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Emily

By: Val Wood
Narrated by: Anne Dover
Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Emily by Val Wood, read by Anne Dover.

Emily was only five years old when she was sent away from her ma and pa and her brother, Joe, to go and live with old Granny Edwards.

A loving and hardworking child, she goes into service when she is 12 at the house of Roger Francis, whose connections with Emily's own family prove to be closer than she could ever have guessed.

Roger's daughter, Deborah, takes a great fancy to Emily, and when Emily has moved to another household in Hull she finds that her new employer's son, Hugo, is to marry Deborah. But Hugo, too, has taken a fancy to Emily and dishonours and then betrays her to such an extent that she is imprisoned, tried and deported to Australia.

But just when her fortunes seem to be at their lowest ebb, Emily is reunited with the one man who can save her from her miserable existence and bring her wealth and happiness.

©2010 Val Wood (P)2017 Random House AudioBooks

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Enjoyable but predictable

If you enjoy the 'maid despoiled by privileged son of the house eventually makes good' then you won't be disappointed. The characters are well drawn but what makes this a notch above other books of its genre is the wonderful narration of Anne Dover, I swear she could read a shopping list and make it sound interesting. A joy to listen to, I'm off to search for more of her work, regardless of genre.

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  • joanie
  • 04-07-2020

Emily the stupid

I could easily hate this book/story the book starts out promising ok so we wait for Emily to grow up and be mature what a surprise even to the end of the book she acts like the idiot she's through out the book and I wonder why Philip even bother
Megan and Joe story is so much better the writer wants us to believe only Deborah is crazy but I think Emily is not to right in the head too the only 5 stars is the narrator A D did an excellent job

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  • bertiebouncer
  • 12-07-2018

Great

Great read, very much took me over. Even felt sick on the journey over to Australia (just kidding) very good.

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  • Mama C
  • 28-10-2017

Riveting.....

Loved every twist and turn of this story, bit mushy at the end but a cracking good yarn beautifully written and narrated.

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  • Mrs N P Uttley
  • 12-07-2018

fascinating story

Life of the poor exposed in many twists and turns. Goodness and love triumphing above cruelty and meanness.
The noratiion of the story was excellent.

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  • Sade A.
  • 28-10-2017

Brilliant

Excellent narrative was engaging from start to finish. Amazing twist and turns and a happy ending

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-10-2017

love, love, loved

OMG, I loved this book, from start to finish. I don't want it to end. I hope we get to hear what happens next in Emily's life

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  • madmam
  • 24-09-2017

A rollercoaster of emotions that's fantastic

A lovely heart wrenching story told so well. Its an easy story that draws you in from the start & keeps you following desperate to know what's next . I loved it ..

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-01-2018

Brilliant

Would you listen to Emily again? Why?

If I totally forgot the story then I would listen again

Who was your favorite character and why?

Emily. She is so strong

What does Anne Dover bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She has a lovely clear calming voice that keeps you interested.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Couldnt stop listening.

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  • barbara
  • 11-08-2017

Loved it - Brilliant

What a wonderful story - the first one I have listened to written by Val Wood but certainly will not be the last and read beautifully by my favourite narrator Anne Dover. I just couldn't stop listening. Life must have been so hard in those days but I was so glad it ended happily. Would have happily given it 6 stars !!

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  • Bobbie
  • 22-03-2018

Brilliant

This is one of the best books I have listened in a while ,story ,narrator, brilliant.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-02-2018

perfect escapism

Loved the story. Loved the characters. Loved the maritime link.
Normally love Anne Dover as a narrator but found her voices very similar so you couldn't tell which character was speaking

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