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The Impossible Us

By: Sarah Lotz
Narrated by: Olivia Dowd,Clifford Samuel,Paul Tyreman
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Publisher's Summary

"An utterly delightful epistolary romance....The Impossible Us is that rare 'I laughed, I cried' book."--The New York Times

Nick: Failed writer. Failed husband. Dog owner.

Bee: Serial dater. Dress maker. Pringles enthusiast.

One day, their paths cross over a misdirected email. The connection is instant, electric. They feel like they’ve known each other all their lives. So they decide to meet.

While Nick buys a new suit, and gets his courage up, Bee steps away from her desk, and sets off to meet him at a London train station. With their happily-ever-after nearly in hand, what happens next is incredible and threatens to separate them forever. 

As their once in a lifetime connection is tested, Nick and Bee will discover whether being together is an impossible chance worth taking.

©2022 Sarah Lotz (P)2022 Penguin Audio
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  • Categories: Romance

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Love in the Multiverse

An extremely well written novel of parallel universes overlapping in cyberspace. Lots of love, sex, & intimacy across time & space, though ultimately sad. These characters will stay with me for a long time. Clearest message: genuine connection is the most important aspect of genuine love.

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Bitter sweet

Thus a love history and find it weirdly satisfying and I love the end, being so perfect. Enjoy !

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A multiverse romance

Interesting characters. Satisfying ending. Probably better to get the written version if possible. The audio version reads a lot of repetitive email account names. It gets annoying since you can easily tell who’s talking as there are 2 very different vocal performers.

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Delightfully Different

This is one of those books that will be best enjoyed if you go in blind. Don't read a bunch of reviews. Don't get into spoilers. It's romantic. It's very sweet. It's got a really unique sort of twist. There's a little bit of suspense but not a terrible load of angst.

I could not stop listening to this, and after it ended, I was satisfied but sad it was over.

I actually liked both of the main characters. The things they said and did were, for the most part, the kinds of things real people would say and do. Neither is a horrible person. Neither is annoyingly optimistic or ridiculously perfect; in fact, both of them have glaring flaws that get dealt with over the course of the story. There is solid development and growth in both characters by the end, and the reader gets to be proud of them and happy for them as that growth happens. Neither is abusive. Neither wastes time mistaking manipulation or melodrama for romance. Neither of them is naïve or stupid. The characters are actually grown adults. The problems they face are real problems that real people encounter (you know, except for the main conflict in the story, but that's...I mean, it's a novel).

It's *actually* romantic. It will make you genuinely sad, genuinely reflective, genuinely happy...and you will smile and laugh pretty often. The narration is fantastic. The story is so very well constructed and well-written. You will love these people, and it will be one you remember because it's just so delightfully different.

All the things I love about a good romance story are here and none of the things that annoy me about romance stories are here. It's worth the time and a credit. Just give it a go.

If you *must* have spoilers in order to purchase:

MILD SPOILER (but I highly recommend you don't read it).

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Okay, fine: Here's the spoiler:

This is a Lake House type scenario, and the characters go on for quite a while before they realize the predicament they're in. It's very well done, and it's very different from other "can't be together b/c of cosmic force of some kind, but somehow can communicate" stories I've seen. It is so good. Get it. Definitely worth a credit.

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So good!

I loved this! Creative, fun, and engaging. Tough to put down, and loved the twists and turns.