Before I Met You

  • by Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by Jane Collingwood
  • 15 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Betty Dean can't wait to leave her quiet upbringing in Guernsey and begin her mission to find Clara Pickle - the mysterious beneficiary in her grandmother's will. She arrives in grungy, 1990s Soho, ready for whatever life has to throw at her. Or so she thinks...
As Betty searches for Clara, she is taken on a journey through her grandmother, Arlette's, extraordinary life in 1920s bohemian London, uncovering a tale of love, loss and heartbreak amidst the hedonistic world of the Bright Young People.

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Customer Reviews

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A little slow to get in to.

It took a while to get interesting and the reader had rather a sleepy voice. Eventually I loved it and longed to know how the story would unfold , was not disappointed.
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- Mrs Diana Robertson

Really enjoyable!

What made the experience of listening to Before I Met You the most enjoyable?

The story was well narrated - loved the voice and it worked really well for all the characters!


What did you like best about this story?

Great merged story lines - I loved the constant change of era!


What does Jane Collingwood bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She kept the pace and flow well - loved her voicing of the parts, great choice!


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Various moments - all handled very well and tenderly. Such a tragic love story - the 'could have beens'!


Any additional comments?

A thoroughly enjoyable storyline - loved the colourful characters, the two different eras and the way it was all brought to a conclusion.

Sad to finish it!!

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- Mrs. K. J. D. CURRIE

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Ltd