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Narrated by Casey Holloway
Source: From Publisher
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. She’s stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s in seat 18C. Hadley’s in 18A.
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.
Another great audiobook by Hachette! This is the second one that I have listened to that was narrated by Casey Holloway. I really enjoy her voice. It sounds very crisp and clean. Also, she is very good with accents which proves in this book. She had to test her skills with a british and irish accent and did very well, if I may say so. There is one other audiobook that Casey has narrated that I may end up having to get, just due to the fact that she was the reader.
So our book starts off with Hadley running late to catch her plane to London. We soon find out that Hadley is going on her trip for her father’s wedding. She has not seen her Dad in a year and is not really happy about the upcoming nuptials. This is where she meets Oliver. In the airport, waiting for their departure. He offers to give her a hand with her bags and they end up spending quite a lot of time together. They soon find out that they are close to each other on the plane and that is where they really get to know each other.
Hadley cannot understand how she is able to feel so close to Oliver after such a short time and she ends up telling him everything about her family and about her father. He tries to talk her through all of it including her claustrophobia.
I enjoyed the character of Hadley. Being the product of a blended family on both Mom and Dad’s side, I totally understand her frustration and her feeling of loss. She just wants her family to come back together and is very angry with her father for letting it all fall apart. I cried through a few father/daughter moments in this book and thought back to my childhood! I remember being in Hadley’s shoes.
Oliver….Oh, Oliver! He is perfect for Hadley, but also going through quite a family twist of his own. I think it was fate that brought them both together. Oliver helped Hadley in many ways in just a short 24 hour period.
My version of Oliver:)
The ending of the book ended sweetly, but with no hint of how the future would play out for these characters. I guess we just have to actually use our imaginations!
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