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  • Fly Away

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205

Fly Away is the story of three women who have lost their way and need each other - plus a miracle - to transform their lives. An emotionally-complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, family, motherhood, loss, and redemption, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark visceral storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • first one, so much better!

  • By chrispy on 05-19-13

Depressing with a capital D, D, D!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-13

Readers who haven't enjoyed the excellent book of Firefly Lane and learned to love the characters would have great difficulty sloshing through the river of depression of all of the characters in this book. Fly Away is not a stand alone book.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Me Before You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,015

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey Into the Unknown

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-13-13

Decisions Most Difficult!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-13

What made the experience of listening to Me Before You the most enjoyable?

This book is very difficult to pause. I wanted to listen to it all the way through in one sitting. The book showed how people live differently depending on job skills, education, and money yet, no one is exempt from struggles and difficult decisions. Your sympathy was with both families. Being unable to make decisions for ourselves is difficult on occasion but for Will it was a constant way of life. Then, he made the most important decision of all.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Louisa put so much effort into making life better for Will no matter how uncooperative he was. He definitely was uncooperative. She never gave up.

Which character – as performed by Susan Lyons – was your favorite?

Louisa Carter was terrific as the caregiver. I loved the way Will called her "Carter". Susan Lyons did an excellent job of portraying her as well as the other characters. She was spot on with Camilla, Nathan and Louisa's family. Susan brought out all emotions.

If you could rename Me Before You, what would you call it?

The Care Giver