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Publisher's Summary

Elsie Porter is an average 20-something, and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary. On a rainy New Year's Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one. She isn't expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is instant and electric. Within weeks the two are head over heels in love. By May they've eloped. Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact. At the hospital she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met - and who doesn't even know Elsie exists.

©2013 Taylor Jenkins Reid (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

What the critics say

"Touching and powerful...Reid masterfully grabs hold of the heartstrings and doesn't let go. A stunning first novel." ( Publishers Weekly)
"A moving novel about life and death." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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Me and my best-friend started a book club and this was our first book, and oh boy! what an awful choice we made, the story starts with the plot twist, nothing exciting happens after, and we had a lot of trouble being emotionally involved in the story, because the main character is very annoying. But great narrator tho.

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  • Katpearl
  • 2016-02-14

Wish someone had warned of the HORRIBLE narrator!

The story was probably ok, but I could not get past the awful narrator. Seriously, if you are thinking of getting this book, listen to the sample first, something I very much regret not doing.

She did horrible male voices (ok, let's face it, we get used to this, so I can get past a female who can't quite nail down make voices) but ALL of her female voices pretty much sounded the same. Half the time, I could not tell who was who. Very confusing. Oh, and did I mention that she drifted in and out of this weird Fran Drescher nasal (very annoying) whiny thing?!? What the hell?

The story itself is actually good. It sounds like the author has actually been through the pain of losing a close loved one. Too bad the pretty good writing gets totally lost on really, really, really bad narration. I would recommend this book but NOT on audio. Just read it with your eyes. Otherwise your ears will bleed

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  • RRRaud
  • 2022-02-21

Returned it

I love TJR but I had to return this title because of the narrator. She made the two characters that I got to hear sound cartoonish and her voice was very grating. I’m going to read this title instead of listening to it.

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  • Risa
  • 2021-06-07

Annoying Narrator Ruins the Story

I've only just started this audible book. The narrator sounds like a whiny, petulant child: squeaky and childish--is she 12?. I want to hear, feel the story. I love all things TJR, but I can't bear this delivery. Waste of a credit for sure.

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  • Micai
  • 2019-05-25

You will cry!!!

yeah this was a great story. i loved the chatacters and the way they were narrated. definitely worth a read.

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  • PCD
  • 2016-10-02

Bitter sweet

What a great story....such a unique premise. Really enjoyed it!!! Looking forward to more of this author's books.

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  • Connie Lee
  • 2016-03-05

Awful!

So slow and so boring. Literally was only good for maybe the first 20 minutes. Main character is SO annoying.

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  • Kim
  • 2015-09-21

Beautifully written, emotionally raw, awesome book

Where does Forever, Interrupted rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the top stories I've heard. I usually avoid this type of story but like Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, I couldn't put it down.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Forever, Interrupted?

I would have to say when Elsie ran down the street and Fruity Pebbles were crunching under her feet.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Elsie and Ben got married. So beautiful.

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

I cried, and cried and cried some more.

Any additional comments?

It's a must read.

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  • Ana Verónica
  • 2022-06-13

Slow, boring and HORRIBLE narrator!

First thing you need to know is the narrator completely ruins the expeience. Its a very slow, nasal voice and all the characters sound pretty much the same. The story is very ggod for the first 15-20 minutes and then it gets incredibly slow and repetitive. I kept holding on to the ending to see of it was worth it but honestly, the end it just makes it worse. Don't waste a credit on this.

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  • Lisa
  • 2022-06-03

Narrator is horrible can't listen to it to rate the story

I will simply buy the book, The narrator makes this impossible as an audio book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-05-24

A lovely story if you have managed the loss of a loved one

If you are unfamiliar with loss through death you may not enjoy this book as it leads you through the pain of loss. If you have, you may find yourself in this story at some points.