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.

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Audible Editor Reviews

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

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What did I just listen to?

Is this a young adult story? Within the first few minutes, I was already disappointed. The sentence structure was one of the most annoying things about the book, making me feel like it is written on a 6th-grade level. The main character Lucy very immature as well, I wanted to shake her and tell her to grow up. The only character I felt any emotion for was Darren. I felt bad for him for the way Lucy treated him, and I shook my head at some of his actions, reminding me of one of my past boyfriends. Lastly, the book was very predictable. After reading all of the reviews on Amazon, I thought this book would be way better that it was. I was very disappointed.

I feel the narrator did the best she could with the material she was given. Oh, wait the narrator was the author too? No wonder if felt so cold to listen to, like there was a wall up between Lucy and me. Perhaps another narrator who is not as involved/close with the story would have livened it up more.

I hate writing bad reviews, but I just couldn't let this one go.
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- gBrown

Book Details

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