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Summary

In Second World War Bath, young, naïve wireless engineer Will meets German refugee Elsa Klein: she is sophisticated, witty and wordly, and at last his life seems to make sense...until, soon after, the newly married couple's home is bombed, and Will awakes from the wreckage to find himself alone. 

No one has heard of Elsa Klein. They say he was never married. 

Seventy years later, Laura is a social worker battling her way out of depression and off medication. Her new case is a strange, isolated old man whose house hasn't changed since the war. A man who insists his wife vanished many, many years before. Everyone thinks he's suffering dementia. But Laura begins to suspect otherwise. 

From Keith Stuart, author of the much-loved Richard & Judy best seller A Boy Made of Blocks, comes a stunning, emotional novel about an impossible mystery and a true love that refuses to die.

©2021 Keith Stuart (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"Enthralling, a real thing of beauty. Dazzling." (Josie Silver) 

"A fascinating, beautiful, heartwarming novel. It kept me gripped from the very first chapter, and I was rooting for Will and Elsa with all my heart." (Beth O'Leary)

"The Frequency of Us is a novel with a bit of everything: a sweeping love story, wonderfully complex characters, and a sprinkling of the supernatural. I loved it, and know it'll stay with me for some time." (Clare Pooley)

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  • LC
  • 28-05-21

Interesting story

This was like a sliding doors plot; different versions of the story revealed along the way. I liked the characterisation and found the book moved along at a good pace. I had to replay some bits just to catch the drift. I may still have missed some important things. The narrators were good to listen to. I kept listening and completed the book in 3 days so it held my attention.

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Another cracker by keith stuart

Great story had me hooked right at the beginning and loved the twist at the end. The characters were great, this was a good read

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Enjoyable

I normally struggle to finish some audio books but I enjoyed this one. Not too deep

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Couldn’t put it down

Fabulous production of a fabulous love story. From the start I was fixated on the main characters. Absolutely spell binding and heart warming tale. Would make a fantastic play or tv drama. Off to find more by this author. Nothing about it I didn’t love.

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Lovely little story

A great idea for a story some lovely characters and atmosphere and not what I expected at all. The only thing was I found the timelines a little confusing at the end but maybe it was on purpose for your own interpretation x

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An interesting and thought provoking story.

Well narrated and enjoyable despite being written mostly in the irritating present tense style.

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Excellent Time Travel!

I got lost in this book. I felt for Laura, could really imagine Will and enjoyed hearing about sensitively painted Bath in the 2nd World War. Such an interesting journey and weird too. wonderful piece.

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Friendship rather than Sci-Fi

Sweet story with two good narrators. I anticipated more of the "sciencey" side of parallel worlds as part of the plot, but enjoyed it nonetheless as the characters were nice to spend time with.

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Good listen.

Good plot, quite clever with a few twists, the end i kind of hoped it would better or clearer but all in all a good read/listen. would recommend just don't waste time trying to find plot holes, would ruin it for you.

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Interesting concept

This seemed to have been written from the perspective of an extremely naive young woman. She was damaged and hurting, yes, but some of her actions and reactions in this book seem incredibly unaware. The occasional outbursts of swearing were jarring, and unsuitable frankly. The male narrator was believable. Unfortunately the female narrator appeared to have a very electronic/digitised voice which grated, and meant some sentences were rushed, and other intonations were entirely inappropriate for genuine human conversational or narrating speech. For me, an interesting story was spoiled by the electronic-type voice. Humans only please in future.

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  • 23-06-21

Wonderful book!

The Frequency of Us was such a lovely and pleasant surprise. I began listening knowing very little about the story and thoroughly enjoyed hearing it unfold. The book successfully captures so many ideas in one plot. It spans historical fiction, romance, science fiction, and more with a seamless writing style. I would highly recommend this unique and touching story.

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