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It Ends with Us

Narrated by: Olivia Song
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The newest, highly anticipated novel from beloved New York Times best-selling author, Colleen Hoover.

Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.

Lily hasn't always had it easy, but that's never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She's come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up - she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily's life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He's also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn't hurt. Lily can't get him out of her head. But Ryle's complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his "no dating" rule, she can't help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan - her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all-too-human characters, It Ends with Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

©2016 Colleen Hoover (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio
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  • 03-02-2017

Extremely powerful and heartbreaking - A must read!

I loved this book! It's exceptionally honest, thought provoking and an emotional roller coaster. One of the most moving books I've read it a very long time.

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Entertaining yet thought provoking

Really enjoyed this story and the narrator was wonderful. I've struggled to finish some audio books because I found it hard to listen to the narrator. The storyline was very thought provoking and all to real, even in today's society. This is my first Colleen Hoover experience lol and it will not be my last xx♡xx

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I need to give this more stars*******

This story had parts that were close to my childhood and to say I related is an understatement.
I loved the way the author told Lilly and atlas younger years I was always waiting for the story to continue
I didn't know how this story was going to end. It had my interested from page one
Well done this was a great way to show another side of living with domestic violence
I could be way more detailed in this review but I want everyone to buy listen and fall in love with the beautiful Lilly bloom and friends

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amazing

loved it.... such a powerful book. I laughed and cried! l feel in love with Lily! I want to give her a big cuddle 💗

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Beautiful and heartbreaking - a must read

If you only ever read one book in your lifetime, let it be this one.

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Loved this story

This book I recommend any young woman to read at least once in her life. Amazing stayed up all night listening.

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An (almost) delightful tale.

Very thought provoking, insightful and uplifting. Should be required reading. An inspiring story about a nasty subject.

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Excellent book

First Colleen Hover book I have read. Loved the story and also the narrator. Great

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naked truth coming...

This book absolutely destroyed me. I am a wreck! Hoovers books have always made me laugh, cry and cheer for the characters. But never have I ever felt total and utter despair, rage, longing, confusion nor personally hurt. Please read this book.

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A heart breaking story.

Close to home. An easy listen. that is heart warming and breaking at the same time.

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  • 🎧 Cyndi Marie 🎧
  • 14-01-2018

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

What an amazing book! I got 2 hours of sleep last night because I couldn't stop listening! This is a very powerful book about strength, courage and prevailing! I am one of those people who see someone going through something and think why don't you just walk away or why let things happen to you...this book made me understand that it's not always so black and white. I always admit that I have no empathy for people (it's just not part of who I am I guess), I think with my brain not my heart most of the time and for the 1st time I honestly feel like I see that it's not always so easy to see things as right or wrong, good and bad or cut and dry, for the first time I actually see the grey area and completely understand it. Seeing what I've been ignorant too all my life is breaking my heart now. I wish I could go back to all the times I listened to people and treated their problems like they were easy to fix and tell them I'm sorry and that I wish I would have been a better listener, a better friend and more helpful to them when they needed me most.

Colleen Hoover is an amazing author and always seems to write a story that makes you fall in love with the characters no matter what faults or issues they have and she did it again with this book. I think I'll be thinking about this one for a very long time!

The characters in this book were all so likable and have so much depth and so many layers. That is part of what I loved so much about this book, even when I wanted to hate a character I just couldn't!

The narration is good but it took me a little while to get used to her male voices. After an hours at most I didn't even remember what I didn't like about the narration in the beginning.

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  • Kim
  • 03-08-2016

Once again, Colleen Hoover does not disappoint!

Where to begin? Colleen Hoover spun her words and drew me into her web. I devoured this book in a day. She makes you fall in love with her characters. Lily is a strong heroine that you root for. Both male leads implant themselves into your heart. I can't say much more without spoilers but I can say that this is a must read. Olivia Song does this story justice with her narration. I anxiously await the next Colleen Hoover book.

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  • BreReader
  • 06-08-2016

BEST STORY EVER!!!!

I didn't know exactly what I was getting into when I started this audio. But holy moly the authors notes was so similar to what happened to me! W/O giving spoilers let me tell you this is by far one of Colleen's best books/audio. Narrator was freaking awesome! I say "yes" to spending your credit and "hell yes" to what ever price is suggested to purchase this audio!!DO NOT MISS THIS AUDIO!!!

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  • Book Bee
  • 04-08-2016

Absolutely Amazing!!!

Colleen Hoover has done it again! This is a must read that will capture your heart from the very beginning!

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  • Patricia Martinez
  • 06-08-2016

5++++

I've said it before and I'll say it again.... Colleen Hoover can do no wrong! Like everyone has said to do, I went into this blind. You need to. I think I went through every emotion at one point or another. But that's what a truly well told story should pull from you. This book is a definite must.

