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Publisher's Summary

When Wren Irving's numbers come up in the first ever national lottery draw, she doesn't tell her husband, Rob. Instead she quietly packs her bags, kisses her six-month-old daughter, Phoebe, good-bye, and leaves.

Two decades later Rob has moved on and found happiness with their oldest friend, Laura. Phoebe, now a young woman, has never known any other life. But when Rob receives a mysterious letter, the past comes back to haunt them all. With their cosy world thrown into turmoil, Laura sets out to track Wren down and discover the truth about why she left all those years ago.

Isabel Ashdown lives in West Sussex with her carpenter husband and two children. Her first novel, Glasshopper, (Observer 'Best Debuts of 2009', Evening Standard 'Best Books of the Year') won the Mail on Sunday Novel Competition. Her second novel, Hurry Up and Wait, was listed as one of Amazon's Customer Favourites for Kindle in 2011. Summer of '76, her third novel, was published to critical acclaim in 2013. Isabel was 2013-14 writer in residence at the University of Brighton.

©2015 Isabel Ashdown (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Isabel Ashdown writes with clarity and grace, using spare, deceptively straightforward prose to tackle complex, sometimes taboo issues." (Jane Rusbridge)
"Isabel Ashdown's storytelling skills are formidable; her human insights highly perceptive." (Mail on Sunday)

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  • Ann D
  • 05-25-15

Good, but not very good. Needed something more!

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This was well written with nicely drawn characters, but it didn't quite have enough substance for me. Everything about it seemed as if it should just have a little more depth. Two thirds in, and I found myself feeling a little bored with it. I was interested enough to want to know what happened to the characters and I wondered if there would be a twist that turned it around. In the event, there was a piece of new information, but it would be a stretch to call it a twist. When it ended, I felt it had been a disappointing listen.

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  • Stephanie
  • 07-31-15

An amazing story

This a beautiful story of friendship, love and lost. It's beautifully written and the narration brings it to life with amazing detail. I won't give away anything, only to say just when you think it you have it all worked out and you want everyone else to work it out and catch up there is the most beautiful twist!

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  • Mrs. K. J. D. CURRIE
  • 07-23-15

Didn't want it to end!

Would you consider the audio edition of Flight to be better than the print version?

I have only listened to this story but I'm very glad I did!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Flight?

Finding out about Ava'a mother and the final scene!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The final scene - I cried±

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

Yes - I did cry at the end

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed this story - one of my favourites so far.

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  • John McCluskey
  • 09-07-18

Mediocre Melodrama

There's a saying that you cant make a silk purse from a sows ear. I found the story very mediocre and the characters a bit one dimensional. Performance from Lucy Price-Lewis watch top notch but I felt for her trying to make this work. The jumping around with characters and timeline only irritated me but maybe it would be better read in physical book form rather than audiobook. I see mixed reviews so some obviously love it and life would be boring if we all liked the same stuff.

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  • Hotfooter
  • 09-29-17

Gripping tale full of twists

This is a well paced story full of unusual revelations, with well drawn characters and a lot of humanity . Overall very touching . Well and sensitively read .

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  • Hello1
  • 10-22-16

Enjoyed

What did you like most about Flight?

It has meaning within the sadness of the book but will make you smile as well.

What does Lucy Price-Lewis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Lucy Price - Lewis gave depth to the story and realness

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

the book made me feel sad but also made me feel happy in places. A good book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-19-16

It's a must read must finish

loved this book in suspense right up to the end. well written and well told very enjoyable

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  • Kim
  • 03-07-16

Slightly disappointed

What did you like best about Flight? What did you like least?

It was a good story with lots of hidden story lines.

Would you ever listen to anything by Isabel Ashdown again?

Yes I would.

Was Flight worth the listening time?

Yes. The detail about the wasps was very good and I can only assume a lot of research went into that detail.

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I would like to have understood the reasons why the main character did what she did. I waiting through the whole book but the explanation never arrived.

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  • Molly
  • 11-08-15

A bit far fetched but a good read

Where does Flight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'm not sure this book works but there's enough suspense to keep you listening. However I simply did not believe the chapter of the woman who has taken 'Flight'. There are some good twists and turns though.

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  • Mike
  • 06-04-15

Good not brilliant

The storyline was decent enough, but with the changing character viewpoints but more difficult to follow. There was a twist, and I thought it would be something else so that did surprise me! Not sure would rush to get another one from her.