The Light We Lost

  • by Jill Santopolo
  • Narrated by Jill Santopolo
  • 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He was the first person to inspire her, to move her, to truly understand her. Was he meant to be the last?
Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story - their story - at the very beginning.
Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated - perhaps they'll find life's meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East, and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a 13-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and ultimately love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart but never out of each other's hearts.
Me Before You meets One Day in this devastatingly romantic debut novel about the enduring power of first love, with a shocking, unforgettable ending. A Love Story for a new generation.


Audible Editor Reviews

"Extraordinary.... An emotional roller coaster." (Delia Ephron)


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Customer Reviews

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A wonderful read that makes you reflect on your past

Sometimes you read something and you find how you have become who you are. So many times throughout this book I looked back at my life and thought about how things would or could've been different. This book depicts who I am and the relationships I have been through with previous boyfriends. September 11th has forever changed people, and being my birthday has also changed me. I think as humans at some points in our lives we wonder what could have. This book lets you love the life you thought you had or wanted, the happy life, sad portions, stuck in a relationship you don't recognize or realize who you truly are. All I can say is I love this book and more than once had brought tears to my eyes as i then was able to reflect on my life and whom I've become as my past relationships have guided me to where I am now.
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- PTErin

Great book, authors voice....?

Loved the story line, guilty pleasure read for me. However, I can't say I loved the authors voice.
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- annie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-09-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio