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The Ballymara Road Audiobook

The Ballymara Road

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Publisher's Summary

On Christmas morning Kitty Doherty gives birth to her baby - who is immediately taken away for adoption in America. But Kitty's life is hanging by a thread, her only hope a dangerous journey through snow to Ballymara and her Irish family. Meanwhile, in Chicago, Sean and Alice try to set up a new life far away from the families they have deserted in Liverpool.

©2015 Nadine Dorries (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"As fast-paced as it is entertaining. An addictive novel to be devoured at one sitting." (Sunday Express)

"Engaging...cinematic and powerful" (The Times)

What Members Say

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    07/06/2017
    07/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Ballymara Road"

    I loved this book, wish there was a fourth book. it was very addictive reading.

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    Sue 21/04/2017
    Sue 21/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it"

    i absolutely loved this series. found myself laughing, crying and everything in between. felt like i had lost a friends when i finished.

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    Jane 03/08/2016
    Jane 03/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "A really good story"

    Great fast paced trilogy with many strands.... needed editing a bit more for repetitive vocabulary.. narrator did very well bringing it alive.

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    Alana Mardi, Australia 21/01/2016
    Alana Mardi, Australia 21/01/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "great series ending"

    I enjoyed this one as well as the first two. I found them to be an enjoyable series. I also enjoyed the way it was narrated.

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  • mew
    11/07/15
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    "Beautiful - A fine end to the story."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Ballymara Road to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What about Emma Gregory’s performance did you like?

    I love her ability to make all the characters come alive & be easily recognisable.


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

    Yes - most certainly


    Any additional comments?

    The three books in this series have all been a real pleasure to listen to. The story lines weaving throughout all three are as real as her characters. I loved listening to them and no doubt will return to them again and again.
    Starting with the middle one of the three I didn't realise until I finished it and looked for more by the author. I then listened to The Four Streets followed by Hide Her Name - for a second time. When The Ballymara Road was published I decided to listen to Hide Her name again before listening to the final episode. BRILLIANT !

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • sue
    fordingbridge, United Kingdom
    21/08/15
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    "Wonderful set of stories"

    That's it I have read the whole set, fantastic especially this one, great characters , you laugh you cry you squirm but you love it. Well I did very very much.
    Thanks Nadine Dorries please keep writing,

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Peter R Davies
    18/01/16
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    "The Ballymara Road"

    Really enjoyed this audio book wonderfully read by Emma Gregory. had to keep listening till the end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • grace cassar
    Belgium
    18/11/15
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    "There are three books in this series. This is the last one"

    Lovely three books but I would really like them to be marked as such. I did not notice and started with this one. After I bought the other two I had to relisten to this book, it made more sense the second time round after I had listened to the other two.

    Well read and a very beautiful sad, sometimes funny story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Danny W.
    22/08/15
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    "A brilliant story brilliantly narrated. A really enjoyable book"

    A brilliant story brilliantly narrated. A really enjoyable book have read all available Nadine Dorries books hope for more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. L. Lawson
    uk
    11/08/15
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    "A book much read following the 4 street"

    Brilliant book
    I would not have understand the story if I did not read the other 2 book . How ever all are brilliant

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mama C
    UK
    5/08/17
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    "Fabulous crafted story"

    Artful, sensitive and gritty story based on historical reality of abuse in the Catholic Church. But intermingled with the joyous human spirit born out of poverty and and repression. The characters were amazing and you were drawn into the situation and story by the artful narration which was superb.

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  • Alexandra
    27/07/17
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    "Outstanding series"

    Beautifully written with exceptional attention to detail- frequently brings a tear but also many laughs. The narrator has a lovely tone which brings the characters to life and draws you in to the world of the four streets. Highly recommend this series.

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  • Welgood
    11/07/17
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    "Totally absorbing"

    I have read the whole trilogy and found it very intriguing I really do recommend the books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • suzy
    4/07/17
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    "Lovely book"

    Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book, some loveable characters and an underlying serious story. Excellent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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