Love Stories: Uplifting True Stories about Love from the Internationally Bestselling Author of Boy Swallows Universe Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Trent Dalton, Australia's best-loved writer, goes out into the world and asks a simple, direct question: "Can you please tell me a love story?"
A blind man yearns to see the face of his wife of 30 years. A divorced mother has a secret love affair with a priest. A geologist discovers a three-minute video recorded by his wife before she died. A tree lopper's heart falls in a forest. A working mum contemplates taking photographs of her late husband down from her fridge. A girl writes a last letter to the man she loves most, then sets it on fire. A palliative care nurse helps a dying woman converse with the angel at the end of her bed. A renowned 100-year-old scientist ponders the one great earthly puzzle he was never able to solve: "What is love?"
Endless stories. Human stories. Love stories.
Inspired by a personal moment of profound love and generosity, best-selling author, and one of Australia's finest journalists, Trent Dalton spent two months in 2021 speaking to people from all walks of life, asking them one simple and direct question: "Can you please tell me a love story?" The result is an immensely warm, poignant, funny, and moving book about love in all its guises, including observations, reflections, and stories of people falling into love, falling out of love, and never letting go of the loved ones in their hearts. A heartfelt, deep, wise, and tingly tribute to the greatest thing we will never understand and the only thing we will ever really need: love.
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 7 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||27 October 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 33 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
1 in Fiction Short Stories
1 in Short Stories (Books)
1 in Romance Anthologies & Short Stories
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I preordered this audiobook then counted the days to its release like a kid waiting for Christmas.
I desperately wanted these stories to thrum in my chest and resonate with the sort of love I know to be true and real. So much expectation, but Trent Dalton does not disappoint.
I’m not yet finished because I want to savour each beautiful story, and continue sitting on the corner of Adelaide and Albert.