Catching the Last Tram

Written by Susan Holt ⎮ Narrated by Susan Holt

Author: Susan Holt
Narrator: Susan Holt
Length: 4 hours and 42 minutes
Publisher: Susan Holt
Released: Dec. 14, 2018
Genre: Fantasy

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Beth’s commute could lead to love - unless mysterious forces win.

After moving house, lonely librarian Beth meets Isaac - a handsome man with timeless manners - on her way to work. Sharing the same antiquated tram day after day, the pair become close, and Beth suspects she’s falling in love.

But Isaac has a secret that threatens their budding romance. Something dark and as magical as the tram that picks her up every morning and evening.

Why does he suddenly push her away? Does he really not care for her? How could she have got the signals so wrong?

Then Isaac and the tram go missing and Beth begins to discover the truth. But it might be too late....

This audiobook was provided by its author, Susan, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks, Susan!

Laura's Review

5 Stars

Catching the Last Tram a delightful surprise! This story is not a roller coaster ride where you sit on the edge of your seat with anxiety but it grips you nonetheless. As the story moves along, your heart will leap with joy and break for Beth.

Catching the Last Tram is told from Beth's point-of-view. Beth, a librarian, is a well developed character who is kind, outwardly friendly, assertive, and very personable. It was fun to meet all the different passengers who rode the tram with Beth. She has insecurities when it comes to relationships and how to properly navigate them - especially when it comes to a possible romantic interest. She is so relatable. I felt myself rooting for her and wishing I could bolster her when she was feeling apprehensive about her situation.

As the story progresses, it seems to be heading in a very ordinary direction - girl meets boy; girl likes boy; girl loses boy ... but that's just part of the story. About halfway through, the story takes an unexpected twist which turned everything you thought you knew on its ear and you're off in a new direction, but still on the same track - rooting for Beth and Isaac. Overall, Catching the Last Tram is a very enjoyable story which is well worth your time - highly recommend.

I wasn't sure what to expect when I saw the author was the narrator. Normally, I am not a big fan of authors who decide to narrate their own books. Narrating is an art and when done well, it will enhance a story. I needn't have worried. The author, Susan Holt, does a wonderful job. Her narration is expressive with the appropriate amount of emotional range. She has a slight accent from New Zealand which makes it all the more endearing. I felt that she embodied the voice of Beth as I had pictured her. There were no audio issues or extraneous noises.

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Laura is an avid audiobook listener, hearing more than 300 audiobooks a year. She's always up for a good listen and enjoys being transported to new worlds. Laura believes narrators are integral to creating a great listen and loves finding new authors in just about any genre - from Cozy Mysteries (especially ones with animals), Romance, and History to Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thrillers, and Horror.

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