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The Girl You Left Behind Audiobook

The Girl You Left Behind

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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of Me Before You, a spellbinding love story of two women separated by a century but united in their determination to fight for what they love most

France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard's portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer's dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything - her family, her reputation, and her life - to see her husband again.

Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner is - putting Liv's belief in what is right to the ultimate test.

Like Sarah Blake's The Postmistress and Tatiana de Rosnay's Sarah's Key, The Girl You Left Behind is a breathtaking story of love, loss, and sacrifice told with Moyes's signature ability to capture our hearts.

©2013 Jojo Moyes (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    Bock Southern California 02-17-16
    Bock Southern California 02-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "very good read"

    This was a very good read. The author did a good job of describing the story in detail. making the reader feel as though they were right there with the main characters. The narration is excellent. This was my first Jojo Moyes novel read, but I plan to read a lot more of her books, hoping for the same or an even better experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lorrie Sutherland 02-11-16
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    "Another Outstanding Story by Jojo Moyes"

    I love where Jojo Moyes takes me in her books. The Girl You Left Behind was suspenseful and kept me engaged until the end.

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    Cynthia 02-07-16
    Cynthia 02-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved everything about it."

    I became completely enthralled with these characters and their story.
    Can't wait to read more Jojo Moyes books.

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    Paige Woodruff CT 01-08-16
    Paige Woodruff CT 01-08-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Fall in love with a french woman"

    I purchased this book by the recommendation of Audible editors and was not disappointed. The story and characters are well developed and the french accent of the narrator draws you right in. I did find myself becoming a little confused trying to keep all the characters straight in part two but that is likely just me. This is my 2nd Jojo Moyes novel and have found both engaging and plausible, at least on some level.

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    Michele Kelly Franklin, MA USA 11-13-15
    Michele Kelly Franklin, MA USA 11-13-15
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    "Compelling!"

    The story is riveting and I couldn't wait to get in the car to listen to more.

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    V. Jackson 10-20-15
    V. Jackson 10-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Beautiful complicated story that finishes in full circle"

    Often when books end there is such yearning for more, and although I would have loved more, this story is complete and finishes without too many questions. Heartwarming parts and eye opening horrific parts that are important historical insights that we should all know about...

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    Karen Brow 08-08-15
    Karen Brow 08-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "An Amazing Story"

    Wonderful, richly detailed story. Particularly enjoyed the parts taking place in WWI France- the narrator here gets six stars... Found the modern day part a bit cliche, the dialogue predictable and a little too "template -like." The narrator here also has a weird take on an American accent and an annoying version of a man's voice, which is the reason I didn't give five stars overall. Glad I persevered through the modern day stuff until the end as the remarkable story plays out. Would recommend.

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    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 01-02-14
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2015

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    "really liked this book"

    First time author, JoJoMoyes, a really creative, imaginative book, I really liked this one and recommend it highly. The title of the book "The Girl You Left Behind" is the name of a portrait painted by a French artist of his soon to be wife just before the start of World War I. The story is of the lives of the couple as well as others that came in contact with the painting over the next 100 years. The author weaves quite the web in telling the story. I'll look forward to my next by JoJo Moyes.

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    Smiball Cincinnati, OH, United States 09-21-13
    Smiball Cincinnati, OH, United States 09-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great book by Jojo"

    I didn't think this book could be as good as Me Before You, but I was wrong. Loved it!

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    Meghan United States 08-30-13
    Meghan United States 08-30-13 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    Would you listen to The Girl You Left Behind again? Why?

    Absolutely. There were a lot of characters that came and left throughout the book, as well as fascinating plot twists. To listen again knowing the ending would definitely be worth it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a beautiful love story, just like Me Before You, but couldn't have been more different than Moyes' previous book. I thought she did a great job with historical fiction. The characters faced decisions that were life-changing - nothing black and white - and she worked through them in ways that felt real and believable.


    What does Clare Corbett and Penny Rawlins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The accents are fantastic and the emotions from their performances were just wonderful.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, absolutely - I would've driven cross-country just to keep listening!


    Any additional comments?

    If you loved Me Before You, definitely try this book. Just know going in that they're completely different. JoJo Moyes is a masterful storyteller and I will definitely be watching for her next masterpiece!

    15 of 22 people found this review helpful

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