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Summary

When Catherine learns that she is dying, she remembers the words her husband once jokingly uttered and decides to leave him the ultimate posthumous gift: a time capsule containing photographs of their life together along with tape recordings in which she recounts every secret she ever kept, every unspoken thought whether loving or treacherous - the things they never said.

Catherine's recordings shake up many of Sean's beliefs, sometimes enraging him and other times soothing with memories of the many joys that make up a life together. But even as the tapes provide an emotional roller coaster of surprises, Sean prays that they'll confirm the one thing he always secretly believed but never dared say out loud: that destiny exists; that their life together was not the result of mere chance.

©2017 Nicholas Alexander (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Things we never said

A good read, laughed and cried get, your hanky ready.
Some of the audio was not clear but did not distract from the story line
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Cried my way though

Lovely story of growing through marriage and sharing your life. Didn’t want the book to end..

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just amazing


narrator outstandingly performed every character
storyline kept always me intrigued about story
Maggie the most amazing character

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Dull and very ordinary

A disappointment sadly. I kept going with this thinking there would be some big development or reveal in the story. The characters are all very ordinary, predictable and unremarkable people with no real story to tell. Ordinary people can have the most extraordinary lives but this author failed to find them within these characters. The cringeworthy nicknames like 'big daddy' and 'little daughter' just made them more unlikable.

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A curates egg

Conceptually engaging, and dealing with challenging matters of relationships and death, a bit tidy in plot for me, and characters mixed. Reasonably entertaining however.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Excellent

Wasn't sure of this format at first, but I stuck with it and then admired the skill the author shows with it.
It really shows how people can live together and never really know everything about each other....
One small point - I didn't think that the main female subject of the book had the right name. Perhaps I could have believed in her fully as a girl from a Council house in Margate if she'd had a different name....as Catherine has connotations ( to me, anyway) of middle/upper classe s...even royalty. Maybe Cathy would have suited more?

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What a clever and compelling idea for a story.

I really enjoyed this novel, it was particularly good as it was brought to vivid life by the brilliant reading. The many characters were portrayed with authentic voices. The device of the box of tapes retelling the moments from a long relationship worked well.

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  • Matt
  • Zurich
  • 09-01-18

Like pulling teeth

God this was terrible. The story was superficial and cliched, the narrator had the uncanny ability to make every character annoying. Was about 4 hours longer than it should have been and I rejoiced when it was over.

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  • NJ
  • 11-05-18

Really enjoyable

A very absorbing, insightful, unusual story, read perfectly. Chosen at random, and very glad I picked it.

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  • Karen P. Lizzano
  • 27-12-17

words from beyond

I liked the concept of this book very much. Very original. I can see this being very true to life.