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The Girl Who Just Appeared Audiobook

The Girl Who Just Appeared

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Publisher's Summary

London, 2014. Adopted when just a few months old, Holly Smith has never fitted in. But then she finds a biscuit tin full of yellowing papers under the floorboards of the flat she was born in. Could these papers be the key to her past?

Liverpool, 1981. Fifteen-year-old Darren is negotiating life with his errant mother and younger brother. When the Toxteth Riots begin, Darren finds himself with a moral dilemma.

©2014 Jonathan Harvey (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"The Girl Who Just Appeared is a wonderful book - gripping and twisty and tender and touching." (Marian Keyes)

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    lindsey Dorchester, United Kingdom 13/05/2015
    lindsey Dorchester, United Kingdom 13/05/2015 Member Since 2013
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    Took a while to get into but once I did it was brilliant, the twist at the end I didn't see coming xx really good listen although a slow start keep with it as it's worth it xx

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Plumstead, London, United Kingdom 02/05/2015
    Karen Plumstead, London, United Kingdom 02/05/2015 Member Since 2012

    Always looking for a great audible read...........

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    Holly is adopted. She is on a quest to find her identity and who she truely is. Her struggle. as the story shows is not the preserve of those looking for their birth mothers... but a journey many of take as we try and find out who we are...... If you lived through the eighties, especially if you were in a minority, marching against Thatchers Britain you may particularly enjoy this. It may not be great literature, & may never find itself added to the GCSE study list, BUT it is a very enjoyable, absorbing story, with my kind of hero's. The best audible book I have listened to for quite a while.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Chester 24/04/2015
    Susan Chester 24/04/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Worse accent since Dick van Dyke's cockney accent"

    I enjoyed the story, humorous at times but why oh why was this actress cast to read the book when she could not 'do' a Scouse accent? It was 'fingers down the blackboard ' awful at times, the worst accent since Dick Van Dyke's stab at a cockney accent in Mary Poppins. Unfortunately that performance spoiled an enjoyable listen for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dolly 19/04/2015
    Dolly 19/04/2015 Member Since 2013

    I really enjoy listening to my books driving to and from work!

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    "In put down able!"

    Fantastic
    Great story
    Great narration accents perfect.
    Loved every minute of it, I would certainly listen to other stories by this author.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Morag Mackinnon 05/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great listen"

    Narration excellent. Characters believable brought to life by convincing accents and mood,atmosphere created. Sorry when it ended.

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    ellen 05/10/2015
    ellen 05/10/2015
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    "If you're Northern and easily offended, give it a"

    How annoying is the main character, Holly! Not sure if she was written this way, wrong narrator or me just being a little sensitive but Gawd! Self centred, condescending, self righteous & downright rude in my opinion!
    The story is ok, guessed quite early on the outcome, but it's cringeworthy with its cliche descriptions and opinion of North/South divide. I won't be looking for anything else by this author.

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    Juno Marcos Midlands, England 04/09/2015
    Juno Marcos Midlands, England 04/09/2015 Member Since 2016

    Liberated Lady!

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    "I didn't want it to finish"

    I Loved this so much. I predicted where it was going quite early on but u still thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters were so likeable. I think the performances were excellent too and loved the actress who read Hollie's parts.

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    Jo leicester, United Kingdom 23/07/2015
    Jo leicester, United Kingdom 23/07/2015
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    "Loved it!!"

    Some 'laugh out loud' moments!
    Really enjoyable and good narrative!
    Interesting twist to the story and a step up from usual chic lit!

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    Imogen 27/06/2015
    Imogen 27/06/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story"

    Loved this story. Was really entertaining and both characters compelling. Highly recommended, narrators were both excellent

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    Tracey 03/05/2015
    Tracey 03/05/2015 Member Since 2015
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    It wasn't what I expected at all & that was a good thing, I was hooked & couldn't wait to listen to the next part each time i stopped listening. I have to now read all of Jonathan Harvey's other books.

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