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  • History Is All You Left Me

  • By: Adam Silvera
  • Narrated by: Tom Picasso
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

OCD-afflicted Griffin has just lost his first love, Theo, in a drowning accident. In an attempt to hold on to every piece of the past, he forges a friendship with Theo's last boyfriend, Jackson. When Jackson begins to exhibit signs of guilt, Griffin suspects he's hiding something and will stop at nothing to get to the truth about Theo's death. But as the grieving pair grows closer, listeners will question Griffin's own version of the truth - in terms of both what he's willing to hide and what true love means.

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  • Very depressing, but that didn’t stop me.

  • By Stiberi on 01-01-2019

Very depressing, but that didn’t stop me.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-2019

History is all you left me (HIAYLM) is a wonderful book. Every chapter was filled with twists and turns, some that could be predicted, others not.

I found this book emotionally depressing for the most part, as I really liked the storyline of Griffin and Theo, and found that I could only listen for a few chapters at a time before I would start crying or just be overcome with grief.

However, I pushed through, and I am glad I did because the actual story between Griffin and Theo + the supporting characters was great. HIAYLM shows how individuals can set aside their differences when someone close to them passes away, and the emotions that attach itself to a person.

Overall, I believe that this is an amazing book, and listeners should read this but just make sure you are 1st in the right headspace (reach out to family/friends if it raises anything that should be spoken about to support networks) & 2nd have a lot of time to listen this, so you can take breaks between chapters when it becomes too much.

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