Hearing a book in the first person point of view narrated in one voice is a bit distracting. Lu lowers her voice and speaks as Will - and it just doesn't pull it off. This was true for all narrators speaking as one character but also having to speak the words of others.
The message about the right to die was presented quite well by the author- offering diverse viewpoints from different characters. It is a timely topic.
Otherwise, this would have been a sufficient romantic beach read. The dialogue could be a bit melodramatic at times.
I'd like to see the film, it would be interesting to see if the story can be better told in that medium.
3 1/2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
I loved the story and the narraters. A very emotional book with a beautiful story. Gave me inspiration and a lot of understanding of peoples feelings when they become disabled. Now I need to live my life to the fullest:-)
For the most part, I really, really enjoyed this book and it kept me wanting to not put it down (or shut it off, as the case may be). Some pieces were a bit predictable, but all-in-all I felt that the story was told in such a beautiful and raw way that I still really enjoyed it. It gives a more humanistic perspective to a very complicated and topical subject.
The story is fantastic and the narrator has a good voice. The only problem was that there would be awkward pauses. The narrator would pause too long after sentence. You would think the chapter is over, but it's not.
I know there was contraversy connected to this book. After reading it you will find that it isn't a support of suicide, but rather a means of explaining one man's choice and why it was right for him. All wrapped up in a love story that will make laugh... Smile... Groan and , of course, cry.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
I would..it is a perfect representation of friendship, love and loss...
When he tells her, that her love is not enough....I hurt for her!
I liked them all...it was done very well!
Lou..because she is quirky and fun!
This was a very good book, and I am moving on to book 2 now...This story is tragic, and beautiful and I liked how the friendship between Lou and Will built and came to a crescendo...I really thought it was going to be forever...but sadly that is not how real life goes..This is well worth a listen and a credit!!
New mama and step mom of the year
SPOILER!!! ---- But this has to be said: At the very end I was hoping he would die of natural causes instead. I was secretly thinking during her flight to Switzerland that Will had pneumonia. However, it did make it a different book with him going to Dignitas.
I felt like Lou. I would be mad. But I would want to be with him through it all
She was great. It was different hearing different voices. It was nice to hear Will's mom and dad's perspectives.
I was originally hoping to watch this movie as a date night with my husband. I chose the book to read on a whim while I was on vacation and most times I was lifted by the humor. But listening to the end made me feel down. Instead of watching to movie in theaters I might wait. My husband has decided to watch Independence Day instead