Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Audiobook Review: Me Before You

Ali Listens is my new review title for Audio book Reviews.  I wanted to start splitting up my reviews into categories.  Something I've been wanting to do for awhile, just haven't had the chance.  So today I have a great audio book review to share with you. 

Title: Me Before You 
Author:Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking
Audio Publisher: Penguin Audio
Date: 12-31-12
Read From: April 13 till May 10th, 2016
Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
Reading Challenges: 2016 TBR Challenge
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Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

To say this is one of my all time favorite books is an understatement. I adore this story and the characters. I will warn you right now though, this book will make you cry so hard and laugh even harder at times. Any book that can elicit that much emotion out of it's readers is one amazing story in my eyes.

If you don't know much about this book, it's one filled with great joy and great lose. Lou Clark is a very interesting character, she's very spunky to say the least. She wears interesting cloths and pretty much says what's on her mind. Will Trainer isn't like that anymore, when I say anymore I mean he used to be this high powered business man who also knew how to love life. Will is in an accident right at the beginning of this story and after awhile they two cross paths, due to his mother needing a care giver for him. Really what she wants is someone to talk to him and bring life back into his own.

The way Jojo Moyes writes this story, you can tell through her words the passion she puts into her writing. Everything just flows so nicely and it's a very easy read, (except for the end) I really enjoyed every last word of this book. The thing I really enjoyed about this book is that you can see what's going to happen, but you love it so much while reading that you can't stop yourself from finishing it. Even if it breaks your heart in the process and yes it did just that.

The plot of this story though, isn't even about Will, it's about Lou and her journey in life. I really loved that about this book, author Jojo Moyes didn't just focus on Will and how awful his life can be at times, even though it could be, she focused more on how Lou handled everything and how much she grew as a person because of Will. 

As far as the audiobook portion, I really enjoyed listening to this book, at least for the first time through it. The next time I think I might read it myself. It was easier to cry with it as an audio (insert laugh here) The narrator was amazing and easy to listen to and I really enjoyed this audiobook. 

I absolutely love this book and plan on re-reading this one and the second book in the near future. Author Jojo Moyes is a spectacular author and I can't wait to read other book that she has written as well.

I'm pretty sure just by reading my review that you know what my rating is for this amazing book.

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