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The One

Written by: John Marrs
Narrated by: Clare Corbett,Vicki Hall,Simon Bubb,Jot Davies,Sophie Aldred
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Publisher's Summary

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A Wall Street Journal Best Science Fiction Book of 2018

“Just try to put this gripping thriller down once you pick it up.”—AARP

“A shock on every other page.”—Wall Street Journal

How far would you go to find The One?

A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner—the one you’re genetically made for.

That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance and love.

Now five very different people have received the notification that they’ve been “Matched.” They’re each about to meet their one true love. But “happily ever after” isn’t guaranteed for everyone. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others…

A word-of-mouth hit in the United Kingdom, The One is a fascinating novel that shows how even the simplest discoveries can have complicated consequences. 

©2018 John Marrs (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
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  • Categories: LGBTQ2S+

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Gripping!

This book had me mesmerized from the beginning. I couldn’t put it down. When I had to, I couldn’t wait to pick back up again. A definite must read. Really interesting concept of what could happen if science actually could do this. And the repercussions involved. I only had one problem which was the narrator who did the nick character wasn’t my favourite and kind of irritated me. But all the other ones were awesome.

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very well done

Really enjoyed this story and the voice actors were great (I'm very picky about the voice actors). I find the book much more interesting than the show. Good twists and turns and a really neat concept.

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You need to read this.

Absolutely LOVED everything about this book. Could not stop listening - finished the whole thing in 2 days 😳 trust me!!

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Very interesting !

Definitely not what I was expecting! So many plot twists and new developments! Very exciting to listen to!

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Page turner

At first I thought the story was going to be cheesy, but it proved me wrong. It gets better and better after every page, and the voices and the acting made the story even better. 10/10

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Fascinating

This was a fascinating story! I didn't think I'd like the whole only 1 person that you're made for aspect, but there's so much more that goes on in the story, and a lot of variations and twists that I never could have thought of. I even enjoyed the multiple narrators, which I don't normally. they were all excellent 🙂

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Great idea but just fair ending.

The premise for this novel is so intriguing, but the ending sort of just happened... the idea had potential to be awesome but it just sort of fell flat for me.

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Pretty good listen

This book was a decent listen and was filled with some quality twists. I also thought the concept of the novel was quite intriguing but it took me awhile to get into it. The start was quite slow, and as for the character development I didn’t really find myself to attached till like chapter 50. With all that said the ending was kind of dark which I was a decent fan of.

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Good story but depressing

Loved the idea of this but not prepared for the darkness and sadness of this story.

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black mirror

this whole story feels like a black mirror episode with dark twists and turns and never knowing where things will end up. the murder scenes are pretty graphic.

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