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The Girl You Left Behind

By: Jojo Moyes
Narrated by: Clare Corbett,Penelope Rawlins
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France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre is ordered to serve the German officers who socialise in her hotel. When the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie's portrait - painted by her husband Edouard - a dangerous obsession is born. Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth - and its troubled history that is about to resurface and turn Liv's life upside down….

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

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Triumphant victory over hate and loss!

This very moving narrative is a story of love over hate, despite unbelievable obstacles and terrifying ordeals.
It will long remain in one's memory as a reminder of the indestructible human urge to protect, to endure and love amidst unimaginable circumstances.
Highly recommend this to readers who will appreciate the author's wonderful penmanship. Thank you, Jojo, for letting us into another world and allowing us to appreciate our good fortune in escaping the horrors of was.

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Loved every minute

When you hear a good book, it makes all the others fade in comparison. Characters, storyline, writing were all vivid, memorable and encompassing. The author has passion and intellect and both were apparent in this wonderful story. So happy I found it. Thank you.

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Loved it!!!!

I really enjoyed listening to this book, and going back between past & present had me captivated.

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Absolutely incredible

Could not stop listening to this amazing story. Definitely didn’t want it to end! The narrators are very captivating.

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Slow to start

Slow to start but good story overall I enjoyed it I love Jo Jo Moyes

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Amazing!!

Such a great story with a wonderfully complex plot with many unexpected twists and turns!
Jojo Moyes is very clever author, I look forward to reading / listening to more of her works.
The narration was excellent, including foreign accents.
I absolutely LOVED this book!

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Riveting!

This story captivated me from the beginning to the end, I found it an extraordinary story! And very well narrated. Bravo Jo jo Moyes!!

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Excellent!

Wow i really liked this book.
I couldn’t preempt it, and it had a lot of twist and turns. Very different from any book i ever read.
The narrations are GREAT. When you get use to the accents.

I loved that I didn’t agree with the main characters decisions, those are the best kind of books i believe, because you learn the most about yourself reading them.

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A beautiful story

Moved me to tears at one point. What a special story, it felt so real.

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Wow. What a masterpiece.

The narration was flawless and I was immersed in the characters' lives and the stories that should be told forever, lest we forget. We so often hear of the horrors of WWII but forget that there was a similar brutality in the 1st WW. My grandfather was gassed by the Germans, returning home to England with a 6cm hole in his leg from a cannon ball, later emigrating to Western Australia. I never met him.

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