I listened to the audio version of Jojo Moyes' book. Due to the subject matter, I wouldn't call it a fun experience, but I really enjoyed the plot and the voice work. The story is told mostly through Lou's perspective, but a few chapters are told from the point of view of side characters. What I really enjoyed is that they cast different people the read for each character. I can't help but be a little picky when it comes to the auidobooks I listen too, and if the person reading grates on my nerves, I can't continue. This often happens to me when one person tries to do voices, but fails. This wasn't an issue in Me Before You. I loved Susan Lyons reading as Lou.
This book was certainly emotional. I had a vague idea that the book dealt with the topic of doctor assisted suicide, but didn't know much outside of that. There is a lot of emotion behind this book and it's not the kind of book I would recommend to read just for fun. It's not often that I cry during books, but my heart was heavy for awhile after finishing it. Don't think that this book is a complete downer though, there are many moments of joy and happiness throughout. Overall, this book gave me a lot to think about and I am anxious to read the rest of the series.
One other note: I was impressed by the film adaptation. I watched it within a few days of finishing the book and was surprised by how faithful it was to the book. Of course there were some changes and omissions, but that's always going to be the case. Not everything that works in a book works in a movie and there are time restraints. Overall, this is one of the best adaptations I have seen in a long time. If have seen the movie and liked it, I highly recommend the book as well.