Give as a Gift

Send this book as a Gift!

Book Rating (12)

Narrator Rating (2)

Sweet Sorrow

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: David Nicholls

Narrated By: Rory Kinnear

Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks

Date: July 2019

Duration: 13 hours 6 minutes


One life-changing summer, Charlie meets Fran...David Nicholls's highly anticipated new novel, narrated by Rory Kinnear

In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don't remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread.
Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope.

But if Charlie wants to be with Fran, he must take on a challenge that could lose him the respect of his friends and require him to become a different person. He must join the Company. And if the Company sounds like a cult, the truth is even more appalling.

The price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare.
Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood and the confusion of family life, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, searing explosion of first love that can only be looked at directly after it has burned out.

"Nicholls is fabulous on first love and Kinnear's narration strikes the perfect balance between teenage defiance and vulnerability." DAILY MAIL

'Such a beautiful book. Captures perfectly a moment in time we've all experienced.' GRAHAM NORTON

'He's such a genius. His novels are relatable and recognizable, but also surprising, breath-taking and life-enhancing' NINA STIBBE


  • Elaine S.

    Very easy reading and a simple tale to follow. I read this on holiday and found it easy to pick up and put down. It was humorous and quaint you will love Charlie’s character.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • David S.

    Easy reading, but not superficial. He deals with the potatoes of first love with sympathy and understanding. And all ends happily ever after...!

  • Rebecca E.

    Beautiful in its simplicity and turn of phrase. A very moving story, made me laugh and brought tears to my eyes.

Sweet Sorrow

by David Nicholls

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

Sweet Sorrow, David Nicholls
Sweet Sorrow, David Nicholls
This title is due for release on July 11, 2019.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
Sweet Sorrow, David Nicholls
This title is due for release on July 11, 2019
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
Sweet Sorrow, David Nicholls
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
Sweet Sorrow, David Nicholls

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.