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Things We Never Said

Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
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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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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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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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just amazing


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

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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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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.

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very engaging.

excellent narration. poem in graveyard quite heart wrenching. loved the characters. Catherine Sian April Maggie

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A must

Excellent read great narration. a mixture of laughter sadness every emotion possible a real thought provoked.I loved it

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Memories to have

An excellent read it or listen to a marriage love story with details and passing

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Emotional

This is a very emotional, thought provoking book that pulled me in from the start.

I have always led my life with no regrets and am an open book. However, I am sure at one time or another in my younger days I didn't always vocalise my deep inner thoughts for fear of reproval but you live and learn.

I felt sorry for Shaun and would definitely not like to experience what he did and do not think I could do the same to my partner in the same situation.

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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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  • Shell
  • 23-12-18

Boring couple, Boring Book

I had high expectations picking out and reading this book based on good reviews. Must be me because I didn't think I was going to finish it. Every chapter was so boring and the wife every beginning of tape was that monotone voice Hi Shaun.......dragged out.

Will never get back these 11 hours I listened to. Save your credits on this one.

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  • Lelegee
  • 04-05-20

Excellent

So many emotions and such a wonderful narration. I could recognize the various characters. What a great concept.

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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.