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You Will Not Have My Hate Audiobook

You Will Not Have My Hate

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Number one international best seller

"On Friday night you stole the life of an exceptional person, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hate."

On November 13, 2015, Antoine Leiris' wife, Hélène Muyal-Leiris, was killed by terrorists while attending a rock concert at the Bataclan Theater in Paris, in the deadliest attack on France since World War II. Three days later Leiris wrote an open letter addressed directly to his wife's killers, which he posted on Facebook. He refused to be cowed or to let his 17-month-old son's life be defined by Hélène's murder. He refused to let the killers have their way: "For as long as he lives, this little boy will insult you with his happiness and freedom." Instantly that short Facebook post caught fire and was reported on by newspapers and television stations all over the world. In his determination to honor the memory of his wife, he became an international hero to everyone searching desperately for a way to deal with the horror of the Paris attacks and the grim shadow cast today by the threat of terrorism.

Now Leiris tells the full story of his grief and struggle. You Will Not Have My Hate is a remarkable, heartbreaking, and indeed beautiful memoir of how he and his baby son, Melvil, endured in the days and weeks after Hélène's murder. With absolute emotional courage and openness, he somehow finds a way to answer that impossible question: How can I go on? He visits Hélène's body at the morgue, has to tell Melvil that Mommy will not be coming home, and buries the woman he had planned to spend the rest of his life with.

Leiris' grief is terrible, but his love for his family is indomitable. This is the rare and unforgettable testimony of a survivor and a universal message of hope and resilience. Leiris confronts an incomprehensible pain with a humbling generosity and grandeur of spirit. He is a guiding star for us all in these perilous times. His message - hate will be vanquished by love - is eternal.

©2016 Antoine Leiris (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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    rhonda 11-16-16
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    this little story is touching strong and powerful. I brings you into the authors provate world and then leaves you wanting more

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    Vanessa 11-14-16
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    "Powerful, heart achingly honest account of grief, loss, & love"

    Antoine Leiris as narrated by Gilfeather Jackson is a memoir of his journey through life after the death of his beloved wife in the Paris terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015.

    Beautiful written, raw and poignant.

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    What made the experience of listening to You Will Not Have My Hate the most enjoyable?

    He was so eloquent and since I have suffered the loss of both my parents, I could feel his pain and I could identify with all of his raw emotions. Narrated so beautifully. I felt likehe was a part of the story, not just readng the words.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of You Will Not Have My Hate?

    I loved that he didn't dwell on the terrorists. He spoke of his love, his wife, the mother of his child and how he handled the people around him who tried to bring him solace in his deep loss.


    What does Gildart Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr Jackson is phenomenal! I Love his voice and the soft tones. He made the story a great experience.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt sd, but at the same time, I feel that the author will be alright.


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