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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: V. E. Schwab

Narrated By: Julia Whelan

Date: October 2020

Duration: 17 hours 10 minutes


'[Narrator Julia] Whelan's performance is unforgettable in this darkly romantic fantasy about one young woman cursed always to be forgotten...Her depiction of the darkness is smooth with a low cadence, capturing listeners' attention and their heart strings.' -- Booklist

In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force.

A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.


A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

'This epic story, spanning three centuries and two continents, is expertly narrated by Julia Whelan...This is a transporting listen, and these characters will stick with you for a long time.' -- Bookpage, starred review

'Julia Whelan's steady rhythm perfectly conveys the ups and downs of Addie LaRue's life, which take place over 300 years...Her voice fits each moment, making Addie's journey both sobering at times and unforgettable.' -- AudioFile Magazine


  • Bruce R C.

    Magnificent. Many books are referred to as “page turners,” suggesting that you can’t wait to see what next happens. Addie LaRue allows you to celebrate the page you’re reading, loving and living every moment and allowing you to fully experience the journey. This is one of my all time favorites. My biggest problem is not knowing what next to read that could possibly withstand comparison to this phenomenal book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Natalie T.

    New favorite! Beautifully written and the narrator brought the soul of this book to life! Well done!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Erica R.

    Great premise, plot goes at an easy pace, a bit light in the writing, which is a perfect listen for housework or a commute. BUT I almost gave up on it when two huge historical errors pierced the integrity of story. AUTHOR, PLEASE NOTE: Sacre Coeur was not built til late 19th century, and Vermeer painted The Girl with the Pearl Earring (not Rembrandt).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Ruthy B.

    A great story, well written. Loved the moments in different time periods.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Tracy C.

    Interesting premise, the writing is lovely and i couldn’t wait to hear more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Carol M.

    Interesting take on an ages old philosophical question. I found it intriguing to explore the ramifications of her choice and how it played out over the centuries.

  • Darlene D.

    Love love love love this book to infinity

  • Anonymous

    “I want you to see me too” This is definitely a slow book but it’s not a bad thing. This is the type of book that people will write essays about in twenty years.

  • Deborah H.

    I really enjoyed this — haven’t read anything else quite like it! Could have done without the sexual descriptions, bit that’s the advantage of an audio book —you can skip right through it. The narrator was awesome —the perfect low, sexy voice , especially for Luc! Highly recommend.

  • Kristen L.

    This is a full rich story that will have you asking yourself questions about life and love and God and the devil and freedom and loneliness... all while telling a compelling and whimsical story.. I think I would have given it 5 stars if I agreed with everything that the author concluded about said questions, but that's just me. Any time an author puts God and the devil in a story she risks alienating part of her audience at least a little. All things considered, she didn't alienate me too badly. The narrator was fantastic. She speaks in a nice voice and gets all of the character voices perfectly and consistently making it a very nice listen.

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