The Start of Something Wonderful by written and narrated by Jane Lambert – Audiobook Tour

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Thank you to Rachel at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ for organising this tour and to Jane Lambert and HQ Digital for an audio copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

This is my Review of the Month for the review collection on LovelyAudiobooks.info

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Synopsis

It’s never too late to follow your dreams….

Forty-year-old air stewardess Emily Forsyth thought she had everything a woman could wish for: a glamorous, jet-set lifestyle, a designer wardrobe and a dishy pilot boyfriend. Until he breaks up with her…

Catapulted into a midlife crisis she wishes she’d had earlier, she decides to turn her life upside down, quitting her job and instead beginning to chase her long-held dreams of becoming an actress!

Leaving the skies behind her, Emily heads for the bright lights of London’s West End – but is it too late to reach for the stars?

My Thoughts

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Start-of-Something-Wonderful/dp/B07FGWSDBJ

US https://www.amazon.com/The-Start-of-Something-Wonderful/dp/B07DY8SDPW

 

Whether you listen through audio or read the novel this book is just delightful.

Emily Forsythe is fully enjoying her life; working as cabin crew, travelling about and being with her pilot partner Nigel.  That is until Nigel decides to dump Emily in between flights, leaving Emily heartbroken and her visualised future in tatters.

Realising that she now has some freedom and is not getting any younger, Emily decides to quite her career and embark on journey to following her childhood dreams of being an actor.  And so begins a funny, heartwarming story of one woman’s journey to claim back her life.

Emily is one of those characters that you spend the whole book rooting for and by the end you feel as though she is your best friend.  As the reading is in first person you get so drawn into her journey, often ending in hilarious mishaps or disaster but always handled positively.  Emily is a proof that life can go on after a breakup.  She is surrounded by old friends and makes many new ones on her wonderful journey from Brighton to Vienna.

I loved the audio and narration of this novel.  Narrated by Jane herself it’s so entertaining.  Different characters are allocated different accents (my favourite being the Scottish ones) and their personalities all come through in the dialogue.  Also, the added bonus of little sounds bites and musical interludes really brings the audio retelling to life and it’s the first experience I have of sound being used in an audio book.

It was an absolute pleasure to listen to this wonderful book and I actually miss having Emily/Jane’s voice in my ear whilst I’m going about my housework etc.

I highly recommend this book to lovers of romance/comedy/chick lit writing.  It’s a great summer read and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Author Bio – Jane Lambert

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Jane taught English in Vienna then travelled the world as cabin crew, before making the life-changing decision to become an actor and voiceover artist in her mid-thirties. She has appeared in “Calendar Girls”, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”, “Deathtrap”, and most recently “True West” in London’s West End. She has recorded audiobooks for BBC AudioGo, Isis Publishing and HarperCollins. She is currently adapting “The Start of Something Wonderful” into a 6-part comedy drama for TV.

Social Media Links – Twitter: @janelambert22

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