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Flight Audiobook

Flight

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Publisher's Summary

When Wren Irving's numbers come up in the first ever national lottery draw, she doesn't tell her husband, Rob. Instead she quietly packs her bags, kisses her six-month-old daughter, Phoebe, good-bye, and leaves.

Two decades later Rob has moved on and found happiness with their oldest friend, Laura. Phoebe, now a young woman, has never known any other life. But when Rob receives a mysterious letter, the past comes back to haunt them all. With their cosy world thrown into turmoil, Laura sets out to track Wren down and discover the truth about why she left all those years ago.

Isabel Ashdown lives in West Sussex with her carpenter husband and two children. Her first novel, Glasshopper, (Observer 'Best Debuts of 2009', Evening Standard 'Best Books of the Year') won the Mail on Sunday Novel Competition. Her second novel, Hurry Up and Wait, was listed as one of Amazon's Customer Favourites for Kindle in 2011. Summer of '76, her third novel, was published to critical acclaim in 2013. Isabel was 2013-14 writer in residence at the University of Brighton.

©2015 Isabel Ashdown (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Isabel Ashdown writes with clarity and grace, using spare, deceptively straightforward prose to tackle complex, sometimes taboo issues." (Jane Rusbridge)
"Isabel Ashdown's storytelling skills are formidable; her human insights highly perceptive." (Mail on Sunday)

What Members Say

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    Ann Newcastle, England 25/05/2015
    Ann Newcastle, England 25/05/2015 Member Since 2014

    Retired Psychologist Love reading/audiobooks, travelling, animals Favourite saying The fact that you believe something does not make it true

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    "Good, but not very good. Needed something more!"
    Any additional comments?

    This was well written with nicely drawn characters, but it didn't quite have enough substance for me. Everything about it seemed as if it should just have a little more depth. Two thirds in, and I found myself feeling a little bored with it. I was interested enough to want to know what happened to the characters and I wondered if there would be a twist that turned it around. In the event, there was a piece of new information, but it would be a stretch to call it a twist. When it ended, I felt it had been a disappointing listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie 31/07/2015
    Stephanie 31/07/2015 Member Since 2008
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    "An amazing story"

    This a beautiful story of friendship, love and lost. It's beautifully written and the narration brings it to life with amazing detail. I won't give away anything, only to say just when you think it you have it all worked out and you want everyone else to work it out and catch up there is the most beautiful twist!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. K. J. D. CURRIE Hayling Island, UK 23/07/2015
    Mrs. K. J. D. CURRIE Hayling Island, UK 23/07/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Didn't want it to end!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Flight to be better than the print version?

    I have only listened to this story but I'm very glad I did!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Flight?

    Finding out about Ava'a mother and the final scene!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The final scene - I cried±


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

    Yes - I did cry at the end


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story - one of my favourites so far.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hello1 22/10/2016
    Hello1 22/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyed"
    What did you like most about Flight?

    It has meaning within the sadness of the book but will make you smile as well.


    What does Lucy Price-Lewis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Lucy Price - Lewis gave depth to the story and realness


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

    the book made me feel sad but also made me feel happy in places. A good book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "It's a must read must finish"

    loved this book in suspense right up to the end. well written and well told very enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Thornbury, United Kingdom 07/03/2016
    Kim Thornbury, United Kingdom 07/03/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Slightly disappointed"
    What did you like best about Flight? What did you like least?

    It was a good story with lots of hidden story lines.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Isabel Ashdown again?

    Yes I would.


    Was Flight worth the listening time?

    Yes. The detail about the wasps was very good and I can only assume a lot of research went into that detail.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to have understood the reasons why the main character did what she did. I waiting through the whole book but the explanation never arrived.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Molly 08/11/2015
    Molly 08/11/2015
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    "A bit far fetched but a good read"
    Where does Flight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'm not sure this book works but there's enough suspense to keep you listening. However I simply did not believe the chapter of the woman who has taken 'Flight'. There are some good twists and turns though.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mike 04/06/2015
    Mike 04/06/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Good not brilliant"

    The storyline was decent enough, but with the changing character viewpoints but more difficult to follow. There was a twist, and I thought it would be something else so that did surprise me! Not sure would rush to get another one from her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mother Bear 28/05/2015
    Mother Bear 28/05/2015 Member Since 2014

    iPad, Audible & wireless headphones - a recipe for relaxing the grey matter and making tedious household tasks and travel more bearable!

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    "Great Audiobook."

    Well written story with good plot - thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook.
    One tiny criticism is that the narrator read quite quickly in comparison to others I've listened to - but got used to this pace as the story developed.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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