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Summary

The Number 1 Sunday Times best seller.

Your soul is too heavy to pass through this door;
leave the weight of the world in the world from before. 

Evie Snow is 82 when she quietly passes away in her sleep, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. It's the way most people wish to leave the world but when Evie reaches the door of her own private heaven, she finds that she's become her 27-year-old self, and the door won't open. 

Evie's soul must be light enough to pass through, so she needs to get rid of whatever is making her soul heavy. For Evie, this means unburdening herself of the three secrets that have weighed her down for over 50 years. She must find a way to reveal them before it's too late. 

As Evie begins the journey of a lifetime, she learns more about life and love than she ever thought possible, and somehow, some way, she may also find her way back to the only man she ever truly loved....

Powerful, magical and utterly romantic, On the Other Side will transport you to a world that is impossible to forget. A love story like no other, it will have you weeping from the sheer joy and beauty of it all.

©2016 Carrie Hope Fletcher (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Critic reviews

 'Our go-to for spellbinding stories with a magical edge' Heat 

 'Reminded me so much of Cecelia Ahern' Ali McNamara 

 'Utterly enchanting' Jill Mansell 

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  • Amanda
  • Ringwood, United Kingdom
  • 14-04-17

Enchanting tale

This is a book that you need to suspend reality to listen to. It is enchanting, whimsical and poignant, it tugs at the heart strings in a very unusual storyline and is unlike any other story I have read. I loved it .

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brilliant

beautiful story worded with such tenderness. I couldn't put it down. at one point got a bit teary and nothing makes me cry. the narration from the author was perfect and made the story alive. perfectly wonderful.

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Heartwarming ❤️

I loved this book so light and easy to get into lovely story the whole thing was magical :)

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Really Good Emotional Ride

the naration is good as you are able to differenciate between characters and emotions.
however sometimes confused with the storyline with timeline of events.
Overall i would really reccomend this book. It has a really good love story and plot twists with a spinkle of light humour. 5 stars

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Emotional and brilliant

I never could have imagined how much better this book would be with Carrie reading it. In fact, I thought the book could not get much better in general. Amazing story and Carrie's different voices and tones really bring it to life.

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Beautiful

Such a beautiful story and then on top of that Carrie has the nicest voice to listen to, it's just perfect

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Fantastical

Brilliant fantastical love story. If only we could all find our Vincent. I hope they are now very happy.

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Magical

I have this story in hardback, paperback, kindle edition, and now audio book. It is such a wonderful story, I fell in love with the characters from the very first page, and I was captivated by a moving and magical story. Hearing it read by Carrie was fantastic, the story is hers so she made audio experience as perfect as the work itself.

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  • Angie
  • Yorkshire UK
  • 05-03-17

Bit daft but a sweet story

Well narrated by the author herself this story was probably aimed at a younger audience than myself (52) it was rather like reading an English essay written by a school age girl. The story was cute imaginative and VERY cheesy with a predictable ending. I would recommend this to young teens. I laughed/cringed at the characters names too.

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Adorable to a fault

This is a bit of a marmite book. It's very, very sweet with twee names and an abundance of cheesy moments that some people will hate but many will love.

For me, overall, I liked it. The performance was fantastic and I definitely think this is one of those books that works better on audio than in text (I tried both).

I had a few issues with the book:

The timelessness Carrie was going for by not anchoring the story to any particular time period didn't work because the main conflict the story hinges on works in a historical setting where women had less rights and being LGBTQ+ was treated very differently...but without that historical setting, it vastly changes the story making Evie seem a bit spineless and putting too much value on the comforts of wealth.

I also wasn't fond of how the storyline of the gay character was done...it used his sexuality as a plot device for the straight characters story and we're supposed to think of her actions as noble like she's this great straight saviour and it just didn't work and really irritated me. Thankfully, the other LGBTQ characters were written well.

I loved the characters and enjoyed the magical realism for the most part.

Overall, I'd rate it 3.5 stars, but if I'm rating the audible narration I'd round it up to 4 because the performance was so good.

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  • awynn87
  • 03-06-18

had a wonderful time

I loved listening to this, and I think Carrie did an awesome job narrating. I do think the book is a little more suited to preteens and up.

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  • Cassondra
  • 08-05-18

Wonderful

Absolutely wonderful! The writing style weaves more magic into this already magical story!!! Carrie has been one of my favorite youtubers for several years and I was kicking myself for not buying her books as they are being published on a yearly basis now. Always enjoy her voice so I knew I had to listen to it (much easier as well since I live in the US and her books aren't sold in stores here) can't wait until she does All They She Can See in audible!