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I Owe You One

Written by: Sophie Kinsella
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella.

The irresistible new stand-alone from Sophie Kinsella is a story of love, empowerment and an IOU that changes everything....

Fixie Farr can’t help herself. Straightening a crooked object, removing a barely there stain, helping out a friend...she just has to put things right. It’s how she got her nickname, after all. 

So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees, she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank her, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, scribbles her an IOU - but of course Fixie never intends to call in the favour. 

That is, until her teenage crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and needs her help - and Fixie turns to Seb. But things don’t go according to plan, and now Fixie owes Seb - big time. 

Soon the pair are caught up in a series of IOUs - from small favours to life-changing debts - and Fixie is torn between the past she’s used to and the future she deserves. 

Does she have the courage to fix things for herself and fight for the life and love she really wants? 

©2019 Sophie Kinsella (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Left me giddy with laughter. I loved it." (JoJo Moyes)

"Life doesn't get much better than a new Sophie Kinsella novel." (Red)

"One of the most relatable books I've read in a long time, I couldn’t put it down." (Louise Pentland, Sprinkleofglitter)

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great book

firstly i didn't liked the book as not able to process what is going on but as soon as i catch the book i just nailed it n wanted to get it all at once...great narration n book too

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  • Bridget pas Jones
  • 03-05-19

Love it

As usual Kinsella takes a bunch of frustrating elements and a heroine you want to shake, and turns it all around so that we are rooting for her and for a happy end for all. The secondary characters are really funny and touching. I loved Leila!

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  • Luly
  • 20-02-19

Lovely as usual

I couldn't stop listening, the characters are charming and interesting. The plot a little predictable but I enjoyed it as well. Hope in a sequel because I think it would be lovely to hear more from this family.

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  • Suze
  • 09-05-19

Great when it gets going

another good book from Sophie Kinsella. narrator was great. I sometimes struggle with audio when the narrators voice sounds the same for all characters but Fiona Hardingham was brilliant and I loved Nicole's voice

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  • Farah
  • 15-02-19

Not Quite There

This is hard. I love Sophie Kinsella. The Shopaholic series is both empowering and the way it embraces quirkiness in a positive light, it’s such a fun ride to join Becky and her adventures. But unlike Becky, Fixie is rather weak and kinda depressing. Her self image is too poor and it’s annoyingly uninspiring. Despite trying so hard to relate or understand her, it’s not possible to do so unfortunately till the end. What a missed opportunity.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 30-10-19

Fun Thrilling Frustration

I am not sure how many times I shouted "FFS Fixie! NO! Just get a freaken grip! Please".

However through all the frustration I enjoyed being part of the Farr family for a couple of days. Sophie Kinsella definitely stirred up all sorts of different emotions from anger to compassion to love to hope to wanting to punch a wall,..
Fiona Hardingham made the story. The performance was excellent.

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  • Victoria
  • 15-02-19

Really disappointed

As a hardcore fan of Sophie Kinsella, I was massively disappointed by this one (having waited for it as a preorder)

It lacked any of the charm that her previous novels have had, the characters were all deeply unappealing except for The Love Interest who was just a bit dull.

The narration was only okay - leaning heavily towards cliché and caricature for all except the two main characters - but her portrayal of the heroine’s sister was just embarrassing.

Having bravely pushed on through 3/4 of it and realising that I no longer cared what happened to any of them, I ended up returning the book for a refund of my audible credit - something I’ve done only a handful of times in my years with audible.

If you want the very lightest, least challenging and most one-dimensional of chick-lit then this might float your boat but even for that purpose there are dozens of other books that do it better.

