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The One

Written by: John Marrs
Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
4 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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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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  • JenniferLOVESThrillers
  • 2018-07-23

Meh, Cliché Characters & a Bit of a Soap Opera

NO SPOILERS! This book has a great premise and I wanted to love it like other John Marrs stories. I did not enjoy the layout of the story, it took too much concentration to keep up with all of the plot lines- I believe there were four separate plots. I enjoyed some stories more than others, which almost tempted me to skip chapters and just listen to the characters I liked.

The story started off with a smart storyline, but the characters became more and more cliché. It seemed like he created conflict just for the sake of creating it.

I recommend this if you like soap operas and medical mysteries. As for me, just not enough thrills.

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  • Sophie
  • 2018-05-02

Extremely entertaining

This book feels like a long episode of Black Mirror. It's a great mix of science fiction and romance. I flew through it in just a few days. All the narrators are great, and I loved the ending.

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  • ASCH16
  • 2018-02-21

nope

Scattered, unbelievable story line. No character development. Disappointing. I loved his last book, read that!

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  • M. J. Bowyer
  • 2019-03-15

Meh

The idea is a cool one, the execution is just OK. the build up was fun and I hoped for some excitement...in the end, it fell flat.

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  • sabrina sebastian
  • 2019-03-04

Super entertaining

I was hooked right away and wanted to hear how these relationships would work out. The narration was top notch - and the story moved nicely, with lots of chapter cliff hangers.

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  • Heather
  • 2019-02-21

Mind Blowing

The premise for the story is not too far off the mark. There is a a new DNA test that can match you to your soul mate! Your match could be someone you have already fallen for--or it could be someone in another country; the same age or older or younger; same sex or different sex...the possibilities are endless. The question is do you stay with the one you have already fallen for or do you go and meet your "match". There are many different story lines in the book and I would love to read more! The characters in this book all had something quite life changing happen once they decided to meet their "match".

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  • Lorraine E. Collins
  • 2019-01-05

Intriguing

I listened to this book on audible. There were multiple narrators which helped keep the characters straight. There were so many twist and turns that I didn’t see any of them coming. It was clever and well written. The premise was one I hadn’t encountered before. I can’t wait to read something else by this author.

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  • YOANKA
  • 2019-01-02

Excellent novel!!! A must listen!

I absolutely loved this novel. It had me hooked from the very beginning. I specifically liked the multi stories going on all at once. I had never listened to a book like this. The narrators were also excellent! I definitely recommend this book! It has become one of my favorites.

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  • E. King
  • 2018-11-14

I talked about this book well after I finished it

This was a no-brainer five star review. I really enjoyed it and told a lot of people about it long after I was done. #makesyouthink #originalconcept #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • KS
  • 2018-09-25

interested

very interesting stories all related to one another. narration was good too. i hope they continue w book #2