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Dead to Me

Narrated by: Eve Webster
Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)
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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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Highly recommended

Thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and the narrator was excellent - best I've heard since joining up with Audible. .

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Dead to Me

I loved this book finding it hard to put down. Lesle Pearse are the best

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Great book!

As usual Lesley Pearce's book was sensational! Well rounded characters and easy to follow! Beautifully read! Enjoyed the expression in the narrators voice! Just when I was about to give up on audiobooks!

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Very well read.

I enjoyed this book. There are interesting aspects of war work I had not heard about before. Accurate insight into human behaviour.
Just an all-around good story beautifully narrated.

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exhilarating

a wonderful story of wartime woes in England with a great story line. very enjoyable.

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Loved it

Great story line, beautifully narrated. Very much enjoyed this book and the insights into the times and struggles of the characters

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great book

Enjoyed this audio book very much. Could not stop listening. Narrator was excellent as well.

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A change of period

What made the experience of listening to Dead to Me the most enjoyable?

Having listened to a series of contemporary novels, it was refreshing to go back to the pre-WWII and WWII era. The author managed to interpret the values, mores and manners of the time, instead of imposing current attitudes to a pre-contraceptive-pill era.

What about Eve Webster’s performance did you like?

It was read at a good pace and the changes of accent, gender and age were carried off effectively.

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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 .