Sorrow and Bliss Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
The instant Sunday Times best seller.
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2022.
Everyone tells Martha Friel she is clever and beautiful, a brilliant writer who has been loved every day of her adult life by one man, her husband Patrick.
So why is everything broken? Why is Martha - on the edge of 40 - friendless, practically jobless and so often sad? And why did Patrick decide to leave?
Maybe she is just too sensitive, someone who finds it harder to be alive than most people. Or maybe - as she has long believed - there is something wrong with her. Something that broke when a little bomb went off in her brain, at 17, and left her changed in a way that no doctor or therapist has ever been able to explain.
Forced to return to her childhood home to live with her dysfunctional, bohemian parents (but without the help of her devoted, foul-mouthed sister Ingrid), Martha has one last chance to find out whether a life is ever too broken to fix - or whether, maybe, by starting over, she will get to write a better ending for herself.
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 44 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.co.uk Release Date||09 February 2021|
|Publisher||Weidenfeld & Nicolson|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 219 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
7 in Family Life Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
15 in General Medical Issues Guides
27 in Medical Sciences A-Z
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 May 2022
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Anyone who has struggled with mental illness will not identify with this tall, leggy, blonde supermodel who has a loving husband and great creative career even though she spends most of her time hiding under a desk. It was so unbelievaby it was laughable.
Don't waste your time on this nonsense. Lots of great books out there on this subject. This isn't one of them