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The Memory of Us Audiobook

The Memory of Us: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Julianne Westcott was living the kind of life that other Protestant girls in prewar Liverpool could only dream about: old money, silk ball gowns, and prominent young men lining up to escort her. But when she learns of a blind-and-deaf brother, institutionalized since birth, the illusion of her perfect life and family shatters around her.

While visiting her brother in secret, Julianne meets and befriends Kyle McCarthy, an Irish Catholic groundskeeper studying to become a priest. Caught between her family's expectations, Kyle's devotion to the Church, and the intense new feelings that the forbidden courtship has awakened in her, Julianne must make a choice: uphold the life she's always known or follow the difficult path toward love.

But as war ripples through the world and the Blitz decimates England, a tragic accident forces Julianne to leave everything behind and forge a new life built on lies she's told to protect the ones she loves. Now, after 20 years of hiding from her past, the truth finds her - will she be brave enough to face it?

©2016 Camille Di Maio. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    James Young 04-13-17
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    I didn't want to put this book down. One I will fondly remember and reread!

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    Jennifer M. Shuman Redondo Beach, CA 07-13-17
    Jennifer M. Shuman Redondo Beach, CA 07-13-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Amazing emotional love story"

    I experiences so many emotions listening to Thu book. I woke up feeling emotionally wrecked. incredible! Fiona Hardingham is becoming my favorite narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Rochester NY 03-28-17
    Amazon Customer Rochester NY 03-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this Story!"

    I loved this story. It has everything g a good love story needs. Fate, ambition, persistence and undeniable love! Kyle is every woman's dream minus the priesthood! I liked that it ended with her at the confessional and reuniting. Great job on the accents and characters...I saw them in my minds eye!

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    Aimee Butler 06-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Lovely story with beautiful narration!"

    I enjoyed this so much! I loved the characters and the story, and I thought the narrator did a fantastic job!

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    Srnurse 05-29-17
    Srnurse 05-29-17 Member Since 2014
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    "I loved this book very romantic and sweet."

    I loved this book very romantic and sweet I just bought the other book written by this author.

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    Jennifer A. Cornell 05-26-17
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    "Lovely"

    Beautifully performed and written. Looked forward to listening every day. This story is equally joyous and heartbreaking. Worth a listen.

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    DW 05-02-17
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    "Good story, but stretches the boundaries of believability"

    I liked the story on the one hand:
    It was entertaining, sweet, sometimes engaging.

    I considered giving it up at times, though. Where I lost interest at times was where the story line was stretched too thin and there were many aspects of the character that simply didn't seem believable or plausible. This was during the latter half of the book.

    Because I was listening, not reading it, I could let it continue and tune out. But if I had been reading it I'd likely have skipped forward to get through the overdramatize parts.

    I will emphasize though, that it was entertaining and decent. The writing was good and the narration was excellent.

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    Kristy 04-21-17
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    "Totally addicting"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Totally recommend. It's a love-hate feeling. Beautifully written, and written in such a way that I finished this book in a day. First time listening, so mysterious and had to know wtf was going on. I have now listened 5 times, and still absolutely love it. However, I keep going through the "why couldn't it have been perfect?" Probably wouldn't have been as addicting if it was a perfect love story.


    Which character – as performed by Fiona Hardingham – was your favorite?

    Young Julianne... and Kyle. Although, as much as it pains to hear "sad, broken" Julianne, she did a great job conveying the change.


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

    I pretty much did. Maybe 2 sittings, but the majority was in 1.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not religious, but the Latin and ritual of Catholicism was such an interesting layer.

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    Rosie 02-13-17
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    "Captivating!!"

    Loved this novel. The twists and turns keep you wondering and anxious for more! I could not put it down.

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    M. Graham Oceanside, NY USA 01-11-17
    M. Graham Oceanside, NY USA 01-11-17

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    "A story that kept me interested"

    I liked the story and narration.
    I don't usually read books like this one, which would make an excellent Hallmark or Lifetime movie, but found it an enjoyable change.
    Give it a try!

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