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  • Lives Like Mine

  • By: Eva Verde
  • Narrated by: Jessica Alade
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Summary

Mother.

To three small children, their heritage dual like hers.

Daughter.

To a mother who immigrated to make a better life but has been rejected by her chosen country.

Wife.

To a man who loves her but who will not defend her to his intolerant family.

Woman....

Whose roles now define her and trap her in a life she no longer recognises....

Meet Monica, the flawed heroine at the heart of Lives Like Mine.

With her three children in school, Monica finds herself wondering if this is all there is. Despite all the effort and the smiles, in the mirror she sees a woman hollowed out from putting everyone else first, tolerating her in-laws’ intolerance and wondering if she has a right to complain when she’s living the life that she has created for herself.

Then along comes Joe, a catalyst for change in the guise of a flirtatious parent on the school run. Though the sudden spark of their affair is hedonistic and oh so cathartic, Joe soon offers a friendship that shows Monica how to resurrect and honour the parts of her identity that she has long suppressed. He is able to do for Monica what Dan has never managed to, enabling her both to face up to a past of guilty secrets and family estrangements, and to redefine her future. 

©2021 Eva Verde (P)2021 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Boring

Just one long stream of consciousness. Nothing happens, no real character growth, just a depiction of horrible people doing and saying terrible things. Watching paint dry would be far more interesting.

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Needed a different narrator

The narrators voice was really boring and monotone. She reflected no emotion at all and I nearly gave up listening g on several occasions due to this.

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Amazing read

Absolutely loved this Audio Book, was gutted when it finished. Very talented Author. Thoroughly Recommend

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