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Me Before You Audiobook

Me Before You

Lou Clark knows a lot of things. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop, and she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live, and now everything feels small and joyless. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.
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Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for: Popular Fiction Book of the Year - Specsavers National Book Awards 2012

Lou Clark knows a lot of things. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop, and she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live, and now everything feels small and joyless. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

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

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    Kirstine Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom 09/05/2012
    Kirstine Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom 09/05/2012 Member Since 2014
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    "An unusal love story"

    Most of the book is worthy of five stars as the author sensitively and realistically handles the difficult topic of a vigorous, successful man, Will, rendered quadriplegic by a motor-cycle accident. Lou, a young waitress is employed by the man's parents to cheer him up and take his mind off his desire for assisted suicide. Lou is a great character: sparky, funny and down to earth. Her plans to entertain him lead to many humorous scenes and romance blossoms. I felt the romantic fiction element of the book got too sugary towards the latter part of the book, but realism prevailed by the end.
    The reader was excellent and though essentially a love story it certainly made me think about difficult issues relating to severe disablement.

    27 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    David HARROGATE, United Kingdom 08/04/2012
    David HARROGATE, United Kingdom 08/04/2012 Member Since 2013

    david79wh

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    "A great book"

    I read the reviews for this book before deciding to try it. It's not the sort of thing I would normally read or listen to, and the subject did not sound inviting, but I really enjoyed it tremendously. The narration was great, the writing unsentimental but very touching. The characterisations are great, the character development inspiring and believable. I love Jo Jo Moyes, and can't wait to listen to more of her books.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel Oxford, United Kingdom 24/01/2012
    Rachel Oxford, United Kingdom 24/01/2012
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    "Fantastic, be inspired & provoked to think..."

    I have loved this book. There have been lines which made me laugh out loud, I've been absolutely compelled to keep playing this for hours at a time to find out what happens next, it has also made me cry like a baby. The final one and a half hours had me gasping and choking like a mad-thing. I don't think a book has ransacked my emotions like this one has for years, possibly since Love Story in the nineties. This is probably 'Love Story- the 21st Century version' in fact.
    Me Before You reminds you to appreciate life and try to Live a Bold Life, while tackling a very difficult subject in a very real way with characters you grow to love. Few books touch me like this one. I'm so glad I bought it.
    Once I got used to the main narrator's voice as Lou, and decided it fit the character, I really liked it. She was very good at switching between Lou, Will and particularly Mrs Trayor's voices.

    56 of 58 people found this review helpful
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    Georgina Horsham, United Kingdom 03/02/2012
    Georgina Horsham, United Kingdom 03/02/2012 Member Since 2015
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    "Could not put this down"

    Oh what a journey! A beautiful, sensitive book about a quadraplegic and his carer and family. As a nurse myself, I felt that Jojo was really in tune with the difficulties faced by those who are quadraplegic. She fills the story with humour and sensitivity all at the same time and I applaud her ability for that. Well written and narrated. Great read and will listen again in the future.

    30 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    R. Dang England 08/06/2012
    R. Dang England 08/06/2012
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    "A great book but it did make me cry!"

    Initially I was daunted by so many actors narrating on this audio book and wondered if I would get confused with all of the different voices, but I didn't it was fine. It took me an hour or more of listening before I really engaged with the story and then I couldn't stop playing it and finished it in 2 days.
    I did cry, which is unusual and if you don't like books that will make you cry then this one might not be a good idea. It did teach me a life lesson though, leading a full life takes self discipline and effort inorder to get the most out of it.
    If you want pure escapist entertainment, this is not the book for you.

    27 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    Janice Boston, United Kingdom 25/06/2012
    Janice Boston, United Kingdom 25/06/2012
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    "Me Before You"

    This is probably the best book that I have had read to me on Audible. The narrator was believable and made my laugh and cry! I listened to this at every opportunity I could, in the car, shower, bed, eating dinner and hoping that the traffic-jam continued!

    26 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Peterborough, United Kingdom 16/04/2012
    Carol Peterborough, United Kingdom 16/04/2012
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    "Me before you"

    I loved this book , I've seen reviews describing it as breath taking and it did this. It literally took my breath away in places. I yearned to know how it ended half of me wishing for a happy ending the other half feeling that this would let the story down.
    It's beautiful and thought provoking , well written snd well narrated.

