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The Wish

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Will Collyer, Mela Lee

11 Hours 42 Minutes

Hachette Book Group USA

September 2021

Audio Book Summary

From the author of The Longest Ride and The Return comes a novel about the enduring legacy of first love, and the decisions that haunt us forever.
1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind . . . until she met Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island. Handsome, genuine, and newly admitted to West Point, Bryce showed her how much there was to love about the wind-swept beach town—and introduced her to photography, a passion that would define the rest of her life.

By 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. She splits her time between running a successful gallery in New York and photographing remote locations around the world. But this year she is unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, struggling to come to terms with a sobering medical diagnosis. Increasingly dependent on a young assistant, she finds herself becoming close to him.

As they count down the last days of the season together, she begins to tell him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier—and the love that set her on a course she never could have imagined.

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    My husband and I listened in the car and we both enjoyed it very much. I really likes the voices and the characters were very realistic

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  • Connie S.

    I loved this sweet, heartbreaking love story. I fell in love with Maggie’s son Mark. Will’s voice was perfect for this character.

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  • Nancy K.

    I really enjoyed this sweet & beautiful story. The narration was so good that I could really visualize these wonderful characters. The only reason I did not give it a 5 star rating is because I found the story to be a too predictable. I prefer more of a twist & I was able to predict the ending. But all in all, I totally enjoyed listening to this story & I fell in love with the characters.

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  • Anita L.

    So good!! Loved the journey that brought both smiles and tears. Narration was well done. Totally recommend this one!

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  • JoAnne D.

    Felt like I was a part of the journey.. emotionally charged.. laughter and tears..Narration was fantastic!!!

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  • Karen H.

    I started to listen to this book and felt disappointed. I couldn’t identify with the narrators and wondered why we were taken back and forth to the present character(Maggie) and her teenage self. Patience is a virtue! I continued to listen and soon felt a part of this sad, yet beautiful story. I loved this book and I just finished listening to it, I already miss the characters. Beautiful story.

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  • Glynette S.

    Beautiful story, lots of tears.

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  • Anonymous

    This book is beautifully written and narrated wonderfully. Listening covers all emotions. Moments where I smiled, moments when I was sad, moments where I had to continue listening, moments where I teared up, moments where I was surprised. One of the best ones by far..

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  • Shyree R.

    This book was a great book!! Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it

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