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Author: John Marrs Narrator: Jot Davies, Sophie Aldred, Sophie Eldred, Simon Bubb, Clare Corbett, Jock Davies, Vicki Hall Publisher: Harlequin Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2018 ISBN: 9781488204074
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How far would you go to find The One?

A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner—the one you’re genetically made for.

That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance and love.

Now five very different people have received the notification that they’ve been “Matched.” They’re each about to meet their one true love. But “happily ever after” isn’t guaranteed for everyone. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others…

A word-of-mouth hit in the United Kingdom, The One is a fascinating novel that shows how even the simplest discoveries can have complicated consequences. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A compelling dark read that gets you thinking.”

    Sun (London)

  • “If a DNA swab could find your soulmate, would you take the test? This smart story…proves that even with science behind it, the course of true love never runs smooth.”

    Irish Sunday Mirror

  • “Unlike any other psychological thriller…Like a lengthy episode of the dark TV series Black Mirror…So expertly written it gets you thinking that it could happen in real life.”

    Peterborough Telegraph

  • “Brilliantly inventive thriller, The One is a must-read for anyone who’s ever braved the dating pool.”

    Good Housekeeping

  • “The paths to ‘true love’ for these couples take many twisted and complicated turns…Intriguing.”

    Library Journal

  • “Marrs’ engrossing, believable thriller raises intriguing questions about our science-tinged future.”

    Booklist

  • “Will simultaneously intrigue both romantics and skeptics…Gripping enough to read all in one sitting.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Fantastic…The One is a clever story with great pacing but it’s the characters that make this a standout thriller.”

    Hollie Overton, author of Baby Doll

  • The One is my kind of book, one that stimulates the mind while warming the heart…Gorgeously written, and pulsing with heart.”

    Louise Beech, author of The Mountain in My Shoe

  • “Engaging concept, craftily executed.”

    Adrian J. Walker, author of The End of the World Running Club

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About the Author

John Marrs is a freelance journalist based in London, England, who has spent the last twenty years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film, and music for national newspapers and magazines. He has written for such publications as the Guardian’s Guide and Guardian Online, Total Film, Huffington Post, S Magazine, and Company.

About the Narrators

Jot Davies is a television and voice actor who has recorded dozens of audiobooks, including Ben Goldacre’s Bad Pharma and multiple works by Charles Cumming and Paul Strathern. His acting credits include roles in the television shows Casualty, New Tricks, and Hotel Babylon, as well as the video game Haze.

Sophie Aldred is an English actress and television presenter best known for her role as Ace in the popular BBC television series Doctor Who during the late 1980s.

Simon Bubb is an audiobook narrator known for his subtlety, nuanced tone, and facility with accents as an integral component of his narration, according to AudioFile magazine.

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.