• The Sudden Appearance of Hope

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Gillian Burke
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-19-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (50 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2017 World Fantasy Award
Claire North has been shortlisted for The Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award
My name is Hope Arden. I am the girl the world forgets.
It started when I was 16 years old.
A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger.
No matter what I do, the words I say, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am.
That makes my life tricky. It also makes me dangerous....
The Sudden Appearance of Hope is the tale of a girl no one remembers, yet her story will stay with you for ever.
©2016 Claire North (P)2016 Hachette Audio
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Critic Reviews

"A mesmerising writer." (Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls)
"North's talent shines out." ( The Sunday Times)
"Little short of a masterpiece." ( The Independent)
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By S. Reeve on 01-17-18

Another stellar piece from Claire North

Listening to Claire North novel is a total joy. Well wrought characters, with innovative and surprising plots.

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5 out of 5 stars
By João Lucas on 03-15-17

Incredible musings of a forgotten mind

Of loneliness, of history, of meaning, of worth, of self, of truth.

Do yourself a favor and read this.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr. S. Wallace-jones on 07-18-16

Just wow

Claire North's books just get better and better. A wonderful book. Extraordinary plot. Great depth of character and beautifully crafted. Gillian Burke's reading is wonderful as well.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By KathyJean on 06-11-16

I loved the concept

What did you like best about this story?

A great story with reflection on human values and the unusual condition of the main character highlights our view of the world.

Any additional comments?

I have listened to 3 of Claire North's books and I love them.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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1 out of 5 stars
By Jolene on 03-20-17

Bad :(

Sadly, this was the worst book I've read so far in my honest opinion. I was hoping it would be as good as the description sounded. Very disappointed and I couldn't even try to finish it. I found the storyline absolutely ridiculous and didn't like the voices.

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1 out of 5 stars
By smartmum on 03-24-18

Returned this book

I found this so hard to get into, not least because of some glaring factual inaccuracies about one of the countries the main character was in. The plot jumps around and the characters are not engaging. I do not normally give up on a book and am a prolific reader but I couldn’t continue with this. I don’t think the narration also worked for me, her voice was ok but the flipping between accents grated.

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