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Me Before You Audiobook

Me Before You: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose.

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. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A love story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn't have less in common - a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, what do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

©2012 Jojo Moyes (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Janice E. Shockley 01-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Rough, tender, loving, heartbreaking and finally understanding."

    I really had no idea what to expect with this book. It runs the gambit of emotions, and gives you an idea what true love really is. I will remember this book as one of the best books I have ever read.

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    Edward Russo 01-14-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Overwhelming"

    I had already read this amazing book some years ago. When I saw it on Audible, I just could not help but give it a listen. It is even better in audible – the narrator is amazing!

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    Celeste R. 01-13-17
    Celeste R. 01-13-17
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    "Characters not believable"
    Would you try another book from Jojo Moyes and/or the narrators?

    No


    What was most disappointing about Jojo Moyes’s story?

    Characters aren't believable. Louisa's character is (supposedly) bright and bubbly at her waitress job. At her interview and in every interaction for the next several chapters she can't stammer out a word to anyone about herself, her thoughts or create a space where anyone feels comfortable around her. She stares at the floor, hides in the hallway, does meaningless chores, and feels like an idiot every time anyone speaks to her - too awkward to think of a single thing to say. Where did the bright bubbly waitress loved by the restaurant owner and customers disappear to...?

    Her thoughts and interactions for the first many chapters show she has no convictions (except about her clothes), no ambitions, hasn't given 1 thought to the future, will most likely drift into marriage because she has no direction. She dithers and flusters about whether to order dessert when out with her boyfriend of 10 years but, after less than a handful of sort-of-positive interactions with Will, she's willing to take an emotional, line-in-the-sand, quit-my-job stance complete with hurling sarcasm-riddled dialogue at Will's Mother questioning her decisions because she eavesdrops on a private conversation?

    I wanted to like the book because of it's themes but the lack of believable, compelling characters made it impossible.


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

    No


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    McKenzie 01-12-17
    McKenzie 01-12-17
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    "Funny and endearing"

    Coming from someone who would have never picked this book had I not been recommended fervently to do so by my sister, this was one of the best books I've "read" in a while. Completely outside of my normal genre, this touching story hit me in the feels. I laughed out loud, brooded, and cried throughout the book. Wonderful story, wonderful performance. Would absolutely recommend!!

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    Carrie Camacho-Guidry 01-10-17
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    "simply amazing read."

    i loved the book. i fell in love with the characters right away. best love story ive read in years.

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    Joyce Pennington 01-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A touching story."

    Well worth the time. I've laughed and cried multiple times throughout. I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes these type of stories.

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    PLR Chicago, IL 01-07-17
    PLR Chicago, IL 01-07-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved every minute!"

    Narration was fantastic!! I couldn't put it down. Highly recommend this book. I want to see if the movie is even close to as good as the book.

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    Amazon Shopper (Houston) 01-07-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Gut Wrenching Novel"
    What did you love best about Me Before You?

    Louisa's openness and big heart.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Louisa


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Louisa


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

    It bothered me that there was no mention of Will receiving help in dealing with the psychological effects of his condition. Will had so much to offer, but unfortunately he couldn't get past the man he used to be. Very sad. I'd like to see this same novel written where at the end of Louisa's six month contract, Will has changed his mind and wants to live and share his life with Louisa.


    Any additional comments?

    I did not like how the author referred to quadriplegics as "quads". I don't like it when people are described by their disability.

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    Lindsey Scales 01-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Couldn't stop listening. Loved this story."

    From the moment I started listening, I couldn't bear to be interrupted. I listened before bed, in the car, and at work. This was a great story one that had me tearing up at the end.

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    Amazon Customer Morgan Hill, US, Canada 01-05-17
    Amazon Customer Morgan Hill, US, Canada 01-05-17
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    "A Story of Love and Loss, Growth and Experience"

    Me Before You is a well written story that has you feeling everything about the characters whereabouts, what they see, and feel and smell even. The plot is well developed, tracing the experience of a girl taking the job of caregiver to a quadraplegic. Her attempts to improve his life make an interesting book.

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