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  • The Sudden Appearance of Hope

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Gillian Burke
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
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    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

My name is Hope Arden. I am the girl the world forgets. It started when I was 16 years old. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger. No matter what I do, the words I say, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am. That makes my life tricky. It also makes me dangerous.... The Sudden Appearance of Hope is the tale of a girl no one remembers, yet her story will stay with you for ever.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bad :(

  • By Jolene on 20-03-2017

Returned this book

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Reviewed: 24-03-2018

I found this so hard to get into, not least because of some glaring factual inaccuracies about one of the countries the main character was in. The plot jumps around and the characters are not engaging. I do not normally give up on a book and am a prolific reader but I couldn’t continue with this. I don’t think the narration also worked for me, her voice was ok but the flipping between accents grated.