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The Girl You Left Behind Audiobook

The Girl You Left Behind

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Publisher's Summary

France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre is ordered to serve the German officers who socialise in her hotel. When the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie's portrait - painted by her husband Edouard - a dangerous obsession is born. Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth - and its troubled history that is about to resurface and turn Liv's life upside down….

©2012 Jojo Moyes (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd

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  • EGS
    UK
    11/13/14
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    "Good story marred by poor narration"
    Would you listen to The Girl You Left Behind again? Why?

    No. I never listen more than once.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl You Left Behind?

    No particular moments stand out, but the description of life in the occupied town was very vivid.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was a real problem for me, especially the narrator reading the part of Sophie. The fake French accent was totally unnecessary; we know it is set in France, so we don't need reminding constantly. The silly voices used to depict different people were also irritating. To add insult to injury many French words were mispronounced! This also applied to many German words, and both narrators were guilty of this. These professionals should surely go to the trouble of checking how to pronounce words. So both my stars are for the narrator of Liv. I'm afraid the poor narration really spoiled my enjoyment of what is clearly a good book.


    Any additional comments?

    I've said it all already

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    Danbury, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Fantastic"

    A lovely story of the cases of humanity during a time of atrocities and poverty. The dilemmas of a woman wanting to do the best she can for her family potentially at the expense of her own self respect come across so well in a French village. Well worth a read.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    Germany
    11/15/13
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    "Great in the beginning, but...."

    It took me a few minutes to get used to the French accent of the narrator in the beginning, but soon the story about this woman in occupied France during the first Worl War took me and I couldn't stop listening and was so for over 5 hours and then the story changes to London in our days. First I was reluctant to leave "my" story (the connection just over a painting wans't strong enough for me) to another, even if there was no more French accent then. But after a while it was "nice" that means it was nothing as good as the first part, but it was good entertainment. I was a little reminded of books by Kinsella. That it is not meant as a bad thing, but it was just such a difference to the serious and interesting part of the beginning. Then the book good worse and worse (I think) when the parts of the stories are getting shorter, but not really interwoven, the part in our days gets more and more unbelievable (why do people in this book start to behave like 5year old children, why court room scences that are totally unbelievebal etc...) and sometimes even a little cheesy, besides that the part in France isn't as good as in the beginning. In the end I just wanted to reach the end.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Katharine
    watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Very enjoyable"

    I love jojo moyes books and this has been one of my favourites. This is easy listening although the storyline about the First World War was interesting and kept me apprehensive. I think I let out a few gasps when listening in public. I like the way the modern day story in twines with history. The book is well read- especially the French accents.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/24/17
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    "Brilliant"

    Loved this story. it was so moving. could not stop listening. Sad yet uplifting and very goof ending

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs F Allgood
    6/14/17
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    "Fantastic!"

    I absolutely loved this, I was thoroughly gripped from start to finish. The narrators were fantastic!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/30/17
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    "Great Listen"

    This was the third book of Jojo Moyes I've listened to & it was excellent, great storyline kept me captivated until the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pink Hair
    cornwall
    5/28/17
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    "My favourite to date"

    This is a compulsive read, fantastic narration,powerful characters, believable and intense. I did not guess the end. I loved every minute of this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • gizmo66
    5/21/17
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    "unexpected story good listen."

    loved this book, so wanted the ending. couldnt stop listening. a complex story with several morally challenging plot points.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/13/17
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    "loved it"

    great story well read. I'd definitely recommend to anyone and was sad it finished! fab

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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