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The Girl You Left Behind Audiobook
The Girl You Left Behind
Written by: 
Jojo Moyes
Narrated by: 
Clare Corbett, Penelope Rawlins
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The Girl You Left Behind Audiobook

The Girl You Left Behind

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Elizabeth Hardy
    4/20/16
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    "An outstanding read"

    I loved this book. The story is fantastic, the changing between past and present is done so cleverly. I fell in love with all the characters. Loved every word.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Timedout
    England
    4/10/16
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    "Willing it to move along"

    Seemed to drag on in parts and I found myself putting the audiospeed up to get through parts of it more quickly. There was a reasonable story in there somewhere and jojo moyes writes with emotion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • F Leavis
    4/3/16
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    "beautifully told from start to finish..."

    first time reading Jo Jo Moyes, absolutely brilliant story. can't wait to read the next!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • HM
    3/21/16
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    "Oh Wow"

    I was a bit sceptical at first, especially with the strong French acents, but after getting to part 2, the modern section I came to regard my initial thoughts as wrong. The different acents helped the clarify which parts of the narrative were in relation to the past and which were present day.

    The book is written very cleverly, in that Sophie's story is in the 1st person and Liv's in the 3rd, which gives the narrative different qualities that just add to the overall enjoyment.

    I have loved listening to this book, I found myself crying and wishing that all would turn out well in the end despite the horrors and unfairness set upon the main characters. I have been so completely absorbed by this listen and cherish such pieces of literature. I now wonder if there are more by the same author.... and I hope they are just as absorbing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • LJ
    3/12/16
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    "Absolutely Brilliant!"
    Would you listen to The Girl You Left Behind again? Why?

    Yes I would, one of the best stories I've heard


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything - the story going between past and present was wonderful and very well done


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Difficult to choose - some were heartbreaking, others full of joy


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

    I wept buckets over this story!


    Any additional comments?

    I initially found the sudden difference in tenses between part one and two (past and present) a little awkward but that soon disappeared as the story unfolded. Excellent narration on both parts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • STUART PAYNE
    3/4/16
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    "interesting story"

    Good story, the storyteller was fine but for voices of some of the male characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Darlington, Australia
    3/2/16
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    "Full of interest"

    As always Jono M does her research well & her stories are not only captivating but informative too. I don't care much for 1st & 2nd W War stories, but the contrast between 2015 & 2006 was shown well. I found the way the author decided to split up the stories of the two eras, then blend them together was awkward. I can't think of a proper adjective to describe what I mean but for me the whole package/ narrative did not sit well; hence the 4 star rating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nixy
    UK
    3/1/16
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    "Another lovely story from Jojo Moyes"
    What made the experience of listening to The Girl You Left Behind the most enjoyable?

    I believed in the main character's passion


    What did you like best about this story?

    The interweaving of the 2 stories across the years


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

    They made the 2 main characters completely believable


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

    Yes - it did both.


    Any additional comments?

    Not much to say beyond I loved this. If you are a fan of well-written non cliched modern love stories then this is for you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mrs r l pressley
    3/1/16
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    "Beautiful"

    A beautiful moving story, the characters engage you instantly. I didn't want it to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Canu
    2/27/16
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    "Good novel"
    Would you listen to The Girl You Left Behind again? Why?

    I probably will, I often read books again


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

    Sophie's capture


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I really didn't like the French accent, it was much to heavy.


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

    Everything for love


    Any additional comments?

    Sophie's story ended with an unexpected twist, I liked that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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