Losing Hope: A Novel Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Sometimes in life, in order to move forward you must face the past...
Number-one New York Times best-selling author Colleen Hoover held listeners spellbound with her novel Hopeless, the story of what happened when a troubled girl named Sky encountered a long-lost childhood friend, Dean Holder. With Holder’s help, Sky uncovered shocking family secrets and came to terms with memories and emotions that had left deep scars.
Hopeless was Sky’s story. Now, in Losing Hope, we finally learn the truth about Dean Holder.
Haunted by the little girl he couldn’t save from imminent danger, Holder’s life has been overshadowed by feelings of guilt and remorse. He has never stopped searching for her, believing that finding her would bring him the peace he needs to move on. However, Holder could not have anticipated that he would be faced with even greater pain the moment they reconnect.
In Losing Hope, Holder reveals the way in which the events of Sky’s youth affected him and his family, leading him to seek his own redemption in the act of saving her. But it is only in loving Sky that he can finally begin to heal himself.
- Click above for unlimited listening to select audiobooks, Audible Originals, and podcasts.
- One credit a month to pick any title from our entire premium selection — yours to keep (you'll use your first credit now).
- You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
- $14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel online anytime.
People who viewed this also viewed
People who bought this also bought
Related to this topic
|Listening Length||10 hours and 33 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||August 13, 2013|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #2,894 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#53 in Coming of Age Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#118 in Family Life Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#171 in Contemporary Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
We get a good glimpse of his emotions during Hopeless but that isn’t the same as the entire story from his point of view.
Hopeless is also a five bright glittery stars. Just a fabulous series. These characters just grab hold and don’t let go even after the last word has been written. I don’t remember if I cried during Hopeless but I definitely sobbed during this one. Amazing writing and amazing story.
Top reviews from other countries
The fact that he was struggling to understand the fact that he thought he knew his sister, he thought he understood her tears her smiles I think anyone, if they are honest don't truly understand their siblings true feelings and emotions.
I feel it incredibly difficult to understand how a mother feels after losing a child. I believe that Colleen captured a great deal of Beth's devastation, emotions and actions for her lose.
Also and understanding as to why Harper was never informed of the true heartache that happened as he was still blaming himself for not protecting Hope,
I absolutely adored Daniel he never held anything back not matter what was happening his nicknames for people were hilarious, **** nugget, buttshark and Val short for Valium. My favourite is Daniels story about the store room cupboard Prince Charming and Cindrella.
It was great to understand how much Harper was affected when Hope realizes who she really is; I think he was more distraught than her at the time.
The note book moments are sometimes heartbreaking to read, my meltdown moment was chapter forty-eight I dropped my kindle and sobbed like a baby I needed a breather, time for a tea break.
My favourite quote of my life I think
"In order to miss someone, that means you were privileged enough to have the in your life to begin with"
Yes this book was necessary Colleen
Sky is the beacon of light Holder needs during this whole story and watching them both being able to lean on each other and help each other through the worst possible things that could happen to them is beautiful. Sky is strong and gorgeous and honestly, I love her bravery so much. No matter what she’s faced with she comes out fighting in the end and being able to see Holder’s thoughts on her throughout it is incredible. I do love and a appreciate a male POV.
Holder, this man is what every girl needs in her life. He’s handsome and strong and his will to fight for what he loves shines brightly. He makes mistakes and he owns up to them, he’s the first to acknowledge his wrong doings and sets about to make them right. The pain and heartbreak this guy goes through in this book leaves you bawling your eyes out and feeling for him but even with everything he goes through he barrels through like the amazing man he is.
Losing Hope is heartbreaking and beautiful. It’s a book about regret and forgiveness. It reaches a hard subject but Colleen writes it perfectly.
I forgot just how much I love this story, how much it consumed me when I first read it and I’m glad that I decided a re-read was needed because I just fell in love with Sky and Holder all over again.
Colleen’s trade mark beautiful writing has a lyrical almost poetic feel to it, the beauty of the words belie the horror lurking within the pages. There is a sense of despair that emanates from within the words, a feeling of inevitability you just can’t escape. The feeling of foreboding increases with each page turned. The prologue within Hopeless sets the tone – repetition of the prologue within the main part of the story reinforces the imagery and emotions sharply within the imagination immersing the reader completely.
