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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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    18/09/2017
    18/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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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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    Jennifer2 04/07/2017
    Jennifer2 04/07/2017 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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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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    Scoxy 17/06/2017
    Scoxy 17/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "exhilarating"

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

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    Leith 07/04/2017
    Leith 07/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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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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    Amazon Customer 25/01/2017 Member Since 2014
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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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    Roger 20/12/2016
    Roger 20/12/2016 Member Since 2014
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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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    nelly dean 16/09/2016
    nelly dean 16/09/2016

    If you want my information you'll have to pay me for it ! I'll decide what I look at and when . Don't bother pitching adds I will not buy .

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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."
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    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.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    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.

    5 of 5 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

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    17/05/17
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    "Enjoyably"

    Was a good story line about 2 girls. Did enjoyed this book about the 1930

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Donne G.
    7/01/17
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    "Easy listening"

    Enjoyable dramatic listening and created vivid images would recommended as a good gripping listen. 4

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • shamsher ali
    27/05/17
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    " marvellous book "

    one of the finest books I have ever listen too non stop 3 days I completely finish this fantastic book excellent story 100% not even single chapter not gripping me I loved it i would strongly recommend it

    6 of 7 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

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • lizzie
    uk
    12/07/17
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    "Pleased I bought this"
    Would you listen to Dead to Me again? Why?

    I have!


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

    reminds me of Goodbye Mr Chips a gentle story with period charm


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

    A pleasant voice which for me fits the characters and the period of the story


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

    War, romance, and danger!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Charlotte leah
    8/07/17
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    "This is my first book on Audible."

    I chose a favourite author, and I am pleased. To discover the vast amounts of accents used. Opening my mind into the storyline. Will be recommending to all my family and friends!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Deborah
    North Wales
    8/08/16
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    "a great listen"

    I'm going to miss you Verity.
    l loved the story line and the narrator is very easy to listen to... certainly had me engrossed from start to finish.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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