Beside Myself

  • by Ann Morgan
  • Narrated by Lisa Coleman
  • 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Six-year-old Helen and Ellie are identical twins, but Helen is smarter, more popular, and their mother's favorite. Ellie, on the other hand, requires special instruction at school, is friendless, and is punished at every turn. Until they decide to swap places - just for fun, and just for one day - and Ellie refuses to switch back. Everything of Helen's, from her toys to her friends to her identity, now belongs to her sister.
With those around her oblivious to her plight, the girl who used to be Helen loses her sense of self and withdraws into a spiral of behavioral problems, delinquency, and mental illness. In time, she's not even sure of her memory of the switch. Twenty-five years later, she receives a call that threatens to pull her back into her sister's dangerous orbit. Will she take this chance to face her past?

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Brilliant

Brilliant audio book. The narration was excellent. The story hooked me from the start and it was a well written and insightful description of mental health difficulties. Am sad I've finished this one.
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- Amazon Customer

Not for me

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I'm obviously not in tune with the rest of the Audible Community who rave about this book, so I don't really know who to suggest might enjoy this book more than I.


What could Ann Morgan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The book rambled on and on with little direction. The whole premise was unbelievable and felt contrived for dramatic effect.


Would you listen to another book narrated by Lisa Coleman?

Lisa Coleman did the best she could with the material provided


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Total disappointment.


Any additional comments?

Any book that uses the phrase "bored of" is a non-starter for me

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- Rachel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-01-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury