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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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    Emily 06/08/2016
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Musicista 08/09/2016
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    "Superb storytelling"

    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 D Newcastle, England 03/08/2016
    Ann D Newcastle, England 03/08/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Compelling!"
    What about Susy Kane and Sara Powell ’s performance did you like?

    The narration was perfect.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie williams 06/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Confusing "

    Took a while to separate the 2 main characters only read to the end hoping to find a twist or something more bit disappointing

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    RGH Spain 29/10/2017
    RGH Spain 29/10/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "A tale of love, deceit, loss and abuse"

    A story of two friends whose worlds are torn apart and the struggles they face to survive the cruelty of their parents and other key people in their lives. Their friendship is destroyed and their lives teeter on the edge until years later everything they have been hiding from starts to unfold and truths start to be told.

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    Lucy 31/08/2017
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    "Excellent story, well read."
    What made the experience of listening to When I Was Invisible the most enjoyable?

    I've listened to Dorothy Kroomson books before, and I love her style and the way her characters are so believable and have depth. She deals with issues without you feeling like the whole story is about those issues, it is very much about the characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the story and characters are still with me. I had to keep listening to find out what was going to happen next.


    Which character – as performed by Susy Kane and Sara Powell – was your favourite?

    All the characters were performed brilliantly and were very real.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I don't want to give the story away! Very real depictions of how people can end up in situations they didn't imagine.


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    Veronica1986 12/07/2017
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    "Phenomenal book"

    Could not recommend this book highly enough. Brilliant story keeps you gripped to the end with lots of unexpected twists and great characters.

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    El. UK 12/07/2017
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    "True Dorothy Koomson's style... "

    I only removed 1 star for the story because some of it was a bit predictable. However, as usual, very well written and captivating with so much reality to it.

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    mrs 27/06/2017
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    "Brilliant!"

    could not stop listening, really enjoyed it. You will not be disappointed, great story and wonderful narration.

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    Amanda Toguri 24/06/2017
    Amanda Toguri 24/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "tragically moving but still entertaining"

    every time I thought the story was over further revelations came...some i had guessed at some unexpected...and still the story keeps going until you know the fate of each character. not a chocolate box ending though..realism at its best

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