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Goodbye for Now - A Novel

Laurie Frankel

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Description:

In the spirit of ONE DAY, comes a fresh and warmhearted love story for the 21st century. Sometimes the end is just the beginning . . . Sam Elling works for an internet dating company, but he still can't get a date. So he creates an algorithm that will match you with your soul mate. Sam meets the love of his life, a coworker named Meredith, but he also gets fired when the company starts losing all their customers to Mr. and Ms. Right. When Meredith's grandmother, Livvie, dies suddenly, Sam uses his ample free time to create a computer program that will allow Meredith to have one last conversation with her grandmother. Mining from all her correspondence-email, Facebook, Skype, texts-Sam constructs a computer simulation of Livvie who can respond to email or video chat just as if she were still alive. It's not supernatural, it's computer science. Meredith loves it, and the couple begins to wonder if this is something that could help more people through their grief. And thus, the company RePose is born. The business takes off, but for every person who just wants to say good-bye, there is someone who can't let go. In the meantime, Sam and Meredith's affection for one another deepens into the kind of love that once tasted, you can't live without. But what if one of them suddenly had to? This entertaining novel, delivers a charming and bittersweet romance as well as a lump in the throat exploration of the nature of love, loss, and life (both real and computer simulated). Maybe nothing was meant to last forever, but then again, sometimes love takes on a life of its own.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirby Heyborne

Length:

11h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:38


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

22:35


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

10:18


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

31:30


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

02:30


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

14:34


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

16:27


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

14:39


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

17:17


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

29:33


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

34:31


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

11:52


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

14:12


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

21:40


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

26:33


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

23:59


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

19:52


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

08:09


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

34:29


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

11:41


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

36:16


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

21:03


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

36:32


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

16:43


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

21:28


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

29:38


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

17:13


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

19:53


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

33:58


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

13:32


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

15:54


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

17:10


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

19:36


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

10:56


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

22:48


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

15:14


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

00:32