They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose.
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
A love story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn't have less in common - a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, what do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?
©2012 Jojo Moyes (P)2012 Penguin Audio
The story itself and the narrator.
The trip to the races. It was so hard to listen to the challenges that arose.
The entire book was moving,
Do not hesitate to listen to this book. It was my favorite listen of the year. I could not wait to return to the story, and was never bored.
Yes, a great story filled with, witty fun, sadness,pain,beauty
Will Trainer. Loved his sarcasm.
When Clarke bites the tag off Will's shirt.
This book had such a great ending, not what you are expecting.
I can honestly admit, that I cried during the end of this book. I felt so involved in their lives and connected to Will and Lou.
I'm a big stickler about books that have good character development. Even the sub plot characters( Lou's parents) were defined and described in detail.
The only odd part of this book was the switch in narration with Nathan and Trina. Almost not necessary. Not sure why the author wanted to have their point of view in the book, I can understand if the book had started with 3 narrators, but it was only one chapter.
Wonderfully written, easy listen, a beautiful story, a defiant must!
The story had me anxious to keep listening.
It was unpredictable for the most part.
I hadn't listened to Susan Lyon's performances, but have to admit when I was done listening to this book I searched for her performance as well as JoJo Moyes.
Believable. Heartfelt. Real. Easy to find some part of yourself in each of these charactors. Beautiful story.
Yes. Very great story, insightful and bittersweet.
When she goes to Switzerland.
Clark. . . she tries so hard.
You think you know what you would do - you don't!
Difficult to compare with anything else.
Voice inflections and British accent.
Powerful, yet delicate.
Very enjoyable even though a different ending would have made it better.
This book is very difficult to pause. I wanted to listen to it all the way through in one sitting. The book showed how people live differently depending on job skills, education, and money yet, no one is exempt from struggles and difficult decisions. Your sympathy was with both families. Being unable to make decisions for ourselves is difficult on occasion but for Will it was a constant way of life. Then, he made the most important decision of all.
Louisa put so much effort into making life better for Will no matter how uncooperative he was. He definitely was uncooperative. She never gave up.
Louisa Carter was terrific as the caregiver. I loved the way Will called her "Carter". Susan Lyons did an excellent job of portraying her as well as the other characters. She was spot on with Camilla, Nathan and Louisa's family. Susan brought out all emotions.
The Care Giver
Powerful, thought provoking, and beautifully performed. You would have to be made of stone not to be moved by this book.
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