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Before I Let You Go

Written by: Kelly Rimmer
Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The 2:00 a.m. call is the first time Lexie Vidler has heard her sister's voice in years. Annie is a drug addict, a thief, a liar - and in trouble, again. Lexie has always bailed Annie out, given her money, a place to sleep, sent her to every kind of rehab. But this time, she's not just strung out - she's pregnant and in premature labor. If she goes to the hospital, she'll lose custody of her baby - maybe even go to prison. But the alternative is unthinkable. 

As the weeks unfold, Lexie finds herself caring for her fragile newborn niece while her carefully ordered life is collapsing around her. She's in danger of losing her job, and her fiancé has only so much patience for Annie's drama. In court-ordered rehab, Annie attempts to halt her downward spiral by confronting long-buried secrets from the sisters' childhoods, ghosts that Lexie doesn't want to face. But will the journey heal Annie or lead her down a darker path? 

Both candid and compassionate, Before I Let You Go explores a hotly divisive topic and asks how far the ties of family love can be stretched before they finally break. 

©2018 Lantana Management Pty Ltd (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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I had to keep listening!

As soon as the book ended, I started again! It was riveting and suspenseful and heartbreaking! #Audible1

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  • angel
  • 2018-04-24

To much whining

I almost didn’t make it through the book (audio), Lexi’s character did nothing but whine and moan through the whole book. If I was her fiancé I would have dumped her butt along time ago! And, whom ever narrated Lexi....lets just say keep your day job because she has the MOST annoying voice and the whining and complaining almost made me throw the book across the room!!! I thought that the book was suppose to be about the sisters addiction, but instead the author made it all about selfish annoying Lexi. Would not recommend

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  • Christy Carroll
  • 2018-04-11

Very unrealistic depiction of drug rehab in AL

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The book would have to be re-written with a more true and realistic depiction of drug use and the court and rehab system in AL.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure

Did Vanessa Johansson and Amy Landon do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointed

Any additional comments?

Terrible waste of my money

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-12-15

Audiobook narrating is terrible

I feel like this may have been a good story, but I couldn’t get through the audiobook because the narrators sounded like robots. It was so distracting and annoying that I couldn’t focus on the storyline. Don’t waste your money or credits on the audiobook if the narrating makes a difference to you!

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  • M. Sawyer
  • 2019-09-13

Slow, predictable, and painful

I read the other reviews when I was about 50% of the way through - the main character, Lexi, was illogical, repeated every error 100 times, and not consistent with an educated doctor. I agree with the other comments that she has grating whiny voice. The concept - going back and forth from the one sister to the other’s voice was good, but the style was painful on Lexi’s chapters. So much repetition of her thoughts all though the book. I listen to a lot books when as i travel a lot and this was at the bottom.

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  • Tara Taylor
  • 2019-05-29

Great story

This book was such an easy listen. I honestly couldn’t stop listening! The story is great, the characters are realistic and I’m sure the story is relatable to some people. Highly recommend. Cried at the end of the book

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  • Rena Holcomb
  • 2019-05-26

The bond between sisters

Interesting treatment of the damage drug addiction , grief and unreported rape and ridicule dies to family members. A little long in the tooth and repetitive, but the dual voices and the performances are stunning.

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  • Mark
  • 2019-03-30

This is the whiniest book I've ever listened to.

I struggled to complete this book, and only did because it was a book club read. I found the narration to be overly dramatic and downright whiny. This story is definitely meant for a bleeding heart.

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  • A.B
  • 2019-03-07

wow - heart wrenching

If you want to help make a difference- check out CASA in your state/county.. we are volunteers speaking up for the child....

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  • Erica Gill
  • 2018-11-04

Absolutely LOVE!

At first you find the main character, Alex, so pitiful...you feel sorry for her and find her habits so destructive...but then you begin to root for her and will her to get better. I loved this story fully. Excellent character development - down to Fiona too...whom you will find very annoying! A must read/listen. Real people in a real world...a bit of drama to the scenario but overall wonderfully written.

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  • Mahy Churylo
  • 2018-11-03

Didn’t love it

I enjoyed the narration for Annie. Didn’t love the character Lexi or her narration. Listening to lexi’s inner thoughts chapter after chapter got annoying