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Things We Never Said

By: Nick Alexander
Narrated by: Imogen Church
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When Catherine learns that she is dying, she remembers the words her husband once jokingly uttered and decides to leave him the ultimate posthumous gift: a time capsule containing photographs of their life together along with tape recordings in which she recounts every secret she ever kept, every unspoken thought whether loving or treacherous - the things they never said.

Catherine's recordings shake up many of Sean's beliefs, sometimes enraging him and other times soothing with memories of the many joys that make up a life together. But even as the tapes provide an emotional roller coaster of surprises, Sean prays that they'll confirm the one thing he always secretly believed but never dared say out loud: that destiny exists; that their life together was not the result of mere chance.

©2017 Nicholas Alexander (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Boring couple, Boring Book

I had high expectations picking out and reading this book based on good reviews. Must be me because I didn't think I was going to finish it. Every chapter was so boring and the wife every beginning of tape was that monotone voice Hi Shaun.......dragged out.

Will never get back these 11 hours I listened to. Save your credits on this one.

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The feels...

This performance was perfection, first off let me say that right away. Ms. Church couldn’t have done a better job, and this novel I gather wasn’t the easiest to narrate. Lots of dialogue, feelings, and discoveries throughout that she crushed just perfectly. If ever there was a case where an author absolutely loves what a narrator has done with their book I would say this is def one!
This was a beautiful book. Just what I was hoping for with a few twists and turns even. The only negative I can think of is I wish there was more! Honestly...the “time” this couple spent together(thru the recapping)just wasn’t enough for me! I wished for more. I wished there was more talk about them to go along with all the different issues they dealt with over the years. I wanted to hear more of their everyday goings-on, happy days of their early memories looked back on with longing, and just a bit more “meat” on the bone. I think it would have only added to how invested I already was in all the characters. It was great. Really puts you in a place of remembering your own marriage, the ups and downs, and everything that makes up a life together. Looking forward to checking into more from Nick Alexander. Great job all-round here. Don’t hesitate to read!

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Excellent

So many emotions and such a wonderful narration. I could recognize the various characters. What a great concept.

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words from beyond

I liked the concept of this book very much. Very original. I can see this being very true to life.

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Things They Never Believed

Wow! Thought this one had promise . . . but when they started talking about their deceased loved one not believing in an after life . . . then confirmed that neither did they . . . well, this one is not for me. 😥

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  • 01-12-18

Cried my way though

Lovely story of growing through marriage and sharing your life. Didn’t want the book to end..

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  • D P Allen
  • 01-13-18

Things we never said

A good read, laughed and cried get, your hanky ready.
Some of the audio was not clear but did not distract from the story line
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  • Abhishek
  • 12-26-17

just amazing


narrator outstandingly performed every character
storyline kept always me intrigued about story
Maggie the most amazing character

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  • 12-12-17

A curates egg

Conceptually engaging, and dealing with challenging matters of relationships and death, a bit tidy in plot for me, and characters mixed. Reasonably entertaining however.

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  • anasta
  • 10-19-18

Excellent

Wasn't sure of this format at first, but I stuck with it and then admired the skill the author shows with it.
It really shows how people can live together and never really know everything about each other....
One small point - I didn't think that the main female subject of the book had the right name. Perhaps I could have believed in her fully as a girl from a Council house in Margate if she'd had a different name....as Catherine has connotations ( to me, anyway) of middle/upper classe s...even royalty. Maybe Cathy would have suited more?

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  • Den Tanser
  • 11-01-18

Memories to have

An excellent read it or listen to a marriage love story with details and passing

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  • M. Chamberlain
  • 10-15-18

What a clever and compelling idea for a story.

I really enjoyed this novel, it was particularly good as it was brought to vivid life by the brilliant reading. The many characters were portrayed with authentic voices. The device of the box of tapes retelling the moments from a long relationship worked well.

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  • 01-09-18

Like pulling teeth

God this was terrible. The story was superficial and cliched, the narrator had the uncanny ability to make every character annoying. Was about 4 hours longer than it should have been and I rejoiced when it was over.

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  • 01-28-19

very engaging.

excellent narration. poem in graveyard quite heart wrenching. loved the characters. Catherine Sian April Maggie

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-07-18

A must

Excellent read great narration. a mixture of laughter sadness every emotion possible a real thought provoked.I loved it

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