We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
Dead to Me Audiobook

Dead to Me

Regular Price:£25.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

When Ruby and Verity met as girls, they came from different worlds. Verity was privately educated, living in a beautiful Hampstead home, while Ruby was being raised in extreme poverty. Nevertheless, they became firm friends. However, fortunes are not set in stone, and soon the girls find their situations reversed.

As Ruby goes up in the world, Verity encounters more and more tragedy, but still the girls remain large parts of each other's lives. That is until one day in 1938, when Ruby says the terrible words 'you're dead to me', and it looks like their friendship might be over for good....

©2016 Lesley Pearse (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (132 )
5 star
 (83)
4 star
 (39)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.4 (125 )
5 star
 (74)
4 star
 (37)
3 star
 (10)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.6 (124 )
5 star
 (88)
4 star
 (31)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Dawn 17/07/2016
    Dawn 17/07/2016 Member Since 2016

    Love to listen whilst doing the chores.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    29
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Typical Lesley Pearse and a really good listen."
    Any additional comments?

    The story begins in 1935 when Ruby and Verity are young girls in their teens and meet on Hampstead Heath. Despite being from totally different backgrounds the girls become friends for life, or at least until events cause one of them to utter the words “You’re dead to me.”

    This is a typical Lesley Pearse book as she weaves the story and the characters through the course of their lives taking us along on an emotional roller-coaster. With true friendship overcoming adversity and goodness overcoming evil the characters are all well thought out, it has a great story line and even a few twists that I didn’t see coming.

    This is the first narration I have listened to by Eve Webster, it was good and there nothing wrong with it but I just didn’t quite enjoy this Lesley Pearce as much as some of her other books that I have read or listened to, perhaps due to a mixture of the story and the narration. In the last couple of weeks I have listened to “Georgia” and “Forgive Me,” both narrated by Emma Powell and very hard acts to follow. With so many fabulous books under her belt they all can’t be 10 out of 10. I would certainly rate this 8 or 9 out of 10. Having said that, would I recommend it, yes of course, it didn’t blow my mind but was very, very enjoyable, well worth my monthly credit and I eagerly look forward to her next book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jak 20/09/2016
    Jak 20/09/2016 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "predictable"

    this is not up to her normal standard, a bit of a let down, dissappointing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jill 09/09/2016
    Jill 09/09/2016 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Dead to Me"

    A fantastic book which was gripping and emotional. I love Lesley Pearse as she captures the whole atmosphere and the feelings of the characters. I am always waiting for the next book. Excellent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Valerie 05/09/2016
    Valerie 05/09/2016 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Page Turner"

    A brilliant read.. totally capture me .. I could not put this away. 5 stars ☆☆☆☆☆

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michila 05/09/2016
    Michila 05/09/2016 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "save money don't purchase"

    storyline lacking, unbelievable characters and to top it all off narrator's voice was annoying sickly .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gemma Parker 31/08/2016
    Gemma Parker 31/08/2016 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "good"

    easy to listen to with a gripping storyline to keep you hooked till the end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Julie 25/08/2016
    Julie 25/08/2016

    Like a good old fashioned story,or a true crime book. Something not drawn out or a slow storyline.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    36
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    87
    41
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "loved this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dead to Me to be better than the print version?

    Yes. As I cannot see to read very well


    What other book might you compare Dead to Me to, and why?

    Unsure I like all books of this type


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Young girls meeting


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Not to be missed


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    janet garratt 24/08/2016
    janet garratt 24/08/2016 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "wartime romance"

    the story flowed well and the characters were easy to imagine. Easy to pick story up even if only able to listen in short bursts

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sue 24/08/2016
    Sue 24/08/2016 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great holiday read. Lesley has done it again."
    Where does Dead to Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love Lesley Pearce books always great when laying on a beach her characters always have such a great warmth to them. Please hurry and write another soon


    What other book might you compare Dead to Me to, and why?

    All of Lesley's books I love
    them


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Heidi 16/08/2016
    Heidi 16/08/2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    51
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An entertaining story"

    I always enjoy Lesley Pearse's books and this one didn't disappoint. I was engrossed in the characters and really cared what happened to them. The narrator is excellent and all her voices were on the mark. I liked the fact that real life events were mentioned throughout the story and I looked up details of the man they couldn't hang and read more details about some of the real WW11 events.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.