Love and Other Words

Written by:
Christina Lauren
Narrated by:
Erin Mallon

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2018
8 hours 22 minutes
After a decade apart, childhood sweethearts reconnect by chance in New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren’s touching, romantic novel Love and Other Words…how many words will it take for them to figure out where it all went wrong?

The story of the heart can never be unwritten.

Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away.

But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos—the first and only love of her life—the careful bubble she’s constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macy’s entire world—growing from her gangly bookish friend into the man who coaxed her heart open again after the loss of her mother...only to break it on the very night he declared his love for her.

Told in alternating timelines between Then and Now, teenage Elliot and Macy grow from friends to much more—spending weekends and lazy summers together in a house outside of San Francisco devouring books, sharing favorite words, and talking through their growing pains and triumphs. As adults, they have become strangers to one another until their chance reunion. Although their memories are obscured by the agony of what happened that night so many years ago, Elliot will come to understand the truth behind Macy’s decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love.
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Melissa M.

Great book it got me deep in my emotions

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Annemarie G.

Why does the narrator sound consistently constipated and anxious? I understand that she tried to have "intense" emotions, but it came across like she can only be seriously depressed or like she is being choked while reading the book. The entire book sounded like someone had died... monotonous. I literally had a few eye-rolls while listening to the narration. So "deep" for no real reason at all. The story is sweet but very stereotypical and predictable. Easy to listen to no-brains-needed kind of book

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I loved this book and the narrator made it even better. This is definitely more of a light hearted read, but I enjoyed it.

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400+ pages of a miscommunication trope

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Made me feel things I haven’t felt in years. Most beautiful story about how absence makes the heart grow fonder. Narrator was just perfect. 10/10

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The narrator is awful, she sounds like an American news presenter reporting, the cadence is soooo jarring. I can’t listen any longer, I lasted 10mins! I’d rather read the book.

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Great book!! Love the love story

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Enjoyed it beginning to end!!

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Jennifer J.

I honestly cannot listen to this narrator. The way she reads comes across insincere, sarcastic, and not believable. I think she misses the tone of the characters completely. She reads every book the same way. Your better off reading this book on your own to fully enjoy it.

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Olivia M.

I love. I finished it in a day

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I've seen this book on Social media for so long so I gave it a chance, without reading anything about it, and honestly, it was okay, very predictable, but not bad if you just want a cute romance. The specific narrator, oh my. I see what she is trying to do, but why, throughout the whole entire book she sounds like she is constipated. The moments of lust, disappointment, dispear, shyness, literally everything is the same sound. Also the voice for men, why does it sound like they are being choked. I am sorry I am not trying to be this person, but I literally had to stop this book, because I was so annoyed with the narration.

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