This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance by Jonathan Evison

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance

Jonathan Evison with Susan Boyce (Narrator)

6 hours, 36 minutes first pub 2015 (editions)

fiction contemporary emotional lighthearted medium-paced


With her husband Bernard two years in the grave, seventy-nine year old Harriet Chance sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise only to discover through a series of revelations that she's been living the past sixty years of her life under entir...

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Community Reviews Summary of 584 reviews


emotional 61%
reflective 61%
sad 38%
adventurous 30%
dark 30%
lighthearted 30%
funny 7%
hopeful 7%
inspiring 7%
relaxing 7%
tense 7%


medium 84%
slow 7%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 30% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 87% | Yes: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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