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Me Before You Audiobook

Me Before You

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Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for: Popular Fiction Book of the Year – Specsavers National Book Awards 2012

Lou Clark knows a lot of things. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop, and she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live, and now everything feels small and joyless. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

©2012 Jojo Moyes (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd

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    Barbara 04/09/2014
    Barbara 04/09/2014
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    "Very Moving"
    What did you like most about Me Before You?

    That I couldn't get enough of the book, the story was very moving and I felt so upset for ages after it ended.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    Most definatley.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Denee 25/07/2014
    Denee 25/07/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "Very touching, everyone should read..."
    What made the experience of listening to Me Before You the most enjoyable?

    I could relate my life to Lou and made me open my eyes to how big the world is, also
    Also putting yourself in wills shoes it touched me deeply and have found myself thinking about this story long after I have finished it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Me Before You?

    When Lou read the letter from will, I had tears running down my face to have a good touch me this way I won't forget


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

    I liked listening to Nathan, and Katrina the best.


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

    Yes very my pillow was soaking wet as I lay in bed listening trying to hind the tears from my partner as he try's to sleep


    Any additional comments?

    Recommend This to everyone to read

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 23/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "👌🏻 would recommend"

    Beautiful story, well written and narrated. Good duration. A book you can get lost in, if you've been looking for a good read start here

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kim 10/06/2016
    Kim 10/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    The book certainly lived up to the reviews. Well narrated and an enjoyable read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marina 10/06/2016
    Marina 10/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Nothing makes me cry..."

    Nothing! EXCEPT THIS BOOK! Exemplary storytelling, factual, funny, quirky and inspirational. The narration was first class.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brrenda 08/06/2016
    Brrenda 08/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "couldnt stop listening "

    loved it and all readers were fantastic from laughter tears and tears of happiness.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Clare 25/04/2016
    Clare 25/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    I smiled lots, laughed lots and even cried. Look forward to the movie coming out in June. Great story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deirdre Glover 07/10/2015
    Deirdre Glover 07/10/2015
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    "Wow book!"

    Started out reading this thinking it was just light fiction, easy read. It is so much more, I was drawn in by the story and its characters. Fantastic!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Janine 22/11/2016
    Janine 22/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow"

    I admit I picked this book only because it was a movie. As I prefer to always read the book first, I thought why not give it a go. And wow. I was not ready for such a well written story that had me at my desk at work pretending to be really busy just so I could continue to listen to my book every chance I got.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Evie 18/11/2016
    Evie 18/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliantly Read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Me Before You to be better than the print version?

    Yes. Was so much easier to listen to.


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

    Life. They make the story come off the page. You are there.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Federica
    Rome, Italy
    29/06/12
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    "Simply beautiful"

    I have been listening to many audiobooks lately, but this is the first time I feel the need to write a review. This is probably the best audiobook I have listened to, so far.
    The story was moving, touching and gripping. At times, I simply couldn’t stop listening. Several times, I found myself laughing out loud or crying. The characters are extremely well-defined, but honestly I believe that what made of this audiobook my favorite, is the main narrator’s performance. I would listen to her voice for hours! She was able to interpret the characters superbly and for me it was always easy to understand which character was speaking. When it was time to choose my next audiobook, I was extremely sad to find out that she has not read many of them yet.

    Please forgive my mistakes, English is not my first language… but audiobooks are a lovely way to improve it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    12/11/12
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    "Excellent read"
    Where does Me Before You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A book that continually is on my mind, and gave me a very different perpective in to a very touchy subject.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Trying to understand two completely opposed views which were so well presented, that at times you weren't sure what your own views were on the subject.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    It was well read with understanding and feeling


    Who was the most memorable character of Me Before You and why?

    All of them in their own way were memorable.


    Any additional comments?

    A book that tests your perceptions of the right to die with dignity, and the effect it has on those close to you, when they have to struggle with loss and face condemnation from others who knew nothing of the person concerned. A reality check.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    5/12/16
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    "Lovely"

    Lovely..just lovely..this is just the best, touching book ever!
    The story touched me,I'm sure it would to You. :😊😊

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Kris
    22/11/16
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    "Outstanding"

    Best narration I have heard in a book so far. Beautiful story and great storytellers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kaitlin
    1/11/16
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    "don't love romance but this is the exception."

    amazing I don't like romance novels but I loved this. for different chapter point of views it had different voices and it really helped with the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arbutus
    Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
    12/10/16
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    "Syrupy"

    Overwrought and overwritten. The whiny central character is not believable. A tearjerker without substance. The only redeeming feature is the sympathetic treatment of assisted dying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rianne Klaver
    28/09/16
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    "Great listen!"

    One of the best, maybe even the best, listen since I started listening to audiobooks. Great narrating, you believe the voices. Usually I'm not to fond of several voices in a title, but it suits this story! Definitely recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • nicky johnson
    16/08/16
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    "A Beautiful Story"
    What did you love best about Me Before You?

    The way the story developed and the twist and turns it took and the awakening


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Louisa, she thought she was helping Will to only discover that in turn he was helping her


    Which scene was your favorite?

