I Was Here

  • by Gayle Forman
  • Narrated by Jorjeana Marie
  • 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Cody and Meg were inseparable. Two peas in a pod. Until... they weren't anymore.
When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything - so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg's college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there's a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, and some secrets of his own. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can't open - until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend's death gets thrown into question.
I Was Here is Gayle Forman at her finest, a taut, emotional, and ultimately redemptive story about redefining the meaning of family and finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss.


What the Critics Say

"Narrator Jorjeana Marie's wide range of shifting reactions gives a convincing picture of 18-year-old Cody, who learns that her best friend, Meg, has committed suicide.... Marie provides subtle shadings throughout." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Pretty good

I almost quit listening a few times. It was slow and dragged in parts. However, there are good pieces to this story as well. The narrator was okay...but sounded pretty depressed much of the time. I get that this is a sad topic, but it takes away from the story to have such a melancholy voice the whole time. I've read better stories from this author.
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- Paige Matthews "bookworm"

Interesting story!

Really like the narrator on this audiobook. The voice she used for different characters were dead on. She made the story that much more enjoyable
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- Michelle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-27-2015
  • Publisher: Listening Library