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Anybody Out There?
Anybody Out There
Author: Marian Keyes
Dubliner Anna is the fourth of five Walsh sisters and seems to have it all - gorgeous husband Aidan, an apartment in Manhattan and The Best Job In the World. So it's not surprising that she doesn't want to stay for long in her parents' Good Front Room in Blackrock, where there's nothing to do but watch the antics of her sister Helen who spends ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781842232729
ISBN-10: 184223272X
Pages: 593
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Poolbeg Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Anybody Out There? on + 34 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
I ordered this book since I am quite anal when it comes to reading series books, I want to read them all at once rather than one here, one there etc. This is the fourth book in Marian Keyes' Walsh Sister Serial. Now the only sister without her own book is the youngest, Helen, whom I am sure is soon to have her own turn. This story is the best so far, going into a bit darker places than the previous three novels, but still kept things light-hearted enough not to deter from Keyes' typical narrative. This book is about the next-to-youngest sister, Anna, whom has managed to pull herself out from the perpetual cloud she was in to get a real job, move to New York and get married. However the fairy tale she was living comes to a screeching halt and Anna finds herself back home in Ireland, bruised, broken and being taken care of by her Mum with no recollection of how she got there or where her husband, Aidan, is. She eventually makes it back to New York and to her PR job, dressing quirkily and promoting Candy Grrl while searching desprately for Aidan. The story is so good that when I got it yesterday I didn't do anything else but read it and only had one chapter left this morning which I quickly ate up. I think it's due to the fact I can relate a lot more to Anna than any of the other Walsh sisters, but this book really hit it for me and I'm now sorry it's over. Great dialogue, sad without being too depressing and funny without making fun of the sad bits that aren't funny. It is a definite keeper and I'll probably still be re-reading this one when I'm 80!
Craftykimmy avatar reviewed Anybody Out There? on + 76 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
I love Marian Keyes, and I love reading about the Walsh sisters. But this book is incredibly sad. For the first 260 pages of the book you have no idea of what is going on. I was so curious I even went to to see if any of the reviews "spilled the beans" (they didn't). When I found out, it was like getting bonked on the head, really really hard. This is a serious tearjerker. Great book, but I promise you will cry.
mama2timmy-daphne avatar reviewed Anybody Out There? on + 35 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I can't express how much I loved this book!! I picked it up because I really enjoy Marian Keyes, especially her previous books about the kooky Walsh family, but this is no doubt the best! Anna's journey to discover herself and a new life after tragedy broke my heart. I literally laughed and cried at the same time :)
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Helpful Score: 3
I love Marian Keyes and I love her Walsh family charaters... Having said that, this novel is not as lighthearted as the others. It was sad... There were moments where I laughed (How can you not w/ Keye's humor?) but for the most part, it was more of a sad than a happy book.
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Helpful Score: 2
AWESOME plot and nice twist would have NEVER guessed it
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missaduck avatar reviewed Anybody Out There? on + 7 more book reviews
Great book! The author captures the characters and the changes in their lives well.
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This book wasn't really what I expected. I've read almost all of Marian Keyes's books so I thought this would be like them. But, it really isn't like her other books. It's much darker and sadder than I expected. I cried a lot while I read this book. I usually laugh a good bit while reading her books but there wasn't much laughing going on during this one. And I almost stopped reading it in the beginning because I didn't think I was going to be able to handle it. That being said, I finished the book and really liked it when I was done. It's a heartbreaking story and it makes you realize how life can change in an instant.
I loved Anna and really felt like she could be a friend. She's not my favorite Walsh sister, but she's a close second to Rachel. As always, Marian Keyes does a wonderful job of making it feel like you actually know the characters and really want them to be okay.
reviewed Anybody Out There? on + 2 more book reviews
Listen to this book on tape! It is a scream! My husband and I loved it. We cracked up every day to and from work.
reviewed Anybody Out There? on + 40 more book reviews
Surprising twist. I loved this book. I was crying on the airplane.
reviewed Anybody Out There? on + 46 more book reviews
Excellent story line. Made me so mad at the beginning, not knowing everything, but the truth comes out pretty quickly. You'll have to read to believe!
mrsteacher23 avatar reviewed Anybody Out There? on + 11 more book reviews
I have loved this book every time I have read it. I need something to read now that I know I will like because I've had too many duds in a row, too much wasted time. I thought that by the third? fourth? time I've read something it wouldn't keep me so engrossed, but I can't wait to get done with my grad school work so I can pick it up and keep reading.

I think I love this book more each time I read it. I think it's the character's in the novel. Each one is so well developed that I can truly imagine them being real people. I'm a lover of stories with well-rounded characters, so Keyes' books are right up my alley. I've finally bought my own copy, so I'll no longer need to rely on its availabilty at the library.
loves-to-read avatar reviewed Anybody Out There? on + 8 more book reviews
It was fairly good with a lot of funny thigs that happen throughout the story...
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awesome read