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Last Letter from Your Lover

Narrated by: Julia Franklin
Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
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Summary

When journalist Ellie looks through her newspaper's archives for a story, she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband....

In 1960, Jennifer wakes up in hospital after a car accident with no memory. And then, when she returns home, she uncovers a hidden letter, and begins to remember the lover she was willing to risk everything for.

©2010 Jojo Moyes (P)2010 WF Howes Ltd

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  • 18-03-12

Good story but didn't enjoy the narration.

Enjoyed the story, it grew on me as it progressed until I completely wasted a half day listening to the last 2-3 hours! However, I hated the narration of the male voices, mainly because their was just one voice for all of the men - making conversations between men difficult to follow. They all (even the modern men) sounded unfeeling, patronising and condescending - that was OK for Laurence, but not for all of the men. Loved the cut glass voice of Jennifer. This is a good story but I would recommend reading rather than listening. It's not nearly as good as 'Me Before You' which I would heartily recommend as an audible book.

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A lovely book

My first impression of the book was quite wrong. The prologue presaged a story about 30 somethings working in London that didn't appeal. Instead this is a beautifully crafted exploration of the pleasures and pains of love affairs 40 years apart. The two relationships are cleverly intertwined as young journalist, Ellie, investigates a mysterious love letter found in the archives of the newspaper where she works, while at the same time wrestles with her obsessive love of a married man. This is not sugary romantic fiction, but an epic, moving, evocative and memorable book that I highly recommend.
Julia Franklin is an excellent reader.

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Get past first chapter and it's a wonderful 60 s set love story! Deeply moving and involving.

Nearly gave up after the first chapter but then book blossomed into a deeply moving and intriguing love story set in the 60 s and told through a series of love letters. To say any more would give too much away!Beautifully narrated . Highly recommended!

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Yet Another Great Novel By Jojo Moyes!

A remarkably moving story, spanning several decades and different locations, I thought it was really well written and will be loved by all who enjoy a romantic tale with many twists. Really recommend this one!

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A compelling tale

I really enjoyed this story from the start. It was easy to listen to. At first I thought it was going to be rather obvious and predictable but I loved the way the story unfolded over a long time-scale with a few unexpected twists. Highly recommend.

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Jojo does it again!

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I thought I may not like this one, but 'Me Before You' and 'The One Plus One' blew me away. Jojo's writing is so imaginative, beautiful and skilled, that I had to give it a try. Its very different to the other two. Its a real old fashioned love story Jojo style. I loved it and will probably read it/listen again. Not something I do often.

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Lovely

Delightful narration with a lovely tale of love, loss and how we used to live. Highly reccommended.

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very enjoyable

I really enjoyed this book, worth buying and you will find it a thoroughly enjoyable listen. When this book finished I went straight back to Audible to look for another Jojo Moyes to listen to.

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Not as good as others!

This was an enjoyable listen and I enjoyed the story and ending. But it was not as good as others of her books.

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What a lover! What letters! What lives!!!

Spanning 40 years or more this tells a fascinating love story. I had to start listening in the daytime as I wanted to know what happened. There is a lot of sadness but also happiness. I feel this is a must to listen too. Julia Franklin is my favorite narrator as she reads so clearly, words well pronounced, and characters clearly defined in her various voices. It is a book where you are always waiting to see what will happen next. Congratulation Jojo Moyes, now to listen to some of your other books.

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