The Letter

  • by Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by Rachel Atkins
  • 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Number One Kindle best seller guaranteed to break your heart.
Every so often a love story comes along to remind us that sometimes, in our darkest hour, hope shines a candle to light our way.
Discover the Number One best seller that has captured thousands of hearts worldwide....
Tina Craig longs to escape her violent husband. She works all the hours God sends to save up enough money to leave him, also volunteering in a charity shop to avoid her unhappy home. Whilst going through the pockets of a second-hand suit, she comes across an old letter, the envelope firmly sealed and unfranked. Tina opens the letter and reads it - a decision that will alter the course of her life for ever....
Billy Stirling knows he has been a fool, but hopes he can put things right. On 4th September 1939 he sits down to write the letter he hopes will change his future. It does - in more ways than he can ever imagine....
The Letter tells the story of two women, born decades apart, whose paths are destined to cross and how one woman's devastation leads to the other's salvation.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very contrived but a sweet and captivating book.

The narrator is excellent and this is a good summer read. You can't help liking it.
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- Dorothy

If you have any degree of misophonia, skip it.

If you could sum up The Letter in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining & well written if a little contrived. This was quite an enjoyable story with all of the loose ends neatly tied up.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

The very audible lip smacking, breathing, noisy nasal inhalations/exhalations, and other moist mouth sounds almost made this book unbearable. Turning the volume down didn't help because the audio levels were all over the place with low-talking and whispering.


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- Jody

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-07-2015
  • Publisher: Headline Digital