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Listened to the first 4 chapters and while the narrator was pleasant enough, the story line was boring. The author told the reader her character lost her job so many times that I felt like yelling "get over it!!!" There was no real story to get your teeth into - only how loosing her job made our heroine rethink her boring life. Well enough for me as I like a bit more depth to a book so I'm deleting it.
I've loved all of Cecelia Ahern's books for their quirky, feel-good story lines and her latest offering does not disappoint. Listening to the book as I drove to and from work each day, my 50 minute commute disappeared in an instant as I was drawn into the very satisfying story and great narration.
What made the experience of listening to The Year I Met You the most enjoyable?
It was surprising. There were turns to the story I didn't expect and that kept me returning to the book as often as I could! I didn't foresee the way it would go from the title.
I also really enjoyed the narrator's Irish lilt
Have you listened to any of Remie Purtill-Clarke’s other performances? How does this one compare?
No I haven't heard Remie read before but would look out for her narration in other books.
Any additional comments?
Not a love story but a "good friend" story between a man and a woman whose relationship changes and improves over one year.
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Where does The Year I Met You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I did really enjoy this audio book, it was great to listen to during commutes, however I did find it a little slow in places and occasionally I found that difficult to follow on short journeys. So although I did really enjoy the story once I got into it, I wouldn't say it has been my favourite to listen to.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Year I Met You?
I would say highlighting Down Syndrome, it has been the first audio book I have listened to, to promote disability in the way this book did.
What does Remie Purtill-Clarke bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
I loved how the characters were bought to life. The accents are great in the story and the characters were easy to distinguish.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I thought it was heartwarming.
Any additional comments?
I would like to thank Audible for sending this in exchange for an honest review.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I love Cecelia Ahearns novels but this one is not great. The end moral is great but the way it was written was frustrating. The narrator is ok but you can often hear her mouth getting dry and she has a monotone quite often.
not much of a reader. something different and i never thought id like listening but this story made me hooked to an audio book. great for driving and relaxing.