.
Reviews

Cute story, but the narrator had only three voices: male, female, and old man. It was difficult when the character POV's changed to tell everyone apart, esp. since this revolved around a group of people.

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Robert Z.

I loved this book. It had me lauphing out loud countles times. Excellent character development. They cared so much about each other. I liked the way the characters each had a first person perspective. Also learned about classic books. Narrator does a good job. I highly recommend this book.

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Mirte D.

This was really beautiful.

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Carol B.

I fell in love with this title. I am so glad I chose it from the VIP selection. Books, stories, life and how a book club could change the lives of the people contributing. So enjoyable!

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Jennifer B.

Good book

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Tanja A.

This was a surprise-like for me. I didn't expect the perspectives to change and it was a bit hard to tell them apart, but I couldn't do more than two voices, so I'm impressed. Stories where friendship and family if choice are put above romance are so rare and I found myself tearing up a lot more times than I would admit.bonus: I love Anne of Green gables...so it was very relatable for me!

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Brenda D.

I really liked this book. You never know what someone is going through in their life. But it’s good to have friends.

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Emily B.

A bit contrived

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Walking O.

The narration was super enjoyable, with her ability to do different voices for men and women, though all her women sounded the same, so later in the book when she switched POV from Sloan to Maisy, I was a little lost at first. That was the first POV switch, so I wasn't expecting it. I learned to pay attention quickly because the titles of the chapters apparently were the characters speaking all along (?).The book is very entertaining. I highly recommend it. Two thumbs up!

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Tali B.

OK story, didn't really connect to characters

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Carol M.

Charming story about lonely people who make a connection that changes their lives. While I enjoyed the story and characters very much, I was disappointed with the narration.

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Aven F.

it was so bad I couldn't even get through half if it

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Jayde B.

I have enjoyed listening to this book, it has hooked me and I particularly enjoyed the narration for the different characters.

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Heather P.

Decent story line, adequate narrating.

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Bianca1976

3.5 - it was a cute book

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Elizabeth M.

I loved the idea of platonic love amongst a bunch of lonely strangers.

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Tammy S.

Well narrated and good book. Lots of literary references and sound advice to abstract for practical day to day life. So enjoyed this book.

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Yvonne N.

The narrator did a fantastic job of acting out the different characters. A sweet 'coming together' story.

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