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3.9125 out of 53.9125 out of 53.9125 out of 53.9125 out of 53.9125 out of 5 3.91 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Brashares Narrator: Kathe Mazur, Lincoln Hoppe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9781101223086
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Last Summer (of You and Me) comes an imaginative, inspired, magical book—a love story that lasts more than a lifetime.

Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia (despite her changing name and form) have been drawn together—and he remembers it all. Daniel has “the memory”, the ability to recall past lives and recognize souls of those he’s previously known. It is a gift and a curse. For all the times that he and Sophia have been drawn together throughout history, they have also been torn painfully, fatally, apart. A love always too short.

Interwoven through Sophia and Daniel’s unfolding present-day relationship are glimpses of their expansive history together. From 552 Asia Minor to 1918 England and 1972 Virginia, the two souls share a long and sometimes torturous path of seeking each other time and time again. But just when young Sophia (now “Lucy”) finally begins to awaken to the secret of their shared past, to understand the true reason for the strength of their attraction, the mysterious force that has always torn them apart reappears. Ultimately they must come to understand what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together.

A magical, suspenseful, heartbreaking story of true love, My Name Is Memory proves the power and endurance of a union that was meant to be.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Reminiscent of Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Daniel and Sophia’s near misses and chance encounters captivate and entrance us.”

    Library Journal

  • It's pure romance! New York Post
  • Literature is filled with lovers that not even death can divide. Heathcliff and Cathy, then Edward and Bella; now in Ann Brashares' entrancing new romantic saga, readers will be swept away by Daniel and Lucy, whose love is truly one for the ages. . . . In My Name is Memory, readers will trace Daniel and Lucy's love over centuries and continents, intoxicated both by the pair's passion and by Brashares' rich historical and geographical detail. A potent mix of The Time Traveler's Wife, Twilight and something entirely new, My Name is Memory . . . will remind readers that when it comes to love, hope springs eternal. Bookpage
  • Selected for the June 2010 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allie | 2/17/2014

    " I felt so connected with the characters until the end where I was so disappointed I wanted to cry. I felt like the big build up lead to a huge let down!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coleen | 2/16/2014

    " Surprising. Unexpected. No, it is nowhere near Twilight. No offense intended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nanie | 2/11/2014

    " it's a good but I disappointed about the final scene... it's not a good end for this wonderful story ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Allio | 2/5/2014

    " I loved this book! It is a romance but it is different then the typical boy meets girl. The idea of the story also really makes you think. It is romantic yet adventurous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whit | 2/1/2014

    " Started off a little thin. I found a lot of the dialogue to be cliche or predictable. The story fattened up a bit as it went along. I still never really liked Lucy, but I grew more fond of Daniel. The climax of the novel is predictable, but the ending was not the cheesy happy ending that I would have expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 1/26/2014

    " I didn't not like it but I didn't love it. I especially didn't like the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/24/2014

    " One of the best and most unique books I have read in a while "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 1/19/2014

    " GREAT book. Fully engaging characters. End sucked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vgoldsht | 1/1/2014

    " Really liked the story and the concept "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Marie Gochuico | 12/21/2013

    " Love love love this! Not only was thIS book a love story, it is also a story of realization and how one man successfully beat destiny through his willpower and determination... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy :) | 12/1/2013

    " Great story, but I was disappointment in the ending. I felt like I was left hanging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 10/28/2013

    " 3 1/2 stars. Compelling read. Interesting ideas. Ending was anticlimatic. I'd read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorraine | 10/24/2013

    " This was a fun book to read. I really enjoyed the subject matter of past lives. I was dissapointed in the ending. I wanted a more clearer ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ania | 10/6/2013

    " Great read, until the ending. Felt forced and hurried. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 9/19/2013

    " Loved the story line. Really thought provoking. However the ending was too abrupt for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Poonchka | 7/12/2013

    " This book needs a sequel ... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex Cunanan | 4/18/2013

    " Lucy is boring. Daniel is a bit stalker-y but his stories were interesting. There's no real substance to their love story. The antagonist was just flat. Also, I hate shady endings. They said there's gonna be a sequel so I'll probably read it just to know what happens next. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reena | 3/12/2013

    " I was really into this book but the ending was terrible. I began staring at the wall thinking Dam*, Dam*, Dam*!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie Harvey-stubbing | 2/1/2013

    " interseting concept. Was slightly disappointed with the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 12/31/2012

    " Loved every minute of it... was sad when I finished it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maeee | 11/1/2012

    " I still haven't read this but I am considering it. When I read the synopsis, it reminded me of "Fallen" by Lauren Kate, and the names are similar too. But still, I will give it a try. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Essigs | 10/22/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book until the ending. Like many of the other reviewers I hope there is a sequel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Sherman | 6/29/2012

    " where Karma and science fiction meet "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Just Rach | 6/25/2012

    " I haven't read this book, but it sounds like pretty much the same plot as the "Fallen" book series by lauren kate. Even the names are the same? Not sure which book has been written first? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doris Brunnette | 12/2/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book, right up until the end when I was like, "what? Did she just get tired of writing?!?" It's like she spent 170 pages building up to this great end ing to tie it all together...and then it just ends. no resolutions... disaapointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lo Espi | 9/29/2011

    " I love this book. I'm fascinated by the way the story was told and how it developed. With the way the book ended, I'm more than positive that there would be a second book for this.. though I haven't confirm that yet. I say this book deserves a sequel! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 9/4/2011

    " Is there any sequel?? :)) I love it! wish it would be longer! I don't want it to end..I wanna read more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Britney | 6/29/2011

    " The ending made me throw the book :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 6/29/2011

    " Wow! Amazing book, terrible ending!! It must be the first in a series. I only like to read a series if I have them all. I do not like waiting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 6/29/2011

    " This would have gotten 5 stars from me...but I hated the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandie | 6/28/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book but I do hope there is a sequel because the ending was left to open. It did not give me any closure and I really feel like I need it. I felt really invested in these characters and I would like to have an ending! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Afton | 6/26/2011

    " One of the best books I've read in a while! Loved it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 6/25/2011

    " Lame book! It's a mix between Twilight and Benjamin Button and Time Traveler's Wife, and I'm assuming there's sequel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jinny | 6/24/2011

    " 4.5 really, but I rounded up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffani | 6/23/2011

    " I have to admit the first couple pages were intense anr meaningful this by far was one of the most compelling books i have read in a while! Its A book you pick up and cannot put down until finished even then its on your mind! I reallly really hope this is a series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 6/21/2011

    " Ending sucked. There better be a sequal! "

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About the Author
Author Ann Brashares

Ann Brashares grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her three brothers and attended a Quaker school in the DC area until majoring in philosophy at Barnard College. Expecting to continue studying philosophy in graduate school, she took a year off after college to work as an editor, hoping to save money for school. Loving her job, she never went to graduate school, and instead, remained in New York City and worked as an editor for many years before making the transition from editor to full-time writer. She is now the author of the phenomenal five-million-copies-selling Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, and New York Times bestselling adult novels The Last Summer (of You and Me) and My Name Is Memory. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their three children.

About the Narrators

Kathe Mazur has narrated many audiobooks, winning the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2014, being named a finalist for the Audie Award in 2013 and 2015, and winning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she can be seen as DDA Hobbs on The Closer and in the upcoming Major Crimes. She has worked extensively in film, theater, and television, including appearances on Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, House, Brothers and Sisters, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, ER, Monk, and many others.

Lincoln Hoppe is an accomplished actor of stage and screen with several films, plays, television shows, and numerous audiobooks to his credit. His audiobook narrations have earned him nine AudioFile Earphones Awards. His diverse voice characterizations can be heard on animated films, video games, and commercials across the globe. He is a member of the Lost Angeles Comedy Sportz Improv Company.