• The Sudden Appearance of Hope

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Gillian Burke
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 05-19-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 3.9 (45 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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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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By Stacey Talancon on 08-13-16

SOOOOOOOO boring

I tried to finish it. Went into a depression so had to stop. Droning narrator.

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By Rax on 12-05-16

Great concept but unsatisfactory execution.

The notion of not being remembered is one that is very interesting but I feel the potential to explore this was lost in the subplot involving the technology surrounding perfection. Both ideas warrant their own book. The narrator is good but her Scottish accent is dire and distracting.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful


By Amy on 09-17-16

Not quite hitting the spot

When the story is actually happening it's interesting. I found it hard to get past what could only be described as a heavy peppering of really bad poetry at every emotive opportunity.

This book had a lot of good ideas but I find myself looking at it like a cake someone decorated poorly, thinking what a shame. At least it tastes nice.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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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By Claudia on 03-15-17

Interesting premise but struggled to finish

There are some interesting and original as well as disturbing ideas but it tended to drag on in places and never seemed to end

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