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A Woman of Substance Audiobook

A Woman of Substance

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Publisher's Summary

In 1905 a young kitchen maid leaves Fairley Hall. Emma Harte is sixteen, single and pregnant. By 1968 she is one of the richest women in the world - ruler of a business empire stretching from Yorkshire to the glittering cities of America and the rugged vastness of Australia. A Woman of Substance is as impossible to put down as it is to forget. This multi-million copy bestseller is truly a novel of our times.

©2012 Barbara Taylor Bradford (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"An extravagant, absorbing novel of love, courage, ambition, war, death and passion." (New York Times)

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    Julie 02/08/2016
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    "Dreadful!"

    This abridged version has annihilated the story!!
    Please can we have an unabridged version of this great book?!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    G. Harris england 23/07/2016
    G. Harris england 23/07/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Disappointed"

    I loved this book when I read it years ago and enjoyed the TVs mini series but this abridged version was rubbish it cut out almost everything I want the unabridged version

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Gorgeous Preston Lancashire 30/01/2015
    Mrs Gorgeous Preston Lancashire 30/01/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Abridged? More like annihilated!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I chose this as I read the full novel years ago and wanted some easy listening for the car. I will admit to not noticing it was 'abridged' but by that it means the whole essence of the story is ignored and important scenes are missing.The treachery and intrigue of the tale is ignored. The Diana Quick's accents are abysmal for all characters, but her Yorkshire accents are the worst!


    Has A Woman of Substance put you off other books in this genre?

    No...just buying abridged ones. Once burned...


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Diana Quick?

    Someone good at accents


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Woman of Substance?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    Total waste of money

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gill Fowler Borehamwood, Herts 17/11/2016
    Gill Fowler Borehamwood, Herts 17/11/2016 Member Since 2013

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    "A Woman of little substance"

    Beautifully read but incredibly badly abridged. This first rate story reduced to a few headlines.

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    Cec 12/03/2015
    Cec 12/03/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Life afirming. Working hard will get most of what"

    Love this book, ready it when younger, lovely.😚 going back having it read to me.

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