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Between life and death there is a library.  

When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. 

With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: What is the best way to live?

©2020 Matt Haig (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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It will change your life perspective !

I think 2020 has been a rough year for a lot of us, and more than ever, a lot of us can really relate to Nora in the beginning of this book. You walk along side Nora every step of the way, and honestly, it kinda feels like you’re walking through a philosophical/spiritual awakening with her. When I started this book, I was in a really dark place, probably the most hopeless I’ve felt all my life. Matt Haig has so many powerful quotes in this book, that really reminds you of all the hope and opportunity that there truly is out there. It’s a great reminder that even when you think everything feels hopeless, there’s so many possibilities. I adored this book, and I can almost dare to say that it saved my life :)

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Like Nora

Perhaps that’s why I found it so easy to connect with this book. I couldn’t stop listening. I found the narrators voice to be fitting and soothing. If you’re in a similar situation to Nora I’m sure you can find it to be a bit life changing or even thought provoking. I will be listening to this one again and again.

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Truly outstanding!

This book is not only a wonderfully, compelling & beautifully written story; but it is also, perhaps more importantly, life affirming & engenders hope. Definitely going on my fave shelf to be brought out regularly on lifes journey. Brilliant narration as well!

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Fantastic

It was an amazing book and I wish I could listen to it again with fresh ears.

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Charming and thoughtful

I totally enjoyed this book. Somehow ended up following the author on Instagram and then bought the book. I thought it might be dreary , as the protagonist is a bit ...well, you’ll see. But it’s woven together so thoughtfully and I loved it.

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Banish regret

Powerful and highly entertaining book about beating depression and it’s root causes - like regret. “It is easy to regret, and keep regretting, ad infinitum, until our time runs out. But it is not lives we regret not living that are the real problem. It is the regret itself. It's the regret that makes us shrivel and wither and feel like our own and other people's worst enemy.”

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Intriguing and Thought Provoking

I enjoyed this book very much. It was fun and engaging, interesting perspective on many of life’s dilemmas. I loved the main character and the various paths she chose. I may have even learned a few things! One of the most outstanding aspects of this audible is the narration by Carey Mulligan- terrific.

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Thought provoking

Makes you appreciate everything in this life, and to let go of regrets. I really liked it.

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Powerful

I loved this book. Immediately after I finished I felt compelled to tell my family I love them. Great message and story for us all.👍

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mesmerizing

Absolutely loved this book. It pulled on so many heart strings. it changes your perception of life and regrets. it opens your eyes and heart. beautifully written.

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Loved this!

I didn’t want it to end! Laughed and cried my way through it - in two days! (Sorry housework...not sorry...no regrets!). Brilliant story - beautifully and thoughtfully read. Ordered a copy for my grandchildren.

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