Very difficult issues are dealt with – as a reader and also as a mother I found myself trying to make sense of the incomprehensible. The mind is a fantastic thing, protecting itself from trauma. Revelations in the form of dreams/flashbacks pave the way for the brutality of the ultimate exposé as the plot peaks.
Sky is a wonderful character, there are so many facets to her, it’s like peeling the layers of an onion. She has a terrific relationship with her mother and her best friend. Although some of her actions are questionable the reasoning behind them only adds to endear her to the reader.
First impression of Holder make you question his intentions toward Sky. His anger management issues count against him until you scratch away that hard shell of his. I have to say I loved seeing his point of view in Losing Hope, however, there was an incident at the start of that book which really altered my opinion of him. I didn’t like it one bit and it took quite a while for me to get over it. Yes, I am aware that grief causes people to do things they normally wouldnt’ but still, really didn’t like that incident :*(
The chemistry between Sky and Holder is electric but it is the tenderness and emotion they share which makes their relationship tug at even the hardest of hearts. Best non-kissing scene EVER ♥
At the risk of being pedestrian, the thing that stands out in these books is that sense of HOPE. While events in our lives, especially the traumatic ones, shape the people we become, they do not define us.
NEVER LOSE HOPE♥
From Hopeless we know that Sky is not Sky, but instead she is Hope. A girl who was abducted, although told she was adopted, and grew up living a secret lie. She meets Dean Holder, who turns her world upside down. They become friends but the attraction is too great and they become boyfriend/girlfriend. But Dean has a secret himself. And that secret is that he knows Sky’s true identity, he witnessed her being taken. In the story we get to see Dean’s life with Hope, during Hope going missing, and the after.
I already knew, going into Losing Hope, that I like Dean Holder’s character from Hopeless. But only after he redeemed himself tenfold part way through the book. He has this awful secret that you don’t actually know anything about until nearer the end of the story, that is when you find out that Holder already knows Sky, but he knows her by the name Hope. The book explains all of his feelings towards Hope, and the guilt that crushed him as a little boy, for letting his best friend be taken, for not protecting her. But he also carries this guilt about his dead twin sister, for not being able to save her. He starts to write letters to his sister, knowing that she can’t see them, but as a sort of therapy and he pours his heart out in them so you are left in no doubt how he is feeling.
I liked that you get to see it from the other point of view. It helps you understand his actions, how emotionally turbulent the whole situation is for him, when he thinks he’s found Hope, then when he finds out more about his sister, and what could possibly have caused her to commit suicide. It’s a more emotional read than Hopeless because Holder has experienced loss, loss like a young boy shouldn’t, and loss like a teenage boy shouldn’t. You appreciate his story a lot more after reading this.
Aside from being emotionally charged the story is told in quite a funny way. Having access to Holder’s thoughts as he interacts with Sky is fun, it’s cute and you already know how Sky reacts so it’s like your spying! I always feel like your spying on the boy when you get to read their POV.
Definitely one to be read after Hopeless.
Once again, I have Colleen Hoover to blame for my lack of sleep. I read this book in two days, each time staying up until the early hours of the morning. It's yet another one of Colleen's books that I just couldn't bring myself to put down. Whilst I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as Hopeless, seeing the story from Holder's point of view was amazing,and it made me fall in love with the story all over again.
The only reason I didn't enjoy it as much as Hopeless, is purely because Hopeless had the elements of shock and mystery surrounding it, as the truth about Sky was revealed piece by piece. But as Hopeless was more a six-star book than a five-star book, I was still able to give Losing Hope a huge five stars.
I loved reading the letters that Holder writes to his sister Les. He opened up his heart in those letters and allowed us to really see what was going on in his head, and his heart, during Hopeless. Whilst Hopeless would have worked as a stand-alone anyway, the addition of Holder's point of view tied up everything nicely. Everything that happened in Hopeless made even more sense after reading this book, even down to small details which I won't go into so I don't spoil it for anyone else.
Whilst this is essentially the same story as Hopeless from Holder's point of view, it's also different in so many ways. We get more of an insight into Holder's past, and the effect that Hope's disappearance, and the death of his sister Les had on him. In this book, we get to know the real Dean Holder with no holding back.
This is the third book by Colleen Hoover that I've read now, and she has very quickly become one of my favourite Authors. After reading Hopeless, I moved on to the Slammed series, which I also fell in love with. Now that I've read Losing Hope, I plan on reading Finding Cinderella, a novella about Sky's friend Six. And of course, I'll be continuing with the Slammed series.