    In the end where they spent time alone and were just with each other it was so beautiful


    If you could take any character from Me Before You out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Definitely Louisa as she is so quirky and bubbly and always thinks of something to say, she is a conversation starter. I would also like to see what she would wear, I would hope that its those bee tights lol


    Any additional comments?

    Even though you knew what needed to happen you hope that maybe it would not and when it finally did it was so beautiful and you felt the pain the joy, the freedom and the love in the characters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JOELLE
    30/07/16
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    "Loved it. Looking forward to read more..."

    Loved it. So many tears :-( It usually takes me longer to finish an audible but I just couldn't put this one down...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carol
    19/07/16
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    "Too often put our needs in front of others"

    Excellent listen.
    Brings you to a place of realization;
    What we think is right for someone to what they really want for their life.
    Quality of life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    9/05/12
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    "An unusal love story"

    Most of the book is worthy of five stars as the author sensitively and realistically handles the difficult topic of a vigorous, successful man, Will, rendered quadriplegic by a motor-cycle accident. Lou, a young waitress is employed by the man's parents to cheer him up and take his mind off his desire for assisted suicide. Lou is a great character: sparky, funny and down to earth. Her plans to entertain him lead to many humorous scenes and romance blossoms. I felt the romantic fiction element of the book got too sugary towards the latter part of the book, but realism prevailed by the end.
    The reader was excellent and though essentially a love story it certainly made me think about difficult issues relating to severe disablement.

    37 of 37 people found this review helpful
  • R. Dang
    England
    8/06/12
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    "A great book but it did make me cry!"

    Initially I was daunted by so many actors narrating on this audio book and wondered if I would get confused with all of the different voices, but I didn't it was fine. It took me an hour or more of listening before I really engaged with the story and then I couldn't stop playing it and finished it in 2 days.
    I did cry, which is unusual and if you don't like books that will make you cry then this one might not be a good idea. It did teach me a life lesson though, leading a full life takes self discipline and effort inorder to get the most out of it.
    If you want pure escapist entertainment, this is not the book for you.

    34 of 35 people found this review helpful
  • Janice
    Boston, United Kingdom
    25/06/12
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    "Me Before You"

    This is probably the best book that I have had read to me on Audible. The narrator was believable and made my laugh and cry! I listened to this at every opportunity I could, in the car, shower, bed, eating dinner and hoping that the traffic-jam continued!

    29 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    24/01/12
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    "Fantastic, be inspired & provoked to think..."

    I have loved this book. There have been lines which made me laugh out loud, I've been absolutely compelled to keep playing this for hours at a time to find out what happens next, it has also made me cry like a baby. The final one and a half hours had me gasping and choking like a mad-thing. I don't think a book has ransacked my emotions like this one has for years, possibly since Love Story in the nineties. This is probably 'Love Story- the 21st Century version' in fact.
    Me Before You reminds you to appreciate life and try to Live a Bold Life, while tackling a very difficult subject in a very real way with characters you grow to love. Few books touch me like this one. I'm so glad I bought it.
    Once I got used to the main narrator's voice as Lou, and decided it fit the character, I really liked it. She was very good at switching between Lou, Will and particularly Mrs Trayor's voices.

    67 of 71 people found this review helpful
  • Georgina
    Horsham, United Kingdom
    3/02/12
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    "Could not put this down"

    Oh what a journey! A beautiful, sensitive book about a quadraplegic and his carer and family. As a nurse myself, I felt that Jojo was really in tune with the difficulties faced by those who are quadraplegic. She fills the story with humour and sensitivity all at the same time and I applaud her ability for that. Well written and narrated. Great read and will listen again in the future.

    35 of 37 people found this review helpful
  • A.G.Raynor-Krill
    Lincoln, United Kingdom
    9/03/12
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    "A serious subject wrapped up in a good story"

    I really liked the narrator of this book, she has quite a jolly style considering the subject matter. It is a good story, both sad and uplifting. It gave me a greater understanding of quadriplegics and their carers. But basically it is a really good story with believable characters.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Carol
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    16/04/12
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    "Me before you"

    I loved this book , I've seen reviews describing it as breath taking and it did this. It literally took my breath away in places. I yearned to know how it ended half of me wishing for a happy ending the other half feeling that this would let the story down.
    It's beautiful and thought provoking , well written snd well narrated.

    29 of 31 people found this review helpful
  • sharon
    castleford, United Kingdom
    10/06/12
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    "lovely book"

    i really enjoyed this book, it was so enthralling that i even had to stop listening to parts of it in public as it was making me cry- like a looney

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • sue
    fordingbridge, United Kingdom
    13/05/12
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    "brilliant"

    I loved this book, I thought it was going in a predicatable path but it caught me out, love the charactors I felt like I got to know them all well.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Gwyneth
    Palma de Mallorca
    5/03/12
    Overall
    "Wow - Probably the best read for many a year!"

    What a story, JoJo Moyles manages to bring warmth and interest to a story about disability. Her characters are whitty, humorus clever and totally believable. More than a book with so many different people reading, the book apppears more like a play and is very well read.

    27 of 30 people found this review helpful

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