• This Age We're Living In

  • By: David Wilson
  • Narrated by: Steve Hodson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

George Worth is a grumpy lifestyle columnist. He hates fashion, mobile phones, computers and Young People. At night he goes home to a borrowed Labrador and feelings of guilt about his dead wife.

Justin Smith is a Young Person. A bright newcomer, he’s always on his mobile to his girlfriend, surfing the Net and keeping abreast of the latest trends.

Then comes the day when Justin’s girlfriend throws him out and he finds himself having to share a flat with George. As the women around them watch and wonder, both men start to work out what really matters among the distractions of modern life.

©2007 David Wilson (P)2007 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Not for me I'm afraid

Bought this one a while ago, decided to listen as part of a TBR clearing project. Had my doubts going in, at first it seemed okay. However, by the end I just wanted it over. It's basically chick-lit, written by a man with a male protagonist. Others may see it as a charming story of a widower "finding" himself, which seems the idea. Best parts were his cynical columns, which I found spot on!

if you're reading this, and haven't read the book yet, there's an angle that I feel is not accurately presented - specifically, the role of the younger guy, Justin, in the story. I inferred that they would be living together throughout the story growing in a sort of parallel lives. Justin only stays with George during a relatively brief period early on; he's present on occasion afterwards, but his main function is to serve as a catalyst for George to face what a rut he's been in.

Audio narration a very good fit.

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Highly recommended

This story was so different but so enjoyable. Its grumpy old man George, befriending male Gen Y plus a couple of years Justin. It took a couple of chapters to get use to the writing/narration but after say 15 mins, I was glued. It was lovely to see how, although both guys are so different, enhance each other's lives.