The Lonely Hearts Book Club

Written by:
Lucy Gilmore
Narrated by:
Angie Kane
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Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2023
11 hours 7 minutes
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.

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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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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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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Mirte D.

This was really beautiful.

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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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