Listen free for 30 days

The Year I Met You

Narrated by: Remie Purtill-Clarke
Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
4 out of 5 stars (143 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

A thoughtful, captivating and ultimately uplifting novel from this uniquely talented author. Jasmine loves two things: her sister and her work. And when her work is taken away she has no idea who she is. Matt loves two things: his family and the booze. Without them, he hits rock bottom. One New Year's Eve, two people's paths collide. Both have time on their hands; both are at a crossroads. But as the year unfolds, through moonlit nights and suburban days, an unlikely friendship slowly starts to blossom. Sometimes you have to stop still in order to move on. Original and poignant, The Year I Met You will make you laugh, cry and celebrate life.

©2014 Cecelia Ahern (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    55
  • 4 Stars
    39
  • 3 Stars
    26
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    11

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    53
  • 4 Stars
    34
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    8

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    51
  • 4 Stars
    30
  • 3 Stars
    26
  • 2 Stars
    8
  • 1 Stars
    9

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A different kind of relationship story

What made the experience of listening to The Year I Met You the most enjoyable?

It was surprising. There were turns to the story I didn't expect and that kept me returning to the book as often as I could! I didn't foresee the way it would go from the title.

I also really enjoyed the narrator's Irish lilt

Have you listened to any of Remie Purtill-Clarke’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No I haven't heard Remie read before but would look out for her narration in other books.

Any additional comments?

Not a love story but a "good friend" story between a man and a woman whose relationship changes and improves over one year.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

An enjoyable listen

Where does The Year I Met You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I did really enjoy this audio book, it was great to listen to during commutes, however I did find it a little slow in places and occasionally I found that difficult to follow on short journeys. So although I did really enjoy the story once I got into it, I wouldn't say it has been my favourite to listen to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Year I Met You?

I would say highlighting Down Syndrome, it has been the first audio book I have listened to, to promote disability in the way this book did.

What does Remie Purtill-Clarke bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I loved how the characters were bought to life. The accents are great in the story and the characters were easy to distinguish.

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

I thought it was heartwarming.

Any additional comments?

I would like to thank Audible for sending this in exchange for an honest review.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Love it

Love love love that's all I can say. Great story and performance, it's read so beautifully you forget your not actually reading.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Charming, joyous read

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

Yes I would recommend because the characters are well observed and it's easy to get lost in the story as its so absorbing and well written.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed that the family structure was a bit unconventional and the way the book explores disability and promotes equality and diversity (the main characters sister heather has Down's Syndrome and the book looks at heathers relationships as well as jasmines). For this reason I found the book to be more interesting than the conventional love story and found that there were two love stories in the book not just one, I also liked that there are two potential love interests for jasmine and you're not sure till the end who she will choose. Another reason I loved this book. It wasn't too sickly sweet either there were quite intense parts to it as well which gives the book more depth.

What does Remie Purtill-Clarke bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Character, her narration was great I enjoyed it and her accent was lovely to listen to.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Funny how a year changes everything

Any additional comments?

Great pisten

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The year I met you

Really enjoyed this book. Keeps you wanting to hear more. Narration was very good. Look forward to reading another of Cecelia Ahern books.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

review

A very enjoyable book, well read and kept me interested. I would recommend this to friends who enjoy this genre and look forward to other Cecelia Ahern books.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Not her best book

It had its charm but I found it very slow. It missed her usual spark. I felt it rushed the end and left unanswered questions.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A great book

This was a lovely story to listen to while doing my craft work will look for to another of hers.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Jurys Out.

Narrator was a but monotone so I struggled to hold my interest, although once I'd got into her style it became easier. I suppose to day she was very droll would be accurate.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Slow to start however turns into a great read

The beginning of the story is hit and miss. Parts were repetitive however if you stick with it, it starts to develop along the way. I found it inspiring at the end as it takes you through the development of growth. Overall excellent performance, however story was hard at times to want to listen to.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for J.M
  • J.M
  • 13-09-17

Some what boring and repetitive

Listened to the first 4 chapters and while the narrator was pleasant enough, the story line was boring. The author told the reader her character lost her job so many times that I felt like yelling "get over it!!!" There was no real story to get your teeth into - only how loosing her job made our heroine rethink her boring life. Well enough for me as I like a bit more depth to a book so I'm deleting it.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michelle
  • Michelle
  • 21-06-15

Cecelia Ahern does it again

I've loved all of Cecelia Ahern's books for their quirky, feel-good story lines and her latest offering does not disappoint. Listening to the book as I drove to and from work each day, my 50 minute commute disappeared in an instant as I was drawn into the very satisfying story and great narration.