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Publisher's Summary

In a hospice in Bury St Edmunds, Daniel is slowly fading away. His friend Maggie sits with him every day and listens to the story of his life, to his regrets and secrets. He tells her about the children he has never met and never will. Lydia, Dean, and Robyn don't know each other yet, but when they slowly find their way into each other’s lives, everything starts to change....
©2011 Lisa Jewell (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd
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By Melanie on 08-15-16


Wonderful story with love and sadness-- and it lacks the predictability of so many similar books. Loved it.

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By Patti Fulmer on 01-22-15

Great Story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Excellent story, kept me up way past my bedtime

What did you like best about this story?

Love the uplifting feelin provided by the end of the story. Wanted to go hang out with Lydia and Robin

Any additional comments?

My first Lisa Jewell and I am hooked!

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By Lie Back & Listen on 08-06-12

The Making Of Us

As usual Lisa Jewell never fails to engage & impress me with her quirky yet meaningful writing.

I loved this title & have listened to it several times.

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By A. Elliott on 05-14-14

Would this really ever happen?

If you could sum up The Making of Us in three words, what would they be?

Intriguing, unrealistic, fun

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Making of Us?

I really enjoyed the meeting of Lydia and Dean for the first time. I thought it was an interesting idea that two such lost souls could feel found by meeting their genetic sibling.

What about Gabrielle Glaister’s performance did you like?

I thought her voicing of the characters was excellent and gave them great depth.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Lydia's discovery of the truth of her past. Tragedy after tragedy affected her life and shaped the woman she became and the unravelling of the sad truth was hard to listen to.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the book and it was a great listen, but I found it somehow unbelievable. It seemed that none of the characters experienced any negative consequences from opening the Pandora's Box of their conception which I found quite difficult to believe.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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By R. Moore on 03-19-17

not as good as authors other books

I loved Lisa jewels "the house we grew up in", so much so I've listened to it three times. after each time I attended another Lisa j book hoping to love it as much as. it hasn't happened yet. this book was fine, easy listening but no real substance.

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