Editor reviews

Jess Thomas is a single mother, working two jobs to support her two children. Her daughter has a facility for maths, but needs more support to develop her talents, while her son is falling victim to bullies at school. Ed Nicholls is a man with problems, escaping a difficult past and facing an uncertain future. When these two lonely adults meet, he offers to help Jess and her family out. Bestselling author Jojo Moyes’s offbeat love story about two lonely people’s worlds colliding, The One Plus One, is now out in audiobook format from Audible, read by Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton and Steven France.
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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Jojo Moyes’s The One Plus One, read by Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, and Steven France. The One Plus One is the beautiful, poignant, and utterly compelling new novel by the internationally best-selling author Jojo Moyes.
One single mum. With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it’s hard on your own. And sometimes you take risks you shouldn’t. Because you have to....
One chaotic family. Jess’ gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she’ll never get the chance to shine. And Nicky, Jess’ teenage stepson, can’t fight the bullies alone. Sometimes Jess feels like they’re sinking....
One handsome stranger. Into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future. But he has time on his hands. He knows what it’s like to be lonely. And he wants to help....
One unexpected love story. The One Plus One is a captivating and unconventional romance from Jojo Moyes about two lost souls meeting in the most unlikely circumstances.
Jojo Moyes is a novelist and a journalist. She worked at the Independent for 10 years before leaving to write full time. Her previous novels have all been critically acclaimed and include The Ship of Brides, Foreign Fruit, The Last Letter From Your Lover, winner of Spring 2012’s most popular Richard, and Judy Book Club title Me Before You and most recently The Girl you Left Behind. She lives in Essex with her husband and their three children.
©2014 Jojo Moyes (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited
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Critic reviews

Praise for Jojo Moyes:
“Majestic, utterly compelling, tremendous. A heart-stopping read” (Independent on Sunday)
“Truly beautiful. Made us laugh, smile and sob like a baby - you simply have to read it” (Closer)
“A triumph. Packs such an emotional punch, you’ll need a box of tissues” (Elle)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Saffy on 13-03-14

A compelling, uplifting listen

I absolutely loved this book and although the listener knows from the beginning where it is going this did not detract from my enjoyment. The multiple narrators really brought the story and characters to life and added to the listening experience. This is so much more than your average chick lit and I was so involved with all of the characters and their stories that I felt rather bereft when it was over! I am a huge fan of Jojo Moyes earlier novels but found 'Me Before You' a disappointing listen - primarily due to the appalling narration. This was a welcome return to form and a compelling, uplifting listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Patricia on 11-03-14


This is the second JoJo Moyles booked I have listened to and unlike the first book I listened to - Me Before You - in this book you absolutely knew what was going to happen almost from the beginning of the book. This did not detract from my enjoyment of the book at all. The interest was in the detail that led to the end result. I loved the way that each chapter was narrated by one of the main characters in the book. This was great for an audible book as it made it very easy to follow. The story was like a good old fashioned romantic movie, road movie and good triumphs over bad movie. If you want a book to take your mind off your everyday trials and tribulations download this one.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kathryn @theBookDate on 10-01-15

Wonderful. Excellent Narration

This is my first book ever by Jojo Moyes and I believe it was a good introduction. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. I mainly listen to audiobooks while walking, this book had me talking out loud to the characters, smiling at the world and discreetly wiping away some tears.

This is probably the first time I have listened to a book with four narrators, the book tells the story from the point of view of four characters- Jess, Nicky, Tanzie and Ed. After a few moments of discomfort these narrators became the characters, and I am sure that they totally enhanced this book for me. I give them all top marks for bringing these characters alive in my imagination.

Jess is an amazing woman, she has a husband who has deserted any sense of responsibility and disappeared, she has little money but works hard to support her small mismatched family. Money problems dog her much of the way, at one point she makes an error of judgement, however the way she handles that had me applauding her. She is a great mother and Nicky and Tanzie are very fortunate to have her.

I also loved how the children Nicky and Tanzie were very much part of this story with their challenges of growing up and being their true selves. Norman the dog completes the family, and does he come to the party when it really matters - you bet! Big and slobbery but well loved and included in the family.

Ed is almost against his will in the beginning sucked up into this family when he joins them to help them take a step to help Tanzie achieve a dream. They take a car journey together across country which turns out to be no picnic but all the same things happen! Loved the way Ed helped Nicky and Tanzie.

A heart warming emotional read, where honesty, family, personal growth and change and small kindnesses stand out.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Aimee on 28-05-14

Heart warming story

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved all of them but my Favorite would be Nikki

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had a few but I don't want to give anything that happens in the book away. I did laugh and cry though

Any additional comments?

This is my second Jojo Moyers book and I wasn't disappointed! I listened to "Me before you" and this one was just as good. You sort of knew what was going to happen but that didn't matter! It was just lovely and I can't wait to get stuck into another one of her books

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