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Me Before You

Written by: Jojo Moyes
Series: Me Before You Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Romantic, poignant and endearingly honest throughout, Me Before You is the bittersweet tale of an unusual but powerful love. Often funny, sometimes bitterly sad, it won't leave you the same person you were when you began.

Shortlisted for: Popular Fiction Book of the Year – Specsavers National Book Awards 2012

Lou Clark knows a lot of things. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop, and she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live, and now everything feels small and joyless. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

©2012 Jojo Moyes (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd

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wonderful!

Captivating story, and the audio draws you in. I didn't want to turn it off. Loved it! #Audible1

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  • Lia
  • 2020-08-14

Amazing Book

I watched the film first, and loved it so much that I watched it a few more times. I watched interviews of the two lead actors and their take on the characters journeys... and that's when I learned it was a book adaptation. Normally I don't like to listen to books after I've seen the film, but this one, I had to- and I'm so glad I did. It filled in so much more of the emotion the film could barely touch on. It painted a far more realistic picture and timeline, of things that went on outside the relationship between Lou and Will, with her family, with Pat... and though this is a book review and not a film review, I have to say you won't be disappointed in either, if you had read it first or seen the film first. I couldn't put the book down, despite having watched the film several times, despite knowing the outcome... getting a little more insight into everyone's world was addictive. I only wish we could've heard a little more from Will's prospective. All the narrators were fantastic with the delivery of the story

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  • Roberto
  • 2012-06-29

Simply beautiful

I have been listening to many audiobooks lately, but this is the first time I feel the need to write a review. This is probably the best audiobook I have listened to, so far.
The story was moving, touching and gripping. At times, I simply couldn’t stop listening. Several times, I found myself laughing out loud or crying. The characters are extremely well-defined, but honestly I believe that what made of this audiobook my favorite, is the main narrator’s performance. I would listen to her voice for hours! She was able to interpret the characters superbly and for me it was always easy to understand which character was speaking. When it was time to choose my next audiobook, I was extremely sad to find out that she has not read many of them yet.

Please forgive my mistakes, English is not my first language… but audiobooks are a lovely way to improve it!

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  • Barbara
  • 2012-11-12

Excellent read

Where does Me Before You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A book that continually is on my mind, and gave me a very different perpective in to a very touchy subject.

What did you like best about this story?

Trying to understand two completely opposed views which were so well presented, that at times you weren't sure what your own views were on the subject.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

It was well read with understanding and feeling

Who was the most memorable character of Me Before You and why?

All of them in their own way were memorable.

Any additional comments?

A book that tests your perceptions of the right to die with dignity, and the effect it has on those close to you, when they have to struggle with loss and face condemnation from others who knew nothing of the person concerned. A reality check.

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  • Jeanette Maree
  • 2019-09-24

wonderful book

great storyline. It was quite inspiring to get out of your comfort zone. Brilliantly done.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-07-23

Excellent delivery of a beautiful story

I loved it although the story haunted me for a long time after. Gorgeous performances of a moving tale.

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  • Gabrielle H.
  • 2019-03-16

What is Not to Love? (spoiler)

This story has it all. Depth, readability, reality, poignancy, the best heart felt tear- jerker...but it was too sad. (Albeit even this factor was handled so well - with grace and dignity. It speaks profoundly to the right to choose - but that's what leaves me a bit disenchanted...This could have been the most magnificent happy-ending love story...and why not, yes? Jojo...you are really good; your characters are magnificent and the story equally as well...and I even get the fact that this is the entire premise of the book portrayed exactly through the words of Will to the final end...but...Louisa's mum has it right *winks* I am not sure I will watch the movie because visually (the characters are so vibrant) it would bring to life the entire fantastic element of this story that I want to end differently. Watching their connection and knowing how it ends...meh, not my cuppa.

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  • Tammy
  • 2018-10-03

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Much better than the movie and l thoroughly enjoyed it.Good Narrative and edge. true life. 🗼

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  • Tine Evald
  • 2018-06-18

Brilliant story and brilliant audio book.

Very well read audio book, the readers are brilliant and it is all consuming, can't put it down when you've started.

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  • A. Buchinsky
  • 2018-04-11

excellent

this was an excellent book that I could not stop listening to, very impressed with JoJo Moyes as it is the first book I have had of hers, will definitely read more

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  • Sundaram Chauhan
  • 2018-02-18

A moving story that will stay with you long after.

I loved the story and the narrative was so professional that I felt the intense emotions that this book was about.

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  • mctramos
  • 2016-03-29

Too romantic and still, so compelling !

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Fantastic cast of narrators who know so well how to translate emotions and feelings. I'm not really into romance and love stories but I have to admit I was attracted to the story due to the advertising around the movie about to be released. I was absolutely astonished at how brilliantly the narrators read the story and made me go till the end of it. Not sure I would have read the whole book but I definitely ended it up thanks to the fab' cast.

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  • Client Amazon
  • 2014-09-14

Compelling story!

'Me before you' is a great story. The audio quality is excellent, as well as the reading. I highly recommend this audiobook.