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Restless, troubled Rosamond Hunter has spent most of her life running away from the past, filled with guilt about her involuntary role in her mother's death. When her nursing job brings her back to Fairfleet, her childhood home, to care for an elderly refugee, she is forced to confront the ghosts that have haunted her for so long.

Her patient, Benny Gault, first came to Fairfleet, England, in 1939, having fled Nazi Germany on a Kindertransport train.

As his health fails, he and Rosamond begin to confide in each other. At first their tentative friendship revolves around the love they both shared for Rosamond's glamorous grandmother, Harriet, but as their trust in each other grows, guilty secrets are exposed and history is turned on its head.

From the acclaimed author of Playing with the Moon and Restitution comes a beautiful and haunting tale of friendship, redemption and forgiveness across generations.

©2015 Eliza Graham (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • sharon
  • san diego, california, United States
  • 12-18-15

Unusually Beautiful Story

I Loved this book! The author was new to me...I took a chance because the synopsis sounded good. It was a GREAT story, very unusual with a very touching ending.
The narrators were excellent .I will certainly look for another book by this author.

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brilliant story. moving.

the story was brilliant your captured from the very beginning you laugh you dream you hope you remember if you ever missed anyone are lost anyone you should hear the story

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Bored out of my mind

About 2 hours in I returned this book. I couldn't finish it. I actually let out a physical yell because I was so frustrated. The book started out interesting w/ a very short interaction of a female narrator in the present (present for the book); then switched to a male narrator for a longer period of maybe an hour which was interesting. Then things took a bad turn when they went back to the female narrator and the "present". Sooo boring. She had some kind of secret and she was not going to let the reader in on it and she was dragging that secret out for all that she was worth and this was really irritating because she was talking about nonsense & stuff like magazines on the dresser & what kind of flowers were in the garden, etc. I MEAN REALLY?!?!? Just get ON WITH IT!!! Thank you, I'm done. On to the next book.

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  • Ingrid
  • 12-09-16

I am not sure if the story is weak or strong

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I am not sure. It was predictable, very predictable. No I wouldn't recommend it

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was a bit suprising, but that is all

Would you be willing to try another one of Sue Pitkin and Michael Page ’s performances?

Michael Page, loved himLet put it this way, Sue Pitkin is ok but, and it is a big but, she is horrible as a man or performing a dialect. I really had a hard time listening to her. Just horrible

Do you think The One I Was needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Absolutely not. Can't see that there would be anything more to write about with this story