I love to read! I love reading even more now with my Audible account. I probably read two to three books a month. And, yes, I have a life!
Wow! I'm not really sure where to start. This book was my sister's pick, and she did a good job. So, the story starts with a punch in the gut, so pay attention. Then it slows down and builds gradually.
It's so funny bc I thought I knew what turns were going to happen next, and was completely shocked by what turns did happen. Even the cast of readers surprises you as you read along getting used to just the one reader, and boom a different voice. Oh you are going to enjoy this book!
This will be a book I will read again and again! I highly recommend it.
No. But not because I didn't love it. It's just because there is a finite number of books one can read or hear in a lifetime.
Louisa Clark. From being a simple not overly educated, naive to the arts person, she truly is and becomes a multi-layered personality who didn't realize her own scope. Besides, she has a great sense of humor.
Yes. But time constraints did not permit. It's a true page-turner - audibly.
Wonderful book. It started out a bit slowly, but still with some anticipation of where is it going. It will make you laugh out loud. It will make you angry. Tears will flow down your cheeks, your nose will run, and your sinuses will ache. I'd love to meet Louisa Clark in another book. All the characters were portrayed realistically.
I loved this book. Even though the subject could be a bit depressing, some how JoJo Moyes kept it upbeat and one couldn't be sure of the ending. Thus, I found the story rivetting and compelling. The characters definitely came to life.
This is an exceptionally well written book that explores a challenging topic, life as a quadriplegic. I really enjoy books that explore different ways of looking at difficult topics and invite you to really think about an issue. The characters in this story were very believable and well nuanced. I never cry for books, realizing that they are just fictional stories. But if this story doesn't bring a tear to your eyes, nothing will.
Probably, though I'm not one to listen to books again and again. I just loved the characters so much.
Lou, although I really felt for Will's mum. What a heartbreaking position to be in.
The emotions, the pacing. All wonderful.
On one hand, yes, I would have loved to listened to the whole book at once, but once I neared the end, I wanted to slow down so it wouldn't end.
It's kinda pathetic knowing how it was going to progress and end, but still getting sucked in and holding back tears as I drove down the freeway.
In my five best ever
The tackling of a grave subject : euthanasia
Never read her before but am about to read "the last letter from your lover"
Cry... buckets Absolutely brilliant that despite the obvious love between the two main characters, she has not fallen into the sticky sweet trap of a happy ending.
Well researched and well directed, her ideas never fall into easy opinions or too much religion rectitude, the subjects are grave and still the whole story has a certain joy. Joy of living of the girl protagonist. An absolute discovery for me. A book one grieves when it's finished!
Living in a country in which euthanasia is tolerated, i never thought much about the opinion of people in other countries. Interestiing. Nor does it mean it is absolutely the right thing to approve. But in some circumstances it is a right to defend, even if it still constitutes a luxury (costwise). Mind you if your illness has an effect whatsoever on your mental capabilities, your right to terminate your life is immediatly withdrawn.
Absolutely. Fantastic story, and really great characters.
Lou, the main character. I'd love to see where she is now and what she's doing.
It's a shame that the cover makes this book look like something from the 70s. It's a very modern book about a very modern and often polarizing topic. Beautifully written - engaging - I didn't want to stop listening.
This is my second Jojo Moyes listen and this one is as good as the last. Very entertaining chick book. Easy listening.
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Wow. There's not much I can say because at no point did any of part of this audio book let me down. First of all, I can't remember loving characters as much as this. Not only did the author create fascinating and fully-realized people, but the narrator lent a stunning performance that brought them to heart-breaking life. The two main characters alone are enough for me to five star this book, but everything else is near perfection as well. The story had me entranced and the ending was moving. For those who fear the sap factor, don't. This isn't cheesy by any means, nor is it chick-lit. I will be listening to it again, and will forever remember it with fondness.
Read this on a whim...thinking it to be the dreaded "chick lit," but going for it anyway. I was surprised and quite happy to find it isn't of that genre. I don't cry at movies. I don't sniffle when reading/listening to books. This one got me...and I knew how it would end early on in the story. Good thing I wasn't driving while listening...