We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
The Last Letter from Your Lover: A Novel | [Jojo Moyes]

The Last Letter from Your Lover: A Novel

A sophisticated, pause-resistant double love story spanning 40 years - an unforgettable Brief Encounter for our times. It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing - not the tragic car accident, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply "B", asking her to leave her husband. Years later, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's archives....
Regular Price:$27.97
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

A sophisticated, pause-resistant double love story spanning 40 years - an unforgettable Brief Encounter for our times.

It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing - not the tragic car accident that put her there, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply "B", asking her to leave her husband.

Years later, in 2003, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's archives. She becomes obsessed by the story and hopeful that it can resurrect her faltering career. Perhaps if these lovers had a happy ending, she will find one to her own complicated love life, too. Ellie's search will rewrite history and help her see the truth about her own modern romance.

A spellbinding, intoxicating love story with a knockout ending, The Last Letter from Your Lover will appeal to the readers and listeners who have made One Day and The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society best sellers.

©2011 Jojo Moyes (P)2011 Penguin

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (322 )
5 star
 (129)
4 star
 (128)
3 star
 (48)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (5)
Overall
4.1 (291 )
5 star
 (122)
4 star
 (112)
3 star
 (40)
2 star
 (10)
1 star
 (7)
Story
4.4 (291 )
5 star
 (154)
4 star
 (94)
3 star
 (37)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    FanB14 Rockville, VA, United States 03-04-14
    FanB14 Rockville, VA, United States 03-04-14 Member Since 2011

    Short, Simple, No Spoilers

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3717
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    128
    115
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    221
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "What's so Great About Jennifer?"

    Predictable and formulaic sum it up. Moyes wrote the moving and powerful, "Girl You Left Behind" and penned the entertaining, yet doomed relationship in "Me Before You" and this offering is only one step above a romance novel. Main character, Jennifer never showed why the men in her life were obsessed with her, other than her blonde hair and perfect posture. Stayed with it out of respect for her other works, but the more I waited, the less I was rewarded with tired, regurgitated details and banal ending. The narrator had a lovely voice, but her performance couldn't save this fluff. I would still try a new book written by Jo Jo Moyes, but this one was disappointing.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Corinne STONY POINT, NY, United States 08-02-13
    Corinne STONY POINT, NY, United States 08-02-13 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderful book!"
    Any additional comments?

    Just as Me Before You was a wonderful listen, so was The Last Letter From Your Lover. I know because I felt like I was living with the characters and am thinking about it even though I finished days ago. My ambition is to read or listen to all of the author's books.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Meghan United States 02-06-14
    Meghan United States 02-06-14 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    65
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    13
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Tempted to google characters, as if they were real"
    If you could sum up The Last Letter from Your Lover in three words, what would they be?

    Poignant. Delicate. Timeless.


    What other book might you compare The Last Letter from Your Lover to and why?

    Romeo and Juliet... a story that captures what just a few minutes and poor communication can do. The charm of the story is realizing that in 1960, without cell phones, text messages and e-mail, how easy it was to miss the love of your life by mere moments.


    Have you listened to any of Susan Lyons’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She does a beautiful job. I love her voice and thinks she captures the emotion of each character well without adopting strange affected voices for each one.


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

    Yes, but I don't want to ruin the story by telling you what it was... sorry.


    Any additional comments?

    I noticed several hitches in the editing where natural breaks were skipped. It didn't take away from the story, but I expect better quality.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Susan Mont Vernon, NH, United States 10-14-13
    Susan Mont Vernon, NH, United States 10-14-13

    lilly

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not much happens"

    I loved Me Before You so thought I would try this one. It's basically a romance novel, like a Nicholos Sparks book. It wasn't for me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Delah Palm Desert, CA, United States 07-07-13
    Delah Palm Desert, CA, United States 07-07-13 Member Since 2011

    Which came first... the books or the glasses?

    HELPFUL VOTES
    108
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    107
    67
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    9
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Enjoyed this book"

    I enjoyed this story and the narrator was very good. I did think the story went a bit over long but other than that it was good. I would recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Linda Fort Worth, TX, United States 04-23-13
    Linda Fort Worth, TX, United States 04-23-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Total Chic-Flick!!!! So unpredicible-I loved it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Letter from Your Lover to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jennifer of course. She went through so much.


    Have you listened to any of Susan Lyons’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Haven't listened to any others.


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

    That the letters/files were never given to Anthony, they were forgot about for over 40 years, tragic.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    careful shopper 02-12-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Excellent Audio!"
    Would you listen to The Last Letter from Your Lover again? Why?

    I definitely would listen to this story again. Both the reader and the story as well as the characters kept me interested.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a wonderful love story and who can resist a story when the characters of lost love re-connect in the end.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely worth your time!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lulu KANSAS CITY, MO, United States 12-25-13
    Lulu KANSAS CITY, MO, United States 12-25-13 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    718
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    921
    154
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    222
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointed"

    I loved Ms. Moyes two latest books so assumed I would at least like this one too. It is rare that I find an author I really enjoy then run across a book of theirs that I simply can't finish. Georgette Heyer's Sprig Muslin is my other example.

    This book was just entirely too slow. It was full of missed opportunities and miscommunications, and when an author uses those two tools to move her plot along, I am always frustrated.

    I felt some sympathy for the primary protagonists, but felt that their actions did nothing but perpetuate their problems. So I never felt attached to them.

    Everyone seemed unhappy or depressed all the time. In Ms. Moyes two latest books there are meaningful reasons for the characters to feel this way. The characters face death, war, loss. Valid reasons to be unhappy. In this book the character's troubles are not catastrophic. Outside forces aren't really in control of their lives. And they are in situations they themselves can control.

    I am not certain if Ms.Moyes is maturing into her writing skills - this book was written prior to Me Before You and The Girl You Left Behind - or if The Last Letter is an aberration. I will definitely try another of her books. Bu I cannot recommend this one.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ruth M. Penson Los Angeles, CA United States 11-20-13
    Ruth M. Penson Los Angeles, CA United States 11-20-13 Member Since 2006

    Ruth

    HELPFUL VOTES
    49
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    288
    24
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderful love story"
    Any additional comments?

    This is the best of Jojo Moyes' books in my opinion. Even better then her two books which are presently on the NYTimes best seller list.
    Susan Lyon's performance is simply wonderful!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pat Coatesville, PA, United States 10-19-13
    Pat Coatesville, PA, United States 10-19-13 Member Since 2010

    I was a Reading Specialist by trade , but mostly I'm a wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, and servant to four cats.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    30
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    51
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Don't Ever Give Up"
    Would you listen to The Last Letter from Your Lover again? Why?

    Yes,there were enough clever plot twists to really hold your interest.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jennifer. Although I thought she was rather spineless at times, she did what she thought was right, especially for the times she lived in. She always kept her dignity.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    True love never dies.


    Any additional comments?

    Jojo Moyes tells such good stories! This story has unexpected twists and two stories that gently wind around each other. True love never dies!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 22 results PREVIOUS123NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.