• The Light We Lost

  • By: Jill Santopolo
  • Narrated by: Jill Santopolo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-09-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Two people. One choice. What if?
Every love story has a beginning....
It's 11th September 2001. Lucy and Gabe meet in New York on a day that will change their lives - and the world - forever. As the city burns behind them, they kiss for the very first time.
Over the next 13 years, they are torn apart, then brought back together, time and time again. It's a journey of dreams, of desires, of jealousy, of forgiveness - and, above all, of love.
As Lucy is faced with a devastating choice, she wonders whether their love is a matter of destiny or chance.
What if this is how their story ends?
Me Before You meets One Day in this passionate debut novel, The Light We Lost, an epic love story about the heartrending decision that one woman must make....
Now translated into 28 languages.
©2017 Jill Santopolo (P)2017 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"A stunning book, perfect and unputdownable." (Jill Mansell)
"Emotional and heartbreaking. I predict a global tissue shortage. The Light We Lost will definitely join the ranks of books that make you weep." (Sarah Morgan, best-selling author of Miracle on 5th Avenue)
"Stunning." (Liz Fenwick, author of Under a Cornish Sky)
"An affecting and beautifully-written story about love and missed chances, and how global events can change the course of a single person's life." (Julie Cohen, author of Together)
"Jill Santopolo's extraordinary debut novel The Light We Lost enchanted and compelled me." (Delia Ephron, New York Times best-selling author of Siracusa)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jane on 10-23-17

Not a masterpiece but good, wholesome chic-lit

This story of the power of first loves and the difficult choices that life forces us to make, is honest, personable and often times uncomfortable. Lovers of quick weekend reads will be captivated by a carefully thought out storyline and well-developed characters.

If you can get through the medical inaccuracies, the tedious American drama, questionable morals and quite possibly the worst British accent Audible has ever produced, I would recommend this beautifully written story of true love, redemption, and submersive passion.

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1 out of 5 stars
By RachelE on 11-24-17

hated every word

most cliched book imaginable. self indulgent. couldn't have cared less about the main character. spoilt and privileged and not remotely interesting

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By ruth elli on 06-02-17

broke my heart thought provoking real

broke my heart, truly thought provoking and just how real love is. I could relate to the characters

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 05-28-18

Helped motivate my walking. Great story.

really enjoyed this book. well written and thought out. would like to see what happens next.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Brennan on 04-09-18

Shocker

Don’t do it. Even if you’re in the mood for light fluffy chick lit. Predictable and plain boring

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