You Will Not Have My Hate

  • by Antoine Leiris, Sam Taylor - translator
  • Narrated by Gildart Jackson
  • 1 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The international best seller.
What matters most in life? How do you build a happy life when terrible things happen? What is left behind when you lose the person you love the most?
One night last winter, Antoine Leiris was at home looking after his son while his wife, Hélène, was at a concert with friends. Suddenly he started receiving text messages asking if he was okay. Turning on the TV, Antoine watched the terrorist attacks in Paris unfolding around him and tried to call Hélène. She didn't answer. That night Hélène was killed, along with 88 other people, at the Bataclan Theatre.
Three days later Antoine wrote an open letter to his wife's killers on Facebook. He refused to be cowed or to let his 17-month-old son's life be defined by their acts. 'For as long as he lives, this little boy will insult you with his happiness and freedom,' he wrote. Instantly that short post caught fire and was shared thousands of times around the world.
You Will Not Have My Hate is an extraordinary and heartbreaking memoir about how Antoine and his baby son, Melvil, endured after Hélène's murder. With courage, moral acuity and absolute emotional honesty, he finds a way to answer the question "how can I go on?" This is the rare and unforgettable testimony of a survivor and a universal message of hope and resilience. This audiobook is a guiding star for us all in perilous times.

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Wrong narrator choice

Incredible heartfelt writing for our sad times but narrator, sadly overly dramatic and Overly sentimental.
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- Peter

This is courage

What a courageous man?
I admire his strength and wish to be loving like him!
Condolences to him, his son Melvil and his family for their loss. In addition to his wife - Helene, 89 other people were shot dead and 200 wounded; condolences to those family too.
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- P.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-10-2016
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks