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The Ladies of Missalonghi

Narrated by: Federay Holmes
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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The Hurlingford family have ruled the small town of Byron for generations. Wealthy, powerful and cruel, they get what they want, every time.

Missy Wright, a Hurlingford by birth, has been shunned by her family since marrying for love, not money. Now widowed, she lives quiet existence in genteel poverty. But then a stranger arrives in town; a divorcee from Sydney. She opens Missy's eyes to the possibility of a happy ending.

©1987 Colleen McCullough (P)2015 W. F. Howes Ltd
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This is by far the worst reading I have ever heard.

The mispronunciations , the misplaced emphases, and worst of all that prissy immature voice, have made this the hardest book to continue with. This story by Colleen McCullough is one of the two I read tome and again for relief from more serious books, but, Ms Holmes, you have ruined this for me. Colleen must be not just turning in her grave, but spinning in it. No stars for performance!

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A feel good book

I love this book and read it at least once a year so it was great to find the talking version. The characters are fantastic and the story line is believable AND it has a happy ending. What more can you want from a book. 😊

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No Thorne Birds but good nonetheless

A nice litte story. Easy to listen to and well narrated. An enjoyable way to pass the time.

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Would totally recommend this

I read this book years ago & absolutely loved it. It was my favourite for many many years & everyone I have recommended it to have thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s one that only gets better with rereading. The audible edition is also great. She’s done an excellent job.

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  • Elmarie
  • 27-10-2017

Please fix the blurb!

This has always been one of my favourite books. The naration is ok, but not brilliant. Still, I can see myself coming back to this title time and again.

There is just one serious problem: can Amazon PLEASE fix the blurb? It seems to have been written by someone who never actually read or listened to the book.

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  • Nicky Furniss
  • 17-04-2020

A long time favourite!

A simple, sweet story which shows that even spinsters get their day! Loved listening to the audible version after reading it many years ago.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-04-2018

Excellent..

loved it ......what an entertainment....great narrator could listen to her for hours ...highly recommend to anyone who likes a good tale

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  • A. L. Jones
  • 03-09-2017

Charming tale

A delightful, magical "Cinderella" style tale. Very well narrated. Read this book many years ago and lent it to several friends/family. All of them enjoyed it very much, most of them unable to put it down until they had finished it.
Please note, the description is incorrect in relation to Missy Wright. She is a actually a spinster living with her mother and aunt rather than formally having been married as described.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-07-2019

excellent

One of my favourites, to hear it on audible was a real treat for me.