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.
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...
I'm am avid reader who has found I can fit in more books by listening when I drive. I'm a busy mom/grandma who likes to travel and reading is my relaxation so I choose books that keep my interest.
The premise of this story seems ripe for a trite sort of love story, but this story is richer and more realistic. None of the main characters is given an easy way out and the connections between people that are formed are believable and inspiring. If you like stories about real people and how enriching change can be, listen to this story.
Never without an audible book on my phone!
If you are looking for a romance, this isn't it. This novel follows the six month relationship of two people that were thrown together by fate. It explores the topic of assisted suicide and focuses on whether those with severe disabilities can still live a quality life. Can love, family, and adventure make up for being a quadriplegic? The main character's beliefs are very different than the scientist Stephen Hawking.
I love Harry Potter, Joshlyn Jackson, Kate Morton and just losing myself in a good story.
I loved the banter between Will and Louisa. Their relationship was unique and special, and I felt for both of them.
I loved that I totally empathized with all the characters in the book.
Her performance of Louisa was excellent. She conveyed the words and emotions perfectly of all the characters.
I think when Steven said Will had pneumonia, I realized where the book was headed and it made me bawl.
And, of course, the reading of Will's letter in the end.
This is one of my top five all time favorite books ever.
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I found this book to be a solid good read; I really enjoyed it thoroughly. The story held my interest. The writing style was quite good, the narration great. An A+ book overall.
This book was creative, funny and thoughtful. The ending was a huge disappointment. Will chose to die, and didn't care one wit about others around him. It seems like his attitude wasn't much of a departure from his life before the accident. He was an ass before and was an ass after as well. The final dialogue between he and Clark is a perfect example of his selfishness. He chooses how his life should be and how he would live it no matter who was hurt. Mother, father, sister, girlfriend. None of them mattered. Ugh! Just completely frustrating...
Change the ending to reflect a less selfish and pushy man.
No, The narrators were wonderful.
I wish I had done more research on this book before I read it. I would not have spent my time listening if I had.
The narrators were great! I really enjoyed listening to them. I didn't like a lot about the story but I did like that the author set the characters on a clear path and stuck with it till the end.
I wasn't particularly fond of the story. It was very long and drawn out. There is only so much insecurity and anxiety I can listen to before I get bored.
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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.