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Meet Me in Another Life

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Thora and Santi keep meeting. Sometimes they are friends, lovers, parents, siblings, enemies, younger, older, but they always meet up in Cologne. They start to remember and work out there is a pattern, but what is the reason behind it? A good plot, but swamped by endless soul searching, over analysing their relationships again and again, and Thora is just not a likeable character.
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With thanks to #Netgalley and #HarperCollinsUKaudio for an audio ARC of #MeetMeInAnotherLife by #CatrionaSilvey. 
This isn’t my usual type of read, but i was intrigued by the blurb. 
Thora and Santi meet as Students in Cologne in Germany.  They are both curious souls who are seeking more in life. 
A few days later tragedy strikes…. But this is only the begining. 
Santi and Thora find themselves in multiple existences, always in the same city and always together but in different relationship roles. Friends, lovers, teacher and pupil, siblings, father and daughter, enemies and more. 
The question is why is this happening and how can they stop these endless existences?
The book started as quite an emotional story, but an element of science fiction crept in. 
I genuinely wasn’t sure where this book was heading or how it could possibly end. It kept me very much on the edge of my seat. 
Catriona Silvey writes with great descriptions and with beautiful emotion. Her style reminds me of Carmel Harrington and Emma Cooper. 
This story is truely unique and it’s stayed in my head since finishing it at silly o’clock this morning. 
It’s one of those stories that you need to read more than once to truely appreciate. 
My only slight critisism is that it did drag a little in the middle. It felt like the story was going round in circles, but that said it was most definitely worth sticking with.
The audio is narrated with true empathy to the story by Kristin Atherton
A highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me. 
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Thankyou to netgalley and the publisher for allowing me a copy of this book,. Unfortunately this was a DNF for me. I was really looking forward to this book and the concept intrigued me but i think for me there were just a few too many different timelines, some ending really quickly and some going into more depth but in some stages i was getting confused as to which timeline we were in and i had to put it down. I did enjoy the narrators through this audiobook but the plot just wasnt for me.
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With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an audio arc of this book, all opinions expressed here are my own.

Meet Me In Another Life by Catriona Silvey is a story that will keep you entranced til the very end.

Thora and Santi have a chance encounter in a local pub. Then they keep meeting. Is it fate or is there more going on? Life after life they reunite. Friends, lovers, teachers, siblings, family. Their lives are always entwined. 

The narrator did an excellent job. It was well paced and kept me engaged in the story.

It’s hard to say much about the story without spoilers but I found the book well written and enjoyable. An entertaining four star read for me. I feel like it would be perfect for fans of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Meet Me In Another Life by Catriona Silvey is available on the 8th of July.
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Wow, this book will stick with me for quite some time. It’s full of emotion, tugs right at your heart and hooks you right in.
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I listened to this book on audio and it was definitely the right format. The narration was really good and  I absolutely loved it and felt really immersed in the story.
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Meet Me in Another Life is beautiful. Each and every chapter exposes a different version of Santi and Thora. different but the same, they have been brother and sister, husband and wife, parent and child, friends and enemies.

The narrator is fantastic. Each chapter is based on different (but same) characters which gives nice natural breaks when listening. You are invested in the characters in the chapter and almost forget that there is a bigger picture. The author does a great job of bringing you into their current world whilst they begin to piece together the real world. As the story develops you cant help but cheer them on, hope they find they answers they need. The end is full of twists and turns, with even more twists and turns, I loved every minute of it.

Almost Cloud Atlas like, but with the intensity of The Time Travellers Wife, but equally completely different.

Thank you so much for this ARC.
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Oh my. Catriona Silvey’s ‘Meet Me in Another Life’ is one of these books that will stay in my mind for a long while. I have listened to it in the audio format, and I’m so glad I did. Thora and Santi come to live so amazingly in Kristin Atherton’s narration in each and every life they lead throughout ‘Meet Me in Another Life’.

Cologne is the city where Thora and Santi meet again and again, their lives entangled, their futures always correlated. I loved how different and yet similar each life they had led was, their personalities forming and affecting another. And stars and love for them always uniting them even if they saw the world completely differently. I had my suspicions of where the story going, but I absolutely loved the journey, the little tips and changes you could see in each life, in each story, the whole narrative coming together through the cracks. ‘Meet Me in Another Life’ is definitely a book I’ll be revisiting.
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This was a very concept led story with brilliant narration that at times gave me goosebumps. For me, the concept at times became very theological and took over from the plot, but that didn't completely overwhelm the overall book. It was unexpected, but also dazzling.
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This was unfortunately a miss for me. 
The premise was exciting and I liked the characters and their (many) interactions. 
But I hated the writing style. Maybe this was highlighted by the narration but it felt like the author had a personal hate of commas. And that every other sentence began with ‘he/she/*character name* .....’ 
an interesting premise and actually some beautiful lines but overall a disappointment
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Thank you Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book.

Thora and Santi dive into relationships over different lives and times, a story of their lives coming together over space and time.  An emotional, heartbreaking and mesmerising story perfectly narrated.
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Firstly, I really enjoyed the narration. It suited the story and characters well.
In the beginning I loved this book. I have read many similar concepts where characters replay lives over and over, but this was different in that they are different each time; the same people in different relationships with each other and at different ages. 
There was a part where I started to feel bored, that the story was going on for too long. Knowing the end, perhaps it had to be like that, but I would have enjoyed it more if just a few of those lives had been cut. 
I would encourage readers to persevere though. The pace picks up again and the end is brilliant. Heartbreaking and beautiful.
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Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with this audio arc!

