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The Lost for Words Bookshop: A Novel

The Lost for Words Bookshop: A Novel

Written by Stephanie Butland

Narrated by Imogen Church


The Lost for Words Bookshop: A Novel

Written by Stephanie Butland

Narrated by Imogen Church

ratings:
4.5/5 (248 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 19, 2018
ISBN:
9781427297747
Format:
Audiobook

Description

The Lost for Words Bookshop is a compelling, irresistible, and heart-rending audiobook from author Stephanie Butland

Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show you.

Into her hiding place—the bookstore where she works—come a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries.

Someone has found out about her mysterious past. Will Loveday survive her own heartbreaking secrets?

Publisher:
Released:
Jun 19, 2018
ISBN:
9781427297747
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Stephanie Butland lives with her family near the sea in the North East of England. She writes in a studio at the bottom of her garden, and when she's not writing, she trains people to think more creatively. For fun, she reads, knits, sews, bakes, and spins. She is an occasional performance poet. Stephanie is the author of The Lost for Words Bookshop.


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  • (5/5)
    A delightful book - one that deals with some dark themes. An addictive read full of heart and memorable characters. Highly recommended.
  • (5/5)
    This book was full
    Of
    Literary references of long ago books, quotes and just the awesomeness of the characters made it inspiring and a book I’d like to keep. Loveday is more than just a beautiful name.
  • (5/5)
    Loved this book. Wish I could put into words how it made my heart feel.
  • (4/5)
    Quite perfect vacation-listening. Calm in rhythm but a steady flow in the story. I did not mind the narrators voices of different characters, but can see why many have a hard time getting past them. I like this narrators' readingstyle, and it suited well for this book. Overall a good listen, captivating enough, but not too captivating to disturb the moments I could not listen - I easily get "stuck" in stories and too captivating stories take me too far from reality sometimes.
  • (3/5)
    I liked being in the head of the main character. Sweet book
  • (5/5)
    I liked it. I felt I could connect with the characters.
  • (5/5)
    I love Stephanie Butland's writing style in this book. It is witty and often funny. The characters are so real, and there are plot twists I didn't expect. Definitely one of my favorite books I've read (listened to) this year!
  • (5/5)

    2 people found this helpful

    I’m so glad I stuck with it. The narrator’s voice is beyond irritating when she does any other voice besides the main character. However, after awhile I stopped cringing at the narration and grew to love all the characters.

    2 people found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Such a fantastic genre-bending book. It's categorized as romance, but it's part suspense, part women's fiction, part romance (though not steamy or banal). It's filled with rich characters, and the loving representation of the narrator's abusive father shook the earth for me, because that's how complicated humans can be. Great read!

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    This was such a beautiful story. The narration is always perfect with Imogen. There was mystery, a love story and so much more. If you’re looking for a book to read that on the surface seems simple and light but has wonderful depth, this is the one for you!

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    This book was a wonderful surprise. The quirky characters made it very real. The author artfully unfolded the plot keeping me wondering the entire time. I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (4/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    I really enjoyed this book. The characters are vivid and well developed. It is a story about a traumatized young woman’s road to healing and trust. I really limed that strong sense of connection with books and literature I generally like Imogen Church’s narration but this was not one of her better ones and the voice for the male characters in particular was irritating.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Amazing. I read, cried and felt every emotion. Very real and honest, in ways that I could identify with.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Loved getting to know the characters in this book, and a bookstore is always a winner.
    Have to agree with what another listener noted though, the voice of the reader was terrible whenever she read anyone else but the main character.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    This book made me care for a character over time, in such a unique way, by peeling on layer after another. It is endearing to have the love for books explained through someone else's eyes.

    1 person found this helpful