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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"Very clever good listen"
Slow starter to begin with but well worth listening on. Very clever and a good listen.
"Engrossing book, superb performance"
Really interesting story (although I was just a teeny bit bored of it by the end) but the narrator was fantastic, I heartily recommend her.
"Loved this book."
One of my favourites.
Fascinating premise and great storytelling which made for addictive listening. I wanted to revisit it again and again.
"such an intriguing book..."
Confusing , fascinating, understanding
The central narrator
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.
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
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.
Kept my attention all the way and thought the story was clever and well executed.
The flu epidemic and the incidents of the London bombings in the war.
Issie - Fenella Woolgar is an excellent performer
Ordered sequel - A God in Ruins immediately
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.
The premise...especially within the its historical setting.
I havent but I liked her narration
What if you had the chance to get it right when all else goes wrong...
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.
"Weird but fascinating"
What an odd book! But so descriptive and beautifully read. Can't help but fall in love with the characters.
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.
Compelling, original and very well narrated., I thoroughly enjoyed this book. My favorite Atkinson novel.
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