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Author: Jojo Moyes Narrator: Penny Rawlins, Clare Corbett Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2013 ISBN: 9781101630891
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From the author of Me Before You, Still Me, and The Peacock Emporium, a sweeping bestseller of love and loss, deftly weaving two journeys from World War I France to present day London.

Paris, World War I. Sophie Lefèvre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, Édouard, fights at the front. When their town falls to the Germans, Sophie is forced to serve them every evening at her hotel. From the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie’s portrait—painted by her artist husband—a dangerous obsession is born.
 
Almost a century later in London, Sophie’s portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before his sudden death. After a chance encounter reveals the portrait’s true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history and Liv’s world is turned upside all over again. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Jojo Moyes expertly weaves a bittersweet tale in this irresistible novel, taking careful interest in the dark corners that exist within great love stories, and the trickiness of simple happy endings. A- Entertainment Weekly
  • Moyes writes delicious plots, with characters so clearly imagined they leap off the pages in high-definition prose. . . . Clever plot turns make for a satisfying ending . . .  Moyes brings fresh strokes to this story about the power of art and love to transcend what imprisons us. Romantics looking for a story set amid the politics of plundered art couldn't do much better than The Girl You Left Behind. USA Today (3 1/2 stars)
  • Lovely and wry, Moyes’s newest is captivating and bittersweet. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • Moyes (Me Before You) has created a riveting depiction of a wartime occupation that has mostly faded from memory. Liv and Sophie are so real in their faults, passion, and bravery that the reader is swept along right to the end. This one is hard to put down! Library Journal (starred review)
  • Moyes (Me Before You, 2012) writes with such clarity that one can almost see the eponymous 100-year-old painting at the center of her wonderful new novel. . . .  an uncommonly good love story. Booklist
  • “Vibrant and gripping.”

    People

  • Vibrant and gripping. People Magazine (***)
  • Jojo Moyes builds on her strengths in this moving and accomplished new novel. As she did in the best-selling Me Before You, she asks readers to think in fresh ways about a morally complex issue. . . . The Girl You Left Behind is strong, provocative, satisfying fiction. The Washington Post
  • 'In this moving paean to daring, determination and perspicacity, Moyes keeps the reader guessing down to the last hankie. Los Angeles Times
  • Good storytelling. New York Daily News
  • In her latest heart tugger, Jojo Moyes deftly weaves the story of newlyweds in WWI France with that of a young widow in today’s London. Parade
  • “Moyes writes delicious plots, with characters so clearly imagined they leap off the pages in high-definition prose…Clever plot turns make for a satisfying ending…Moyes brings fresh strokes to this story about the power of art and love to transcend what imprisons us. Romantics looking for a story set amid the politics of plundered art couldn’t do much better than The Girl You Left Behind.”

    USA Today

  • “Jojo Moyes expertly weaves a bittersweet tale in this irresistible novel, taking careful interest in the dark corners that exist within great love stories, and the trickiness of simple happy endings.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “'In this moving paean to daring, determination, and perspicacity, Moyes keeps the reader guessing down to the last hankie.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “In her latest heart tugger, Jojo Moyes deftly weaves the story of newlyweds in WWI France with that of a young widow in today’s London.”

    Parade

  • “Lovely and wry, Moyes’ newest is captivating and bittersweet.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Narrators Penelope Rawlins and Clare Corbett are a joy.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “Moyes has created a riveting depiction of a wartime occupation that has mostly faded from memory. Liv and Sophie are so real in their faults, passion, and bravery that the reader is swept along right to the end. This one is hard to put down!”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “An uncommonly good love story.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • Selected for the September 2013 Indie Next List
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 lori | 6/6/2016

    " I really enjoyed this audio book. Sophie's story was sad but I loved hearing about her and I really enjoyed the narrator. "

About the Author

Jojo Moyes is a journalist and novelist whose books have often made the New York Times bestsellers list. Her book Me before You has now sold over thirteen million copies worldwide and was adapted into a major film starring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke.

About the Narrators

Penelope Rawlins’ voice work has encompassed many accents and ages in recording audiobooks, animation, computer games, English language tapes, and corporate commercials. Among her numerous audiobook narrations are The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory and Fox Friend by Michael Morpurgo. Her narration of Tom Rachman’s The Rise and Fall of Great Powers earned her an AudioFile Earphones Award.

Clare Corbett, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, studied at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. After winning the Carlton Hobbs audition, she was chosen to be on BBC Radio. After leaving BBC she went on to narrate several children’s books, including Over the Moon, I Rule Dogsbottom School, and Boy Beware. She has transitioned into reading young adult novels, including many installments in the Doctor Who series.