We Are All Made of Stars

  • by Rowan Coleman
  • Narrated by Avita Jay, Ben Allen
  • 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Married to a soldier who has returned from Afghanistan injured in body and mind, Stella Carey leaves the house every evening.
During her nursing shifts, Stella writes letters for her patients to their loved ones - some full of humour, love and practical advice, others steeped in regret or pain - promising to post them after their deaths.
Until one night Stella writes the letter that could give her patient one last chance at redemption, if she delivers it in time....


What the Critics Say

"What a gorgeous book this is - it gripped me and wouldn't let me go. So engaging, so beautifully written - I loved every single thing about it." (Jill Mansell)
" We Are All Made of Stars is simply wonderful. Profoundly moving and ultimately hopeful, this story - like its deftly drawn characters - refuses to let you forget it." (Miranda Dickinson)


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Customer Reviews

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Fantastic book

I loved loved this book. It's the first book I read by the author. I cried my heart out in places and then was crying with laughter the next minute. Hope made me laugh out loud with some of her thoughts and things she says.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end.
The narrator did a fabulous job especially with all of the different voices. Well done.
If only there were more people Ike Stella in this world.
I would recommend this book whole heartedly.
Maybe the only caveat would be, don't listen to it if you are feeling down, as there some lovely uplifting moments but some very sad moments. Definitely buy it just wait until you are in a happy mood.
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- ddodson

A Few Too Many Sub Plots.

There was a lot going on in this book, and it takes a while for it to become apparent where the connections are. This makes the whole thing feel a bit disjointed in parts.
The story centres around a nurse working nights in a hospice....or possibly a young CF patient who goes there for respite care. Not sure.... You can get the gist of it from reading the publisher's blurb. Anyway, in parts, it feels like a lot of random short stories, but it does all make sense in the end. I gave the story 4 stars as it's an interesting take on relationships, and a difficult set of issues to tackle (terminal illness / disability caused by war / the difficulties of being a single parent / dealing with cystic fibrosis as a young adult / family secrets....) not really selling it am I??
So to try and be brief. The letters written for the dying will break your heart - but you probably knew they would. Ben the boyfriend had a really annoying voice, and the relationship between him and his best friend with cystic fibrosis was irritating. (no idea why - maybe because of the voices). The wife / soldier story was too drawn out. The letter writing was a bit random and the friendship between the neighbours and the little boy seemed a bit unlikely. It was ok....but not a page turner. And I feel mean for saying that because most of their problems weren't of their own doing. Probably better to read than listen.
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- Helen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-10-2015
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks