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It started out as an ordinary day for Esther Comely-Cox, if you consider simultaneously totaling your car, smashing a Ho Ho in your face, and meeting a handsome doctor ordinary.

Estranged from her family over her sister's mental illness and death, Esther can't help but feel alone. And when Esther hears the voice of her twin sister who committed suicide seven years ago, she begins to question her own sanity, leading her to wonder if anything is what it seems. Searching for answers, Esther must confront her past while looking towards a new future; one in which she is finally accepted.

Through humor and heartbreak, Esther learns that blood does not mean family, that absence does not make the heart grow fonder, and that silence can speak volumes.

©2014 Kathryn R. Biel (P)2015 Kathryn R. Biel

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An amazing listen, loved it.

I didn't actually expect to enjoy this as much as I did, it's not my usual genre but it was engaging, poignant and gave me a roller coaster of emotions. Very well written and enlightening about some mental health conditions.

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Awesome

This was an amazing book, it covers so much of life and it’s ups and downs! I loved the characters especially Ester and OK , I couldn’t believe what awful parents she had, The mental illness covered brings light to those who suffer everyday with it! And Esters brain damage also highlighted the suffering of a person in that situation, the author has done some amazing background work with this book, so good on her for doing that. The book had me in fits of laughter and I cried quite a few times too, but all I can say is that it was amazing I really enjoyed it. The narrator was excellent and she did the proud.

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Still here

I loved the narrator,Lisa Beacom. She makes the listen experience a joy. This is a book that is very touching. Characters that have faced may problems, Emotions that are full and strong.

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A Good Yarn

the twists in this story kept me interested until the end. it was fluid and easy to follow welldone

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A fantastic listen

A fantastic easy listen that shows the impact of mental health. Ask for help #itstime

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  • T. Courtney
  • 06-05-16

I'm Still Here

A fraction of what it is like, it would take volumes, very insightful emotionally, humorous.

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  • Donna
  • 19-08-15

A very emotional and beautifully written story.

This book has stolen my heart and has me thinking about how this illness has destroyed many life's. It is well written and I would suggest this book to everyone.

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  • Bee Queen
  • 21-12-16

Good Story and Awesome narrator.

This narrator and character became one in the same. This was a sad story in many ways but with a feel good ending. Enjoy!

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  • Rachel
  • 29-03-16

love it all

I loved everything about this book but especially the narrator's performance. Can she just read me everything!

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  • Anonymous
  • 04-01-16

loved story and narration

Would you consider the audio edition of I'm Still Here to be better than the print version?

I very much enjoyed listening to the audio version of this entertaining book. Yes, I think I enjoyed the narrated version the most.

What did you like best about this story?

The interesting characters and the narration.

Have you listened to any of Lisa Beacom’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I am reading "Hold Her Down" right now. The narration is excellent.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Interesting characters in a very well-written and well-narrated story.

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  • Renee
  • 21-12-15

Depth and hunour

Dysfunctional family, mental illness, romance, humour, suspense, hot doctors and creamy cakes. A fantastic chick lit novel, a little on the darker side, that kept me guessing the whole way through with the twists and turns it took. I found Esther likable and relatable. I enjoyed Kathryn's writing style and have another of hers lined up to read already.

I listened to the audiobook edition, which I received free in exchange for an honest review. The narrator was fantastic, adding to the story.

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  • Anita M. Sacrey
  • 08-10-15

Excellent!

If you could sum up I'm Still Here in three words, what would they be?

Held my interest.

What was one of the most memorable moments of I'm Still Here?

When Esther is sitting on the cold concrete wondering why OK didn't text her back, and Rob pulls up.

Which character – as performed by Lisa Beacom – was your favorite?

OK

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This had a very interesting plot and the author did an excellent job of portraying the characters in depth. I felt like I knew them by the end of the book. The narrator brought all of the characters to life and did several accents very well. Highly recommended!

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  • Meg M
  • 02-04-16

Some really funny moments.

I didn't care for the strong language throughout and I guessed what would happen fairly accurately but overall it was a good book.

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  • Gi
  • 11-06-20

A Great Emotional Story!!!!

Wow. What an emotional roller coaster. This audiobook really had me hooked from start to finish. It gave me all the emotions, especially anger. That was mostly thrown to Esther's so called parents. It also somewhat went to her sister, her other half. I absolutely love O.K, he was just absolutely perfect for Eather. This story is a must listen or read.

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  • B.Shoe
  • 23-05-20

Highly Recommend

This book brought me to tears and shook me with laughter. You will really enjoy it too!

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