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Five Years from Now

Narrated by: Katie Lyons
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (163 ratings)

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Summary

The new novel from best-selling author Paige Toon, author of The Last Piece of My Heart and One Perfect Summer.

What happens if you meet the right person at the wrong time? 

Nell and Van meet as children when their parents fall in love, but soon they are forced worlds apart. Five years later, they find each other. Their bond is rekindled, and new feelings take hold, but once again they have to separate. For the next two decades, fate brings Nell and Van together every five years, as life and circumstance continue to divide them. Will they ever find true happiness? And will it be together? 

‘One day, maybe five years from now, you’ll look back and understand why this happened....’

©2018 Paige Toon Limited (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Filled with warmth and poignancy, Five Years from Now is a page-turner and a delight." (Jane Costello)

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A lovelystoryandwell narrated

Excellent book well narrated and a lovely story more like this please from throughout good feel factor

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Brilliant!

A cleverly written story, unfolding over a number of years and beautifully told. The intrigue of the story keeps the reader engaged right to the last page! Loved it! Highly recommended .

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brilliant

loved it, beautiful love story. Would listen to it again. Just wonderful. X x x

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Porth???? Where???

Enjoyed this book but kept being jolted back to reality everytime the narrator attempted to say Porthleven ... it is leven like eleven not leaven !!! As it is quite central to the story I wish this had been spoken correctly!

Apart from this a very enjoyable story.

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amazing storyline

Nell and Van are thrown into each others lives by their parents love for each other.
they are not brother and sister and not half brother and sister,
age five they declare they will marry.
age ten years and vans mum dies much to early and van is sent to Australia to live with his dad.
every five years they meet up and every time obstacles are thrown in their paths to keep them apart.
will they ever get together?

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One of my most favourite Paige books to date

Absolutely fantastic listen set in Cornwall.
Easy and enjoyable narrator, wonderful story- completely lost in this book.

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Ok, bit long winded.

Repetitive and confusing in parts as time goes by in 5 year intervals. Warm love story which you can't put down though, found myself immersed at times, and frustrated at others. Much preferred The Last Piece of My Heart.

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Tear jerked

I really loved this book, became very invested in the characters. Had me in tears at some points, was sad when it finished, could have listened for a lot longer.

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Disappointing - struggled to get to the end.

I'm Cornish (as are several generations of my family) so mispronounced place names really grate on me! Didn't warm to the narrator's voice, very 'matter of fact' in some places, whilst in others the falling pitch intonation at the end of each sentence, even those in speech, was very tedious. Sounded like the narrator was bored reading it in places.

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Beautiful

Just beautiful in every way, from every part of the story to the reading.