Don't Let Me Go

  • by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by Chris Chappell, Cassandra Morris
  • 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Former Broadway dancer and current agoraphobic Billy Shine has not set foot outside his apartment in almost a decade. He has glimpsed his neighbors--beautiful manicurist Rayleen, lonely old Ms. Hinman, bigoted and angry Mr. Lafferty, kind-hearted Felipe, and nine-year-old Grace and her former addict mother, Eileen. But most of them have never seen Billy. Not until Grace begins to sit outside on the building's front stoop for hours every day, inches from Billy's patio. Troubled by this change in the natural order, Billy makes it far enough out onto his porch to ask Grace why she doesn't sit inside, where it's safe. Her answer: "If I sit inside, then nobody will know I'm in trouble. And then nobody will help me." Her answer changes everything.
By the best-selling author of When You Were Older and Pay It Forward, Don't Let Me Go is the heartbreaking, funny, and life-affirming story of a building full of loners and misfits who come together to help a little girl survive--and thrive--against all odds.


What the Critics Say

"An excellent read." (New Books Review)
"Original and wonderful." (The Sun)
"Catherine Ryan Hyde at her utter best." (ChickLit Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

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Inspirational and humbling and awesome.

This is the first review I have written. I'm usually in a hurry to get to the next project I must do, but this time I felt I must say something in the hopes that I may inspire someone, anyone to listen to or read this wonder book. Ms. Hyde has given us a beautiful glimpse into the power of humanity. The characters are so vividly portrayed and delightful in their differences. She so artfully shows how simple it can be to make a difference in the story of another's lives. How one person can truly unite many and that that although people are able to stand alone, they are at their greatest and happiest when standing ( or leaning) on another. I loved this story so much. It is humbling in its simplistic beauty. The simple message it imparts and the power with which the message resonates. Reach out. Take the time. Open the door. Ask if one needs help. Extend a hand. Have patience. Celebrate or at the very least, except one's quirks and differences. I am so happy I found this story and I know it will stay with me a very long time and I feel changed by it. Thank you for the opportunity to give my opinion.
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- Michele

great audio book

What did you love best about Don't Let Me Go?

I loved the whole thing. no complaints at all. tough to stop listening.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

i could have listened to in one sitting. it kept my attention

Any additional comments?

i love the story line. bringing people together. we all have our issues in life, some worse then others but, if we try, we can relate to others and maybe help those who have issues different then ours, and the same for people helping us, or showing that if you have someone, or people that stand behind you, life doesn't always have to get you down.

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- Deanna Call

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-10-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios