• The Last Time We Say Goodbye

  • By: Cynthia Hand
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (495 ratings)

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The Last Time We Say Goodbye

By: Cynthia Hand
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
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Publisher's Summary

There's death all around us.

We just don't pay attention.

Until we do.

The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment.

Now she's just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be.

As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone--a text Tyler sent that could have changed everything.

Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn't have to be real to keep you from moving on.

From New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go.

©2015 Cynthia Hand (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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Such sweet sorrow

This one really exceeded my expectations. For the most part, I did not want to put it down! It is a very well-rounded novel that incorporates love, loss, strength, family, relationships, secrets, surprise, healing, etc. The main characters are easy to like, and I found myself rooting for all of them. Although the main subject matter of the plot is not a happy one, the novel continually shines. I laughed, I was touched, & was surprised in a great way. I read constantly, and this is one of my favorite novels of the year so far. I will be checking out the author again, for sure! The narration was amazing, I adore Julia Whelan and her performance here enhances the novel in my opinion. I was out of credits and purchased this one, and it was very much worth every penny!

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Great book

One of the biggest obstacles reading a book via Audible is liking the reader's voice. This narrator was great. The story was amazing. It was a great cry!

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amazing book. Loved the story.

Hard to read / listen to if you know someone who committed suicide, especially if they were family or significant other. Therapeutic for me.

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An amazing book! and narrator ;)

This was a very thought provoking book. There were a few places tht had me in tears.

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Just Another Sad Suicide Story? NOT!!

I fell in love with Cynthia Hand's writing while enjoying her Unearthly series, and I must say I was not disappointed with her latest. She has such a relatable way of approaching the subject of death and suicide that just touches the heart, and of coarse Miss Julia Whelan just knocked the narrating performance out of the park (as with anything she narrates). Keep these great stories coming Cynthia. This fan can't wait to see what's next!

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Amazing

This book is amazing. I loved every second and was binge listening to the audio every chance I got. I would recommend it to everyone.

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A little young for my taste

The storyline just did not match up to what I was ready for. It's a good read, most women can relate to the main character in someway.

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Emotional story of love and loss

Narrated with perfection by Julia Whelan (the main reason I bought the book)... My usual genre is mystery, detective, etc. However, through the tears and grief, “The Last Time We Said Goodbye” brought forward characters’ emotional turmoil and hit home for me. Author Cynthia Hand pens a devastating and tender storyline, leading us through loss, grief and sentiments that brought a family’s painful memories to the surface after tragically losing a loved one. I could relate to Lex’s pain and her attempt at putting her life back together. I wasn’t sure if I was ready for this heartbreaker, but I was and I found it helpful and enlightening. Thank you to all involved for making this intensely sentimental book available. A powerful ending. Keep the Kleenex nearby.
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A decent read

This was a little juvenile as the characters are high schoolers. So some sections were somewhat annoying. Having said that, it was still a touching story of the victims who are left behind after a loved-one's suicide.

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Very good story, with only some issues

Parts of this story seem out of place and forced. The story itself is great. But there's parts of it that I could've done without. I actually chose this because of the narrator, she always does a great job capturing the teenage voice.