Belle
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(4.5 based on 506 ratings)
  • 1
    Belle | Lesley Pearse

    Belle

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated By Sherry Baines
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (156)

    She witnessed a murder - and now her life is in danger. Fifteen year-old Belle, though raised in a London brothel, is an innocent. But when she witnesses one of the girls brutally strangled by a client, she is cast into a cruel, heartless world. Snatched from the streets and sold into prostitution, she is made a courtesan in New Orleans.

    The most elongated book ever

    No .... This book could be half the length if the narrator didn't anunciate every word and read normally and why the author felt the need to re-cap th..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 December 2015 by Suzanne (Wirral, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Promise: Belle, Book 2 | Lesley Pearse

    The Promise: Belle, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated By Sherry Baines
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (87)

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Promise from the bestselling author Lesley Pearse. War threatens to take all she has loved and lived for. When Belle Reilly's husband Jimmy enlists and heads for the trenches of Northern France, she knows she cannot stand idly by awaiting his return. Volunteering to help the wounded, Belle is posted to France as a Red Cross ambulance driver.

    Excellent

    Although this book can be read independently it would be good to listen to Belle first as it adds to a very moving story.

    Reviewed on 24 February 2015 by Mrs.G.Parr ()
  • 3
    Survivor | Lesley Pearse

    Survivor

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated By Alison Dowling
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (211)

    London, 1939: Eighteen-year-old Mari is defiant, strong-willed and selfish. She has craved independence her entire life and now, with the World on the brink of war, Mari has finally escaped the sleepy fishing village of her childhood in New Zealand. After passionately falling for Morgan, the cockney steward aboard ship on her voyage to England, she hastily dismisses him in favour of being taken out by handsome young pilots in the glamorous West end. But, without warning, the Blitz blows her new life apart. Now Mari has the chance to make a difference but can she learn from her mistakes in time?

    A girl's development with some unexpected turns

    Yes. It holds one's interest throughout and the narration by Alison Dowling is just perfect.

    Reviewed on 24 March 2014 by Ray (BROADSTONE, United Kingdom)