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One Hundred Names (Special Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Cecelia Ahern
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (415 customer reviews)

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‘From the author of PS I Love You, this is the perfect summer’s day read … about what can be discovered if you look again at the ordinary’ Daily Express

‘An exquisitely crafted and poignant tale about finding the beauty that lies within the ordinary. Make space for it in your life.’ Heat

‘A captivating, heartwarming read. 4*’ Closer

‘Funny and touching – the perfect warm hug for an autumnal afternoon’ Woman

‘Completely gripping’ Essentials

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Special edition, with exclusive author Q&A!

The thoughtful and unique novel from the phenomenally popular author.

Journalist Kitty Logan’s career has been destroyed by scandal, and she now faces losing the woman who guided her and taught her everything she knew. At her mentor’s bedside, Kitty asks her – what is the one story she always wanted to write?

The answer lies in a file buried in Constance’s office: a list of one hundred names. There is no synopsis, no explanation, nothing else to explain what the story is or who these people are. The list is simply a mystery.

But before Kitty can talk to her friend, it is too late.

With everything to prove, Kitty is assigned the most important task of her life – to write the story her mentor never had the opportunity to. Kitty has to not only track down and meet the people on the list, but find out what connects them. And, in the process of hearing ordinary people’s stories, she uncovers Constance’s – and starts to understand her own…

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 881 KB
  • Print Length: 481 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0007350481
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (11 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007350465
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007350469
  • ASIN: B00810S9AO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (415 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,051 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Before embarking on her writing career, Cecelia Ahern completed a degree in journalism and media studies. Her first novel, PS, I Love You was one of the biggest-selling debut novels of 2004 and a number one bestseller. Her successive bestselling novels are Where Rainbows End, If You Could See Me Now, A Place Called Here, Thanks for the Memories, The Gift and The Book of Tomorrow. PS, I Love You became an International box office success, starring Hilary Swank, was a box office hit. Cecelia has also co-created the hit American television comedy series Samantha Who? In 2008 Cecelia won the award for Best New Writer at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Cecelia lives in County Dublin.

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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Everyone has a story to tell 26 Aug. 2012
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Cecelia Ahern's books - enjoyed PS I Love You and Thanks for the Memories, not so keen on The Gift or The Book of Tomorrow. Sometimes it seems like she has a great idea for a book, but doesn't quite manage to follow through with a believable or engaging story.

So, the premise for this one is that journalist Kitty is given a list of names by her dying mentor Constance, with no indication of who these people are or why Constance was so interested in them. This happens at a time when Kitty is at her lowest ebb and is in the midst of a crisis of conscience and confidence, having been successfully sued by a PE teacher she falsely accused of abusing two of his pupils. She feels she owes it to Constance to redeem her career and self-respect by proving that she can be an honest and principled journalist.

As she starts to work her way through the list of names, Kitty encounters a group of seemingly non-descript people who on the surface appear to have nothing in common, and she struggles to see why Constance should have pointed her in their direction. However as their stories develop it becomes clear to Kitty that, with most people, it's what goes on beneath the surface that counts.

This one definitely fell into the `hit' category for me. It's a light, funny and heartwarming read (albeit verging on the sentimental at times) but there's also a bit of an edge to it. My one criticism would be that things are tied up a little too neatly and predictably at the end, but overall this didn't spoil my enjoyment of this charming and very likeable book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars One hundred first names 9 Nov. 2012
By Tracey
Format:Kindle Edition
Didn't think this was up to Cecila Aherns usual standard, rather disappointing read. Nothing quirky or unusal about this book, normally I wonder how her imagination works as her books are unusual but this one misses the mark.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nice idea, but turned out very boring 19 Aug. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I was intrigued by the idea behind this book and looked forward to an exciting read. I was disappointed. The characters failed to spark my interest, including Kitty, the main character who I found to be actually quite unlikeable. The characters remained flat and uninteresting throughout, as did the "story". There were some sparks and highlights, such as the quirky and heart-warming story about Mary-Rose. Regrettably, the other interesting character died right at the start of the book. I found myself skimming faster and faster just to finish the book, getting little enjoyment. The book just wasn't real and engaging, the characters weren't believable.

