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The Girl You Left Behind | [Jojo Moyes]

The Girl You Left Behind

France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre is ordered to serve the German officers who socialise in her hotel. When the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie's portrait - painted by her husband Edouard - a dangerous obsession is born. Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth - and its troubled history that is about to resurface and turn Liv's life upside down…
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France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre is ordered to serve the German officers who socialise in her hotel. When the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie's portrait - painted by her husband Edouard - a dangerous obsession is born. Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth - and its troubled history that is about to resurface and turn Liv's life upside down….

©2012 Jojo Moyes (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Patricia
    scunthorpe, United Kingdom
    7/8/14
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    "Fantastique!"

    I listened to the preview of this book a few times and the french accents reminded me of Alo Alo and put me off a bit. In fact the change between French and English accents made the switch between timelines very easy to follow. The story was at times distressing, poignant, worrying, frustrating and uplifting. Again JO JO Moyes has managed to put me through an emotional ringer in an enjoyable fashion Definitely a 5 star listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • laatkins
    WOKINGHAM, United Kingdom
    5/3/14
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    "brilliant."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely recommend this book. I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. It has everything I like in a book, romance, intrigue, realism, historical and depth of story and many characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Commander as I found him intriguing as I felt there was so much more to him.


    What about Clare Corbett and Penelope Rawlins ’s performance did you like?

    Great, thought they sounded just right for the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Wow hard to say a moment as there was loads of moments that moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    I love everything about this book and throughly enjoyed listening to it. Another great author added to my list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Ireland
    4/28/14
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    "Very enjoyable - well read"

    iI found this book interesting and moving. The readers were very good. The way the story switched between the different times was well done and I would definitly recommend it. I have since read 2 more books by JoJo Moyes and would recommend them all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    London, UK
    3/13/14
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    "An emotional story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Girl You Left Behind to be better than the print version?

    I cannot compare an audio book with a print book as their formats are different.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl You Left Behind?

    The daily life of the main characters, how they dealt with each other and how the listener understood their feelings when they did not.


    Which character – as performed by Clare Corbett and Penelope Rawlins – was your favourite?

    I loved both equally. They were simply perfect.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The moment where the two meet and you can see the male character rudeness and you know this is going to change. The whole story is full of moving moments and I loved the way the guy called the girl 'Clarke'.


    Any additional comments?

    a beautiful written story. Everyone should listen to this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ali
    oxfordshire
    3/5/14
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    "Another good read/listen from jojo Moyes"

    I am new to this author having purchased two through audible. Both have been really good stories although preferred me before you. Really loved the French side of this story with the reading of the French parts really taking you away. Didn't take so much to the present day American character but still a good listen, and have recommended. Her latest book is now on my wish list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christine
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    1/29/14
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    "The girl you left behind - worth reading"

    I enjoy books by this author although my favourite still remains Me Before You. However, I would recommend this book.

    The author links the two stories cleverly, one from the first world war and the other in present time. What they have in common is the painting "The Girl You Left Behind". In the past we learn all about the painting and its history, in the present it is a painting bought purely because a modern couple on their honeymoon liked it. However, in both stories the stories are about a girl who got left behind. The stories take us through the turmolt of the first world war and a modern day legal fight to prove ownership. However, typical of this author, we read much much more about human relationships and stamina, love, letting go, not letting go and determination.

    It took me a while to get in to the book and on occasions I was not comfortable with all the European and American accents. However, once I got there I could not wait to listen to the next chapter. As always with Jo Jo Moyes, the ending is not predictable but the right one.

    If you enjoy stories about human relationships then this book will not disappoint

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Le P
    GUERNSEY, United Kingdom
    12/13/13
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    "Fascinating and gripping"
    Would you listen to The Girl You Left Behind again? Why?

    Yes - I loved the narrators. They were superb. I love this Author's writing. This was my second purchase of her books and I have just purchased a third. Every time I listen I feel like I am the woman in the story - absolutely gripping and amazing writing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Sophie - such a beautiful person.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I could easily imagine every location - such descriptive writing, but I loved the description of the town and Sophie and her family during the beginning.


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

    Of course - I get lost in a world of my own when reading Jojo Moyes books. Very enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy this book - moving story and a very good ending too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jackie
    Uk
    12/1/13
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    "Enjoyable"
    Would you listen to The Girl You Left Behind again? Why?

    Yes, a lovely story and excellent narration.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl You Left Behind?

    The beginning is gripping!


    Which character – as performed by Clare Corbett and Penelope Rawlins – was your favourite?

    Both characters were different and very likable.


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

    A Painting


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel
    Anstey, United Kingdom
    11/17/13
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    "Enjoyable enough, but..."
    Any additional comments?

    I thought this started really well, but by the end of the first part, set in 1917, it became quite cliched and predictable. The second part, Liv's story, just got more unlikely and ridiculous as it went along.
    Don't get me wrong, it was still an enjoyable enough listen, but it could have been better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    Germany
    11/15/13
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    "Great in the beginning, but...."

    It took me a few minutes to get used to the French accent of the narrator in the beginning, but soon the story about this woman in occupied France during the first Worl War took me and I couldn't stop listening and was so for over 5 hours and then the story changes to London in our days. First I was reluctant to leave "my" story (the connection just over a painting wans't strong enough for me) to another, even if there was no more French accent then. But after a while it was "nice" that means it was nothing as good as the first part, but it was good entertainment. I was a little reminded of books by Kinsella. That it is not meant as a bad thing, but it was just such a difference to the serious and interesting part of the beginning. Then the book good worse and worse (I think) when the parts of the stories are getting shorter, but not really interwoven, the part in our days gets more and more unbelievable (why do people in this book start to behave like 5year old children, why court room scences that are totally unbelievebal etc...) and sometimes even a little cheesy, besides that the part in France isn't as good as in the beginning. In the end I just wanted to reach the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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