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  • All the Little Moments

  • By: G. Benson
  • Narrated by: Cat Gould
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Categories: LGBT, Romance
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Summary

A successful anaesthetist, Anna is focused on herself, her career, and her girlfriend. Everything changes abruptly when her brother's and sister-in-law's deaths devastate her and her family. Left responsible for her young niece and nephew, Anna finds herself dumped and alone in Melbourne, a city she doesn't even like. She tries to navigate the shock of looking after two children battling with their grief while managing her own.  

Filled with self-doubt, Anna feels as if she's making a mess of the entire thing, especially when she collides with a long-legged stranger. Anna barely has time to brush her teeth in the morning, let alone to date a woman - least of all one who has no idea about the two kids under her care.  

Just when Anna finally starts to feel as if she's getting some control of the situation, the biggest fight begins and Anna really has to step up once and for all.  

Contains mature themes.

©2016 G. Benson (P)2019 Tantor

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love love this had me in tears in parts ,

didn't want it to end , loved from the get go till the end well worth a listen

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Wonderful book, difficult reader... :(

This is a review of the audiobook version of this book, not the actual book. I LOVE the text version of this book, I've read it and it's one of my favourite books from one of my top 3 writers of this genre; I think G Benson is underrated and I adore all of her books, she a genius IMHO.... So, I was excited to see that All The Little Moments had made it onto audible... Yey!..... No! I'm very sorry, but I found the reader dreadful... I could hear it in the sample, but took a chance she would get better... But, no. Oddly, any dialogue, she acts well, and is good, but the normal non spoken words (and that's most of the text!) are read with a weird undulating voice, placing the emphasis on the wrong words in a totally distracting way. I found myself frequently repeating the words she intoned in my head to correct the emphasis... And put some life into it... It's such a huge shame.... because this book is brilliant. It amazes me that such a 'good' publisher like ylva can give the green light to something like this, was the reader's only qualification being Australian? Did anyone actually listen, or am I the only one....? Maybe... I don't normally rant in comments about poor readers, it's just one of the many trials of listening to lesfic on Audible... But, this is a special book to me, and I'm just hurt that it's read so badly. Sad face! :(

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Probably better to read than to listen to.

It is a good story and touchingly told but the writing is not up to the standard of the author's later work. A particularly positive aspect of the story is that G Benson adheres to her commendable practice of including multiracial key characters in her writing, which is a refreshing change from the standard white on white lesbian romantic fiction. Frustratingly, the narrator badly detracts from the overall listening experience. She is not very good and is badly directed / produced. It is forgivable that she muddles up the different voices she uses so that it is often unclear which character is speaking since this can often be explained by rushed recording with too few takes and lack of rehearsal time. What is unforgiveable in this audiobook is the lack of something that should be basic to any spoken word production, the understanding by the narrator of how to read a text in order to convey its meaning to a listener. I am sure I am not alone among listeners who are frustrated by the audiobooks producers who should take more trouble with production valves and not hire narrators who are incapable of conveying written English in a meaningful way. It seems to have become a increasingly common that narrators have no understanding of the reason for a comma (,) in a passage of text and consequently render it meaningless. In the hope that a narrator / actor / voice artist, director or producer may occasionally read listeners feedback, I would like to remind them that the comma (,) in the text is there for the reader to make sense of the written word and NOT necessarily for the narrator to pause or take a breath. Mostly, when the narrator takes a breath or pauses at this point it breaks up the meaning text making it difficult or impossible for the listener to make sense of it. Breaking up the sense of the text with unfortunate pauses is what this narrator does too frequently throughout this audiobook but especially in the early chapters. This makes the narrative quite difficult to follow and is a real shame because only those listeners with significant perseverance will get to enjoy what is, fundamentaly, a good story.

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  • Sab
  • 02-07-19

Fits a long flight

Flying for 12 hours or more this is the right book, if you fall asleep you don’t really miss much, but this is a great book, well written, well developed characters, a little too long, with some parts which are forced into it. Narration is excellent.

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  • Jlnicky
  • 20-08-19

Benson caught them all

Great read. The plot is horrific and the changes the main chars (children included) have to make is heartbreaking on a daily basis. I was super upset then tilting my head and saying AWwwww, then cursing like a sailor. Benson caught all the moments. Such a perfect read with that Aussie accent.

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  • SAT
  • 17-06-19

Fantastic!

It is the best fiction I have read. The topic is fresh, narration wonderful and characters are relatable. Tragedies, romance, and love are intertwined to create a story which will resonate for a long time!

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  • dreamer
  • 15-06-19

A favourite

This has been a favourite story ever since I first read it. This narration does justice to the lovely story, I spent a very enjoyable time getting reacquainted with the characters. I'd like to both read and listen to more books from G Benson!

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  • AZ Desert Gal
  • 09-04-20

Pls make the sequel into an audible story! ✨✨✨✨✨

Five star story and narration. Well done!!!!! I just adore this little fictional family! One of the best authors in the genre! Hope more of her books will be available on audible! I ordered the sequel in German in paperback.

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  • Michelle B
  • 17-08-19

love it

the story started off slow and slowly built to where I couldn't put the book down. it touches your heart makes me want to cry and make me angry but I loved every minute of it

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  • Margaret
  • 19-06-19

Excellent audio!

I loved All the Little Moments. Such a great story. Lesson? You play the cards you are dealt. Cat Gould does an excellent job with the narration.

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  • Kimberly
  • 24-10-20

Great Story

This book really hits home with me. I love the character growth and humor in this story. This book is so well written that I could start it all over again just after finishing it. Cat Gould does a great job narrating. Every emotion is read perfectly and the voices for the characters are distinct.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-08-20

Selfless love, enjoyable, great narration

Aside from being a wonderful of loss, grief, acceptance, love, trials, and triumphs, this made me want to visit Australia and hear more of the accent. The narrator is exceptional. I cried, I laughed, and I fell in love with the kids and the rest of the characters. Enjoyable throughout.

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  • karen C.
  • 30-03-20

All the little moments

Good story which kept your interests. Ending a little troubling started filling like rambling thoughts rather than a clean summing up.