The Sudden Appearance of Hope

  • by Claire North
  • Narrated by Gillian Burke
  • 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2017 World Fantasy Award
Listen. All the world forgets me. First my face, then my voice, then the consequences of my deeds. So listen. Remember me.
My name is Hope Ardern, and you won't know who I am. We've met before - a thousand times. I am the girl the world forgets. It started when I was 16 years old. A slow declining, an isolation, one piece at a time. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A teacher who forgets to chase my missing homework. A friend who looks straight through me and sees a stranger.
No matter what I do, the words I say, the people I hurt, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am. That makes my life tricky. It also makes me dangerous....
This is the tale of a girl no one remembers, and her story will stay with you forever.


What the Critics Say

"A mesmerising writer." (Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great concept but unsatisfactory execution.

The notion of not being remembered is one that is very interesting but I feel the potential to explore this was lost in the subplot involving the technology surrounding perfection. Both ideas warrant their own book. The narrator is good but her Scottish accent is dire and distracting.
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- Rax

Not quite hitting the spot

When the story is actually happening it's interesting. I found it hard to get past what could only be described as a heavy peppering of really bad poetry at every emotive opportunity.

This book had a lot of good ideas but I find myself looking at it like a cake someone decorated poorly, thinking what a shame. At least it tastes nice.
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- Amy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-05-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK