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A Classic Reborn: ‘The Armchair Bride’ Now Available as an Audiobook

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OK, so maybe I’m overstating things by calling my first novel ‘a classic’. But it’s my baby and the one that kicked everything off, so let me have this one, please?

It’s been twelve years since ‘The Armchair Bride‘ first struggled its way into the world. I’m still amazed at how it continues to draw in new readers, presumably swept away by its timeless tale. A girl hits 40 and invents a husband; everything goes horribly wrong.

Now, old and new fans have a fresh way to experience this beloved story. ‘The Armchair Bride’ has been transformed into an audiobook!

Audiobooks now and then

Unlike my more recent novels ‘Ghosted‘ and ‘Rebuilding Alexandra Small‘, ‘The Armchair Bride‘ has not had an audiobook version. Until now. Back when I wrote it, audiobooks didn’t feature in anything. The idea of having anyone read to you was something best put off until you sat dribbling in a plastic-coated rest home chair.

So why an audiobook now, after all these years? The truth is, ‘The Armchair Bride‘ has a certain magic that keeps drawing in new readers. Even a decade after its original release, the book continues to resonate. So either its story is truly timeless – or 99p is the magic price point. The creation of an audiobook is a testament to the enduring popularity of ‘The Armchair Bride‘. A gift to its many fans. Two people actually emailed me and asked for it. I’m that easily persuaded.

The transformation from the written to the spoken word has been fascinating. The narration brings a new depth to the characters and their experiences, giving listeners a fresh perspective on the story they’ve come to love. For one thing, there’s a slightly edited opening scene, bringing the story more up-to-date. This new format promises to breathe life into ‘The Armchair Bride’ in a way that will delight fans and newcomers alike.


Whether you’re a long-time admirer of ‘The Armchair Bride’ or have yet to discover the charm of this ‘classic’ (there I go again) novel, the audiobook offers a different way to experience the story. You can multitask and listen to Sara Farell tell my story while you wash the windows, drive the kids to dance practice or on those nights when sleep just won’t come, so what else are you going to do?

For the fans who have journeyed with me from ‘The Armchair Bride’ to ‘Ghosted’ via ‘Rebuilding Alexandra Small’, this is an exciting opportunity to revisit where it all began. And for those just discovering my work, the audiobook serves as a warm invitation into a world you’ll not want to leave.

It’s time to celebrate a new chapter in the story of ‘The Armchair Bride’. I genuinely couldn’t be more excited to share this experience with you. Tune in, and let the story unfold again, this time through the intimate magic of audio.


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By Mo Fanning

Mo Fanning is a British author of dark romantic comedies including the Book of the Year nominated bestseller 'The Armchair Bride', 'Rebuilding Alexandra Small' and 2022's hit holiday romcom 'Ghosted'.

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