The ending was ok, even though the reader would have hoped for something more after 300+ boring pages - something to make the time spent seem less wasted.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Everyone has a story to tell... 23 Aug. 2012
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
After enjoying `PS I Love You,' and `Where Rainbows End,' I was intrigued by the premise of `One Hundred Names,' and hoped it would be a return to form for Cecelia Ahern as I have been disappointed by her more recent offerings. After a slow start, the story began to gather momentum after protagonist Kitty had finally received the list of names and begun to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

Whilst all of the characters have distinguishing features and stories to tell, Kitty only actually interacted closely with six of the 100 names, which is a little disappointing considering the book is based on this intriguing idea. In a nutshell, Ahern's latest novel is about a down-on-her-luck journalist who is trying to write her late editors story from a list of names and although I still prefer her first two books, it is the most heartfelt story from her in a long time.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst Cecelia Ahern book ever.... 13 Sept. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm sorry to say this but this was one of the most dull books that I have read in ages. I love Cecelia Ahern's books and normally can't put them down but this was one was a non-story!! This should be in the free books....definitely not worth the £4.99 I paid for it
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars diapointed 16 Nov. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I usually love Cecilia aherns books but this one is so disappointing. its the type of book where you want something to happen and it never really does.The best thing about this book is the cover design.
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37 of 43 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One Hundred Names... didn't quite add up for me. 24 Aug. 2012
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I started this book with high hopes. Although I had never previously read a novel by Cecelia Ahern, I know she has many fans, and that all her previous books have been massive bestsellers. Sure enough, I quickly found myself drawn in to this story and firmly on the side of Kitty Logan, a journalist whose name is mud, thanks to her falsely accusing an innocent man on TV.

Thankfully, she still has one ally - Constance Dubois, her former boss and mentor, who is now sadly in hospital, ravaged with cancer. Constance tells Kitty that there was one news story she wished she had had time to write, and asks Kitty to track down the file. Inside the file is a list of one hundred names - none of which are familiar to Kitty. Maybe following up Constance's story will lead Kitty to redemption...

I think this is a great idea for a book and initially I enjoyed Kitty's attempts to make sense of the puzzle of names. However, I found that by introducing so many characters to the plot meant that it became very fragmented. I felt that the author handled each character's story in a rather clunky way too - no sooner had they met Kitty than they would launch into great long speeches about themselves. Not very realistic! I also found the end few chapters very cheesy and twee, and the writing seemed rushed as the author approached the finale. Sorry - this section of the book really didn't convince me.

Overall, I'm glad I read it. Ahern has a lovely writing style, she is funny and observant, but I felt she tried to pack too much into this one story, and I was left feeling disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful read
I can't help but think that people who didn't like this book just didn't really get it! It was a beautiful & understated story, very character driven which meant you really got a... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Sophie Cooke
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating
Brilliant story was hooked right from the start. Another thoroughly enjoyable journey from Cecelia, fast becoming one of my favourite authors.
Published 14 days ago by Anne Swan
2.0 out of 5 stars very disappointed
As a huge fan of Cecelia Ahern I have to say I am very disappointed. The book was boring and lacked a flow that I can't explain. Read more
Published 20 days ago by callawast
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic story
Published 22 days ago by Nicola
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
not as good as her other books. Lost interest in the characters
Published 23 days ago by sandy
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read but not her best
Probably not the best Ahern book and little depressing. If your a fan it's worth reading but not her best work
Published 24 days ago by MR M BOYD
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Published 27 days ago by kathy gough
4.0 out of 5 stars Imaginative
A lovely feel good read. Cecelia has an amazing imagination which leaves you guessing til the end. All makes sense eventually. Read more
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I love all Cecelia Ahern books!
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