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  • Hide Her Name

  • By: Nadine Dorries
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

No one knows who did it, least of all the police. Somewhere, in this tight-knit Irish Catholic community, someone must know something. Fourteen-year-old Kitty Doherty, pregnant with the dead man's child, is a danger to everyone who needs to keep the secret. Her mother, Maura, and best friend Nellie's grandmother decide the girls must be spirited away to Ireland to await the birth of the baby. But it isn't easy to keep a secret that big.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exceptional saga!

  • By Marina on 08-11-2015

Absolutely brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-2019

Well, I certainly ran the gamut of emotions reading this brilliantly written book. The story is, from start to finish wonderfully realistic, and the clever narration by Emma Gregory changing accents from Irish to Liverpudlian then back again, along with Welsh and the occasional Southern English had me actually “living” the story and found myself practicing my Irish accent....
I just could not stop listening to it and before I knew it I was getting to the end of the final chapter with panic, wishing it could just go on and on.
I actually purchased the next book THE BALLYMARA ROAD within minutes of finishing this one.
A must. I can not compare it to any other book I have read because I felt it has an absolute uniqueness.

  • The Liverpool Girls

  • By: Pam Howes
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Sisters Carol and Jackie haven't had the easiest of childhoods, but as they grow up and begin their own lives, both hope for happier times ahead. Stylish Carol works in Lewis' department store while Jackie dreams of a career on the stage. But the sisters are heartbroken when they discover they have been dating the same man, and an unexpected pregnancy causes a rift between them. As the sisters' troubles spiral, will their sisterly bond be destroyed forever?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly written - the characters became like family

  • By Fly London Lover on 04-03-2019

Brilliantly written - the characters became like family

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-2019

I have read the previous “Liverpool” books and absolutely loved them. I was worried this third one may not follow on from the previous story with such smashing characters but of course it did and simply followed on, albeit 10 years or so later..
Georgie is absolutely brilliant with her accents and made each person really come to life. I feel as if I know them all.
Now I am hoping there with be a fourth book.

  • The Children of Lovely Lane

  • Lovely Lane, Book 2
  • By: Nadine Dorries
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30

St Angelus runs like a family: the workers take care of their own - a lesson the mysterious new assistant matron, Miss Van Gilder, is about to learn the hard way. Little Joe has had trouble breathing but the doctors don’t take his sister Lily’s concerns seriously, least of all Miss Van Gilder. The nurses of Lovely Lane have a secret which is dividing their close knit group and when Nurse Pammy Tanner once again breaks the rules, her actions threaten them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Realistic storyline and brilliantly read

  • By Fly London Lover on 18-02-2019

Realistic storyline and brilliantly read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-2019

I absolutely adored this book. What a smashing writer Nadine is.
The characters were real to me and the narration was realistically done. It broke my heart in parts.

  • The Girl in the Ragged Shawl

  • The Children of the Workhouse, Book 1
  • By: Cathy Sharp
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Eliza was left as a small baby at the workhouse in Whitechapel, wrapped in her mother’s shawl, which is all she has of the mother she never knew. At 11 years old, she has survived sickness, near starvation and harsh beatings. Master Simpkins and his cruel daughter rule the workhouse with a rod of iron, but when Romany boy Joe arrives at the workhouse, his spirit and courage give Eliza hope. When she is sold into service, Eliza is relieved to be out of the workhouse and hopes her fortunes are changing for the better, but cruelty and unkindness are everywhere....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a wonderful story

  • By Fly London Lover on 16-12-2018

What a wonderful story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-12-2018

I absolutely loved this story. Antonia Beamish read in beautifully.
I only wish there was a follow up story to discover what happened to Catherine Ross’s sister