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The new novel by the best-selling author of When All Is Said.

From the best-selling author of When All Is Said comes a delicious new novel about a young woman who can hear the dead - a talent which is both a gift and a curse.

Jeanie Masterson has a gift: she can hear the recently dead and give voice to their final wishes and revelations. Inherited from her father, this gift has enabled the family undertakers to flourish in their small Irish town. Yet she has always been uneasy about censoring some of the dead's last messages to the living. Unsure, too, about the choice she made when she left school 17 years ago: to stay or leave for a new life in London with her charismatic teenage sweetheart.

So when Jeanie's parents unexpectedly announce their plan to retire, she is jolted out of her limbo. In this captivating successor to her best-selling debut, Anne Griffin portrays a young woman who is torn between duty, a comfortable marriage and a role she both loves and hates and her last chance to break free, unaware she has not been alone in softening the truth for a long while.

©2021 Anne Griffin (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Another beautiful book.

When I listened to ‘When all is said’ by Anne Griffin, it became one of my favourite Irish novels & Anne instantly became one of my favourite Irish authors.
‘Listening still’ is her second book & its is as beautiful as her first. Her writing is so emotive, that it’s easy to see all of the characters in my imagination. The narration, by Nicola Coughlan is absolutely fantastic & brings every word to life.
I can’t wait for Anne’s next book

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Great novel. Shame about the narration.

I love this author and the narration of her first novel ‘When All Is Said’ was amazing but this time around I found the narration almost intolerable. Nicola Coughlan was rushing through the words, tripping over many of them, and often sounded like she was reading out ingredients on the side of a cereal box. Awful. Amateur.

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Great book

Lovely gentle story with a very unusual theme. Nicola coughlan was the ideal narrator. Really enjoyed it.