Someone with more patience than me.
I love books - reading and listening to books. It is rare that I do not finish a book, but I could not finish this one. The storyline was not only boring, but predictable and sooo drawn out! I kept thinking it would eventually go somewhere but it did not! I did not care what happened 40 years later so deleted the book.
Susan Lyons is always a good narrator. Her voice was the only thing pleasant about the book.
Just the narrator
I kept thinking this book would get better and wasted a lot of time listening in hopes that it would. This is my first review - I just felt compelled to give my opinion because it is the opposite of the positive reviews I read before buying this book.
author of books for teens and children
One of the best novels I've listened to in a long time. It's beautifully written, suspenseful and very romantic, featuring star-crossed lovers in the 1960s and in the early 21st century.
I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.
The only other JoJo Moyes book I had read prior to listening to The Last Letter from your Lover was Me Before You, which I really enjoyed. However, this book took me through a deep range of emotions and I was entranced. Heartbreak and triumph, happiness and sadness. Wonderful characters and wonderful, real relationships. This is a great story and the writing is beautifully and artfully done. Bravo! Can't wait to read One plus One.
Often love stories like this one can be too syrupy sweet, portraying male characters either as egotistical prigs or too sensitive to be credible, single faceted, and women either as in-your-face feminists, capricious, or delicate flowers. (I suspect I share the skepticism of the reviewer who asks, "What's so great about Jennifer?" although I decided that she is just one of those women who embody all that most men found attractive in the 60s, but women may resent or cannot relate to.) I enjoy a story in which the characters are not so easily defined, even the bad ones are sympathetic, even the good guys screw up. A 40-year gap is a stretch, but I know two women, one in her 80s, and one in her 60s, who experienced it. This is my first listen of Jojo Moyes' books. Happy to find there are others. Four stars because, after reading the reviews, I look forward to even better ones by Ms. Moyes. Ms. Lyons' narration was just right for me, neither detracting from nor embellishing the story.
Wonderful...wonderful....great story....great narration...I love this author and plan on listening to ALL her books.
A must listen...!
I liked how JoJo Moyes told the reasoning of everyone's actions of a very complicated story. But it made sense once all of the pieces were revealed.
I love listening to any book Susan Lyon narrates. I like her performance and her pacing. I look for books with her now because she's so easy to listen to.
I wondered throughout the whole book about who really fathered the girl. Will there be a sequel?
Parallel stories with multiple characters.
She is easy to listen to and very likable. As she would say, I would like to go have a drink with her.
Classic love story - well read - great listen! Just as good as "Me Than You" - different, but just as well written and read. Thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend!
Inspiring love story
The ability to relate to the characters. We've all faced crossroads in our lives.
True love is worth the wait
I didn't read the print version
I liked the way it didn't give away the ending and let you have some hope. I loved the characters-they were very real in their feelings and actions.
I thought she really captured Jennifer-the socialite, but also, the lost girl
I think I would take Jennifer-she seems so genuine and really cared about people. I'd like to know how she brought out the best in others,
My daughter told me to listen to this book and I'm so glad that I did. It had romance, mystery,sorrow, but with a happy ending. What more could you ask for?