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  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (29,039 ratings)

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By: Matt Haig
Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
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Summary

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON
READERS' MOST LOVED BOOK OF 2021
WINNER OF THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD FOR FICTION

Nora's life has been going from bad to worse. Then at the stroke of midnight on her last day on earth she finds herself transported to a library. There she is given the chance to undo her regrets and try out each of the other lives she might have lived. Which raises the ultimate question: with infinite choices, what is the best way to live?

©2020 Matt Haig (P)2020 Canongate Books Ltd

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Delightful and exciting

Purchased this the day it was released and have just finished it. I loved it. Carey Mulligan narrates with great empathy and keeps you enthralled. Who hasnt wondered how their lives would have turned out if they'd made other decisions. This book allows the main character, Nora to see how her life would have turned out if she had said yes, or chose a different path. Worth a listen.

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worth listening to for the narration alone

I took a chance on this book and loved the narration. interesting story, no real surprises or depth and a bit cheesy at the end, however, i thoroughly enjoyed this book and I don't think you will regret listening to it.

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Magic

Love Matt Haig and this is by far my favourite. Takes what ifs and puts them into perspective. Narrator is great too, love her as the voice of Nora. Love!

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Wonderful!

I can’t fault this audio book. The story draws you in and Carey Mulligan’s narration is perfect. I couldn’t stop listening and didn’t want it to end.

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Fantastic read!

This book is a real rollercoaster ride. Carrie Muligan narrates beautifully.
Kept me captivated right to the end.

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Loved this very thought provoking!

A beautiful book which got me thinking about life. Very poignant given the current global pandemic. Beautifully narrated and really easy to follow what was happening. I'd definitely recommend anyone reads/listens to this one!

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so good!

Loved this book from beginning to end. life really is full of possibilities and this book tells such a great story

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Moving and captivating

It was great, had been meaning to read the auther books for some time, so pleased I finally did and started with this. The story resonated with me and I hope it helps others

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A thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable read

I absolutely loved this book and the narration. I couldn't stop listening. The whole concept of multiple, alternative lives and the impact of a single choice on the direction a life can take is thought-provoking. The effect of your own choices on other lives reminded me of "It's a Wonderful Life". It left me feeling that anything is possible and to think carefully about the impact of my actions upon others. Live kindly and don't be afraid to explore your own potential.

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a cracking yarn

loved it so many twist and turns thought provoking great writer well read excellent story

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