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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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  • Miss Jane Greenshields
    1/29/17
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    "Loved this book"

    Beautiful characterisation and storytelling. In this book Jojo Moyes completely transports you back in time and immerses you in the mood of the First World War with hope, love, despair and courage. Best book I have listened too for a long time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aisling
    1/24/17
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    "Intriguing and romantic"

    Easy listening, entertaining and with pleasant narrators. Highly recommended. The love between the characters is heart warming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wojtek P.
    1/22/17
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    "Beautiful story with a painting at the centre stage"

    I did enjoy the book. Didn't read any reviews so didn't know what to quite expect. It was very interesting how the painting connected lives of so many lives across a few generations. Very moving and positive story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Claire09
    Scotland
    1/21/17
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    "Very touching and heartwarming novel"
    Where does The Girl You Left Behind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    With audible's deal of the day I have had the opportunity to listen to so many different genres. I have previously not been into chick lit but to my surprise, thoroughly enjoyed 'the girl you left behind' by Jojo Moyes. <br/>My ranking is certainly above average and a good old sentimental story.


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

    The descriptions of the journeys across France and into Germany. So well written, you could have been in the vehicle with them.


    What three words best describe Clare Corbett and Penelope Rawlins ’s performance?

    Good and bad.


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

    Love story with a twist.


    Any additional comments?

    I nearly bailed out at the start with the phoney French accent; if you can tolerate it and get to part 2, the rest of the story is so worth hanging on in there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jill Howarth
    1/18/17
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    "Easy to listen and follow but interesting story."

    Like to tones and accents of the narrators. Easy to follow story line. Realistic and thought provoking about the war. If other parts are a little unbelievable. Very enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christine
    1/14/17
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    "A great book"

    A very enjoyable story that was greatly enhanced by the excellent narration. I liked the way two stories were interwoven.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SamB
    1/13/17
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    "A great listen"

    A great story, told beautifully, I particularly enjoyed listening to the French aspect of the story. Kept me guessing right to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • caroline esterson
    1/3/17
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    "Incredibly evocative story"

    Crossing a century and different countries the narrator drew you into the story and characters beautifully.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jade Graham
    UK
    1/3/17
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    "Spellbinding"
    What did you like most about The Girl You Left Behind?

    I loved the fact that I was completely drawn into the two worlds: the current day world of Liv, and the war-torn world of Sophie. In spite of being exasperated by most of the decisions of the two women, by their stubbornness, blind faith or an inability to let go of the past, I was completely transfixed by their stories.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The climax and the revelation about the painting in the courtroom took me by surprise.


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

    I found myself looking forward to listening to the next chapter any time I had a few moments to myself over a busy festive season.


    Any additional comments?

    The performances of the two narrators - particularly the woman reading Sophie's story - are outstanding. I thoroughly recommend this audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Janet Matthews
    12/31/16
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    "deeply moving, tragic and in the end just"

    Amazing compelling read. Thank you once again for deeply moving, tragic and in the end justice for Sophie and Liv

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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