Everyone keeps telling me I have to move on. And so here I am, walking down the road where he died, trying to remember him the right way.
A year after her husband Zach's death, Lizzie goes to lay flowers where his fatal accident took place. As she makes her way along the motorway, she thinks about their life together. She wonders whether she has changed since Zach died. She wonders if she will ever feel whole again. At last she reaches the spot. And there, tied to a tree, is a bunch of lilies. The flowers are addressed to her husband. Someone has been there before her.
Lizzie loved Zach. She really did. But she's starting to realise she didn't really know him. Or what he was capable of.
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Having read the first review I almost didn't listen to this book as the voice of the narrator is so important to me, but I'm glad I made my own mind up! Yes, Lizzie's voice is girly, but, it's a well modulated British RP accent and fitted very well with a shy, insecure librarian so appropriate in my view. She also did the male voices very well. Zach's voice was also very easy to listen to, so no problem there. If I had purchased this in paper form, I would describe it as a page turner, however as I only listen to books these days I will have to find another accolade. A compulsive listen maybe? Give it a go, I'm confident most of you will be glad you did, even if it does put you off internet dating for life! Let's face it...if you don't enjoy it as much as clearly have, then there is always the guarantee of returning it so you won't waste a credit if it's not for you! :-)
"A ridiculous pile of drivel"
The whole story was ludicrous from start to finish. The narration was irritating and sappy. I doubt anything could have been done to improve it.
Something which is better written, better narrated and not something which could only be described as a "chick flick" in a book.
The main reaction was disappointment that I wasted a precious credit on this nonsense.
I loved the first book by this author, so I downloaded Remember me this way as soon as it appeared. The story evolves slowly and cleverly with lots of twists. I was, at times, frustrated by the main character's inability to ask the right questions, or stand up for herself, but again the reasons for this become apparent as the story evolves. The only thing which stopped me giving this an all round 5 star rating was the narration. I felt as if I was listening to some light chick lit at times and her cheery girly voice annoyed me! All credit to the story for keeping me listening!
"Gothic and tense"
I discovered Sabine Durant via the interesting "Under Your Skin" (excellent writing, compelling page turner, deeply annoying ending). I wasn't sure about this one at first, worrying that it also might have an annoying ending...thank godness it didn't. It's equally compelling, a masterclass in the two-viewpoint/split timeframe narrative, and great fun in a dark, tense, gothic way. Daniel Weyman is excellent as the male lead, unfortunately not equally matched by Penelope Rawlins who insists on "doing" male voices which make the men sound like idiots. If she just read it straight, it would be a much better listen. However, she doesn't spoil the audiobook because the story, plot and characters are so strong. Highly recommended.
"Another good book choice"
Interesting theme and thoughts, good to listen to the other side of bullying.
Please give it a go.
"Creepy story of obsessive love"
The book starts very well and really gripped my attention as diffident librarian, Lizzie Carter, meets handsome Zach through internet dating. Soon his obsessive, compulsive behaviour starts alarm bells ringing, in my mind at least, if not Lizzie’s. She puts up with physical and mental abuse that beggar’s belief in those of us who haven’t suffered this trauma, but women’s refuges apparently see it all the time. Little clues suggest that Zach has fabricated a persona and Lizzie eventually sees that the relationship has no future. The story becomes creepy as events suggest to Lizzie that Zach hasn’t been killed in a car crash, but is stalking her and she starts to fear for her life. The book sustains a powerful momentum until near the end when it falters as threads are cursorily resolved. Midway I did start to become irritated by Lizzie’s apologetic behaviour particularly when the teenage daughter of a friend of Zach’s takes advantage of her hospitality.
It’s a disturbing, psychological thriller that did keep me listening despite the weak ending.
The narrator is very good and is convincing as Lizzie, effectively irritating as the recalcitrant, whining teenager.
"As good as 'gone girl'"
very similar to the style of'gone girl'- a story told by both halves of a couple. the slow build up of suspense is very well done.
"A really good listen!"
Lizzie, without a doubt. I could feel her curiosity and insecurity.
Yes. Penelope Rawlins got all the voices just right and was able to add subtle nuances so that I immediately knew which character was speaking without being told who it was. None of the characters sounded ridiculous which is often a problem in audiobooks especially when a woman is trying to sound like a man - Penelope Rawlins did this extremely well (which is why I gave her 5 stars for her performance).
Daniel Weyman was excellent as Zach.
It was hard to put down and I looked forward to putting it on whenever I had the chance to listen. I listened to the second half in two or three sessions as I was so enthralled with the story and wanted to find out how it ended - thank goodness for the Christmas holidays which gave me time to do this!
Definitely worth a go. A really good listen!
I would definitely listen to Remember Me This Way again, as there are so many little details that you can pick up on the second time round!
I'm not sure I had a favourite character, but I enjoyed listening to the two different versions of both main characters, it was interesting to hear their versions of the same event
It is nice to have two different voices; it breaks up the story. Instead of solely listening to one, female voice, or one, male voice, you have both!
Yes, if I could have I would have!
I really enjoyed this book, and very nearly missed my stop on the train (twice!) as I was so enthralled!
"Remember me this way"
Not sure story started off good & I couldn't wait to read on but it got but stupid towards middle & didn't really puck up. Zach's character was good but Lizzie was so wet.
Make Lizzie's character stronger
Yeah narration was good
The mp & his wife
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