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I Let You Go Audiobook

I Let You Go

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Publisher's Summary

A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she?

In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief, and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever.

Slowly Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future. But her past is about to catch up with her, and the consequences will be devastating....

©2014 Clare Mackintosh (P)2015 Isis Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"A hugely assured and gripping debut and a twist that made me green with envy." (Mark Billingham)

"Absolutely brilliant - I ripped through it." (Jenny Colgan)

"A superb debut, Clare Mackintosh writes eloquently about grief, guilt and fear and delivers some shocking twists." (Cath Staincliffe)

"A terrific, compelling read with an astonishing twist that floored me. I loved it and did not want it to end." (Peter James)

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    Julia 20/07/2015
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    "Great story with a few unexpected twists"

    I really enjoyed this book, from the 1st chapter you already know what this book is about, but the story unfolds like a flower with layers upon layers, the characters are interesting and the narration was very good and I got to the stage where I couldn't put this book down and a few days later I was still digesting the story line. I am looking forward to read more of Clare's books

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 03/12/2016
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    "On the edge of my seat"

    Great book. I didn't want to get out of my car on many occasions because I needed to know what was going to happen next!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kylie 25/11/2016
    Kylie 25/11/2016
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    "Wonderful Surprise"

    this book!! absolutely loved it! so glad that i got the audio version because i dont think my mind could have done the male role in part 2 justice as its been done in this version. i love finding a new author that grabs me and makes me want to read/listen to all their books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica 18/11/2016
    Jessica 18/11/2016
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    "Couldn't stop listening!!"
    What other book might you compare I Let You Go to, and why?

    I listened to the authors later book I See You first, and enjoyed that one so much I found I Let You Go. Both great stories, easy to listen to and relax.


    Have you listened to any of David Thorpe and Julia Barrie ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No but I will search them out. Fantastic narration and brilliant accents.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Claire Allwood 23/10/2016
    Claire Allwood 23/10/2016
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    "Keeps you interested"

    A couple of unexpected twists keeps you interested. A bit dark at times (grim, another reviewer said, and it is the perfect word) but these are dark subjects. Won't win any literary prizes but the story and characters are solid and the performances, especially by David, are really good. I guess it is just not my usual genre and I was a little non-plussed at the end, not quite sure how to feel about it. Some books stay with you forever, some you can't stop reading but leave you almost immediately. I suspect this is one of the latter. But that's ok - we're not always after forever, right?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon 21/10/2016
    Sharon 21/10/2016
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    "A worthwhile but grim story"

    A well written story about domestic violence. Gives sensitive insights & the story comes together in a satisfying ending. Some surprises but also becomes predictable at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eils 07/10/2016
    Eils 07/10/2016
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    "Slow start, then mind blowing"

    Took me awhile to get into it, but then I loved it and couldn't stop. Wonderful narration!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Darren 27/09/2016
    Darren 27/09/2016
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    "Fabulous."

    I really enjoyed this book, great characters and story. It opened my eyes on how devastating domestic violence is to women's and kids lives.

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    Ang 31/08/2016
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    "Stick with it"

    A little depressing story line, but interesting twists. Couldn't stop listening by second half. Beautifully written.

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    Alison Wren 30/08/2016
    Alison Wren 30/08/2016
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    "A completely gripping page turner..."

    A thrilling listen, very hard to stay away from. Clare Mackintosh has created a real masterpiece with twists and turns and real depth of subject matter. Both narrators are also excellent. Treat yourself to a book that will carry you away and allow you to experience the whole gamut of emotions...

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    14/09/16
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    "What a bastard!"

    The story kept making me uncomfortable while I was lstening. Not because of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicki
    25/10/15
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    "Felt I'd read it before"
    If you could sum up I Let You Go in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting but predictable,


    What does David Thorpe and Julie Barrie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I thought they both did a tremendous job of reading, but their inconsistent Welsh accents and pronunciation were a bit hit and miss, sorry.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The reunion with her sister


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  • Ann
    Newcastle, England
    9/05/15
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    "Fabulous debut!"
    Where does I Let You Go rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best.


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

    Yes, I found it difficult to put it down.


    Any additional comments?

    I am very much looking forward to more from this author. This book was highly compelling. Intelligently written, with great characters and rich context that gave me a real sense of being there with Jenna. Despite being brutal in its content, it was penned with a light touch. Highly recommended.

    32 of 32 people found this review helpful
  • Bluebottle
    13/05/15
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    "Slow start but good twists"

    I was struggling with the first part of this book, it seemed quite slow and a bit pointless, then I found out why and I settled in and enjoyed it. So my advice is stick with the scene setting and hold on for the surprises!

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Petra
    25/09/15
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    "Absolutely brilliant!"

    WOW! One of the best psychological thrillers I have listened to in ages. I can't actually believe this is a debut novel. The twists and surprises were jaw dropping. My emotions were all over the place with this one. I am not even going to go into any description of what the story is about for fear of spoiling it. Very cleverly written, the characters were all really excellent.
    David Thorpe and Julie Barrie were both fantastic. Julie Barrie had me close to tears several times, while David Thorpe's sinister, evil voice felt truly threatening.
    Loved it! I would give it more than 5 stars if I could.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    24/05/15
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    "Good book!"

    Very good, couldn't stop listening to it, got all of my housework done from top to bottom while listening to it !

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Saffy
    UK
    3/06/15
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    "A gripping debut"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended this book to everyone I know. It is an amazing debut that I listened to at every available moment. My previous book of this year was 'Girl on the Train' but this was even better. I loved the Bristol/Wales settings and really felt that I was there in the middle of the story. The characterisation was excellent and believable and the twists were completely unexpected.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of I Let You Go?

    One of the twists which I really did not see coming.


    What about David Thorpe and Julie Barrie ’s performance did you like?

    Both readers were excellent. I love listening to audiobooks with multiple narrators.


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

    There were many shocking moments but they were done with empathy and not to shock gratuitously. I felt completely caught up in Jenna's story.


    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Anne M
    25/05/15
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    "Stilted reader but enjoyable story"

    Unfortunately I found the male narrator rather stilted in his reading style, which spoiled this side of the story for me. His flat and final "he said"s reminded me of a child reading from a script at a school performance. Overall, despite the dark subject matter, this book felt more like "chick lit" with its predictable ending, but was nonetheless an enjoyable listen.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Lindsey Tobias
    24/06/15
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    "Intriguing story"

    Good story line, quite thought provoking on domestic violence issues, that aren't often covered.
    Feel good book as I love a happy ending
    I wasn't over keen on the male narrators voice, felt a bit of a dreary at points

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Pam
    4/06/15
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    "Kept me gripped the whole way through!"

    Just my cup of tea! Such a gripping story with unpredictable twists and turns!! Right to the very end!
    Come on Clare Mackintosh we need your next book asap!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Bookie
    UK
    4/08/16
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    "Dull, dull, dull"
    Would you try another book written by Clare Mackintosh or narrated by David Thorpe and Julia Barrie ?

    No. Cardboard characters, banal dialogue. I've struggled to reach 33%and I couldn't care less what happens or why. No engagement at all with plot, characters or narration, which is dreadful.


    Has I Let You Go put you off other books in this genre?

    No, only this author and these narrators.


    Would you be willing to try another one of David Thorpe and Julia Barrie ’s performances?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Drawn out and predictable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jon Lymp.
    12/12/15
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    "Stunning certainly one of the best books of its Type I have ever read"

    Don't miss this to say more would spoil the book. Sensitive treatment
    Of a harrowing fact of life

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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