• One Small Act of Kindness

  • By: Lucy Dillon
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What can you do to make the world a better place? Libby helps a stranger and transforms her life in the process.

Libby and her husband, Jason, have moved back to his hometown to turn the family B&B into a boutique hotel. They have left London behind and all the memories - good and bad - that went with it. The injured woman Libby finds lying in the remote country road has lost her memory. She doesn't know why she came to be there, and no one seems to be looking for her.

When Libby offers to take her in, this one small act of kindness sets in motion a chain of events that will change many people's lives....

©2015 Lucy Dillon (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Lulu
  • 07-20-15

Very touching and Suspenseful

Ooh what a great read!! Full of suspense and character; compassion and treachery; love and contempt and rewarding kindness.
This book speaks to the realities of the difficulties in marriage, the grieving process, the effects of past trauma on our characters, the influences of society and friends; the traps and temptations of keeping up appearances; and, abusive or toxic relationships. It's a book that reminds us of the importance of kindness and its rewards can be both direct and indirect, immediate or long term. It's a really good book and I can understand why it's a bestseller!

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  • Kate Taylor
  • 05-02-15

Wonderful

Wonderful story of family love and strife

Realisation of own expectations and others


Wish to know more of the story


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  • Lizzie Mead
  • 09-22-15

Average light reading

I liked the book overall but found the performance a bit difficult as Libby sounded so whiny. Perhaps that was the intention but I found it a shame.

I can never stop a book without knowing the ending but wish I had been able to do this with this one as I found it average and the simple plot a bit too drawn out.

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  • YVONNE
  • 07-20-15

Easy Read

What did you like most about One Small Act of Kindness?

This was a lovely book that you expect to have a happy ending, but lots of twists and turns on the way and funny as well.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The opening one

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

laughed in places

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  • RRF
  • 06-04-15

Twee and irritating from the get go

The woman is introduced as a nervous, tweely plucky, incompetent fool. I prefer stories where the main protagonists are savvy and confident.

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  • Mrs
  • 05-04-15

Another great Lucy Dillon story!

Another lovely story..
Makes you want to be a better person.
Looking forward to another book by the same author.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-24-15

lovely light holiday listen

a nice story, with great narration, and likeable characters. I found myself feeling disappointed that I'd finished it. always a good Sign!

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  • Julie Kendall
  • 05-08-15

a must of a read

The story line was quite unique, I found it very romantic in places and it pulled at your heart strings I found Libby incredibly strong and Alice very vulnerable,

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  • Lou ford
  • 11-03-16

Love Lucy Dillon

Where does One Small Act of Kindness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love Lucy Dillon her stories are full of great characters I always find myself finding any excuse to listen to "just one more chapter" :)

What was one of the most memorable moments of One Small Act of Kindness?

There are a few but I'm not going to spoil it for the next person to find this lovely book :)

Which character – as performed by Lucy Price-Lewis – was your favourite?

All of them in their own way

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Remember and your dreams could come true

Any additional comments?

This is the third book by Lucy Dillon I have purchased and have not been disappointed all of the books so far have twists and turns.
If there is something I could say is a negative of her books is I'm sad when Iv come to the end but then realise there's a couple of her books I still haven't read so there's always an upside.
The narrator is fab also and gives added personality to the characters :)

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  • Kirsty
  • 12-15-15

Enchanting

Listened well into the night. Real feel good pick me up. Just the boost of goodness to restore your faith in human nature.

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  • lillico
  • 10-15-16

An excellent feel good story

I really enjoyed this gentle, feel good story. Yes it was predictable, but the little twists and turns through life's challenges were well portrayed through each of the main characters.
I liked the fact that none of the characters was perfect, but most came to recognise and deal with their faults.
Lucy Dillon portrayed Lord Bob in such a colourful way, he was so endearingly cheeky, that he got under one's skin. He definitely knew who was Lord of the Manor.
Lucy dealt with the aspects of grief that can be quite debilitating in a sensitive manner.
Worth a read .
I enjoyed Lucy Price-Lewis' excellent, clear, sensitive narration. She got the accents right, flowing from one to the next effortlessly, portraying the characters well, with just a couple of minor slips. The editing of the narration has been very well done. Many other books would benefit from such good editing. The story/ narration flowed seamlessly.

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  • lisajayn
  • 08-11-16

Beautiful story

A beautiful story and nicely read. It seemed to finish suddenly. Maybe a sequel! Loved it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-25-20

Beautiful story

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Touched my heart. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a great story.

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  • Jackie
  • 09-01-20

Feel good interesting story

A lovely easy to listen to audiobook. The characters are brought to life well by Lucy Dillon and it is nice to have cameo appearances from characters in her other books. Dillon is an expert in writing emotionality well, particularly in adult relationships. Her love of dogs is a key feature in this and all her books
Brilliant narration brings it all to life very well. Highly recommend this audiobook

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  • Amanda
  • 10-24-19

A brilliantly written enchanting story

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Loved the twists and turns of the storyline and interesting plot. Loved it!

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  • Wendy Macdougall
  • 07-04-19

Stunning

Another masterpiece by Lucy Dillon. Storyline is captivating snd the characters are ‘real’. Again, beautifully narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-13-19

great story, uplifting

will worth the listen - some moments of cheesiness, but overall a really lovely story

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  • Mary
  • 09-07-18

Beautiful story of friendship, trust & identity

Loved the simple but engaging story line. How the story raises questions about lifestyle choices, relationships, love and trust. But most of all the role dogs play in our worlds & how Lucy Dillon weaves this into her stories. The ending was a little flat but it was still the perfect audio book story if you don't want anything heavy.

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  • Kim
  • 07-17-18

Great Read

Great story, I loved the way she weaved characters from her other books int8 the story. It was like meeting up with old friends.

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  • ashleigh
  • 04-30-18

Third time read and still a favourite!

Lucy Dillon writes heartwarming, emotion wrenching books and I am absolutely in love with them!