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The Last Thing I Remember

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A novel that grips from the very beginning and that will live long in the memory, The Last Thing I Remember is Deborah Bee's startling debut thriller.

Sarah is in a coma. Her memory is gone - she doesn't know how she got there. And she doesn't know how she might get out. But then she discovers that her injury wasn't an accident. And that the assailant hasn't been caught.

Unable to speak, see or move, Sarah must use every clue that she overhears to piece together her own past. And work out who it is that keeps coming into her room.

©2016 Deborah Bee, all rights reserved. (P)2016 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Kelly
  • 08-03-2020

Grow up...

I'm really tired of ppl giving authors bad reviews because they can't stand some 4 letter words. Mostly women. Ladies, please be grown ups. If you can read about murder you can handle some curse words. Reading a book with cursing never hurt anyone. So.... it just sounds petty and prudish. I loved the book thought it was extremely well written and realistic. I wasn't bored not minute. I would recommend it to any mature adult.

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  • Yikes
  • 25-02-2017

Surprised me!

Almost gave up on this book a few times but glad now that I stuck through it. Great ending and now I would like to listen to it again to pick up on some of the clues I missed.

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  • AGzo
  • 04-11-2019

I had t rewind the last chapter and listen again!

Tense and deep story line. Ending truly could not be predicted. I will probably listen to it again!

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  • Wendy V.
  • 04-02-2018

Get Ready!

This audible will keep you in suspense. It keeps you sitting at the edge of your seat with suspense!

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  • ROBIN
  • 29-03-2017

Are you like F*ing kidding me??

I understand that the author wanted us to know the character of a foul mouthed 14 year old girl, but the immature dialogue and nonstop f*words from the teenagers and almost every other character in the book ruined what could have potentially been an interesting story. There was also a lot of confusing build up to a very rushed ending. I am not at all impressed by this author or her very poorly written debut novel.

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  • Cynthia
  • 25-05-2020

Thoroughly Enjoyed

Found this book very clever and engaging. Story unfolds from two different voices and viewpoints which keeps you guessing throughout. I felt the ending was slightly abrupt but still loved. Narrators excellent🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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  • Lisa Hall
  • 26-04-2019

Disappointed

Maybe this is just not for me but I found the narrator very hard to listen to. She has an Irish (?) accent and while interesting, it is hard to follow for an American. I thought the story was going to really get into the mystery right away. I couldn't follow it. I guess you are listening as though you are the protagonist in the coma. Overhearing everything. It was just too passive for me and difficult to follow. I'm disappointed because I love mysteries and this had a high rating. You win some, you lose some.

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  • stephkatritter
  • 15-12-2017

Bad language

The language was ridiculous but it didn’t bother me that much, that kid was freaking hilarious! The story was pretty good. And I have to say the author gets major points for telling an original story!! A breath of fresh air! Different story with realistic characters, I loved it. I cuss sometimes myself, so bad language doesn’t bother me but I think it could have been toned down a lot. Still a good story though! Go Debbie 🐝

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  • djnx
  • 24-08-2017

Excellent BUT

I almost returned this book because of the usage of the f-word SO OFTEN! but I can understand the use, coming from a messed up 14 yr old.
Something made me read on. Aside from that word being in abundance in my mind now, the story was excellent. Only 4 stars due to the word usage.

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  • Susan Acree
  • 19-04-2017

Excellent!

Loved it, very well written and performed. I will highly recommend this book in audio format.

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  • Natasha
  • 20-02-2017

Absolutely brilliant - Yes there's bad language but please don't be put off by it!

I hadn't read anything by this author, in all honesty, I hadn't even heard of this author before I got this book. But... I'm SO happy I've read/listened it.
When I started this audiobook, I wasn't keen on the narrator for Kelly's voice - Kelly uses a lot of bad language (like, every other word, give or take) and I wasn't 100% convinced I'd enjoy this book despite the good reviews.
I can honestly - hand-on-heart - say I'm very upset the book has ended!
Yes there's bad language but I LOVE Kelly! I love her fight and spirit. I love her outlook and views. I absolutely love the narrator for Kelly (I actually loved both narrators). This is a simple book, there's a simple storyline but at the same time, there's so much going on. Everything is linked and tied up in the end. There wasn't a single point where this story 'dragged' or 'lost momentum'. Each chapter perfectly unravelled the story. I like how there are several themes running through this book; especially the whole 'being pretty/beautiful' and the need for the characters to blend in.
Yes there's bad language but please, please don't be put off by it!!! You won't regret it!

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  • Miss
  • 31-01-2017

brilliant

despite a slightly more than average swear ratio, this book was great. I'm a hardened mystery reader and I genuinely didn't guess the ending!

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  • MareG
  • 20-12-2016

Brilliant

I loved this book! Brilliant story and the narration was outstanding. Kelly is a brilliant character. Sorry it's ended !!

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  • Cinnamon M Andrews
  • 06-06-2019

Not bad

Not a bad storyline but I think the swearing was a bit overdone and I’m not a prude by far! I suppose it matched her character.

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  • jayne23
  • 10-12-2016

Awesome

I listened to this audio book in one day, I could not put it down. Kelly is hilarious, despite the seriousness of the story. Brilliantly written and excellent narration. Very sad it had to end.

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  • Motherted
  • 12-06-2020

loved this

really clever twist to story. thought I would struggle to like this with there being someone in a coma, but it was a most entertaining and enthralling listen. I loved it.

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  • anne
  • 11-05-2020

Stunning!

Wow I just can’t believe what I’ve just listened to! This must be the best book Ive listened to all year! The story, the characters and the Narration, were just superb! To give it five stars for everything is just not enough. Ten stars would be more like it. I’ve finished it in one sitting. It may not be for everyone as it is widely sprinkled with profanity from one character, but this is part of the personality involved. One who was brilliantly portrayed and in fact, my favourite of the whole story. But both of the narrators Yolanda Kettle and Lucy Middleweek did a wonderful job and I will definitely look our for books they read. As I will for author Deborah Bee. And to think I’ve had this gem sitting in my TRR/L for months..

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  • Lee
  • 02-04-2020

Boring....

I’ve tried a few times to get into this book and now I’ve thrown in the towel. I just cant take anymore of the teenage angst from Kelly. The swearing didn’t bother me but boy the endless tedious monologues did. The chapters from Sarah’s point of view were better and I would have preferred more of these. The narrators were good hence the two stars and I’m sure there are better ‘lock in’ mystery novels out there.

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  • Reikisue
  • 03-01-2017

Shame about the bad language

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably not. Simply because I found the swearing excessive and think most of my friends would agree.

What did you like best about this story?

It's basically a good story, told from different viewpoints which I liked and it's not too long.

Would you be willing to try another one of Yolanda Kettle and Lucy Middleweek ’s performances?

Yes, I'm open to listening to both. They were both good readers, it was the the swearing I didn't like but that was how the book was written.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Doubtful

Any additional comments?

An overall good listen and I'm obviously in the minority when I say I did not like the Kelly character. Yes, I know she's typical of today's generation but the excessive swearing was way too much for me. (But, I am an old fuddy duddy of 70)

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  • Karen Colpitts
  • 27-08-2020

Nor great!

whilst I appreciate the need for a realistic vernacular: and that swearing is part and parcel of life. The amount of language in the book was far far far too excessive! every other words was f@#k! The characters were unlikeable. The Narrator for Kelly too high pitched and the story was exceptionally weak with a very abrupt ending. Not great!