One Plus One
Jojo Moyes

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Narrated By: Ben Elliot, Elizabeth Bower, Nicola Stanton, Steven France

Duration: 13 hours and 5 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Jojo Moyes's The One Plus One, read by Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton and Steven France.

The One Plus One is the beautiful, poignant and utterly compelling new novel by the internationally bestselling author Jojo Moyes.

One single mum
With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it's hard on your own. And sometimes you take risks you shouldn't. Because you have to . . .

One chaotic family
Jess's gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she'll never get the chance to shine. And Nicky, Jess's teenage stepson, can't fight the bullies alone.
Sometimes Jess feels like they're sinking . . .

One handsome stranger
Into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future. But he has time on his hands. He knows what it's like to be lonely. And he wants to help . . .

One unexpected love story
The One Plus One is a captivating and unconventional romance from Jojo Moyes about two lost souls meeting in the most unlikely circumstances.

Praise for Jojo Moyes:

'Majestic, utterly compelling, tremendous. A heart-stopping read' Independent on Sunday

'Truly beautiful. Made us laugh, smile and sob like a baby - you simply have to read it' Closer

'A triumph. Packs such an emotional punch, you'll need a box of tissues' Elle

Jojo Moyes is a novelist and a journalist. She worked at the Independent for ten years before leaving to write full time. Her previous novels have all been critically acclaimed and include The Ship of Brides, Foreign Fruit, The Last Letter From Your Lover, winner of Spring 2012's most popular Richard and Judy Book Club title Me Before You and most recently The Girl you Left Behind. She lives in Essex with her husband and their three children.


Modern and contemporary fiction, Contemporary romance, Family life fiction, Romance, Narrative theme: Love and relationships, Humorous fiction

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The life-affirming novel will uplift your spirits and make you feel good


A love story, a road trip and family drama all rolled into one brilliant page turner. Jojo Moyes has triumphed again


Raw, funny, real and sad, this is storytelling at its best

Marie Claire

A beautifully written modern love story from Britain's best contemporary female author

Sun on Sunday, Fabulous Magazine

A funny, sweet and tender portrait of modern life in Britain, that covers some tough issues with the lightest of touches

Good Housekeeping

Moyes is at the top of her game with this thought-provoking, emotional rollercoaster of a novel. It is astute, funny and ultimately, rather moving

Sunday Express

Another beautifully written love story I relished

Daily Mail

Compulsive reading

Woman & Home

Quirky and memorable


A laugh-out-loud, rollicking good read and a very touching love story

Sunday Independent

Perfect for warming your heart on a cold winter's night


A captivating read

Press Association

It's a book to both giggle and weep over


Grab a box of tissues - this packs an emotional punch


It'll make you feel warm and fuzzy


I want you to read this book, indeed read all of Jojo Moyes's books, because they tell truths about modern life. If you're a sentient, empathetic, living, breathing human I would urge you to give it a go

World Book Night Club

Once again Jojo Moyes has written an engaging, interesting novel full of topical references and current issues