• Before I Met You

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-08-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (72 ratings)

Regular price: $23.23

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Publisher's Summary

Betty Dean can't wait to leave her quiet upbringing in Guernsey and begin her mission to find Clara Pickle - the mysterious beneficiary in her grandmother's will. She arrives in grungy, 1990s Soho, ready for whatever life has to throw at her. Or so she thinks...
As Betty searches for Clara, she is taken on a journey through her grandmother, Arlette's, extraordinary life in 1920s bohemian London, uncovering a tale of love, loss and heartbreak amidst the hedonistic world of the Bright Young People.
©2012 Lisa Jewell (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By CASEY D RUSLING on 05-28-15

love it!

absolutely wonderful! the author is amazing! great characters...great story...read it one day I simply couldn't put it down.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Aimee on 02-17-14

Lovely story set in 2 different times

Would you consider the audio edition of Before I Met You to be better than the print version?

I think either are just as good. I really like audiobook and the narrator was very nice to listen to

What other book might you compare Before I Met You to and why?

A bit like "the House We grew up in" also by Lisa Jewell. It's 2 stories and the present story is finding out about a family members past.

What does Jane Collingwood bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This is my first time listening to Jane Collingwood. She was lovely to listen to and really bought the stories to life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, but I don't want to say because I don't want to give any parts of the book away.

Any additional comments?

It wasn't my favourite Lisa Jewell book but it was still a very good story. She is one of my favourite authors at the moment and all of her books get me hooked very quickly.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Mrs Diana Robertson on 07-26-15

A little slow to get in to.

It took a while to get interesting and the reader had rather a sleepy voice. Eventually I loved it and longed to know how the story would unfold , was not disappointed.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. K. J. D. CURRIE on 04-28-14

Really enjoyable!

What made the experience of listening to Before I Met You the most enjoyable?

The story was well narrated - loved the voice and it worked really well for all the characters!

What did you like best about this story?

Great merged story lines - I loved the constant change of era!

What does Jane Collingwood bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She kept the pace and flow well - loved her voicing of the parts, great choice!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Various moments - all handled very well and tenderly. Such a tragic love story - the 'could have beens'!

Any additional comments?

A thoroughly enjoyable storyline - loved the colourful characters, the two different eras and the way it was all brought to a conclusion.

Sad to finish it!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karyn W on 09-05-15

A gem by Lisa Jewell

I loved this book and the main characters, I loved the way the two stories started to intertwine. I love Jane Collingwood's narration and this is how I found Lisa Jewell, my first by this author but now downloaded more. 5 stars all the way.

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