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  • Impossible To Forget

  • By: Imogen Clark
  • Narrated by: Bronwen Price
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (77 ratings)

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Summary

In this poignant novel from million-copy bestselling author Imogen Clark, an extraordinary final wish brings five lives together forever.

Just turned eighteen, Romany is on the cusp of taking her first steps into adulthood when tragedy strikes, and she finds herself suddenly alone without her mother, Angie, the only parent she has ever known. In her final letter, Angie has charged her four closest friends with guiding Romany through her last year of school—but is there an ulterior motive to her unusual dying wish?

Each of the four guardians possesses an outlook on life that Angie wants to give her daughter as a legacy. Three of them have known each other since university: the eternally nomadic and exotically named Tiger; the shy and practical Leon with his untapped musical genius; and Maggie, a brilliant lawyer who doesn’t know her own abilities. But the fourth guardian is a mystery to the others: they’ve never even heard of former model Hope before…

As the guardians reflect on their friendship with Angie, it becomes apparent that this unusual arrangement is as much about them as it is about Romany. Navigating their grief individually and as a group, what will all five of them learn about themselves, their pasts—and the woman who’s brought them all together?

©2022 Blue Lizard Books Ltd. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic reviews

“Give to readers who enjoy domestic fiction with just a hint of conflict.”Library Journal

“Clark’s novel filled with family, friends, and love will surely give Cecelia Ahern and Julie Cohen fans another author to follow.”Booklist 

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Lots of different personalites

The person reading this story does it justice, making the characters come to life.

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Perfect narrator/story match

So many books I’ve heard have been spoiled by the narrator.
But this lovely book (which starts with a rather sad event, but fails to feel maudlin) is sympathetically told. The diverse range of characters - a motley crew of friends - all develop.
An easy listen for the summer

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Another gem from Imogen

Beautifully narrated and a story of relationships that keeps you listening late into the night! A very different set of characters all engaging.

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Very interesting and heartwarming story.

I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. Fabulously written and very entertaining indeed.

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  • Johnny L. Granquist
  • 16-04-22

Fabulous group of characters

I rarely write a review, but I so enjoyed this story with its well developed multi characters. Thanks

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  • boz
  • 15-02-22

Totally Forgettable

Boring is the word that comes to mind when I consider my overall response to the book. The title 'Impossible to Forget' conjured promises of remarkable characters. I found all the main characters to be nothing more than ordinary...to the extent of being just plain boring.

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  • Tiger
  • 12-02-22

Calm and Engaging

I'm usually an action. adventure reader but found myself in need for something calming. The storyline and narration were just that. Pointing us to the natural rhythm of life

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  • Kristine
  • 12-08-22

Great story about love and friendship

Such a great story. You get pulled into each characters story with wonderful writing. I feel you can relate to someone in this story of love, friendship and hope.

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  • Chris
  • 10-08-22

Awful

Totally banal. Struggled to finish. Characters uninteresting and predictable. I usually don't write reviews but this was so bad I had to.

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  • M. Hutton
  • 05-08-22

Rather Boring...

Based on the story synopsis, I didn't realize it would take almost 3/4 of the book before things get going. That's where I'm at now. Nothing special has happened yet really, silly plot lines thus far, and the emphasis of the book details about a girl losing her mother hasn't even happened yet. The first 75% of the book I am finding quite dull and I don't like all of the colloquialisms in the writing. The narrator is just OK, but not that engaging. I tried to "return" it but cannot, so I will likely listen a little further and see if something actually happens before leaving it. But if I knew then what I know now, I would not have ordered.

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  • Rita Rae
  • 11-06-22

Amazing Story!

A cast of best friends from college stroll through life hand in hand, arm in arm, enduring good times and bad until in death they are parted from one. The characters you will grow to love as deeply as they love each other.

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  • Diane
  • 26-05-22

Wonderful

I love the way this book shows the connection from past to the present. One persons actions can change so many lives.

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  • Kerri
  • 25-05-22

Enjoyable Listen

I really loved listening to this story during my commute to work! The story line was a little predictable towards the end, but the beginning had me guessing. Great read & another good book from Imogen Clark!

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  • ti
  • 14-05-22

So Warm and Comfortable

I believe the book starts out in the 80’s, when three college freshmen and an outside friend of one of them making four, begin relationships which wind up lasting a lifetime. So exquisite in her writing, the author so deftly paints her characters and what they are thinking and feeling. This is my second Imogen Clark read. The other was “Reluctantly Home”, which I also enjoyed. I recommend this book and also suggest that you treat yourself to the narrator who did such a bang up, fantastic job.