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Summary

In their first in-depth autobiography, pop sensations Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry, and Louis tell the story of their lives. From nervously auditioning for The X Factor and meeting one another for the first time, to filming their hit movie This Is Us and releasing their best-selling third album, Midnight Memories, it really has been one incredible journey. For the first time, the boys’ loyal fans will be given an unprecedented insight into all of it, from their humble beginnings and lives before The X Factor, to recording their first single, touring the world, winning awards, breaking records, and much, much more.

What has it been like for them? What did they really think of one another when they first met? What inspires their song-writing? How do they handle life on the road and long breaks away from those they care about and love? And what do they think is next for them as a band who have achieved so much so quickly?

Taking you behind the scenes of the creation of their music, their tours and their incredible friendship in their very own words, One Direction are ready to lay themselves bare in a way we’ve never heard before.

Get ready for the incredible story of a lifetime from an incredible set of lads.

©2014 One Direction (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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great effort, lovely voices, endearing storyline

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Would definitely recommend this to every fan of One Direction and to everyone who is interested in their story! I'm so pleased with this. All the boys have really soothing voices and they did a good job at not sounding like they're just reading this out loud! I honestly got carried away and found myself giggling and sniffing at some points. I loved how the storyline changes a bit when they're narrating it and they just add a few other parts. I think everyone should listen to and read this book and give One Direction a chance. They'll love it!

What other book might you compare One Direction: Who We Are to, and why?

Wouldn't compare it to a book but I would compare it to their movie, 'This Is Us'. They both include the boys narrating their stories and giving details about their journey from the X Factor days to present! Both are very lovely.

Have you listened to any of One Direction’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've been to two One Direction concerts and I've been religiously following them since 2010. This is very different to everything else because, even though they've done hundrerds of interviews and show, this is just them, just their voices, no visual. They handled it very well and it's honestly one of my favourite things right now.

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Amazing

Loved it, the boys have made it far. It's great that it's the boys' voices

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amazing :D

loved listening to this book, harry's voice is sooo dreamy, could listen to him all day!!

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Really good, but way too short

This is a good insight into the boys and how they feel about everything they have become, but it's a shame it doesn't go into more detail, or delve into some more stories

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100% recommend it

I love the fact that boys are reading it!
It made me buy the book the fact the boys are reading it!

Really recommend it as they go into detail and tell there own part of their live.

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  • Hanan Santiago
  • 26-05-15

This is a bomb ass book that you need to check out

This is the best book on this whole website 100% recommend to everyone. Like mystery? Check out this book to find out what one direction really think of their job. Like drama? Listen to Liam Payne talk about the troubles him and fellow band member louis Tomlinson face. This is a great book for everyone no matter which genre of books you are into this book includes all of them.

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  • Vandy
  • 16-12-14

Very cute

It was a really cute story and emotional if you've been a fan for a long time. I loved hearing them narrate it.

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  • Riley
  • 22-03-15

So Happy

This is the best thing I have ever heard in my entire life.

100% pleased. I loved it so much!

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  • Jessie Mulligan
  • 13-03-15

Phenomenal💜💜

I honestly loved it!! I love hearing their voices, it feels like their right next to me:) I wouldn't change anything about it💕

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  • JBL
  • 26-09-14

Need the full book version

Where does One Direction: Who We Are rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was good but it is just like an interview that we have heard before. Anything 1D is great though.

What other book might you compare One Direction: Who We Are to and why?

Other bio are much longer so cant compare.

What does One Direction bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The boys reading their experiences

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No it was just pleasant.

Any additional comments?

I would spend the money and buy the full book as well as the audio.

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  • giggles
  • 14-03-15

Beautiful

I'm biased. One direction will always be amazing. I hope they've do more audiobooks it was PERF! Spend the money!

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  • cristina
  • 18-01-15

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it was so good, harrys voice is so raspy and soothing i could listen to him talk for hours x

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  • Ciana
  • 17-01-15

Absolutely amazing.

The boy's voices are completely mesmerizing. I love how it sounds so raw and captivating and you feel like it's them talking to you and it's incredible. They all have different stories but they're still so similar and together they just create this mass of amazement. I'm absolutely enticed by them. Well done boys. ❤️

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  • Jim
  • 04-01-15

Not just the book

I loved how the boys themselves spoke for this and it doesn't sound like they read from the book, it's real. You get to know them a bit more than anything else lets you.

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  • Amy Torrence
  • 03-01-15

One Direction: Who We Are

I personally love all the lads in One Direction more than it seems possible so not surprisingly I love the book. It shows how they feel through their whole experience. It was lovely to hear. When they read, I think they sounded excellent. Harry, in his part of the book, sounds the most opinionated about everything that's happened so far. Liam seems to recall all of the special moments in a good way. Niall seems to be blown away by everything that has happened. Mind you, who wouldn't? Zayn seems to say that it amazes him how many people show up to their tours and everything of the sorts. And Louis finds a way to keep up with everything that has happened by 'Keep on keeping on' and enjoy the ride of their lives. I think I can safely say for me and all the Directioners in the world that One Direction made another amazing book. In any case they're reading this... Boys, you lads are amazing. I know you get that a lot, but it's true. Everything you do is for us and that's extraordinary. I know you always say that you can't say a big enough thank you, but honestly we can't either. But we'll try like you did. Here we go. THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you lads have fun wherever you are. Love you. Work hard, play hard, and be kind. Keep on keeping on. All the love. XXX

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