    26 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    A.G.Raynor-Krill Lincoln, United Kingdom 09/03/2012
    A.G.Raynor-Krill Lincoln, United Kingdom 09/03/2012 Member Since 2014

    Garth - past-life Murmillo

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    "A serious subject wrapped up in a good story"

    I really liked the narrator of this book, she has quite a jolly style considering the subject matter. It is a good story, both sad and uplifting. It gave me a greater understanding of quadriplegics and their carers. But basically it is a really good story with believable characters.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Gwyneth Palma de Mallorca 05/03/2012
    Gwyneth Palma de Mallorca 05/03/2012 Member Since 2012

    retired active 60 year old living in Mallorca

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    "Wow - Probably the best read for many a year!"

    What a story, JoJo Moyles manages to bring warmth and interest to a story about disability. Her characters are whitty, humorus clever and totally believable. More than a book with so many different people reading, the book apppears more like a play and is very well read.

    22 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    sharon castleford, United Kingdom 10/06/2012
    sharon castleford, United Kingdom 10/06/2012 Member Since 2016
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    "lovely book"

    i really enjoyed this book, it was so enthralling that i even had to stop listening to parts of it in public as it was making me cry- like a looney

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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  • Barbara
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    12/11/12
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    "Excellent read"
    Where does Me Before You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A book that continually is on my mind, and gave me a very different perpective in to a very touchy subject.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Trying to understand two completely opposed views which were so well presented, that at times you weren't sure what your own views were on the subject.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    It was well read with understanding and feeling


    Who was the most memorable character of Me Before You and why?

    All of them in their own way were memorable.


    Any additional comments?

    A book that tests your perceptions of the right to die with dignity, and the effect it has on those close to you, when they have to struggle with loss and face condemnation from others who knew nothing of the person concerned. A reality check.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Federica
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    "Simply beautiful"

    I have been listening to many audiobooks lately, but this is the first time I feel the need to write a review. This is probably the best audiobook I have listened to, so far.
    The story was moving, touching and gripping. At times, I simply couldn’t stop listening. Several times, I found myself laughing out loud or crying. The characters are extremely well-defined, but honestly I believe that what made of this audiobook my favorite, is the main narrator’s performance. I would listen to her voice for hours! She was able to interpret the characters superbly and for me it was always easy to understand which character was speaking. When it was time to choose my next audiobook, I was extremely sad to find out that she has not read many of them yet.

    Please forgive my mistakes, English is not my first language… but audiobooks are a lovely way to improve it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    27/03/16
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    "Devotion"

    Sometimes we all have to make decisions that are not agreeable to everyone, follow your heart and you will be rewarded. 5*s for sensitivity, 5*s Louisa and 5*s for Wil, Life is only worth living, when its on your own terms.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vanessa
    28/02/16
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    "Great story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Me Before You to be better than the print version?

    yes the characters were brought to life with the narrators talents and ability to do different voices. It was a great story and narrated perfectly.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Will was at the end of life place with Louisa


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wasn't able to listen in one sitting as its 16 hours but i wished i was able to listen for longer periods its a compelling book, that you never wanted to press pause for.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Natasha
    AUCKLAND, New Zealand
    18/02/16
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    "Beautiful story, characters & writing"

    A fantastic book with rich characters and great dialogue. Gave me a new perspective on the central issue of the book, which I was very grateful for as I've never understood it before. Excellent performances too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dellwynne
    15/02/16
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    "Loved"

    I loved every minute of this!
    Exciting, happy and heartbreaking. Characters you really felt you got to know.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elisa
    07/02/16
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    "first audiobook"

    loved it - my first audiobook and had to finish it in one weekend. can't wait to listen to my next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beverley
    17/12/15
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    "compelling story"

    listened twice now. a definite favourite. great characters and compelling storytelling. surprising turns.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eleanor
    07/12/15
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    "Eat, Sleep, Read - thats all i wanted to do!"
    What did you love best about Me Before You?

    Great flow, great story, voices easy to listen to.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Good narrator, not too whiney or annoying.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes i wanted to be able to listen from start to finish in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I will be listening to other books from this author :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • gracie
    09/10/15
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    "WOW The best book I have EVER listened to."
    What did you love best about Me Before You?

    I laughed out loud and sobbed my heart out. I got angry and then scared. I disagreed and then approved. It was the most emotions I have ever felt during a story. I recommend this series to every one


    What other book might you compare Me Before You to and why?

    I cant remember a book I have read or listened to that grabbed me this much.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    The heroine was the best. You just have to listen to the series!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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