The Forever Girl

  • by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by Susan Lyons
  • 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At the age of four Clover chooses her own name. Aged six, she falls in love with her best friend, James.
But in the adult world, things are not so simple: Clover's mother finds she's fallen out of love with her husband, and realises that James's father is interested in her. As Clover and James, and their parents, navigate their irresistible but baffling mazes of emotion, we are given a beautifully realised tale about how love can shape a life.

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What the Critics Say

"True to one's experience of life in a way that comparatively few novelists are" (Allan Massie)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not up to standard

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better plot


Would you ever listen to anything by Alexander McCall Smith again?

Definitely, I'm a big fan of the Isabelle Dalhousie books


How could the performance have been better?

Accent was strange. I assume the heroine's name was Clover, but was always pronounced as Clerver. Also voice was rather flat


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The depiction of friendships


Any additional comments?

A slim book based on a single concept which was rather drawn out.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2014
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audio