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Publisher's Summary

A thoughtful, captivating and ultimately uplifting novel from this uniquely talented author. Jasmine loves two things: her sister and her work. And when her work is taken away she has no idea who she is. Matt loves two things: his family and the booze. Without them, he hits rock bottom. One New Year's Eve, two people's paths collide. Both have time on their hands; both are at a crossroads. But as the year unfolds, through moonlit nights and suburban days, an unlikely friendship slowly starts to blossom. Sometimes you have to stop still in order to move on. Original and poignant, The Year I Met You will make you laugh, cry and celebrate life.

©2014 Cecelia Ahern (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Not her best

The main character's description of everything she's doing, and I mean EVERYTHING, is tiresome. There's not really much of a plot either. I would steer clear. I read "The Marble Collector" a little while ago and found it much more enjoyable.

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Not her best

I love Cecelia Ahearns novels but this one is not great. The end moral is great but the way it was written was frustrating. The narrator is ok but you can often hear her mouth getting dry and she has a monotone quite often.

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not much of a reader. something different and i never thought id like listening but this story made me hooked to an audio book. great for driving and relaxing.

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Loved the book and made you think. I would just have called the book the above

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Beautiful

This is such a lovely book. The delightfully flawed characters are very endearing and the relationships and storyline are interesting and detailed. This book is a cross between chick lit and novel - easy to absorb but still retains depth and interest. Very enjoyable.

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Not what I was expecting, in a good way

This wasn't what I was expecting, in a good way. A distinctive story that I very much enjoyed.

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GOOD BOOK

Narrated really well although it took a lot for me to get into this one. Would try another Cecelia Ahern book though.

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  • J.M
  • 13-09-2017

Some what boring and repetitive

Listened to the first 4 chapters and while the narrator was pleasant enough, the story line was boring. The author told the reader her character lost her job so many times that I felt like yelling "get over it!!!" There was no real story to get your teeth into - only how loosing her job made our heroine rethink her boring life. Well enough for me as I like a bit more depth to a book so I'm deleting it.

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  • Michelle
  • 21-06-2015

Cecelia Ahern does it again

I've loved all of Cecelia Ahern's books for their quirky, feel-good story lines and her latest offering does not disappoint. Listening to the book as I drove to and from work each day, my 50 minute commute disappeared in an instant as I was drawn into the very satisfying story and great narration.

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  • Hannah-Jay
  • 04-06-2016

Love it

Love love love that's all I can say. Great story and performance, it's read so beautifully you forget your not actually reading.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-12-2014

A different kind of relationship story

What made the experience of listening to The Year I Met You the most enjoyable?

It was surprising. There were turns to the story I didn't expect and that kept me returning to the book as often as I could! I didn't foresee the way it would go from the title.

I also really enjoyed the narrator's Irish lilt

Have you listened to any of Remie Purtill-Clarke’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No I haven't heard Remie read before but would look out for her narration in other books.

Any additional comments?

Not a love story but a "good friend" story between a man and a woman whose relationship changes and improves over one year.

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  • mrsb2011
  • 06-06-2016

An enjoyable listen

Where does The Year I Met You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I did really enjoy this audio book, it was great to listen to during commutes, however I did find it a little slow in places and occasionally I found that difficult to follow on short journeys. So although I did really enjoy the story once I got into it, I wouldn't say it has been my favourite to listen to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Year I Met You?

I would say highlighting Down Syndrome, it has been the first audio book I have listened to, to promote disability in the way this book did.

What does Remie Purtill-Clarke bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I loved how the characters were bought to life. The accents are great in the story and the characters were easy to distinguish.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I thought it was heartwarming.

Any additional comments?

I would like to thank Audible for sending this in exchange for an honest review.

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  • missb2012
  • 17-02-2016

Charming, joyous read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would recommend because the characters are well observed and it's easy to get lost in the story as its so absorbing and well written.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed that the family structure was a bit unconventional and the way the book explores disability and promotes equality and diversity (the main characters sister heather has Down's Syndrome and the book looks at heathers relationships as well as jasmines). For this reason I found the book to be more interesting than the conventional love story and found that there were two love stories in the book not just one, I also liked that there are two potential love interests for jasmine and you're not sure till the end who she will choose. Another reason I loved this book. It wasn't too sickly sweet either there were quite intense parts to it as well which gives the book more depth.

What does Remie Purtill-Clarke bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Character, her narration was great I enjoyed it and her accent was lovely to listen to.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Funny how a year changes everything

Any additional comments?

Great pisten

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  • jackie wilcox
  • 25-05-2015

The year I met you

Really enjoyed this book. Keeps you wanting to hear more. Narration was very good. Look forward to reading another of Cecelia Ahern books.

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  • MRS C J MORRIS
  • 04-04-2015

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A very enjoyable book, well read and kept me interested. I would recommend this to friends who enjoy this genre and look forward to other Cecelia Ahern books.

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  • Miss
  • 11-02-2015

Not her best book

It had its charm but I found it very slow. It missed her usual spark. I felt it rushed the end and left unanswered questions.

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  • JWH
  • 07-02-2015

A great book

This was a lovely story to listen to while doing my craft work will look for to another of hers.

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  • R. J. Gladden
  • 10-10-2021

Not for me

This was a novel that should have been fitted into a short story. Far too verbose, it could have said it all in five chapters, instead it rambled on forever. I gave up in the end as I didn’t really care what happened to either of the main characters.

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  • SARAH M.
  • 19-04-2020

Jurys Out.

Narrator was a but monotone so I struggled to hold my interest, although once I'd got into her style it became easier. I suppose to day she was very droll would be accurate.

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