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Miss You

By: Kate Eberlen
Narrated by: Anna Acton,Finlay Robertson
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Tess and Gus are meant to be. They just haven't met properly yet. And perhaps they never will....

'Today is the first day of the rest of your life' is the motto on a plate in the kitchen at home, and Tess can't get it out of her head, even though she's in Florence for a final idyllic holiday before university. Her life is about to change forever - but not in the way she expects.

Gus and his parents are also on holiday in Florence. Their lives have already changed suddenly and dramatically. Gus tries to be a dutiful son but longs to escape and discover what sort of person he is going to be.

For one day the paths of an 18-year-old girl and boy crisscross before each returns to England. Over the course of the next 16 years, life and love will offer them very different challenges. Separated by distance and fate, there's no way the two of them are ever going to meet each other properly...or is there?

©2016 Macmillan Digital Audio (P)2016 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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Lovely book

Such a nice story and I will in fact listen to anything narrated by Anna Acton because her diction, inflexions and accents are spot on and her choice of books is excellent

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  • HelloSidneySweetheart
  • 08-16-16

Very believable story and not all luvvy duvvy although lovely

I really did enjoy this book. Believable characters with believable stories. Maybe I loved it even more as it starts in Italy and the main male character loves Italian cooking, plus there are a few Italian words thrown around. It is just a really nice easy book to listen to even though I am sure it will hit a few chords with some people for some of the storylines. Very believable and thoroughly enjoyable. Looking out for the next one now!

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  • Caz
  • 08-24-16

Love story

A beautifully written love story which was tender and touching and also funny at times....would make a great film and will appeal to any die hard romantics and lovers of one day /the versions of us/sliding doors. Maybe ending a bit predictable but definitely a great listen

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  • Jill Parker
  • 09-11-16

Absolutely absorbing brilliant debut novel

Where does Miss You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the top reads for a long time

What was one of the most memorable moments of Miss You?

The interweaving of two lives and the near misses

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely if I'd have had time.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for her next book.

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  • J.p
  • 09-10-16

Captivating

This book had me captivated. I feel like I got to know the two main characters Tess and Gus very well. Both their stories were intriguing and showed how life events change who we are and the paths we take. Both narrators acted the parts well, which added to the story. When the ending came it was bittersweet.

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  • Miss
  • 09-09-16

Beautiful story beautifully read

Poignant, funny, sad, beautiful and inspiring. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and enjoyed the characters - highly recommend!

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  • F
  • 04-03-20

Never really got going, for me

I bought the book based on some favourable reviews. The story sounded interesting but once I got into it, it didn't really grab me. The hero/heroine run their lives in parallel for around 16 years, having first exchanged a sentence or two when they were 18 years old in Italy. They obviously meet up again at the end of the book, but it feels rushed when they finally meet and what doesn't feel right, is their declared love for each other after only a few hours together. It seemed a long, drawn-out process, for very little gain at the end. I apologise to those who loved this book. On the plus side, I thought Teresa and her sister Hope were interesting characters, but Angus I thought was so shallow & weak (or maybe that was just the way the narrator chose to portray him), and when he cheated on his girlfriend of 6 years, I went off him completely & didn't really care what happened to him in the end

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  • julie
  • 11-27-17

brilliant book

loved this book it is so well written and narrators excellent.. brilliant and sympathetically written

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  • Lu
  • 06-19-17

Loved this!

A really multi-layered book which weaves through 20yrs of two people who are destined to be togethers, lives. We see how they navigate through their own stories, to reach the point they finally are ready to embrace one another and have a future as a couple. It plays with Destiny, serendipity, hope, 'the one' and unmet dreams, regrets and personal evolution.

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  • Caoimhe
  • 09-23-16

exceptional

An exceptional read in every way. Believeable, likeable characters with exceptional descriptions. wonderful humour, intelligent observations. Best novel I have read in a very long time and I read at least 2 a week. I look forward to the next from an author who has obviously lived an interesting life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-30-21

Just so lovely

This book is full of twists and unexpected turns. In the beginning you think you know the story BUT you don't in this case.
It takes you through a plether of emotions and what ifs. Well worth a listen.

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  • Sandra C
  • 01-26-20

Wonderful story

This story warmed, broke and warmed my heart again. It's a story about love, loss, grief and two people destined for one another whose separate lives - with brief chance near-encounters - mould them into the man and woman they eventually find and realise they are fated to be with. Wonderfully performed by Anna Acton & Finlay Robertson.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-07-20

Good and not great

This was a good book all the way through until the end . The romance at the end was disjointed from the rest of the story

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  • shabbydoo
  • 08-22-19

Good, but a bit weak

Enjoyed the book but the ending was a bit weak, and came to conclusion far too suddenly for me enjoyed it however and the narrators very good.

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  • Amelia
  • 09-14-16

The best audiobook I've listened to yet

A brilliant book- well narrated and a great story! My favourite so far! Highly recommended