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Gypsy

Narrated by: Heather Bleasdale
Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Gypsy by Lesley Pearse, read by Heather Bleasdale.

Gypsy is a compelling historical story of survival from international number one best-selling author Lesley Pearse.

Liverpool, 1893, and tragedy sends Beth Bolton on a journey far from home....

Fifteen-year-old Beth's dreams are shattered when she, her brother, Sam, and her baby sister, Molly, are orphaned. Sam believes that only in America can they make their fortunes, so, reluctantly leaving Molly with adoptive parents, brother and sister embark on the greatest adventure of their lives.

Onboard the steamer to New York, there are rogues aplenty. But Beth's talent with the fiddle earns her the nickname Gypsy - and the friendship of charismatic gambler Theo and sharp-witted Londoner Jack. And after dodging trouble across America, finally the foursome head for the dangerous mountains of Canada and the Klondike River in search of gold.

How far must Beth go to find happiness? And will her travels lead this gypsy to a place she can call home?

©2017 Lesley Pearse (P)2017 Penguin Audiobooks

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Another great history trip

1890s over two continents. Four people all vitally connected in so many ways. I liked the Liverpool accent and the reader performed other voices quite well too. I had no idea how gold fever affects people, and I am all the wiser for the history and geography lessons. Oh and love and lust are quite graphic emotions. A good read that I looked forward to each evening this week. Quite different to Trust Me and Rosie, but good to know the author has varying styles. I will read more of her books.

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Highly Enjoyable

One of the best books I have listened to for a while. The characters felt believable and it kept me coming back for more. Very hard to put it down. And although fictional I feel like I know a lot more about this part of history now

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Strong characters, good story and well narrated.

This book was a really enjoyable read. About a quarter of the way through I started to wonder where it was going but it’s worth persevering. A nice mix of adventure, hardship and love. Nice to read a book with a strong, intelligent and likeable female lead which I’ve personally found really difficult to find.

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Enthralling and Diverse

This book had me enthralled from start to finish. I loved the diversity and where the story took us.

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Fantastic, wonderful story about marvellous characters

I could not put this story down.

The storyline was exciting, suspense filled and I cried and laughed.



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  • Val Atkinson
  • 01-01-2018

Wonderful story .

This book had a very interesting content taking you to many places of interest beautifully fashioned in layers. The characters all where multifaceted which took you through with them not quite knowing what would happen next . Very satisfying .

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  • mrs christine clifford
  • 18-12-2017

Loved it

Easy but some times heart wrenching read. Love Lesley Pearse and it was narrated perfectly

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  • cazza_b
  • 10-11-2017

good listening

glad i was listening and not reading as was long book.enjoyed it anyhow would recommend.

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  • Suzi
  • 20-06-2018

Gripping

This takes you from Liverpool, to New York & in to the Klondike keeping you enthralled & eager to hear more.

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  • Sheila Harvey
  • 19-06-2018

Brilliant!

Another great novel by Lesley Pearse such a heart rendering story of love, sadness, hardship & determination . Excellent narration ! well done!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-12-2017

Great book

This book kept me in suspense till the very end with a few twists in it.

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  • A. Richards
  • 27-05-2018

loved it, never wanted it to end.

absolutely capturing.
best characters Beth, Sam, Jack.
the storyline captures you and draws you in completely.
A brilliant book.

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  • Hungryhorse
  • 14-05-2018

Gypsy Queen conquers all

Another Lesley Pearse masterpiece.
Can’t wait for a new story to enjoy and enthral us.

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  • duncan
  • 06-11-2018

Yet another amazing book from an amazing author 💙

Another amazing book from Lesley Pearce. Loved it from the very start to finish. The protagonist is very relatable and shows once again the strength that can be found in the hardest of times. Pearce has delivered another don't want to put it down book.

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  • Marie Palmer
  • 27-10-2018

Loved it

Fantastic story and fantastically read!
Heather Bleasdale brings the wonderful words and characters, written by Lesley Pearse alive!
I was there living every moment.