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The Girl You Left Behind

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jojo Moyes

Narrated By: Clare Corbett, Penny Rawlins

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: August 2013

Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes


Look out for Jojo’s new book, Paris for One and Other Stories, available now.

Another New York Times bestseller by the author of Me Before You, After You, and One Plus One—a spellbinding story of two women united in their fight for what they love most.

Jojo Moyes’s word-of-mouth bestseller, Me Before You, catapulted her to wide critical acclaim and struck a chord with a wide range of readers everywhere. Now, with The Girl You Left Behind, Moyes returns with another irresistible heartbreaker—a breathtaking story of love, loss, and sacrifice told with her signature ability to capture our hearts.

Paris, 1916. Sophie Lefèvre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, Édouard, fights at the front. When their town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Sophie is forced to serve them every evening at her hotel. From the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie’s portrait—painted by her artist husband—a dangerous obsession is born, one that will lead Sophie to make a dark and terrible decision. Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before his sudden death. After a chance encounter reveals the portrait’s true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history and Liv’s world is turned upside all over again.


  • Pamela H

    Both sad and inspirational have a look inside the tragedy of war

  • Fred

    We loved this book! A great historical novel about the German occupation of France. Jojo Moyes is always good but this one was one of the best!

  • Priscilla Demont

    One of the best audio books I've listened to in a while. Loved the parallel lives of the two women, and how each carried their love within themselves to go on. Strength and beauty. Very emotional.

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Girl You Left Behind, Jojo Moyes