A Need So Beautiful

  • by Suzanne Young
  • Narrated by Hannah Smith
  • 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

We all want to be remembered. Charlotte's destiny is to be forgotten.
Charlotte's best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she's cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what's really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth who feels the Need - a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.
But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend's arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become - her mark on this earth, her very existence - is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.
Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny - no matter how dark the consequences?


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What would have made A Need So Beautiful better?

She began the love story in the middle and gave no real situations showing why they are together. The best friend is ludicrous, we don't feel any connection between the main character and the step brother & sister. The doctor's role was a tad more defined.

What could Suzanne Young have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The book was a marginally satisfying read.

What three words best describe Hannah Smith’s performance?

Breathy, urgent, sufficient

What character would you cut from A Need So Beautiful?

The best friend is ridiculous. The author probably wanted her to seem quirky and charming, but she comes across as arrogant, void, and idiotic. I wonder why they are friends.

Any additional comments?

Overall, not great, but filled the time. Was sympathetic to the main character's plight and the overall idea of an angel's transformation was interesting.

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- FanB14 "Short, Simple, No Spoilers"

A Need for a Different Narrator

I listened to this story based on my enjoyment of The Program. The storyline was interesting but I had trouble listening because I really disliked the narrator. Two of the characters have accents and the reader did a poor job with them which grated on my nerves. Not my favorite book, but it could have been so much better with a better narrator.
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- LL

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-21-2011
  • Publisher: HarperAudio