The characters are fantastic.
Jason, the protagonist thinks he's ugly so on his quest in finding someone to date, he goes to a dating service, speed dating, and an internet dating site before deciding his best option is to date a blind girl. Not only is this audiobook laugh-out-loud funny, it's also really cute.
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It's Original. And it builds and grows on you rather quickly. Jason creates a whole fake persona of being blind when he meets Emma, then has to follow up with his charade right down to making up having a service dog. He also loves fish and chips. His best friend Barry is a great character with a funny accent who tries to steer him away from doing this. Then there's the Russian cab driver who's also incredibly funny.
And Jerry, Emma's flamboyant friend, and Emma.
Emma is a sweetheart through and through. I loved this audiobook. It was cute, funny, and sincere. I would definitely recommend listening to this one. It was a nice surprise and a true gem. I can't wait to listen to more. Chris Dabbs does a fantastic job narrating this book. He has a wonderful range of voices and accents. He's a natural with a steady pace and good control. He's easy to understand and will have you laughing and smiling continuously. I love British humor and he delivers it wonderfully. Audiobook received in exchange for an unbiased review.
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I really like this audiobook. It was entertaining , funny, and I laugh out loud. It was a nice surprise. Would you consider the audio edition of Dating in the Dark to be better than the print version? I have only listened to the Audio book and not read the actual book and found it a cool way to "read" the book. Pretty enjoyable actually as I have never listened to an audio book before. Poor Jason has a one tracked mind Which scene was your favorite? My favorite scene was with Emma and him pretending to be blind.
Who was the most memorable character of Dating in the Dark and why? I liked Boris the taxi driver, he was a rather lonely fellow and finally made a friend in Jason. Any additional comments? Chris's voice was comfortable to listen to. I found I enjoyed listening as I was able to do other things. A very funny book, I like Pete's humor. I recommend this audio book. So much better than most, and solidly on par with the ones that I enjoy wholeheartedly.
What other book might you compare Dating in the Dark to and why? Can't think of a good book comparison, but it's as though Michael Scott from The Office were to suddenly find himself the protagonist in a British love story.
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And his best friend is a Nick Frost character. How does this one compare? No - but it's darn good. If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be? I'm the reader, not a writer. I am not good at stuff like this. Great performance, lovely story, absolutely worth a listen. Being blind myself, I was a bit apprehensive about reading this book but I was also intrigued. I like the way the blind were portrayed in this book. Good job! I would recommend it to my other fellow visually impaired friends. Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Yes,a younger friend who may be in the dating pool The premise sounds funny. A guy wants a blind girl so he pretends to be blind I did get a few chuckles and I'm sure that people younger than me would relate more to the dating scene. If you could sum up Dating in the Dark in three words, what would they be? Funny and real. Sortwell's humor is showcased in this oddball, unconventional romance. What was one of the most memorable moments of Dating in the Dark?
Pretty much any scene with Boris, also the ending surprised the heck out of me! Yes, the Village Idiot Reviews, which was just hilarious!
This was a little bit deeper social discussion, yet just as quirky and hilarious as the VIR. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? Luckily it wasn't too long, so we were able to listen during two sessions of our weekend commute. Just that anyone who has ever struggled with he dating scene should read this. You couldn't possibly have ever been this desperate! If you have, you should write a book about it! This book had me laughing my butt off! A comedy that is so off the wall, it's genius and hilarious!
This book is about a guy who is short and ugly. He has a really hard time finding a date, so he got an idea. He decides to use the dating service for the disabled. Maybe he can find a blind girl who will date him. He doesn't think this thru before meeting his date though. When he signs up, he pretends he is blind too. How would she be able to tell he isn't if she can't see? The author Pete Sortwell is genius in this book. What a concept!
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He had me laughing my butt off at times and shaking my head at others. The narrator, Chris Dabbs did a good job delivering this story and all it's lines to us.
He read this book in such a way that it only made things funnier! I've never listened to this narrator for rent this author before. It turns out that Dating in the Dark is literally what the book is about. He's no prize to look at-almost anyone will do, he tried speed dating no one even responded dating friends friends, etc. So he signs up with an agency focused on dating for the disabled. He decides that he's short - a "disability" sorta, but buys a pair a dark glasses. He meets a lovely lady who is blind and is interested in a date with him.
After ONE date he really thinks this could go somewhere. However he is stuck in his "lie" of not been disabled. Along with Barry - his best mate - Jason comes up with the only thing he thinks will work: dating a blind woman. However, to do that, he needs to pretend he's blind himself, which is a lot harder than you might think…especially when guide dogs are so hard to come by. Eventually Jason's efforts pay off and he meets Emma, a pretty professional with a host of friends. When he takes her out, they instantly hit it off. But will Jason be able to fool both Emma and her best friend Jerry into thinking he's blind?