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  • The Light We Lost

  • Written by: Jill Santopolo
  • Narrated by: Jill Santopolo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated--perhaps they'll find life's meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other's hearts.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying

  • By TangoLimaCharlie on 2017-09-23


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Reviewed: 2017-09-23

This book was recommended to me by someone I am now realizing doesn't know me very well. The author should have let someone else narrate it. It felt like I was listening to a high schooler read a creative writing project out loud in class. The dialogue felt unnatural and forced, the main character was shallow and I had a hard time feeling any empathy for her. I felt like the word "truly" was truly over used in this book. It could make a fun drinking game if you took a shot every time its used.

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