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  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (374 ratings)
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Summary

For eight strangers in a Los Angeles hostel, even the other side of the world isn’t far enough. The craving for a new identity and the desire to start again is something they have in common. But they discover that it doesn't matter where you are or who you are - if you can't lay the past to rest, fate and coincidence have a way of catching up with you.

©2015 John Marrs (P)2018 W F Howes Ltd

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Not the best story, didn’t really enjoy

Did not get into characters, Nothing remarkable in the book, very average story. All a bit unbelievable and not engaging. Only just managed to finish, nearly gave up several times. Did end up liking a few characters in the end but overall meh!

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A Great Story

Really good narrator. Different voices for different characters done well.
I love flow of this story. Had listened to it about a year ago, but couldn't remember what was going to happen, thanks to the unexpected twists.

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Ok

This is a hit and miss author for me, this was better than the previous book.

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Great book- stay with it

Loved this book. Took me a little while to get into it but when I did it was fantastic.

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Everyone has a story

One Hostel in the LA. Eight strangers with pasts they’re trying to forget. A brilliantly woven tale, a great listen narrated well.

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Couldn’t switch off!

Loved this book. The journey of discovering about the characters and their stories was brilliantly written and paced. Fantastic!

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cracking yarn

great listen. loved the depth of the characters. Would highly recommend to anyone who has backpacked. Narrative was good too

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great story great narrator

loved every minute of it.
John marrs is a genius.
love all his books and audio.

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John Marrs is a Great Storyteller

I only discovered John Marrs recently and have already read all his books. His storytelling is superb and the narration has always been spot on. This book contains a wide range of interesting characters with a diverse range of back stories. I love John Marrs and I'm looking forward to The Passengers.

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Turbulent lives

I enjoy a John Marrs book, however this was not his best. The storyline was based in America but thank goodness it had a British narrator, or I might have had issues finishing it. Good plot line and as always very complex and interesting characters, however I personally felt something was missing. I would still recommend the book asJohn Marrs is a writer who thinks out of the box making his books quirky and different. Personally I think he has s lot in common with the writer Luke Smithered both writing strange but excellent story’s .

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