Stand By Me

Narrated by: Luci Fish
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: LGBT, Literature & Fiction
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Publisher's Summary

They'll always have each other...won't they?

Lisa and Elliot have been best friends ever since the day they met as children. Popular, bright and sporty, Lisa was Elliot's biggest supporter when the school bullies made his life a misery, and for that, he will always be grateful.

Twenty years later, life has pulled the pair apart, and Lisa is struggling. Her marriage is floundering, her teenage kids are being secretive and she's so tired she can't think straight. So when Elliot knocks on the door, looking much better than she remembers, she can't help but be delighted to see her old friend again.

With Elliot back in their lives, Lisa's family problems begin to improve - he's like the fairy godmother she never had. As their bond deepens, she realises how much she's missed him and prays that this is one friendship that will last a lifetime. But sometimes life has other ideas....

A heartwarming story, perfect for fans of Keith Stewart and Jojo Moyes, that will leave you with a tear in your eye but hope in your heart.

©2018 S. D. Robertson (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"A heartbreaking tale." ( The Sun)
"Exceptionally beautiful." (Miranda Dickson, Sunday Times best seller)
"A wonderful tale of devastation and ultimately hope." (Kathryn Hughes)
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  • thea1710@aol.com
  • 05-08-19

Totally wrong narrator

The narrator spoiled the story for me and I had to give up by chapter 6. The story seemed promising but the narrator had the voice of a teenage girl throughout.
There was no change in pitch, tone, or voice for each character making it difficult to differentiate between them at times, especially as the story went back and forth in time.
Could not listen to a perpetual girlish voice any longer - shame as I can no longer read .

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  • Paul Fish
  • 02-23-18

A compelling listen

Where does Stand By Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's my first!

What does Luci Fish bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The reading helped the listener to navigate the shifting timeframes and appreciate the humour and sadness as the mystery developed and the narrative unfolded.

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  • jackie
  • 07-11-18

Great book

Great read. Hard to put down. Brilliantly wrote. Loved all the characters. Told the story of the sort of friendship we all crave and need. Get your tissues ready for the end. Loved it.

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  • leanne holmwood
  • 06-25-18

awesome

Really loved this. Both light hearted but deep and meaningful at the same time. Brought out a lot of emotion throughout.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-25-18

Great book with expressive narration

This was such an emotional story that the narrator really brought to life. Highly recommend it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-13-18

It was OK

I enjoyed this one but it was a bit of a slow burner. Thought the end was predictable and lacked the detail of the characters childhoods.