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You Can Thank Me Later

A Novella
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (4,254 ratings)

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Our favorite moments from You Can Thank Me Later

Sophie finds distraction after learning Annette is ill.
Annette opens up to Sophie about her illness.
Charlie starts dating again.

  • You Can Thank Me Later
  • Sophie finds distraction after learning Annette is ill.
  • You Can Thank Me Later
  • Annette opens up to Sophie about her illness.
  • You Can Thank Me Later
  • Charlie starts dating again.

About the Creator

Kelly Harms is the author of #1 Amazon ranking bestseller The Overdue Life of Amy Byler and other novels. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her Irish fiancé, talented son, and fluffy dog. She likes green bean casserole with french fried onions and pumpkin pie from the can, but don't even try with the jellied cranberry.

About the Performer

Lauren Fortgang is an NYC based actor. She works regularly as an audiobook narrator for a vast roster of publishers featuring Audible Studios, Hachette, Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Scholastic, Blackstone Publishing, and beyond. She's voiced hundreds of titles including works by James Patterson, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Candace Bushnell, Ann M. Martin, R. L. Stine, and Brené Brown. Lauren is both an Audie Award and multiple-Earphones Award winner whose work has been recognized by Audiofile Magazine, the Audio Publishers Association (APA), Library Journal, USA Today, Market Watch, Bustle, Forbes, and Publisher's Weekly. She lives in Brooklyn with her beau, one resident cat, and one determined foster.

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THE BEST!

I have a love hate relationships with audiobooks. Most of the time the narrators don't do good on different voices and sometimes I think they have the wrong person narrating the story period. THIS BOOK HOWEVER IS PERFECT! The story is fabulous but so is the narrator Lauren Fortgang. This is the kind of book I search for and I wish they weren't so hard to find! LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!!! I hope the rest of Kelly Harms books are just as fabulous!

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I loved this book!

What a breath of fresh air! The story had me engaged until the last word! And the narrator! She is fantastic! Her voice is so full of expression and wit! I highly recommend this book’

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Addictive

Loved every page! The writer makes you feel you are actually at Thanksgiving with the characters. Amazing. She takes you right into their world. Wonderfully written and entertaining.....and teaches life lessons I’m sure most of us need. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻5 stars 🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Loved it

Heartwarming, healing, real and beautiful. Thank you for a great story.
This is one I will listen to again.

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Heartfelt family story

This was a beautifully told story about family, grief and finding the beauty of rebuilding love. I was entertained the entire time and took one day to finish this heartfelt story. Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to describe the family dynamics that goes on with the characters in this story.

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Story of a narcissist’s life around the holidays.

I’ll keep it short. The narrator, Sophie, is an arrogant troll. She is only concerned with her own perception of reality. She only thinks of how the events of the book pertain to her, and lacks the ability to look at events from another’s perspective. She doesn’t grow as a character, at all. Even when it’s blatantly obvious that she’s misjudged everything, she makes no attempt to admit wrongdoing or regret. I hope the author didn’t write herself into the main character. If she did, I hope she enjoys her cats.

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this would make an amazing holiday movie

So good! A story of siblings, friendship, love and loss, and family. Very well done!

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We Are Family

This made me laugh, it made me cry, and remember Thanksgivings gone by.

By: Kelly Harms
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang Excellently done!!!

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What We Bring to the Table

This short listen will hit home to a lot of families who simultaneously look forward to and dread the holidays, which tend to fill us with memories, expectations and fear. For the three siblings in this story, Pete, Charlie, and Sophie who gathered each year at the youngest sibling’s (Sophie’s) restaurant for Thanksgiving, big changes were in store. Their parents who had been hoping for grandchildren, were finally going to have that first grandbaby when Pete and his wife, announce they are expecting. Charlie, the middle child, a college professor, and wife, Annette, who just happens to be Sophie’s best friend, come bringing sad news: Annette’s cancer has returned. And Sophie, the baby of the family, owner of The Little Plum Restaurant, where they always have Thanksgiving Dinner together, again brings her token date, a fellow the family sees once . . . and no more. When Annette makes Sophie promise to look after Charlie after she’s gone and to make sure he is not alone, Sophie doesn’t truly understand what that promise entails. Over the span of the following two years, changes ripple through the family, causing all three of the siblings to come to terms with their evolving relationships. An excellent, thoughtfully written listen for the holidays.

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Kinda depressing

SPOILER ALERT










The book is about a sister who can't cope with her best friend dying.
Character development for a novella is good. Storyline is good. Writing is good. But there is no good in this book. No positive emotions, EVER! Just a sad, depressive, four years. I'm really glad it wasn't any longer, and that it was free.

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