I can only hope this is a blip because I have always enjoyed her previous novels (albeit that recent shopaholic offerings have been weaker than the earlier instalments)

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  • Saffra Grandson
  • 22-02-19

Boring and predictable

I feel sorry to write this review as I have previously loved Sophie Kinsella books and was excited about this new one. But unfortunately, I couldn’t even finish it. It was so dull and boring.
Story line was weak and uninteresting, mainly about a high road shop, which I doubt anyone would care about. The characters were overly stereotypical and frankly, I found them annoying.
I kept waiting for the humour which is usually prevalent in Kinsella’s books but it never came. Felt almost cringeworthy, as if trying too hard when none of it was in the least bit funny.
Very disappointed, I had to return the book.

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  • Emily
  • 16-04-19

Really disappointed

I am a fan of Sophie kinsella and her books but I was so disappointed with this book. I found Fixie extremely irritating and didn't like her character until the last 2 chapters. The other characters were all equally annoying. I wouldn't recommend using an audible credit on this.

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  • Sarz
  • 14-02-19

Predictable

Very disappointing, predictable and like so many other books already out there. Mind numbingly boring. On a plus, narration was fine.

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  • ANNETTE
  • 12-08-19

Not the best

I'm a great fan of Sophie Kinsella and ignored the poor reviews , but I agree with them . I persevered but not unhappy that it's finished then I can hopefully buy a book that is worth listening too. I really how her next book is a improvement on this and she is back on form.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-05-20

wonderful

I loved this. I am not a sophie kinsella fan bit love her writing as madeleine wickham. this book had the maturity of Madeleine with the naughty fun of sophie. thankyou for a lovely read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-05-20

Predictable

I like Sophie kinsella’s books but found this one too predictable from early on in the story

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-04-20

A Pretty Good Book

I just couldn’t stop listening to it, it’s really good to listen when doing other stuff

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  • Miss Gemma J. Howden
  • 20-04-20

Emotional and great listen

I felt everything from her frustration to her anger, sorrow and happiness. A really great story.

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  • Kindle Customer Brenda Powell
  • 15-04-20

I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The well written characters , written with wit. love and amusement..

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  • Grace proctor
  • 19-02-19

Frustrating

I love Sophie Kinsella, but I found this book frustrating and I struggled to finish it. The main character is supposed to be all about “fixing” everything, but I found her to be infuriatingly weak and boring. Right up until the end she relies on others to give her what she thinks she deserves.

Plot is slow, and a non eventful.

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  • Lauren Barber
  • 09-02-19

She says "incredulous" every 5 minutes!!! :(

It was a bit predictable and her language was repetitive. However, easy to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-12-19

The main character is the worst person I have ever met in a book

I wanted to slap the main character so hard the whole time. You are made to feel like she is a victim, but her behaviour is actually obsessive and stalkerish and unhealthy. Then she goes after a guy in a relationship and the book tries to justify this being an ok thing by making you think the other woman is a bitch. Actually, most of the characters in this book are extremely hard to deal with (aside from Layla, the only decent character). And yet, I finished the book. The story itself was moderately entertaining.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-12-19

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This book made me angry!
What a weak push over Fixie was and by the time she grew a back bone it was way too late for me! The blurb on the back didn't really match the story I thought I was getting.

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  • Jackie
  • 11-10-19

Annoying main character

The story is ok but the main character is irritating
Easy listening and happy ending
Not Kinsella’s best by a long shot

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-09-19

loved it

I oved it, could not stop listening, just had to make it to the end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-06-19

Brilliant

Sophie Kinsella is amazing. She brings a gentle rawness to her books and blends in laughter and tears. There are always lessons to be learnt. Fiona Hardingham is, hands down, the master of narration. I would listen to her read the dictionary! A dynamic duo!

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  • miss C.
  • 23-04-19

Family first

Loved listening to this story of a close family becoming closer & relationships that needed a little help

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  • Jared Posthumus
  • 04-04-19

great narrator

really enjoyed the narrator in this. story line not as good as her other books but still enjoyable

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  • TasTan
  • 23-03-19

Couldn't stop listening.

Great story and natrator that hooked me from the start. Sophie Kinsella's stories are guaranteed to be spirited and delightful!