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Life After Life Audiobook

Life After Life

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?
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Publisher's Summary

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale.

What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?

Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, she finds warmth even in life’s bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Here is Kate Atkinson at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves.

©2013 Kate Atkinson (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Michelle Kirkland
    7/26/15
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    "Loved this book."
    Where does Life After Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my favourites.


    Any additional comments?

    Fascinating premise and great storytelling which made for addictive listening. I wanted to revisit it again and again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Fleet, United Kingdom
    7/25/15
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    "such an intriguing book..."
    If you could sum up Life After Life in three words, what would they be?

    Confusing , fascinating, understanding


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The central narrator


    What about Fenella Woolgar’s performance did you like?

    Fenella read this book with no hint of giving the premise of the book away. She read it as if it was the first time of reading it and she did it word perfect.


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

    I was amazed and sometimes wished life could be like this but it would all be very confusing. I still think of this book months after listening to it and when I see people in the bookshops looking at it I think..buy it, get the audible book, it's brilliant


    Any additional comments?

    One of the hardest things must be to match voice to book. This excelled in choice and Fenella added to what was already a good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    7/22/15
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    "Good Listen"
    What did you like most about Life After Life?

    Kept my attention all the way and thought the story was clever and well executed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Life After Life?

    The flu epidemic and the incidents of the London bombings in the war.


    Which character – as performed by Fenella Woolgar – was your favourite?

    Issie - Fenella Woolgar is an excellent performer


    Any additional comments?

    Ordered sequel - A God in Ruins immediately

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sian aggett
    7/20/15
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    "Really enjoyable."
    If you could sum up Life After Life in three words, what would they be?

    Period Sci Fi. I really enjoyed this. I was interested in all characters, in their stories, their personalities felt rounded and real. The overall book was well paced.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The premise...especially within the its historical setting.


    Have you listened to any of Fenella Woolgar’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I havent but I liked her narration


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What if you had the chance to get it right when all else goes wrong...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Scotland
    7/20/15
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    "Outstanding"

    This is one of my most favourite audio books, its the one on my list that I am most likely to listen too again and again. I found myself completely hooked in this engaging story and I became quite attached to the characters to the extent that I missed them when I was finished.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carol Gladwin
    Nailsea England
    7/8/15
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    "Weird but fascinating"

    What an odd book! But so descriptive and beautifully read. Can't help but fall in love with the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss C S Broome
    7/7/15
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    "Tedious"

    Struggled to get to the end. Concept was clever but wasn't drawn to or able to care about the main protagonist - around which the entire plot revolved.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    7/7/15
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    "Fantastic!"

    Compelling, original and very well narrated., I thoroughly enjoyed this book. My favorite Atkinson novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Philip
    Craven Arms, United Kingdom
    7/1/15
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    "An absolute page turner!"

    Loved it! A clever and compelling story which is beautifully written and narrated. Hard to put down. Would have given it 6 stars if I could.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • R Gaudion
    Channel Islands
    6/24/15
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    "Fabulous"

    Brilliant concept. Wonderfully narrated. Enjoyed it immensely. It's a unique story that stays with you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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