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  • Bette
  • 13-09-2016

This is the book Hoover was born to write

I kept thinking those words throughout 'This Ends With Us'. I've never read or listened to a book by Colleen Hoover, but have never experienced a better treatment of her subject matter. She then confirmed my thoughts in her epilogue- and boy, does this book deserve an author's epilogue.

This novel is storytelling at it's finest; you see that most of the other reviews are one or two lines- that's because it is such engaging, exquisite storytelling, that when the plot begins to turn, the reader is as surprised as Lily, Hoover's perfectly crafted heroine. Nobody wants to give it away.

Narrator Olivia Song is perfectly cast- I had some reservations when sampling the childlike voice- but Hoover's Lily calls her own voice 'weak' and Song gives a bravura performance. It is a perfect production.

So do yourself a favor and stop reading reviews- they might give too much away and you really don't want that- just spend the credit. 'This Ends With Us' is- as Lily says- awesome.


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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-08-2016

I can't stop crying.

This is a powerful book. I think it is important for all women to read this book. It dug up many different emotions from me. I was confused just as Lilly was. I was hurt as Lilly was. I was just as angry as Lilly was. What a powerful message this story provides. I'm still shedding tears about it. I beg you to read it and share it. It's life changing.

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  • jodiod
  • 06-08-2016

Best book of the year.

This will be the book of the year. Nothing will even come close. Every minute was riveting and I'm still shaking. Colleen Hoover is a book goddess and Olivia Song did a great narration. Thank you!!

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  • Tosha Grams
  • 07-08-2016

Feeling all the feels!!

Seriously it's been 12 hours since I finished and I still tear up thinking of all the amazingness in this story - best one I've listened to this year by far!

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  • Alexandra
  • 23-08-2016

So damn good!

If you're looking for just a feel good love story that's not too cliche, this is for you. I loved it so much I couldn't stop listening! Absolutely recommend!

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 19-08-2016

A Story That will Stay With Me Forever

Colleen Hoover does it again, another winner. Heartbreakingly beautiful, the story follows Lily Bloom, who as a young girl has to deal with a dominating father, who abuses her mother. Her best friend, Atlas Corrigan, whom she helps when he's in a very low place in his life, and too good to be true neurosurgeon Ryle Kincaid, who has his own demons from the past. Just as Atlas follows his dream, so too does Lily and this leads her into the path of her future best friend Alyssa (Ryle's sister), who I have to say, is one of the nicest people ever. The story follows Lily as she struggles with her own past demons as she sees her life and her decisions spiralling out of control. Enter back into her life Atlas, who immediately starts questioning her life choices. The story makes so many statements about domestic violence and at the same time it is not judgemental. It left me very emotional, yet I still had the ability to feel for all the characters and their situations. A true masterpiece. The author also explains at the end of the book how the story came about, which furthermore adds to the emotions currently playing around in my head. A story that will stay with me forever. Highly recommend.

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  • Sarah - Kindle and Koffee
  • 25-06-2020

Emotional story

This story moved me in so many ways and has left me completely heartbroken. I fell head over in love with Ryle, I felt his pain, his torment between what he knew was wrong but couldn't put it right. He was such a broken character. Lily was strong and whilst her decisions broke my heart they were completely the right one.

This is such a powerful story and could easily be anyone of us right now. The narrative was good, read with plenty of emotion and a calmness where needed.

,I completely lost myself in this story brought to life a excellent narration.

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  • TANI
  • 15-06-2020

Fast paced enjoyable read.

I really enjoyed this book. Excellent demonstration of quiet strength in characters. The beginning middle and end end each had equal depth to the story. Definitely recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-05-2020

So realistic- This could happen to anyone!

Amazing. Loved it start to finish! Some genuinely lovable characters, I always love a book where you grow to care for the characters in it. This book is just so REAL! No unnecessary added dramatics, this book is so good because of how plausible and believable it is. This is not a namby pamby romance, there are some deep and heard hitting themes explored, which sadly can apply to anyone should they find themselves in a similar situation. Pacy and a great plot. Would highly recommend! Going to listen to more of Hoover’s books now!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-05-2020

It Ends With Us

A very easy listen. Loved the story. Highly recommended. Narrator was also very good. Worth a go.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-04-2020

great listen

this is my first audiobook and I couldn't stop listening as soon as I hit play

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  • SarahLouise
  • 13-04-2020

Heart breaking but beautiful story

No words to describe this book, just keep swimming and read to the very last word!
You won’t regret it!

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  • JB
  • 06-12-2019

Fantastic!

Love, love, love this book. The author captures beautifully the complexity of abusive relationships from the viewpoint of the victim. Thank you.

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  • Kev
  • 30-04-2019

loved this book

this was my first romance novel and boy what a book to start with if you haven't already you should read..

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  • L Torcello
  • 05-04-2019

Inspiring

This book left me feeling full of love, pain and hope. The message that truly came across in the end was the beauty of a mother's strength for her child. loved everything about it