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One Day in December

Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (186 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of One Day in December by Josie Silver, read by Eleanor Tomlinson and Charlie Anson. 

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist. After all, life isn't a scene from the movies, is it?

But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away.

Laurie thinks she'll never see the boy from the bus again. But at their Christmas party a year later, her best friend Sarah introduces her to the new love of her life. Who is, of course, the boy from the bus. 

Determined to let him go, Laurie gets on with her life. But what if fate has other plans?

Following Laurie, Sarah and Jack through 10 years of love, heartbreak and friendship, One Day in December is a joyous, heart-warming and immensely moving love story that you'll want to escape into forever.

©2018 Josie Silver (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Absolutely charming, funny and sweet

The story was beautifully written and I loved the narrators voices. They portrayed the characters so well.
Story is sweet and charming, all the while pulling at your heart strings.
Couldn’t help but fell like the characters were your best friends.

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You must like internal dialogue

Maybe I’m not sentimental enough or probably more to the point long monologues of internal dialogue are not my thing.
I found the characters heads to be too similar to determine, at times, who was speaking.
Having said that I’m sure it would make a good movie using the actual dialogue.

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What in the world

Unsure about what made me waste my credit on this when I knew the premise and didn’t care for it but I was after a light read and thought this might do. Lori and Jack are terrible people who don’t care about anyone except themselves. The performances themselves are okay however the story about two people who run rampant being the worst version of themselves while having inner monologues about being bereft kept away from each other 🤮🤮🤮🤮 makes me sick. Couldn’t get through it. Don’t recommend.

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So enjoyable.

Very sweet, heart wrenching book with a satisfying ending. The performances were fantastic. Definitely recommend.

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Absolutely adored this book

Loved this so much! Not the most original story line and not exactly heavy hitting literature, but so lovely and so charming! I listened to it in that funny period between christmas and new years and it was the perfect read, I really did enjoy it so much.
The narrators were also both great - such easy listening and I felt like they were not just 'telling a story', but that they really embodied their respective characters.

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Knockout addictive

This ebook will have you going to bed way past your regular bedtime because its so good. The characters are realistic with not one billionaire or Prince in sight, great plot and authentically described emotions. Josie Silver is pure platinum

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loved it

nice very predictable love story .but I loved it didn't want to stop listening loved the narrator's they really drew you into the story line.

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If you like rom-coms you’ll love this book

When Harry met Sally... Notting Hill... if you like a good rom-com you’ll love this audiobook. Well read and easy listening. I could picture the characters like a movie playing out in my head.

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omg! not just another Xmas love story!

a lighthearted listen but had me on the edge of my seat! such a sweet story

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Lost in love

I felt as if I was there with Laurie and Jack throughout the whole book. I cried, laughed and sighed with all the characters. Put simply, It was beautifully written.

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  • Chamonie
  • 09-03-2019

Super love story..

Very good Enjoyable to listen to.
Couldn't wait for every chapter to follow. Character well chosen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-2019

Tomlinson narration feels like real life

This book is so romantically captivating. Not too sappy, the perfect amount of love and suspense. Eleanor Tomlinson’s reading is exquisite and absolutely captures every emotion being portrayed in this book so that you can most imagine the story folding out in front of you! Such a delight! Almost couldn’t put it down!

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  • jules
  • 26-10-2018

made me laugh and cry lovely story.

I don't usually read love stories but this was amazing kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. sad now that I've finished reading it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-12-2018

Definitely not for your average Hell’s Angel reader

Extremely girly girly, enough to make you wince. Well written story though & ( being a girl) I did shed a tear. Very well narrated indeed. The story did keep me reading to the end. Very Hugh Grant-ish type scenario so theme not original. But the writing style was insightful with some lovely metaphors.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-2019

predictable

enjoyable , well read predictable ending but overall nice light hearted and heart warming story

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  • Vanessa
  • 18-10-2018

Life can't go on now I've finished the book

I feel lost, like I'm grieving the characters. I fell in love with them and I have never been so devastated for a book to end.

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  • GailieB
  • 25-09-2018

Wow

I loved this book and could hardly wait for my next chance to listen to more. I'm kind of disappointed that it has come to an end. Will look out for more books like this from Josie Silver

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  • Chloe
  • 24-01-2019

Thoroughly enjoyed this!

I'm not usually one for a romance novel but i really enjoyed this book . Very well narrated too.

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  • Maggie R.
  • 09-01-2019

Unexpectedly loved it

My first concern (being a BBC Poldark fan) was that I’d find it hard to listen to Eleanor Tomlinson narrate Laurie’s part and not think of Demelza all the time. I needn’t have worried as her voice didn’t have any Cornish dialect and was perfect for the lovely Laurie. Both narrators read beautifully.
The plot was predictable but that didn’t detract from the story and I looked forward to long dog walks, piles of ironing or drives to immerse myself. I smiled and, at the conclusion, cried!

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  • Kelley R.
  • 25-12-2018

It took me by surprise!

One Day In December took me by surprise, I honestly didn't see myself liking it and I remember being annoyed with it's slow pace at the beginning.

The English slang took me a while to understand; thank God for Google and now I have new words to call my friends.

Laurie reminds me of me, not in her love story way but personality wise and I think that's why I resonated with her. Her beautiful friendship with Sarah was definitely one of the highlights as well as the honesty this book illustrate about relationships and life in general.

I found myself unable to put the book down, even getting four hours sleep before a big meeting.

Josie broke my heart and mended it back several times over as I fell in love with both Oscar and Jack. They are both so loveable; Oscar - Safe and Stable (70%) and Jack - Adventurous and Rough around the edges (100%).
Josie's ability to elegantly puts the character feelings into words makes this book one of the best books I've read this year and the ending ties the whole book perfectly.

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  • Heather L
  • 25-12-2018

lovely book

I was slightly worried when I discovered the characters were in their twenties - I thought I might not relate with the style of writing. I was wrong.... and as it's about love, most people will relate regardless of age. The main characters were great and the narrators brought their stories to life. I don't normally read love stories but I'm very glad I did.

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  • Miss Polly E Brewer
  • 23-12-2018

Dreamy

Wonderful Christmas love story kept me going right till the end. Love how it’s read to .

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