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Dead to Me Audiobook

Dead to Me

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Publisher's Summary

When Ruby and Verity met as girls, they came from different worlds. Verity was privately educated, living in a beautiful Hampstead home, while Ruby was being raised in extreme poverty. Nevertheless, they became firm friends. However, fortunes are not set in stone, and soon the girls find their situations reversed.

As Ruby goes up in the world, Verity encounters more and more tragedy, but still the girls remain large parts of each other's lives. That is until one day in 1938, when Ruby says the terrible words 'you're dead to me', and it looks like their friendship might be over for good....

©2016 Lesley Pearse (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd

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    nelly dean 16/09/2016
    nelly dean 16/09/2016
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    "This could easily be about the present in any war torn country ."

    I loved the way the plot was not entirely predictable , and the very straight and to the point explanations regarding sexual abuse , and sexual relations without abuse .
    The compassionate understanding of some of the characters was truly heart felt . Thanks for writing such an accurate portrayal of humans in inhumane situations .

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  • Dawn
    17/07/16
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    "Typical Lesley Pearse and a really good listen."
    Any additional comments?

    The story begins in 1935 when Ruby and Verity are young girls in their teens and meet on Hampstead Heath. Despite being from totally different backgrounds the girls become friends for life, or at least until events cause one of them to utter the words “You’re dead to me.”

    This is a typical Lesley Pearse book as she weaves the story and the characters through the course of their lives taking us along on an emotional roller-coaster. With true friendship overcoming adversity and goodness overcoming evil the characters are all well thought out, it has a great story line and even a few twists that I didn’t see coming.

    This is the first narration I have listened to by Eve Webster, it was good and there nothing wrong with it but I just didn’t quite enjoy this Lesley Pearce as much as some of her other books that I have read or listened to, perhaps due to a mixture of the story and the narration. In the last couple of weeks I have listened to “Georgia” and “Forgive Me,” both narrated by Emma Powell and very hard acts to follow. With so many fabulous books under her belt they all can’t be 10 out of 10. I would certainly rate this 8 or 9 out of 10. Having said that, would I recommend it, yes of course, it didn’t blow my mind but was very, very enjoyable, well worth my monthly credit and I eagerly look forward to her next book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jak
    20/09/16
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    "predictable"

    this is not up to her normal standard, a bit of a let down, dissappointing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jill
    9/09/16
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    "Dead to Me"

    A fantastic book which was gripping and emotional. I love Lesley Pearse as she captures the whole atmosphere and the feelings of the characters. I am always waiting for the next book. Excellent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michila
    5/09/16
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    "save money don't purchase"

    storyline lacking, unbelievable characters and to top it all off narrator's voice was annoying sickly .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gemma Parker
    31/08/16
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    "good"

    easy to listen to with a gripping storyline to keep you hooked till the end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    25/08/16
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    "loved this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dead to Me to be better than the print version?

    Yes. As I cannot see to read very well


    What other book might you compare Dead to Me to, and why?

    Unsure I like all books of this type


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Young girls meeting


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Not to be missed


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • janet garratt
    24/08/16
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    "wartime romance"

    the story flowed well and the characters were easy to imagine. Easy to pick story up even if only able to listen in short bursts

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sue
    24/08/16
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    "Great holiday read. Lesley has done it again."
    Where does Dead to Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love Lesley Pearce books always great when laying on a beach her characters always have such a great warmth to them. Please hurry and write another soon


    What other book might you compare Dead to Me to, and why?

    All of Lesley's books I love
    them


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heidi
    Banstead, United Kingdom
    16/08/16
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    "An entertaining story"

    I always enjoy Lesley Pearse's books and this one didn't disappoint. I was engrossed in the characters and really cared what happened to them. The narrator is excellent and all her voices were on the mark. I liked the fact that real life events were mentioned throughout the story and I looked up details of the man they couldn't hang and read more details about some of the real WW11 events.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Slough, United Kingdom
    15/08/16
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    "Reverting"

    I just loved everything about the book. The plot was very well thought out and the storyline flowed well.
    I just couldn't put the book down once I started. I just had to read it to the end.
    Lovely story and great ending.
    Not enjoyed a good read like this in a long time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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