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The Doorstep Child

Narrated by: Annie Aldington
Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
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From a tender age, little Evie struggled....

Evie spent her early years left outside on the step. With a drunk for a father and a neglectful mother, all little Evie has ever craved is a safe home and a normal existence.

Her young eyes had seen so much, but this never tainted her spirit. If it wasn't for her best friend, Gary, and a friendly dog called Whisky, Evie might never have made it to her 16th birthday.

At 16 she meets Ken, a sweet brown-eyed boy not much older than she is. Perhaps her fortunes have changed. But as soon as she gives over her heart, she is betrayed, not for the first time in her young life....

Will Evie ever find the love and warmth she's always craved?

©2017 Annie Murray (P)2017 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Absolutely beautiful and tearful story

I cried my eyes out not only reading but listening to this story. I just wanted to hug the main character Evie. She went through some much turmoil and in the end she truely discovers about what family actually is and what it actually means to have love of a family.

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A beautiful story many would relate to

Childhood memories. Birmingham in the 60's. Children playing in the streets. Childhood friendahips. All this and more in this lovely story of Evie & her family she so desperately wanted to be accepted by. Do you often wonder what happened to the kids you grew up with? Can you picture the streets you all played in? The kid fights that went on? Have you gone back to visit & found it just as you remembered? This story will capture your heart as well as your memories as you 'will' Evie on as she battles with what life throws at her
. Beautifully read & narrator even has the Brummie accent down pat! 👍

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  • Terry
  • 15-10-2017

The doorstep child

This book and narration was an absolute treat , I found myself laughing at some of the things mentioned within the storyline ad memories came flooding back
It was really lovely
Definitely recommend

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  • bodriz
  • 15-10-2017

Spellbinding - Couldn't Stop Listening!

One of the best audiobooks I've listened to, brilliant gripping storyline, fabulous performance especially Eve's mother - I loved it!

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  • richard
  • 23-09-2017

Fabulous story

Loved this book ... it was a great story couldn’t stop listening to it and Narrated did a great job!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-2017

Excellent

Another winner from the pen of Annie Murray , an enjoyable read I would highly recommend .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-08-2020

Selina

loved it should be a book three .To finished the series of her life now

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  • Yve
  • 22-05-2020

One Word: Absorbing!

A truly excellent and well written story - really enveloped the main character. Narrative by Annie Aldington truly wonderful as always.....I think Annie is the best narrator and I am always enticed by books that she reads for Audible

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-09-2019

excellent

Fantastic audio love Annie Murray's books.
has you hooked from the start, moving story.

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  • Jane Bryder
  • 09-08-2019

Powerful story

Beautiful powerful story I've ever listened to.
My heart went out to this girl.
I was sadden but hopeful for her.
I recommend everyone to read or listen to this book.
It will make you appreciate your life more.

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  • Amy Prior
  • 04-08-2019

What a depressing book!!

Struggled to finish this. Depressing main character and very frustrating.
Awful book, not fun listening!

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  • lou
  • 30-07-2019

Brilliant

Loved everything about this book, the story is very realistic and well written so you can picture the characters in your mind, excellent stuff, more please x

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  • A. Richards
  • 22-04-2019

brilliant

brilliant book.
a neglected daughter with spiteful mother who hated her own child and damaged her daughters life for ever.
turning her other two sisters against her.