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Publisher's Summary

The thoughtful and unique new novel from the phenomenally popular author. Journalist Kitty Logan’s career is being destroyed by scandal - and now she faces losing the woman who guided and taught her everything she knew. At her terminally ill friend’s bedside, Kitty asks - what is the one story she always wanted to write? The answer lies in a file buried in Constance’s office: a list of 100 names. There is no synopsis, nothing to explain what the story is or who these people are. The list is simply a mystery.

But before Kitty can talk to her friend, it is too late. With everything to prove, Kitty is assigned the most important task of her life: to write the story her mentor never had the opportunity to. Kitty not only has to track down and meet the people on the list, but find out what connects them. And, in the process of hearing ordinary people’s stories, she starts to understand her own.

©2012 Cecelia Ahern (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Insightful and true." (Irish Times)
"Exceptional … both heartbreaking and uplifting." (Daily Express)
"A heavenly gift that speaks to the heart." (Irish Independent)

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  • NinxyNoo
  • 05-17-13

Different, fun and thought provoking

I loved this book. The story was a refreshing change and the characters varied.
Cecelia Ahern always writes beautifully - and this book is no exception.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • ruth elli
  • 03-09-17

a gift of a wonderful story

A piece of work which manages to capture every emotion bringing tears and laughter in waves. whilst wonderfully describing life's every day ordinary beauty.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Alison Boniface
  • 03-13-16

Something totally different

I saw this book and having read only one other of Cecilia Aherns book I wasn't too sure.
But I'm so glad I did listen, it's such a heart warming laugh out loud at times tale that I would recommend to anyone
It will not be the only book by the author that o listen to.

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  • Tia2709
  • 05-22-15

intriguing to the point of bo return

I shouted at my phone at the end of this...left me wanting more. A good read.

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  • CLAIRE
  • 12-13-14

Another great story.

Great book, good narrator, well worth the credit to listen to. Love Cecelia Ahern books because they are easy to listen to, easy to follow and no sex, violence and very little swearing. Just what you need to listen to in the car on the way home from a busy shift.
Recommend this book to all who enjoy a relaxed read without having to remember complicated plot lines.
Only down side, I worked out the connection between the 100 names almost at the beginning, but this didn't detract from the story in anyway.

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  • Pinkbee
  • 02-24-14

One to keep you guessing

Would you consider the audio edition of One Hundred Names to be better than the print version?

I'm not sure if one would be better than the other, the story would be equally enjoyable either way.

What was one of the most memorable moments of One Hundred Names?

Being able to imagine everybody travelling together on the bus and see them all together socialising was a lovely moment, I almost felt as proud as Kitty. Oh and Archie's unforgettable confession.

Which character – as performed by Amy Creighton – was your favourite?

My favourite character would have to have been Birdie. She may have been old but she wasn't weak or giving up on life!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Keeping Connected.

Any additional comments?

One Hundred Names is a story of human struggles, picking out our strengths and weaknesses, but filled with hope and laughter. It isn't another typical light read and it's not chick-lit. The story keeps you wondering all the way through, wondering what the conclusion will be. Often ending's are disappointing, but this one made me happy.

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  • stella
  • 10-20-13

Great story, hoping for a sequel

If you could sum up One Hundred Names in three words, what would they be?

Great easy listen!

What does Amy Creighton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Made the main character have real personality

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

I listened to this in the car, whilst cooking tea and when ironing, I really wanted to get on with the story!

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  • Amanda
  • 10-17-13

An intersting concept!

Would you listen to One Hundred Names again? Why?

No I wouldn't listen to this book again but that is not a reflection on the worth of the book, just a personal view that I rearely read any book more than once

What was one of the most memorable moments of One Hundred Names?

When all of the characters got together and went to try to make their dreams come true

What does Amy Creighton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I think I would have skipped some of the book if I were reading it, and I appreciated having to listen to every word and that the voice was easy to listen to

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

How do you find a link in the lives of a hundred people that you don't know and who don't know each other?

Any additional comments?

A pleasant book

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  • Alex
  • 08-05-13

Heartwarming and easy to listen to.

Would you listen to One Hundred Names again? Why?

I would listen to this audiobook again because I really enjoyed the conversational style used throughout the book. Amy Creighton is a fantastic narrator for this book, with a beautiful accent and a repertoire of voices to match different characters. The chapters are perfect length for listening to in a sitting and the characters in the book are well developed so that the reader develops a love and attachment for them.

What was one of the most memorable moments of One Hundred Names?

The book has many memorable moments, some funny, some emotional but it is very difficult to pick one, especially as so many characters are focussed on. However, without giving anything away the ending is worth waiting for.

Have you listened to any of Amy Creighton’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This was my first encounter with Amy Creighton, but I look forward to listening to her again in the future.

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

Due to time constraints I was limited to listening to the book in 1-2 chapter sittings, however I listened to the last 3 hours of the book continuously.

Any additional comments?

Another great work of Cecilia Ahern, I have read everything she has published so far and this is a good example of her style and imagination when writing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Diane
  • 04-14-13

Everyone has a story

Out of a tragedy, you always learn something about yourself. This story is one if those, which finds you hoping the main character will see what is right in front of her eyes. A lovely story that is very easy to listen to, not a complex story line, which makes it very easy to dip in and out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jenny
  • 04-06-16

Great storyline.

Similar to her other books I found the story intriguing and keeps you wondering where is this going. Then the story comes together in an emotional celebration of life, love and hope. It makes you feel happy. I look forward to reading or listening to another. I would give 5 stars though nothing is perfect.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful