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If I Can't Have You

Narrated by: Chloe Massey
Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Summary

What if the problem with your love life is you?

If I Can't Have You by Charlotte Levin is an all-consuming novel about loneliness, obsession and how far we go for the ones we love. 

Samuel, the day we met I knew I’d finally found what I’ve been waiting for.

You.

Happiness, at last.

Then you left me.

And now I am alone.

Everyone I love leaves in the end.

But not this time.

I’m not giving up on us.

I’m not giving up on you.

When you love someone, you never let them go.

That’s why for me, this is just beginning.

©2020 Charlotte Levin (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd 2020

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"One of the best books I’ve ever [listened to]." (Ruth Jones)

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The best thing you'll have heard in years!

This was absolutely superb, with characters that gripped me from the start, and a story that kept me awake at night. Very hard to put away! The lead character, Constance, like any of us - is prone to weakness, and often just one decision away from a completely different life, yet she finds hidden strength when she needs it. She's a great character - (think Alice Morgan in Luther, though with much less killing). Others easily raise the right amount of emotion, whether it's disgust, empathy or sheer hatred. I didn't expect the ending, though it certainly left me feeling satisfied. I really hope Charlotte Levin gets working on her next book soon. I very much doubt this will be her last book, she clearly has plenty of talent!

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couldn't put this down.

I was captured by this in the first chapter. couldn't put it down . Not the finale I have as expecting at all

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Engrossing

Built the story and atmosphere well. Not exactly a feel good book and possibly a bit over long, but quite got me gripped from the beginning.

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I loved this!!

Wow. What an amazing story. I couldn’t stop listening! Brilliantly narrated with various themes intertwined. I highly recommend this!

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Loved every minute of it!

I couldn't stop listening to this captivating, funny, poignant, beautifully written story. I loved the frankness and quiet strength of the main character. And the narrator performing various accents was superb!

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Couldn't stop!

A very engaging listen. I didn't want it to end! I cannot wait for another book by the same author.

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Disappointing

A little boring unfortunately. I felt as though I was forever waiting for the punchline but it never came. The narrator's voice was very monotonous too.