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When I Was Invisible Audiobook

When I Was Invisible

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Publisher's Summary

'Do you ever wonder if you've lived the life you were meant to?' I ask her.

She sighs and dips her head. 'Even if I do, what difference will it make?'

In 1988 two girls with identical names and the same love of ballet meet for the first time. They seem destined to be best friends forever and to become professional dancers. Years later, however, they have both been dealt so many cruel and unexpected blows that they walk away from each other into very different futures - one enters a convent, the other becomes a minor celebrity.

Will these new 'invisible' lives be the ones they were meant to live, or will they find that kind of salvation only when they are reunited 20 years later?

©2016 Random House Audiobooks (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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    "Dorothy Koomson is back on form!"

    This story is brilliant. The last few from her have been a bit blah but she's back on form! I couldn't stop listening to this. Performances were really good too.

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    Musicista 08/09/2016
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    I admire the work of this Dorothy Koomson and have downloaded the majority of her books available on Audible. Her characters are always interesting and engaging and the storylines have unanticipated twists and turns. This book is no different and, in my opinion, it is her best.. Brilliant premise and I love the device of the delivering the story using changing timelines. I very much look forward to the next book by this author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Newcastle, England 03/08/2016
    Ann Newcastle, England 03/08/2016 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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    "Compelling!"
    What about Susy Kane and Sara Powell ’s performance did you like?

    The narration was perfect.


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    This is beautifully written and compelling, with richly drawn characters that are easy to care about. It is filled with human distress, but there is believable justice there too. A warm blanket of a book.

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    Mrs JEL 21/06/2017
    Mrs JEL 21/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    What made the experience of listening to When I Was Invisible the most enjoyable?

    The different ways the main characters disappeared.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of When I Was Invisible?

    Living life as a homeless person.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The confrontation.


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

    No, but it was completely engrossing.


    Any additional comments?

    By far the best Dorothy Koomson I've read. I feel I have a better understanding of what damage abuse does, and will look on homeless people differently.

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    Loved this book. Covers a hard topic but so real and compassionately written. Now look at homeless people in a different light.

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    Gino 18/01/2017
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    "Well written"

    Amazing story I loved every bit of it. Dorothy Koomson you have done it again.

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    Buysalot 26/12/2016
    Buysalot 26/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    My first with this novelist. Good, and quite involving, but a bit longer than it needed to be.

    I don't review much, but want to because the narrators set my teeth on edge. Staccato delivery that added noting, odd pauses and emphases, little sucks of breath and unnecessary squeaks and whines. I'm making a note because I certainly don't want them to force me to give up on a decent yarn.

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