Amazing!!! I really loved this!
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Living in Germany I thought I would really enjoy this book but there were some early serious issues with things like a teacher leaving a class of 7 year olds alone to wander around a museum on a school trip and a bizarre teacher parent conference. I think this book just needed some good editing but because it wasn't well edited this meant I could not carry on.
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A wonderful, well plotted tale of love, friendships and hope.
Thora and Santi keep finding each other through multiple lives.  They meet as lovers, friends, teacher and pupil to name just a few in different lives, but what is the link.  Why do they keep finding each other?  What is the connection.
Well plotted and beautifully written.  
This story will pull you in and keep you captivated until the end. 
For fans of any genre, this is highly recommended.
Well narrated as an audiobook and a pleasure to listen to.
Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley in allowing me to read in return for a review.
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When I first started to listen to this audio book, I expected something completely different from what I got. That is the joy of this novel.

The story is incredibly well written, and the different lives lived by the characters are truly real , and we learn to love the characters, will all their many flaws and incarnations.

For the first half of the novel, I didn't really understand what was going on, and I am sure that was completely intentional by the author- however there were a couple of times that I nearly gave up, as I felt it went on a bit!

I am so glad I didn't, as the story really starts to develop in the second half, and the mystery starts to unfold. I thought this was a straightforward story about reincarnation - I was very very wrong!

In the end I really enjoyed the book, and I loved the final twist - just when you think you have it all sorted out- another twist hits you in the last 15 minutes.

The narration was great, there was no doubt as to who was male or female, who was Spanish or English, all was handled beautifully, and the moods of the characters, of which there were many changes, were handled really well, and the narrator brought the novel to life.

I would really recommend this novel, with the caviat that you need to stick with it through the first half- it's worth it I promise.
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This was a story of love that truly captures your heart.  Kristin Atherton was superb as the narrator. It was a pleasure listening to this fantastic novel through audiobook. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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This is a story about Thora and Santi, who meet briefly as students in Cologne. And then they meet as teacher and student in Cologne. Then as father and daughter. At one point they’re brother and sister. They find themselves stuck in a cycle, living their lives over and over again - but always with a different twist.

I enjoyed reading about each of their lives, I thought each little story was well crafted and I loved that we saw so many versions of Thora and Santi. It’s so rare that we get the opportunity to know our main characters so well - but, honestly, I did get to the point where I was asking “when are we going to look for the answers??” When are we going to look for the man in the blue coat? What do the stars MEAN? I was glad it wasn’t a simple love story with Thora and Santi pulled together no matter what, but it did take a long time to get to the plot twist an that's the only reason I didn't give 5 stars.

I had a few theories as the story progressed and I was pleased that none of them were right! How refreshing!

Also, I have to say that Kristin Atherton was superb as the narrator. Since a narrator can make or break an audiobook, I was thrilled with this match.
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This book really wasn’t what I was expecting. 
Meet Me In Another Life plays with the idea that some people are meant to meet, regardless of their situation and each chapter of this book shows a different life in which Thora and Santi meet each other. In some instances they are the same age and become good friends or lovers, others their relationship is that of a parent and child, siblings, student and teacher, etc. Although this is very clever, it’s also my issue with this book. Although the format does allow you to understand them and their characteristics, in each new version they have different experiences and that can change their outlooks drastically so it’s only at the end that I really felt I understood them in any way. It’s also odd to me that their relationships varied so much and I’m still unsure if I am supposed to want them to be together romantically, when I have read instances of one looking after the other as a baby, or being an adopted parent to the other. 
I found the ending to be underwhelming, and the very end to be predictable. I think this is because I have read so many books about parallel universes or people able to relive lives, and this book felt very standard to that sub genre. Having said that, I think this would be a great starting point for those who haven’t read the trope, and it would be a very good and accessible entry. 
I listened to the audio for this book and would recommend that. The narrator manages to differentiate between the different versions of the characters well, showing different ages and characteristics without detracting from the story.
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Well, this took an unexpected turn!

I went into this book without knowing much about it and honestly I think that’s the best way to do it! 

The first half is a little slow but fascinating, each chapter is dedicated to a different life of Thora and Santi. Each time we’re in Cologne but their relationship to each other is different, they may be lovers, parent and child, teacher and student, colleagues, best friends, siblings etc. Their lives differ in other ways too but it always comes back to Cologne and Santi and Thora. Just as the characters get to know each other so does the reader get to know them, this section is perhaps a smidgen too long from a pacing point of view but once you’ve gotten to the end you also realise that it’s peppered with little clues about what’s really happening. 

The second half is much faster paced, again perhaps a little too fast as there’s a lot to pack in. Without spoiling things too much, this book takes a very sci-fi turn. With this switch in tone there’s a lot of ground to cover. I enjoyed the reveal and how it played out but I would have liked it to be expanded on a bit more.

I listened to this book as an audiobook and really enjoyed the narration. Santi and Thora had their own unique voices and it was read at the ideal pace. 

This is a book that really makes you think, about fate, how well you can really know someone and what really matters in life. 

Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for an arc in exchange for an honest review.
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