A Novel of Love, Family, Adultery, and Real Estate
Read by Katherine Kellgren
June 22, 2010/ ISBN 1427210063
British Fiction / Audiobook:
Unabridged - Approx 8 hrs
by Brenda Weeaks
to A Desirable Residence you meet some genuine, yet eccentric
characters and play spectator in their lives. In doing so, you can't
help but wish some a happy ending and others the hand of judgment.
young realtor wants her to drop the sale price of her home by 50,000
pounds and add a shower. Liz and husband Jonathan mortgaged a young
tutorial college on the basis of selling their home. Unfortunately
they owe more than it's worth. Liz goes over his head to top dog
Marcus Witherston. He recommends they rent it out to another couple.
A business relationship between the two turns into an affair. Sometimes
you can't help but pity Liz's self-absorbed personality and delusional
thoughts during this affair. Her husband Jonathan is the nice guy,
but you want him to grow a backbone. Liz and Jonathan have a daughter
with the traditional adolescent behavior. She takes up with the
new residents in her parents' home - Piers and Ginny - and of course,
drinking, celebrities, etc are involved. Marcus Witherston, cad
that he is, has a wife and two sons. He has no interest in leaving
them or changing his ways. It's a soap opera sort of life in contemporary
suburban London and an amusing listen.
This is my
first Wickham audiobook. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the
storyline and British narrator Katherine Kellgren. The conclusion
was a pleasant surprise. A Desirable Residence is a light,
entertaining listen with memorable characters (Liz and daughter
Alice, stood out for me). Be sure to share it with your friends.
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