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  • By: Julia Whelan
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (107 ratings)
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Thank You for Listening

By: Julia Whelan
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Summary

From the author of My Oxford Year, Julia Whelan’s uplifting novel tells the story of a former actress turned successful audiobook narrator—who has lost sight of her dreams after a tragic accident—and her journey of self-discovery, love, and acceptance when she agrees to narrate one last romance novel.

For Sewanee Chester, being an audiobook narrator is a long way from her old dreams, but the days of being a star on film sets are long behind her. She’s found success and satisfaction from the inside of a sound booth and it allows her to care for her beloved, ailing grandmother. When she arrives in Las Vegas last-minute for a book convention, Sewanee unexpectedly spends a whirlwind night with a charming stranger.

On her return home, Sewanee discovers one of the world’s most beloved romance novelists wanted her to perform her last book—with Brock McNight, the industry’s hottest, most secretive voice. Sewanee doesn’t buy what romance novels are selling—not after her own dreams were tragically cut short—and she stopped narrating them years ago. But her admiration of the late author, and the opportunity to get her grandmother more help, makes her decision for her.

As Sewanee begins work on the book, resurrecting her old romance pseudonym, she and Brock forge a real connection, hidden behind the comfort of anonymity. Soon, she is dreaming again, but secrets are revealed, and the realities of life come crashing down around her once more.

If she can learn to risk everything for desires she has long buried, she will discover a world of intimacy and acceptance she never believed would be hers.

©2022 Julia Whelan (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Loved this!!!!

Romance lovers, audio book lovers, Julia Whelan lovers, book lovers; do yourself a favour and pick this one up. Absolutely loved this. It was funny, sweet, had me grinning stupidly and laughing out loud so many times and also made sure we had our thoughtful moments too. For those of us who love romance novels and audiobooks, having a book bring together the world of making them and weave a wonderful story around it was fantastic. 5 stars all round!

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Brilliant

Everything about it was fantastic. I literally fear for what I listen to next. Brava xx

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excellent

loved this book, had lots of layers, lots of twists and turns. loved the narration too!

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Loved every minute

Julia Whelan can do no wrong! I could listen to her read a dictionary. This book was brilliant

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Great listen

It was a slow start but when you get into the book it picks up. The story was all about self-love and acceptance. Really enjoyed it.

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Outstanding

Julia Whelan is an exceptionally talented writer as well as a wonderful narrator. I loved this from start to finish. Intelligently and cleverly written, completely engaging and of course superbly narrated. Altogether outstanding!

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Very enjoyable!

I've been picking to listen to books that Julia Whelan narrates for years, so this was a no-brainer for me. And i totally enjoyed this book! She's not only the best narrators there is, but also a talented writer in her ewn right. I loved her style of writing and the witty dialogues. I see Julia's future in screenwriting, too. I am definitely looking forward to the next book!

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I found the main character frustrating, but it was a good story excellently narrated

I found the main protagonist a little hard to sympathise with. She isn’t particularly nice to the people around her at moments, yet they all love her anyway.

But I did enjoy this book despite the above and the narrator is excellent.

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Absolutely Perfect

What a talent Julia is. A gorgeous, deep, character led romance. Completely unpredictable and predictable all at the same time. I just loved it. So well written and so well executed. An absolute dream book for the genre. Seriously can’t wait… write another!!

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Good

Not going to lie it took me a while to get into it but once I did I was hooked. Both a good book and excellent narration. This is a book to be listened to rather than read.

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