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Birmingham Friends Audiobook

Birmingham Friends

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Publisher's Summary

Anna Craven grew up captivated by stories of her mother's childhood in Birmingham and of Kate's friend, Olivia. Theirs was a magical friendship and Anna always regretted that, with Olivia's tragic death during the war, she would never meet the woman her mother loved so deeply. But when Kate dies, she leaves her daughter one final story: the whole truth of her life with Olivia Kemp. Anna is shocked to discover how little she really knew about the mother with whom she once felt so close. With Kate's words of caution ringing in her ears, she goes in search of the one woman, very much alive, who can answer the urgent questions she now has.

©1996 Annie Murray; (P)2005 Soundings

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    annette bickley 01/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    took a while to get going but understood why as story got going. overall I enjoyed it

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    Kathryn 03/06/2015
    Kathryn 03/06/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Very disappointing"
    Would you try another book written by Annie Murray or narrated by Annie Aldington?

    Annie Murray is a brilliant writer, usually. Have listened to many stories read by Annie Aldington, she is a wonderful story teller


    What was most disappointing about Annie Murray’s story?

    It was so disjointed, and the characters were totally weird


    Did Annie Aldington do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Annie Aldington is very clever with the voices


    What character would you cut from Birmingham Friends?

    Olivier. I know she is the main character, but she was horrible.


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    Bookworm. Ludlow, United Kingdom 13/05/2013
    Bookworm. Ludlow, United Kingdom 13/05/2013 Member Since 2016

    ~Goggle eyes~

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    "Disappointing narrative"

    I have read several of the Annie Murray books about the Bournville girls etc., and have really enjoyed reading them and was happy to find this story, which is a different premise, but sounded really interesting and downloaded it in anticipation..... But what a disappointment. The Narrator was very poor in my opinion and I haven't managed to get past the first listen, which lasted for a good forty minutes and I have not been able to face listening to it again as I find even the thought of it makes me weirdly frustrated and peeved, a strange reaction I know, but such a shame for a good author to have her work represented in this way in my opinion.

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    Rachel London, United Kingdom 22/09/2009
    Rachel London, United Kingdom 22/09/2009 Member Since 2008
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    "Vivid depiction"

    An engrossing story that conjours the characters and places depicted beautifully.

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