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Love, Rosie (Where Rainbows End)

Narrated by: Amy Creighton
Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (98 ratings)
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Summary

A story about love - and how life can get in the way. Cecelia Ahern's best-selling novel Where Rainbows End is now a major film entitled Love, Rosie.

Sometimes fate just can't stop meddling. Best friends since forever, Rosie and Alex have shared their hopes, dreams, awkward moments - and firsts. But their bond is threatened when Alex's family move to America. They stay in touch, but misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck seem to be conspiring to keep them apart. Can they gamble everything - even their friendship - on true love?

©2014 Cecelia Ahern (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Didn't think I'd like the format but it worked

When I first started listening to this audiobook and realised it was in the format of a series of text messages, letters and emails, I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I did. I thought I would get bored. I didn't.
I recommend it if you're looking for something to keep you occupied on the commute which is what I used it for. But I did find myself not wanting to stop listening which is not something that happens to me all of the time.
I thought the narrator was very good as well.

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A beautiful book, beautifully read

This is one of my favourite books by Cecelia Ahern: real, heartbreaking and uplifting, and this performance of it was beautifully done, losing none of the magic and tenderness which made me love the book all those years ago.

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Loved loved loved!!!

I love the voice of the person who read this. Great story, liked the format of the emails and letters.

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Bit improbable

I enjoyed the story but really it was strung out about 18 years too long and became a bit improbable which spoilt it somewhat.
I do like the characters and the narrator.

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Hookef

From the moment you click to listen you will fall love love with the characters will them both to get their act together

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Could not stop reading

Amazing story, a must read, you will laugh out load and cry too. Highly recommend this book.

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So much better than the film!

Would you consider the audio edition of Love, Rosie (Where Rainbows End) to be better than the print version?

No, this is one of the few audiobooks I've listened to where I actually preferred the print version. This is mainly due to it being in epistolary structure, you lose something when not actually reading the letters, emails etc.

What other book might you compare Love, Rosie (Where Rainbows End) to, and why?

I haven't read another book that stands out to me as being hugely similar; to me it's more like the Ross & Rachel storyline from friends.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The breathing pattern and pronunciation could have been better. I found myself getting annoyed (especially in the middle section) about odd gaps between sentences.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

There are some things even time can't change.

Any additional comments?

Absolutely gripping story, at times I found myself shouting for the characters to do a certain thing. I wanted to pick up a pen and write to them both. You do get used to the narration but at times you have to really focus to catch certain words.

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A bit boring

The narrator is very good and I enjoyed listening to her. I was a bit disappointed with the story and to be honest thought the romantic affair with Alex a little repetitive. Would I listen to this again...no.
However, it's not the worst story I have listened to & I stayed with it to the end so I guess that says a lot!
Bought it based on the reviews. Not sorry that I did as with everything it's all down to personal opinion!

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I loved it, a cautionary tale in love lost & found

once you get used to the format of the book being a series of instant messages, texts, and various newspaper cut outs etc it really is an enjoyable tale. PS: it's hardly like the movie at all so it's worth the read to get the real story!

SPOILER ALERT:


heartbroken it took them so long to get together but it's a real cautionary tale about seizing the moment taking risks and taking chances ❤

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Letters

It took a bit of getting used to with the letters and emails however I enjoyed it once I got used to the style.