The A to Z of You and Me

  • by James Hannah
  • Narrated by Peter Noble
  • 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

I’m lying here in a bed, my head full of regret, with only a little bird flitting through a tree to comfort me. Friends want to visit, but I refuse them. So my carer, Sheila, has given me a task to keep me occupied. An A to Z list. Think of a part of my body for each letter. Tell a little tale about it. When I reach H for heart, what will I say? How we loved to string crocheted hearts in trees? How our hearts steadily unravelled?
So I begin with A. Adam’s apple. Will you be there to catch me when I fall?

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What the Critics Say

"I loved The A-Z of You and Me. James Hannah has an unerring eye for the tiniest detail within the biggest picture. This wry and tender love story is powerful, lyrical and moving." (Catherine O'Flynn, author of Costa prize-winning What Was Lost)
"Wonderfully quirky and contemporary. Hannah's writing has the accomplished feel of a far more experienced novelist." (Guardian)

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Customer Reviews

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The Private Story of Someone You Know

Would you consider the audio edition of The A to Z of You and Me to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version. I really enjoyed listening to this book, though.


What other book might you compare The A to Z of You and Me to and why?

In terms of what I've read, it's a unique story and stands alone.


What about Peter Noble’s performance did you like?

I like that the depiction of his characters is convincing . Mr. Noble has a pleasant voice, his timing is relaxed, and his narration is thoughtful. Between the excellent quality of the writing and Peter Noble's performance, the story went by very quickly and always held my attention.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Previews in reflection: sometimes you have no choice but to skip to the end of the story"


Any additional comments?

The author has my appreciation for a good story. I feel that I got a peek inside the head of a young man who could be have been my brother, father, or any number of friends, during that transitional window of time between the irreverent immortality of youth to the realization of adulthood.

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- Mombi "Mombi"

Well Written and Narrated but Depressing

Just an ordinary guy who has some bad experiences early in his life, makes some bad choices, has more bad experiences and continues to make bad choices and ends up in a nursing home at a relatively young age. The ordinariness of the story is what sets it apart from so many other novels. I have known many people just like this guy. People living an ordinary life and then looking back at what went wrong.
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- Elizabeth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-12-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios