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The Truth About Melody Browne

Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Truth of Melody Browne, by Lisa Jewell.

Melody Browne can remember nothing before her ninth birthday. Now in her early 30s, Melody lives in the middle of London with her 17-year-old son. She hasn’t seen her parents since she left home at 15, but Melody doesn't mind. She’s better off on her own. 

And then fragments of her past start to come back. At first her memories mean nothing to her, but slowly, day by day, she begins to piece together the real story of her childhood. 

But with every mystery she solves, another one materialises; with every question she answers, another appears. And Melody begins to wonder if she'll ever know the truth about her past....

©2019 Lisa Jewell (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Was glad I saw it through

I really struggled with this book for a start, it seemed to take a long time to get me trapped in. I nearly gave up half way through but after reading all the good reviews I decided to stick it out. I did enjoy it in the end, some things were a bit far fetched( the amount of tragedy one person had been dealt). Otherwise it was very different story.

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Amazing

I loved every second of this book, it was definitely an all rounder! It was full of surprises throughout.

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Fantastic read.

This has been my favourite story written by Lisa, I have read five of her books so far and this one was excellent!

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Good and not so good

The story was interesting enough with lots being revealed as the book unravels. The thing that marred the whole thing and ending for me was how spectacularly cruely the adoptive parents were portrayed.

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  • Kameliya Hristova
  • 26-03-2019

powerful

lovely story, very powerfull and well narated.
Warm, homely, powerful story about a girl finding herself after so many years.

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  • Cabaspre
  • 16-05-2019

Compelling, sad, uplifting and very well told

The storyline jumps a little and can be confusing but stay with it. I love the friendships that Melody makes and also think the relationship with her son is wonderful. All the loose ends get tied up satisfyingly. A lovely heartwarming but devastating tale.

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  • g hart
  • 07-05-2020

Perfect, simply perfect,

I loved this book from the first page to the last. It held me at every twist and turn. The characters are so real, so full, so tangible, such depth. A real treat.

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  • 07711150377
  • 10-04-2020

Thoroughly enjoyed this book!

A great twisty read which had me listening long into the night to find out Melody's story. The underlying themes were dealt with sensitively and from different angles. Would definitely recommend!

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  • paula church
  • 03-03-2020

Fantastic!

Loved this audio book. I really enjoyed the story and the narration was super. Highly recommend!!

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  • T Simmonds
  • 29-08-2020

Loved it

Wonderful story stirred so many feelings in me . The ending made me cry and think about how lucky I am with my family

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  • Kimmy
  • 17-08-2020

Brilliant

Absolutely loved this book from beginning to end. One of the best books I’ve listened too!

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  • mrs k harrison
  • 12-08-2020

Weak storyline

I usually love Lisa’s books but found this a bit tedious and underwhelming. I also thought some of the thoughts and behaviours if 6 year old Melody were not believable. Not for you if you like a story that twists and turns.

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  • Susanne
  • 29-06-2020

Good story a bit marred

I liked the premise of the story and it was read well but I found it very odd that since the author herself has children that some of the story about the 6-7 year old character were very unbelievable.

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  • Janet M
  • 23-06-2020

I loved this book.

As the layers of this story were revealed I found myself more and more involved. Great narration. I would recommend this to anyone who likes books that shift through time and gradually reveal a story of love, loss, heartbreak and hope.